- Luxembourg politician (12th and current President of the European Commission).
- Prime Minister of Luxembourg 1995 - 2013.
- Minister for Finance - Luxembourg 1989 - 2009.
- US politician (Defence Secretary Feb 2013 - Nov 2014).
- Vietnam War veteran (2 purple hearts), US Senator (Republican) from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009.
- Removed from Defence Secretary position in Obama cabinet reshuffle.
- Unarmed black civilian shot by police August 9, 2014.
- Killed by Policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri.
- Disputed circumstances of the shooting and no charges against Wilson led to local protests and civil unrest.