List of Politically Related Strange Deaths
- Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013) was an American journalist, author, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and reporter for BuzzFeed
- John P. Wheeler III, (December 14, 1944 -December 31, 2010) was a former chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, former senior planner for Amtrak (1971-1972), former chief executive and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, consultant to the Mitre Corporation (2009-death), member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a presidential aide to the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations.
- Mike Connell, (November 30, 1963 – December 19, 2008) top Internet consultant for the Republican National Committee and for the Bush Administration, and President of GovTech Solutions, which wrote code for electronic voting machines
- Bruce Edwards Ivins (April 22, 1946 – July 29, 2008) microbiologist, vaccinologist, senior biodefense researcher at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland and a key suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks
- Deborah Jeane Palfrey, (March 18, 1956 – May 1, 2008) (dubbed the D.C. Madam) operated Pamela Martin and Associates, an escort agency in Washington, DC.
- Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) American journalist and author
- Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) Pulitzer prize-winning American investigative journalist. Webb investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had allegedly smuggled cocaine into the U.S. Their smuggled cocaine was distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles, with the profits funneled back to the Contras.
- Dr. David Christopher Kelly, (14 May 1944 – 17 July 2003) British scientist and expert on biological warfare, employed by the British Ministry of Defense, and formerly a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.
- Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was a two-term U.S. Senator from the state of Minnesota and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which is affiliated with the national Democratic Party.
- Milton William Cooper (May 6, 1943 – November 5, 2001), usually known as Bill Cooper, American writer, shortwave broadcaster, former Naval Intelligence Officer, and political activist.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, Jr., JFK Jr., John Jr., John Kennedy or John-John, was an American socialite, magazine publisher, lawyer, and pilot.
- Salvatore Phillip “Sonny” Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades.
- Kenule “Ken” Beeson Saro Wiwa (October 10, 1941 – November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme and unremediated environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate petroleum waste dumping. Initially as spokesperson, and then as President, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations of the multinational petroleum industry, especially Shell. He was also an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government, which he viewed as reluctant to enforce environmental regulations on the foreign petroleum companies operating in the area. At the peak of his non-violent campaign, Saro-Wiwa was arrested, hastily tried by a special military tribunal, and hanged in 1995 by the military government of General Sani Abacha, all on charges widely viewed as entirely politically motivated and completely unfounded.
- Vincent Foster (January 15, 1945 – July 20, 1993), White House Council, under President Bill Clinton
- Congressman Larry McDonald, (April 1, 1935 – September 1, 1983) highly outspoken critic of globalist agendas
- John Winston Ono Lennon, (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) English musician and singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of The Beatles. Also a highly outspoken activist against the Vietnam war, Nixon Administration, and civil rights abuses
- Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic Senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the civil rights movement
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
- Congressman Louis Thomas McFadden (July 25, 1876 – October 1, 1936). Highly outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve Banking System