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  • William H. West ("Blind Man Eloquent") (1824 - 1911)
    William Henry West (February 9, 1824 – March 14, 1911) was a Republican Party politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who served as Ohio Attorney General from 1866 to 1868, and a member of the Oh...
  • Thomas Corwin, 15th Gov. of Ohio (1794 - 1865)
    Thomas Corwin (July 29, 1794 – December 18, 1865), also known as Tom Corwin and The Wagon Boy, was a politician from the state of Ohio who served as a prosecuting attorney, a member of the Ohio ...
  • John Powell Irish (1843 - 1923)
    John Powell Irish (1843–1923) was a leader of the Democratic Party in Iowa, a landowner in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region of California, a fiery and influential public speaker, and an...
  • John Bright (1811 - 1889)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with Richard Cobden in the formation of the Ant...
  • Sarah "Sallie" Pix (1814 - 1891)
    The following biography was written by Sallie Ridge Pascal Pix's 3rd great granddaughter, Dorothy "Dottie" Ridenour and can be found at : Sarah Ridge Sarah Ridge was born in 1814 in the Ch...

Notable Orators

An orator, or oratis, is a public speaker. An orator may also be called an oratorian — literally, "one who orates".

In ancient Rome, the art of speaking in public (Ars Oratoria) was a professional competence especially cultivated by politicians and lawyers. As the Greeks were still seen as the masters in this field, as in philosophy and most sciences, the leading Roman families often either sent their sons to study these things under a famous master in Greece (as was the case with the young Julius Caesar), or engaged a Greek teacher (under pay or as a slave).

In the young revolutionary French republic, Orateur (French for "orator", but compare the Anglo-Saxon parliamentary speaker) was the formal title for the delegated members of the Tribunat to the Corps législatif, to motivate their ruling on a presented bill.

In the 19th century, orators and lecturers, such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Col. Robert G. Ingersoll were major providers of popular entertainment.

The term pulpit orator denotes Christian authors, often clergymen, renowned for their ability to write and/or deliver (from the pulpit in church, hence the word) rhetorically skilled religious sermons.

In some universities, the title 'Orator' is given to the official whose task it is to give speeches on ceremonial occasions, such as the presentation of honorary degrees.

Lists of Orators

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orator#Orators

http://www.ranker.com/list/list-of-famous-orators/reference

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/08/01/the-35-greatest-speeches-in-history/

http://www.eaglestalent.com/blog/top-10-greatest-orators

http://list25.com/25-speeches-that-changed-the-world/

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/manali.nandani-1319078-great-orators-of-the-world/

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Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom