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The Mentor Hall of Fame


HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, CIVIC AND SPIRITUAL LEADERS AND THEIR MENTORS
Virtually anyone can benefit from having a mentor. From ancient history to modern times, political, civic and spiritual leaders around the world have acted as mentors and have had mentors.

The following list of mentor pairs was compiled by Rey Carr from a variety of sources including autobiographies, biographies, newspaper articles, personal interviews, and diligent historical research.

If you know of mentor pairs that ought to be added, we have provided an opportunity for you to submit the names and details: Add a Mentor Pair.

HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, SPIRITUAL, AND CIVIC LEADERS
  • Former basketball coach at Reynolds Secondary school in Victoria, British Columbia, Jack Lusk is a mentor to Victoria, British Columbia-born politician and 36th Premier of British Columbia John Horgan. This mentoring relationship typifies the kind of mentoring that was not deliberate and went unnoticed for years by both parties. Upon becoming Premier of the Province of British Columbia, Mr. Horgan told a reporter that his early life could have gone sideways if it hadn't been for his school basketball coach. Mr. Horgan said that his coach saw something in him that Mr. Horgan was unable to recognize at the time and told him, "You can do way better than you're doing here." Mr. Horgan had been hanging out with the wrong crowd and was heading down the wrong road. Mr. Lusk said in an interview that "it was never a conscious effort on his part to steer Horgan out of trouble. He was unaware of Horgan's personal circumstances. He's been very expressive of the thanks he has for whatever I did for him. Obviously, he could have forgotten about me and moved on, but he never has."

  • Canadian mandala artist, educator, and social service advocate Madeleine Shields (1933-2005) was a mentor to many including Paul Harris.

  • Canadian labour leader and social justice activist John Shields (1938-2017) was a mentor to many including social activist Donna Morton, who said of her mentor, "John was my spiritual Father - it is that simple. We could literally talk about anything (and did). Sometimes, when he asked me about unhealthy patterns in my romantic life, he would pull a 'Dr. Phil' and ask in that knowing way, "How' that working for you?" I asked him why he mentored me and others right up until the end. He said it was all about potential. When he saw people with potential struggling, he could not let go. Human potential gave him a sense of life and enthusiasm that was irresistible. How could he not do this for the countless people over the course of his life? John taught me to crave the potential in others, and to give until it is realized – sometimes for their sake, sometimes for mine, but most often for others and for our planet."

  • Former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice (1956-2016) is a mentor to Alberta politician Manmeet Bhullar.

  • Hillary Clinton is mentor to many, including US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

  • Former Attorney General of the USA, Janet Reno (1938-2016) is a mentor to Florida state attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle, and was mentored by Florida attorney and law professor Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte and John Orr, a former state lawmaker. Her mentor told her something that became her life-long mantra" "Don't equivocate, don't pussyfoot, don't talk out of both sides of your mouth and you'll wake up the next morning feeling good about yourself."

  • Philosopher, writer and speaker Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) is a mentor to American author, physician, speaker and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra.

  • E. Barrett Prettyman Jr (1925-2016), a prominent Washington lawyer and helped provide background for the U.S. Supreme Court unanimous school desegregation decision is a mentor to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts.

  • British Columbia politician Christy Clark considered B.C.'s first Muslim elected to the provincial legislature John Nuraney (1937-2016) her mentor.

  • Cuban politician Eduardo René Chibás Ribas (1907-1951) and Father Amando Llorente (1918-2010) were mentors to Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016) who was a mentor to Venezuelan politician Hugo Chávez and Cuban athlete Ivan Garcia.

  • Former astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn (1921-2016) was a mentor to NASA administrator Charles Bolden. John Glenn said, "I think a mentor gets a lot of satisfaction in a couple of ways. They're doing something constructive, so they feel good about that. And when they see the result of this, with the young people they're working with, it's very, very rewarding."

  • Jewish teacher Shoshani/Chouchani (1895-1968) was a mentor to Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, author and activist Elie Weisel (1928-2016) who is a mentor to Menachem Rosensaft, author, teacher, and lawyer.

  • Dutch-born early music specialist Gustav Leonhardt (1928-2012) is a mentor to harpsichordist Richard Egarr.

  • Educator Dr. Helena Radlinska (1879-1954) was a mentor to Irena Sendler (1910-2008), saviour of 2500+ children & infants during WWII.

  • Canadian nurse educator, heatlh care leader, nursing administrator and founder of the Ontario Provicial Nurse Administrators' Interest Group, Dorothy Wylie (1929-2016) was a mentor to many in nursing, including Susan Smith and Gail Donner, former dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing.

  • Canadian hero, pharmacologist and physician Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914-2015) prevented thalidomide from being marketed in the USA and was named a Virtual Mentor for the American Medical Association.

  • Canadian social activist, scholar, professor and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Ursula Franklin (1921-2016) was a mentor to many including Dr. James Orbinski, former president of Medecins San Frontieres, and Mary Eberts, co-founder of LEAF who said about her mentor, "...She led us into a place where she trusted that we would also be able to consider things from a deeply moral standpoint. For me, it pushed me to try to think more as she would, rather than just in terms of accomplishing certain reachable objectives. It stretched me very much to have her as a mentor. And it stretched me in directions that I have perhaps been inclined to go but never really gone."

  • Scholar & storyteller C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was a mentor to author & activist James Green (1944-2016).

  • Canadian businessman and previous Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees, Billy Diamond (1949-2010), was a mentor to Canadian politician, activist and Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come (1956), member of the Cree Nation.

  • Father Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016), an anti-war, anti-poverty, and anti-racism Jesuit priest-activist, writer and poet was mentor to 1000's of youth and was mentored by Dorothy Day (1897-1980), an American journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.

  • Canadian-Hungarian economist Karl Polanyi (1886-1964) was a mentor to Canadian philosopher, nationalist, and economist Abe Rotstein (1929-2015).

  • Canada's Ruth Bell (1919-2016), women's rights advocate, was honoured for mentoring by Carleton University. One of the people she mentored said of her, "She believed that creating dialogue requires us to suspend our own opinions when we are listening to others, and we have to persuade men and women to look beyond a person's physical appearance to discover his or her essence."

  • Lee Huan, former premier of the Republic of China on Taiwan, was mentored by President Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek. Lee was educated in Shanghai where he studied law and then studied at Columbia University in New York. He returned to Taiwan when the nationalists were defeated in 1949 by the communists and he served as head of the China Youth Corps and Chair of the National Youth Commission. Lee was a rare and criticized political presence who advocated for democracy and freedom of the press. But over the next 20 years, his aims would be achieved.

  • U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. (1912-1994) was a mentor to Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011), the first woman to be nominated for Vice-President of the U.S.A.

  • Canadian lawyer and human rights activist, Alan Borovoy (1932-2015) was a mentor to many including Karen Mock, Bernie Farber, and Danielle McLaughlin.

  • Canadian super lawyer Edward Greenspan (1944-2104) was a mentor to lawyer Marie Henein.

  • Senator Edward Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is a mentor to Supreme Court Justice, Stephen G. Breyer.

  • U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah considered Ohio Congressman Louis B. Stokes (1925-2015), a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as a mentor.

  • Claude Ryan (1925-2004), former Quebec Liberal Leader, is a mentor to Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada. He said his mentor taught him that "When you come into a room to discuss a file, it's always good to know more about it than anybody else in the room."

  • Charles Pasqua (1927-2015), former French interior minister, was a mentor to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • The late Speaker of the Canadian Senate Pierre Claude Nolin (1950-2015) is a mentor to David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

  • The late US Senator and long-time actor, Fred Thompson (1942-2015), was mentored by US Senator Howard Baker (1925-2014).

  • Nicola Sturgeon, leader of Scottish National Party, is mentored by Alex Salmond, the former party leader.

  • Marco Rubio, Republican Senator from Florida was mentored by former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

  • Arkansas Congressman J.P. Hammerschmidt (1922-2015) is mentor to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge & Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

  • Longest serving woman in Congress, Democratic Senator Barb Mikulski of Maryland, is a mentor to many others in Congress, including Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine.

  • Former I.M.F. chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a mentor to Pierre Moscovici, 2015 economic policy commissioner for the European Union.

  • Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former SAS major is a mentor to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

  • Republican John Sherman Cooper is a mentor to Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Former NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins and NYC lobbyist Harold Ickes are mentors to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

  • Richard J. Daley (1902-1976), former mayor of Chicago, was a mentor to Jane M. Byrne (1933-2014), former mayor of Chicago.

  • Henry Cisneros, former Clinton cabinet member, is a mentor to Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio.

  • Tom Cole, member from Oklahoma of the US House of Representatives is a mentor to T.W. Shannon, a member of the Chickasaw Nation and US senate nominee in Oklahoma.

  • Rev. Andrew Wylie (1789-1851), theologian and President of Washington & Jefferson College and later president of Indiana University, was a mentor to William McGuffey (1800-1873), creator of the most widely used books to help children learn to read. McGuffey, in turn, was a mentor to business leaders such as H.J. Heniz, Henry Ford, and George Westinghouse, according to Quentin Skrabec, author of William McGuffey: Mentor to American Industry (Amazon.com).

  • Pope Benedict XVI (Bio) considers Pope John Paul (1920-2005, Bio) his mentor.

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie describes former N.J. Governor Thomas H. Kean as his mentor

  • American diplomat and Ambassador to Germany and the United Nations Richard C. Holbrooke (1941-2010) is a mentor to diplomat, lawyer Ronan Farrow.

  • Thailand's supreme Buddhist patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja (1913-2013) was mentor to Thai King, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • Ho Chí Minh (1890-1969), President of Vietnam, was a mentor to Võ Nguyźn Giáp, General of the Vietnam People's Army (1911-2013).

  • Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1986), the founding father of the nuclear Navy, was a mentor to Admiral Eugene Wilkinson (1919-2013), commander of the Nautilus - the first submarine to harness nuclear power for propulsion rather than weaponry.

  • Diana DeGette, Democrat of Colorado, considers longest-standing member of Congress, John D. Dingell, Jr. a Michigan Democrat as her mentor

  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is a mentor to William Cowan, U.S. senator.

  • Dr. Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001, philosopher, author and educator) is a mentor to Arne Duncan (former CEO Chicago Public Schools and currently U.S. Secretary of Education in the Obama administration)

  • Historian Stephen Ambrose is a mentor to historian Douglas Brinkley

  • Jack Layton (1950-2011), leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada mentor to Randall Garrison, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament from British Columbia and thousands of other Canadians.

  • Alberta Premier Alison Redford (A HREF="http://alberta.ca/premier_bio.cfm"Bio) called the late Peter Lougheed (1928-2012, Bio), former Alberta premier, her mentor.

  • Former Canadian teacher Kay Stanley is a mentor to Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, John "Rusty" Baird.

  • Alfred E. Smith, Governor of New York (1873-1944), was a mentor to Belle Moskowitz (1877-1933), who organized the women's vote for Smith (New York women won the vote in 1917.

  • Chief Dan George mentor to Gordon Tootoosis (1941-2011)

  • Dag Hammarskjold, the United Nations secretary-general who died in a mysterious plane crash in 1961, is a mentor (and uncle) to Knut Hammarskjold (1922-2011), the former executive director of the International Air Transport Association.

  • Angela Corey (Florida attorney) mentor to Pam Bondi (Florida State Attorney General)

  • The late Jack Kemp and University of Miami macroeconomics professor William Hart are considered mentors by U.S. Congressman and 2012 candidate for U.S. vice-president Paul Ryan.

  • Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a mentor to newly elected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
  • Andree de Jongh (Belgian resistance heroine who assisted more than 700 downed airman to escape Nazi-occupied territory during WWII) was mentored by Edith Cavell (executed by the Germans after assisting hundreds of allied soldiers from the Allied forces escape from occupied Belgium during WWI).
  • William Ravenel (high school teacher) mentor to John McCain (US senator and presidential candidate) - Details and photos (Requires membership in the Peer Resources Network)

  • Michelle Robinson (lawyer) is a mentor to Barack Obama (US President) - Details and photos (Requires membership in the Peer Resources Network)

  • Charles J. Ogletree (Harvard Law Professor) and Marty Kaufman (community organizer) are mentors to Barack Obama (U.S. President)

  • Jerry Kellman, Chicago-based community organizer, is a mentor to U.S. President Barack Obama (Source: Illinois Issues article by Phil Davidson)

  • Mitt Romney is a mentor to Scott Brown (Republican Senator from Massachusetts, Biography)

  • Former Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher (1925-2011, Bio) is a mentor to Tom Donilon, President Obama's National Security Adviser.

  • The Mentor Police Department does free child safety seat inspections by appointment.

  • Jean Marchand (Quebec labour leader) mentor to Pierre Elliott Trudeau (former Prime Minister of Canada)
  • Mitchell Sharp mentor to Jean Chretien (former Prime Minister of Canada)
  • John Chretien (Prime Minister of Canada) mentor to Brian Tobin (former Premier of Newfoundland), John Nunziata and Ernie Eves (Premier of Ontario)
  • Robert Stanfield (Conservative politician) mentor to Joe Clark (former Prime Minister of Canada)
  • Maurice Strong (former CEO, Power Corp) mentor to Paul Martin (Prime Minister of Canada)
  • Lester Bowles Pearson (fromer Liberal Prime Minister of Canada) mentor to John Napier Turner (former Liberal Prime Minister of Canada)
  • Alvin Hamilton ("Canada's best ever minister of argriculture) mentor to Brian Mulroney (former Prime Minister of Canada)
  • Brian Mulroney (former Prime Minister of Canada) mentor to Kim Campbell (first woman Prime Minister of Canada) and Lucien Bouchard (former premier of Quebec)
  • Lucien Bouchard mentor to Francois Legault
  • Jacques Parizeau mentor to Bernard Landry and Daniel Paillé
  • Norah Willis Michener (wife of former Governor General of Canada) mentor to Margaret Trudeau
  • Mike Harcourt (former Premier of British Columbia) mentor to Moe Sihota (British Columbia politician)
  • Wilf Spooner (former Ontario cabinet minister) mentor to Alan Pope (former Ontario cabinet minister)
  • John Munro (former Canadian cabinet minister) mentor to Sheila Copps (Canada's Minister of Heritage)
  • Jean Lesage (former Premier of Quebec) mentor to Robert Bourassa (Quebec politician)
  • The T-34B Mentor is a training plane used to help pilots make the transition to jet aircraft
  • The State of Georgia has a Mentor/Protege program that pairs smaller, less experienced contractors with larger ones
  • Alfred D. DeCelles (journalist) mentor to Sir Joseph Adolphe Chapteau (former premier of Quebec)
  • Rev. Georges-Henri Levesque (architect of Quebec's Quiet Revolution) mentor to Jean Lesage (former Quebec premier) and Rene Levesque (former Quebec premier)
  • Sir Edward Peacock (banker) mentor to Michael Wilson (former Finance Minister of Canada)
  • Mentor of Rhodes was a Greek mercenary leader in Persian service, and served under king Artaxerxes III Ochus Details
  • Paul Martin (Finance Minister of Canada) mentored by his father, Paul Martin Sr.
  • Allan Blakeney (former premier of Saskatchewan) and Tommy Douglas (Canadian politician) mentors to Roy Romanow (former premier of Saskatchewan)
  • Roy Romanow (former premier of Saskatchewan) mentor to Gary Doer (premier of Manitoba)
  • Roy Parkhill mentor to Gary Filmon (premier of Manitoba)
  • Gildas Mologat (former Speaker, Canadian Senate) mentor to Ron Duhamel (MLA, Manitoba)
  • Bill Aberhart (former premier of Alberta) mentor to Ernest Manning (father of Preston Manning)
  • Angus MacLean (former premier of PEI) mentor to Pat Binns (premier of PEI)
  • Art Smith was a mentor to Ralph Klein, former Alberta premier
  • Mike Harris (premier of Ontario) mentor to Jim Flaherty (Ontario Cabinet minister)
  • Ralph Klein (1943-2013), former premier of Alberta, is a mentor to Stockwell Day (leader of Canadian Alliance party) and former Ontario premier Mike Harris
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau' is considered a "mentor to the world", because of his views of Canada's accomplishments in democratic federalism and ethnic pluralism.

  • Manitoba-born politician, professor, farmer, author, 28th Mayor of Calgary, Alberta and 9th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Grant MacEwan (1902-2000) is a mentor to Wayne Stewart,visionary, change agent, community builder and a former candidate for mayor of Calgary. In addiiton to those Dr. MacEwan mentored, his legacy includes many places, institutions, and organizations that have been named after him.

  • Ontario-born, former fighter pilot and engineer Chris Hadfield, a retired Canadian astronaut and the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space and command the International Space Station, member of the Order of Canada and musician is a mentor to many others, including Jeremy Hansen. In 1995, before the Hadfield "became commander of the space station, Hansen saw Hadfield as everything he wanted to be: a fighter pilot and an astronaut. So Hansen asked Hadfield for his email address — and he gave it on the spot. 'That meant a lot to me,' Hansen recalled. He later emailed the astronaut to ask him what he should major in during university and got a note back urging Hansen to follow what he's passionate about. 'I assumed he was very busy, so I didn't follow up until I had something real important to ask him. But having that line of communication was something special.' Hansen went on to become a fighter pilot, and in 2009 the Canadian Space Agency accepted him as an astronaut. Throughout his training, his mentor along the way was Chris Hadfield." (BBC, 2014).

  • The Yulanda M. Faris Choreographers Program is an iniitiative designed to support and mentor choreographers who are ready to accelaerate their carees. The program is named for award-winning Jamaican-born Canadian Yulanda Faris (1937-2015) who became involved in the arts as a philanthropist, volunteer and champion.

  • American philosopher and self-help author Wayne Dyer (1940-2015) is a mentor to NY Times bestselling author and creator of The Tapping Solution Nick Ortner; American inspirational author Alan Cohen; and Chairman of the publishing firm Nightingale-Conant, Vic Conant, who said Wayne Dyer "had a profound effect on my thinking and my life."

  • Former president of Vietnam Ho Chí Minh (1890-1969) was a mentor to Võ Nguyen Giáp (1911-2013), General of the Vietnam People's Army.

  • One of the most sought after business leadership consultants in history, Warren Bennis (1925-2014) advised presidents, business leaders, and students, and along the way became one of the most generous of mentors. He wrote more than 30 books on leadership and earned the title, "father of leadership." As an educator he led classes at Harvard, Boston University, MIT, and USC. His own mentors included Nobel Prize winning scholars, and one of the most well-known of his mentors was social psychologist Douglas McGregor (1906-1964). Dr. Bennis said Doug McGregor, "Pulled qualities from me I didn't know were present. He not only recognized my potential, but he also gave me confidence." "Having a mentor like Warren Bennis," wrote psychiatrist and organizational consultant Dr. Mark Goulston, "not only makes you want to do a better job, it makes you want to be a better person." Another business leader mentored by Warren Bennis was Dave Logan, founder of CultureSync. In describing the many things he learned from his mentor Dr. Logan said, "I've learned that no matter how busy I am, life will go much better for everyone (including me) if I take time out to mentor."

  • Mademoiselle Marie Souvestre (1830-1905) was a French feminist educator who founded the girls' boarding school Allenswood, outside London, where her most famous pupil was Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) who went on to become one of the most respected women of the 20th century. Eleanor's early life was marked by an alcoholic father and a vain and distant mother (both of whom died before she was ten), and she was sent abroad to boarding school. Mademoiselle Souvestre was the headmistress of the preparatory school to which young Eleanor was sent. Fortunately, Mademoiselle Souvestre's goal for her students was to expand their minds and attain intellectual independence. The school used French in many classes. Eleanor turned out to be better prepared than most for Allenswood, due to extensive French tutoring prior to enrolling. According to Elizabeth Pearce of MentorResources, it was during this period that Eleanor lost her shyness and acquired the self-confidence which would stand her so well in later life. Mademoiselle Souvestre mentored Eleanor, and they made field trips to Venice and Paris, with Eleanor making the arrangements. Mentoring introduced the teenager to the lifestyle of an independent woman. Eleanor always credited Souvestre with forming both her character and her intellectual outlook. The First Lady's newspaper column on politics and social issues, My Day, was read daily by millions.

  • The Rev. Willie T. Barrow (1924-2015) was an American community organizer who championed civil rights for minorities, women, gay people and consumers; opposed the war in Vietnam and apartheid; and mentored generations of community organizers, including Barack Obama and Rev. Jesse Jackson. Known as the "Little Warrior" (she stood 4 feet 11 inches), she was a fiery advocate for civil rights. She was known as a person who would never back down from her beliefs. She was married for 56 years and wrote a book on how to get married and stay married. Her advice: "Don't try and make your mate over. It cannot be done." She opened her home to Coretta Scott King, Dorothy Height, and Addie Wyatt, and told the Chicago Sun-Times in 2012 that "We have to teach this generation, to train more Corettas, more Addies, and more Dorothys." In a prominent place in her home is a signed photograph of Barack and Michelle Obama and their daughters. The White House released a statement shortly after being notified of Rev Barrow's death in which the President declared, "To Michelle and me, she was a constant inspiration, a lifelong mentor and a very dear friend. I was proud to be among the more than 100 men and women she called her 'Godchildren,' and worked hard to live up to her example. I still do."

  • French Canadian explorer Jacques Cartier, (1491-1557), credited with giving Canada its name, was mentored by explorer Henry Hudson (1565-1611). During Hudson's last voyage "There was a mutiny on board the ship during the journey and no one is exactly sure what happened to the captain. One popular thought among Hudson scholars is that he was abducted by aliens."
  • Canadian Indigenous rights activist and Bear Clan co-founder and author (Indians Wear Red) Larry Morisette (1957-2016) is a mentor to former gang member and author (City of Dirty Water) and writer on Indigenous rights and environmental and economic justice Clayton Thomas-Müller, member of the Cree Nation, located in Northern Manitoba (Canada).

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  • When Regina, Saskatchewan-born Greg Selinger was the 21st Premier of Manitoba (2009-2016), he and the Winnipeg Jets, a National Hockey League team, formed a partnership to support at-risk high school students through a mentor leadership program.

  • Canadian university professor and National Education Secretary (1923-1937) Wilhemina Gordon, Howard Falk and American social reformer and the first woman to head a US Federal bureau Julia Lathrop (1858-1932) were mentors to feminist and Officer of the Order of Canada Charlotte Whitton (1896-1975), who was the mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, and the first woman to hold that position in a major Canadian city when elected in 1951.

  • Montreal-born Canadian lawyer, politician and judge Guy Favreau (1917-1967) was a mentor to former chair of Canada Post and Canadian politician André Ouellet.

  • André Ouellet was a mentor to Canadian politician and broadcaster Jean Lapierre (1956-2016) and Canadian politician Denis Coderre.

  • Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman, Jeanne Sauvé (1922-1993) was Canada's first female Governor General. The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation provides a public leadership program that pairs each participant with a mentor.

  • Historical Canadian leaders who did not appear to have mentors include: New Brunswick-born Canadian journalist, statesman, politician and 25th Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc (1927-2009); French Canadian nurse and hospital founder Jeanne Mance (1606-1673); U.S.-born Canadian and heroine of the War of 1812 Laura Secord (1775-1868); one of the first female biology scientists in Canada Dr. Alfreda Berkeley Needler (1903-1951); Ontario-born Canadian nurse and the first woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel in the Canadian army Elizabeth Lawrie Smelli (1884-1968); Ontario-born Jean Flatt Davey (1909-1980) the first Canadian female doctor who entered the Canadian military, serving as a squadron leader in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945; Sarnia, Ontario-born former university chancellor, Companion within the Order of Canada and the first woman to serve as a lieutenant governor in Canada Pauline McGibbon (1910-2001); and New Brunswick-born Canadian Senator and the first woman Speaker of the Senate Muriel McQueen Fergusson (1899-1997) was one of the first women to advocate for pay equity and the protection of women's rights and children's rights. Most of these people have had buildings and schools named for them where mentoring programs have been established.

  • Montreal-born award-winning Canadian reformer, humanist, activist, feminist, radio-show host and politician, Thèrése Casgrain (1896-1981) was the first woman to be elected the leader of political party in Canada. In addition to becoming a Companion of the Order of Canada, Ms. Casgrain was also honoured by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau with the Thèrése Casgrain Volunteer Award to recognize volunteers many of whom were acting as mentors in Canadian society.

  • Likely the first peer mentoring group in Canada goes by the name Famous Five. The group of five women were all active in various rights campaigns and came together under the leadership of Canadian women's rights activist and author and the first female magistrate in Canada Emily Murphy (1868-1933). The group petitioned the Supreme Court of Canada (the Persons Case) on behalf of all women so that women could become members of the Senate. The others in this group of five who all mentored each other were: Alberta-born Canadian provincial politician and women's rights activist Louise Crummy McKinney (1868-1931); Canadian women's farm leader, activist and politician Mary Irene Parlby (1868-1965); Montreal-born Canadian advocate for women's legal and political rights, writer and artist Henrietta Muir Edwards (1894-1931); and Ontario-born suffragist, women's rights activist, legislator and author Nellie Letitia McClung (1873-1951).

    Canadian Black Nova Scotia businesswoman turned civil libertarian who challenged racial segregation Viola Desmond (1914-1965) was a mentor to young black women in Nova Scotia.

  • Ontario-born Canadian teacher and politician and the first woman to be elected to parliament Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890-1954) was a mentor to Ontario-born Canadian politician and former member of parliament Farquhar Oliver (1904-1989), who said of his mentor, "As Canada's first lady member of Parliament she overcame many difficulties by her forthrightness, stamina, and determination to do what's right. Her independent spirit and deep concern for the welfare of others won for her great admiration, not only in her home riding but throughout the length and breadth of the country she loved so much. The example set by Miss Macphail and her interest in young people through debating societies and public speaking contests promoted by her have been responsible for giving her home district many outstanding leaders."

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  • Julius Leber (politician Bio) mentor to Willy Brandt (former Chancellor of West Germany Bio)
  • Konrad Adenauer (former chancellor of Germany) mentor to Helmut Kohl
  • Helmut Kohl (1930-2105) is a mentor to Angela Merkel
  • Adnan Menderes (former Premier of Turkey) mentor to Fatin Rustu Zorlu (former Foreign Minister of Turkey)
  • Bulent Ecevit (Prime Minister of Turkey) mentor to Ismail Cern (former foreign minister of Turkey)
  • Sir Robert Gordon Menzies (former Liberal Prime Minister of Australia) mentor to Malcolm Fraser (former Prime Minister of Australia) and Harold Holt (former Prime Minister of Australia)
  • Luis Munoz Marin (former governor of Puerto Rico) mentor to Rafael Hernandez Colon (former governor of Puerto Rico)
  • Simón Rogriguez mentor to Simón Bolívar (Liberator of South America Bio)
  • José Marti often described as mentor to the Cuban Nation
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide mentor to Rene Preval (President of Haiti)
  • Fidel Castro (President of Cuba) mentor to Hugo Chavez (President of Venezuela)
  • Hugo Chávez (President of Venezuela, 1954-2013) is a mentor to Nicolás Maduro
  • Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic politician) mentor to Joaquin Balaguer
  • Victor Raul Haya de la Torre (political activist in Peru) mentor to Alan Garcia Perez (former president of Peru)
  • Luis Miquilena (former Interior Minister of Venezuela) mentor to Hugo Chavez (President of Venezuela)
  • Lino Oviedo (military general) mentor to Raúl Cubas Grau (President of Paraguay)
  • Yoshiro Mori (former Prime Minister of Japan) mentor to Junichiro Koizumi (former Prime Minister of Japan)
  • Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is a mentor to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (< HREF="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/a/shinzo_abe/index.html?inline=nyt-per">BIO)
  • Tanaka Kakuei mentor to Nakasone Yasuhiro (former Prime Minister of Japan)
    Yamagata Aritomo (former Japanese Minister of War) mentor to Masatake Terauchi (Japanese general and politician)
  • Hiromu Nonaka (Japanese politician) mentor to Muneo Suzuki (Japanese political leader)
  • Park Chung Hee (assassinated president of South Korea) mentor to Chun Doo Hwan (Vietnam veteran and former president of South Korea)
  • Syngman Rhee (former Korean president) mentor to Yun Po Sun (Korean president, 1960-62)
  • Deng Xiaoping mentor to Hu Yaobang (Chinese political leader) and Zhao Ziyang (general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party)
  • Song Ping (leader, China cental planning committee) mentor to Hu Jintao (vice-president of China)
  • Qu Qiubai mentor to Mao Zedong
  • Kang Youwei, a believer in mass education and free elections in China was a mentor to Liang Qichao, a Chinese reformer (1873-1929)
  • Ayub Khan (military leader and president of Pakistan) mentor to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (late Pakistani political leader)
  • Dadabhai Naoroji (19th century Indian nationalist and leader) mentor to Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian political and spiritual leader)
  • Prince Hirobumi Ito (20th century Japanese leader) mentor to Prince Kimmochi Saionji (Japanese statesman)
  • Mohammed Ayub Khan (former president of Pakistan) mentor to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1971 president of Pakistan)
  • Vikram Sarabhai mentor to APJ Abdul Kalam (President of India)

  • Henry Hope Stanley mentor to John Rowlands (who changed his name to Henry Moller Stanley and successfully search for David Livingstone in Africa)
  • Sir Keith Joseph mentor to Margaret Thatcher
  • Margaret Thatcher mentor to John Major
  • Lord Irvine mentor to Tony Blair
  • Barbara Castle (British Cabinet minister) mentor to Jack Straw (British Foreign Secretary)
  • Hugh Casson (architect and illustrator), Laurens van der Post (anthropologist), and Lord Louis Mountbatten mentors to Prince Charles
  • Mark Dyer mentor to Prince William
  • Bourke Cockran (Tammany Hall lawyer-politician) mentor to Winston Churchill
  • William Pitt (Prime Minister of England, 19th century) mentor to George Canning (British statesman, member of the House of Commons who fought a duel with the British secretary of war)
  • Viscount William Lamb Melbourne mentor to Queen Victoria
  • Donald Dewer (Scottish politician) mentor to Wendy Alexander (Scottish Cabinet member)
  • Charlie Whalen mentor to Alistair Darling (Scottish Labour Party cabinet member)
  • Charles Haughey (former Irish Prime Minister) mentor to Bertie Ahern (Irish Prime Minister)

In The United Kingdom Both Royals And Commoners Have Mentors
JM
John
Major
Prime Minister
MT
Margaret Thatcher
Prime Minister
WC
Winston Churchill
Prime Minister
WP
William
Pitt
Prime Minister
PC
Prince
Charles
 
 
PW
Prince
William
 
 
  • Griffin Belll, Attorney General in former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's adminstration is a mentor to Georgia-born American lawyer, former federal prosecutor and former Deputy Attorney General during U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.

  • Jack Layton (1950-2011), leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada mentor to Randall Garrison, New Democratic Party Member of Parliament from British Columbia and thousands of other Canadians.

  • Alberta Premier Alison Redford () called the late Peter Lougheed (1928-2012, Bio), former Alberta premier, her mentor.

  • Often referred to as the "Father of Modern Medicine," William Osler (1849-1919), was a Canadian physician, historian, author, practical joker and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was a mentor to American neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing (1869-1939), a pioneer of brain surgery.

  • Kelowna, British Columbia-born William (Bill) Bennett (1932-2015), Canadian businessperson, politician and 27th Premier of British Columbia, sometimes referred to as the greatest leader of British Columbia and often called "WAC Bennett."
  • Burnaby, British Columbia-born politiican and former Premier of British Columbia, refers to New Brunswick-born William Andrew Cecil Bennett (1900-1979), politician and the 25th and longest serving Premier of British Columbia, as a mentor.

  • Irish statesman, political theorist and philosophyer Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a mentor through his many speeches to Irish-Canadian politician, poet, journalist and cabinet minister in pre-Confederation Canada Thomas D'Arcy McGee (1825-1868). McGee told a Montreal audience in 1856, "If any young man present desired to contemplate the sublime of political science - the astronomy of affairs, I would give them three authors: first, Burke; second, Burke; and third, Burke."

  • Adrienne Louise Clarkson, a Hong-Kong-born Canadian journalist, politician, stateswoman and recipient of the Order of Canada who served as the 26th Governor General of Canada, considers Northrop Frye as one of her mentors. She recalled her mentor, who she met as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto: "My thoughts have developed a great deal in the 40 years, since I took his Anatomy of Criticism course. But they set me on a path thinking about our country, thinking about my own approach to literature and what it can “teach” us. I believe very much in the dream and the way in which ancestors dream their progeny into being. I have said often that immigrants particularly dream their children into a new kind of life. I don’t think I would have had these thoughts, had I not worked with Northrop Frye and begun to understand what the imagination can actually do for you."

  • Michaëlle Jean, Haitian-born Canadian stateswoman, journalist and 27th Governor General of Canada launched The Mentorship Program of the Order of Canada in 2008 to bring members of the Order of Canada, women and men from all disciplines recognized for their merit and outstanding contribution, to mentor young Canadians aged 18-25 years in their fields of interest and serve as role models and a source of inspiration.

  • Justin Trudeau, Canada's 23rd Prime Minister considers Mawlana Hazar Imam (The Aga Khan), the recipient of the 2016 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship, one of his mentors.

  • Award-winning politician, the first woman elected mayor of Saint John and an elected member of New Brunswick parliament, Elsie Wayne (1932-2016), was described by Rona Ambrose, head of the Conservative Party of Canada, as "a strong mentor for women in politics."

  • Canadian Annie McClung, a temperance and woman's suffrage advocate was a mentor to Ontario-born Canadian feminist, politician, author and women's rights and social activist Nellie McClung (1873-1951), who became one of "The Valiant Five" that llaunched the "Persons Case," contending that women could be "qualified persons" eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the current law did not recognize women as such. However, the case was won upon appeal to the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council—the court of last resort for Canada at that time. Annie would become Nellie's mother-in-law.

  • Canadian grade 8 teacher Bob McGill was a mentor to Canadian superhero, athlete, humanitarian and cancer research activist Terry Fox (1958-1981).

  • Canadian social democratic politician Major (his name not a military ranking) James Coldwell (1888-1974) was a mentor to Canadian politician and founder of North America's first single-payer, universal health care program Tommy Douglas (1904-1986), who, in turn, was a mentor to Canadian politician, 12th Premier of Saskatchewan and head of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada Roy Romanow.

  • Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal winner for his efforts to advance human rights, former Member of Parliament and Minister of Justice, Montreal-born Irwin Cotler was described by Green Party of Canada leader, environmental activist, author and lawyer Elizabeth May as "being a mentor to others rather than using his skills to 'cut opponents to ribbons' and is a mentor to Liberal Party of Canada leader and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and NDP Member of Parliament Murray Rankin.

  • Saskatchewan-born environmentalist Jim MacNeill (1928-2016), described as an "early warrior against climate change" and was an advisor to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000) as well as the author of the first Canadian book on environmental mangement, is a mentor to Green Party of Canada leader and elected Member of Parliament from British Columbia, Elizabeth May.

  • British Columbia politicians Carole James, current NDP member of the British Columbia legislative assembly, former NDP Premier (30th) of British Columbia Mike Harcourt and former NDP Premier (32nd) Dan Miller are all mentors to New Democratic Party leader John Horgan who, during the 2017 campaign, promised to introduce a new, province-wide mentoring program in concert with the RCMP to help curb gang violence.

  • Vernon, British Columbia-born former Canadian Member of Parliament and the first person of First Nations status to serve in the federal cabinet Len Marchand (1933-2016) is a mentor to British-born Canadian politician Terry Lake.

  • Canadian former Ontario cabinet minister and former federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty (1949-2014) is a mentor to Canadian Conserative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch.

  • Canadian Green Party candidate and high school teacher Mark Neufeld considers Mary Owor his mentor.

  • Canadian Green Party member, political leader and scientist Andrew Weaver considers Canadian scientist Lawrence Mysak (physical oceanography), Jason Middleton, and Ed Sarachik (atmospheric sciences) his mentors.

  • Canadian Indigenous master carver, artist, hereditary chief and spirit guide, Beau Dick (1955-2017) was described as a "magnet and mentor; a virtuoso storyteller but also a master listener."

  • Jamaican-born British Columbia politician, university professor and Order of Canada recipient Rosemary Brown (1930-2003) was a "mentor for virtually every woman who went into politics in the last 30 odd years," according to former NDP leader Joy McPhail.

  • Swedish botanist, ornithologist, explorer, scientist and teacher Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660-1740) was a mentor to Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who created the two-name system (binomial nomenclature) which gave a genus and species to organisms and led to him being called "the father of taxonomy."

  • Lionel Jospin (former Prime Minister of France) mentor to Bertrand Delanoe (Mayor of Paris)
  • Pierre Mendes-France mentor to Pierre Beregovoy (former Prime Minister of France)
  • Jacques Chirac (former Prime Minister of France) mentor to Édouard Balladur
  • Georges Pompidou mentor to Francois Mitterrand (Prime Minister of France)
  • Georges Clemenceau (French republican leader) mentor to Georges Ernest Boulanger (French general and politician)
  • Pierre Poujade mentor to Jean-Marie LePen

  • Silvio Berlusconi (former Italian Primer Minister) mentor to Angelino Alfano (Italian politician and reporter).

  • Andre Cools (late vice prime minister of Belgium) mentor to Alain Van de Biest (regional minister in Belgium)
  • Goukouni Weddeye (President of Chad) mentor to Hissen Habre (defense minister of Libya)
  • Walter Sisulu mentor to Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki (President of South Africa)
  • Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (1995-2012) was a mentor to many African leaders
  • Lazer Sidelsky legal mentor to Nelson Mandela
  • Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader) mentor to Hisham Miki (Palestinian TV chief)
  • Hendrik Verwoerd (former prime minister of South Africa) mento to Joannes Balthazar Vorster (former prime minister and president of South Africa)
  • Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe President) mentor to Sam Nujoma (President of Namibia)
  • Nicholas Briwott (Kenya minister) mentor to George Saitoti (Kenya vice-president)

  • Antonín Novotny (Czechoslovokain Communist leader) mentor to Alexander Dubêek (Czech statesman who initiated the "Prague Spring")
  • Georgy Valentinovich Plekhanov mentor to Vladimir Illich Lenin
  • Boris Yeltsin mentor to Vladimir Putin and Sergei Kiriyenko (Prime Minister)
  • Anatoli Alexandrovich Sobchak (1937-2000) mentor to Vladimir Putin
  • Vladimir Putin is a mentor to Ramzan Kadyrov (the leader of Russia's Chechen Republic).
  • Joseph Stalin was a mentor to Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
  • Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (Soviet leader) was a mentor to Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko (Soviet political leader)
  • Yuri Vladimirovich Adropov (Soviet communist leader) and Alexander Yakovlev (former Soviet ambassador to Canada) mentors to Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorhachev
  • Mátyás Rákosi (former Prime Minister of Hungary) mentor to András Heged (former Prime Minister of Hungary)

  • Yitzhak Rabin mentor to Ehud Barak
  • Moshe Arens mentor to Benjamin Netanyahu
  • David Ben-Gurion (first Prime Minister of Israel) mentor to Moshe Dayan (soldier and statesman) and Shimon Peres (former Prime Minister of Israel)

  • Benjamin Franklin was considerd a mentor to most of the Founding Fathers of the USA, according to this book.

  • George Mason mentor to Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the US)
  • Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the US) mentor to Meriwether Lewis (explorer, 1774-1809) and James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th President of the U.S.
  • George Wythe (jurist, legal scholar) mentor to Thomas Jefferson (who as a result created a mentors program at the University of Virginia)
  • Andrew Jackson (7th President of the US) mentor to Sam Houston (founder of Texas)
  • Thurlow Weed (American journalist and founder of the Whig Party) mentor to Millard Fillmore (13th US President)
  • Jefferson Davis (US Confederate President) mentor to Austin Dahlgren (writer)
  • James A. Garfield (20th President of the US) born in Mentor, Ohio
  • Roscoe Conkling (former US Senator) mentor to Chester A. Arthur (21st President of the US) and Thomas Collier Platt (19th century American legislator)
  • Marcus Alonzo Hana (American politician and businessman) mentor to William McKinley (25th President of the US)
  • Brander Matthews (Columbia University professor) mentor to Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the US)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the US) mentor to William Howard Taft (27th President of the US)
  • Joseph Foraker (US senator, Ohio) mentor to Warren Gamaliel Harding (29th President of the US)
  • Louis McHenry Howe mentor to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President of the US)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the US) mentor to Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. (former US Secretary of State)
  • Thomas J. Pendergast (political party activist) mentor to Harry S. Truman (33rd President of the US)
  • Sitting Bull (Lakota Chief) mentor to Gall (Hunkpapa Chief)
  • Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was a mentor to Lord Avebury (Sir John Lubbock, 1834-1913), banker, philanthropist and scientist.
  • Tom Scott (Wall Street investor) mentor to Andrew Carnegie (philanthropist)
  • Ralph Bunche (African-American mediator, UN diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize winner, basketball player Bio) mentored by Charles Henry Reiber (UCLA philosophy professor and first dean of the College of Letters and Science) and Sy Lipton (UCLA basketball coach)
  • Major General Fox Connor and General George C. Marshall were mentors to Dwight David Eisenhower (34th President of the US)
  • John F. Kennedy (35th President of the US) mentor to Rey A. Carr (CEO of Peer Resources)
  • Mike Mansfield (late US Senator/Montana) mentor to Ted Stevens (US Senator/Alaska) and Patrick Leahy (US Senator/Vermont)
  • Richard B. Russell (late US Senator/Georgia), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President of the US), and Sam Rayburn (Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years) mentors to Lyndon Baines Johnson (36th President of the US)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (36th President of the US) mentor to John B. Connolly (former US cabinet member) and Barbara Charline Jordan (US lawyer, politician and teacher)
  • Richard Nixon (37th President of the US) and Neil Mallon (former president of Dresser Industries) mentors to George Bush (41st President of the US) and Robert Dole (former Senator/Kansas and presidential candidate)
  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is a mentor to Florida Senator Marco Rubio
  • Admiral Hyman Rickover (bio) mentor to Jimmy Carter (39th President of the US)
  • Bob Bullock (former Texas Lt. Governor) and Condoleeza Rice mentors to George W. Bush (44th President of the US)
  • General Brent Scowcraft (former National Security Advisor to former US President George Bush), George Shultz (former US secretary of state, Bio) and Joseph Korbel (university professor) mentors to Condoleezza Rice (National Security Advisor to 44th US President George W. Bush)
  • Ronald Reagan (40th President of the US) mentor to Christine Todd Whitman (Governor of New Jersey)
  • George Bush (42nd President of the US) mentor to James Baker (former US Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff for US President Ronald Reagan)
  • Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialist and philanthropist, was a mentor to former First Lady Nancy Reagan (1921-2016).

  • James Baker mentor to John Bolton (US State Department)
  • Robert Squier (political advisor) mentor to Albert Gore, Jr. (former Vice-President of the US)
  • Al Gore Jr. mentor to Joseph I. Lieberman (US Senator, Connecticutt)
  • Bill Bradley (former US Senator) mentor to Cory Booker (New Jersey politician)
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan (late US Senator-NY) mentor to Joe Biden (US Senator-DE)
  • Jesse Ventura (governor of Minnesota) mentor to Dean Barkley (US Senator, Minnesota)
  • William Fulbright (former US Senator) mentor to William J. Clinton (43rd President of the US)
  • William Clinton, 43rd President of the US, is a mentor to Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York
  • Cyrus Vance (former US Secretary of State during Carter administration) mentor to Warren Christopher (US Secretary of State during Clinton administration)
  • Marion Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund and American politician, diplomat and activist Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) are mentors to American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • Caspar Weinberger (former US Secretary of Defense, 1980-87 and chairman of Forbes magazine) mentor to Colin Powell (US Secretary of State)
  • Karl Rove (political strategist Bio) mentor to Margaret La Montagne (domestic policy advisor to US President George W. Bush) and Carl Forti (political strategist and consultant)
  • Sir David Spedding (former head MI-6 and model for James Bond) mentor to George Tenet (CIA director)
  • Donald Rumsfield (US Secretary of Defense) mentor to Dick Cheney (US Vice-President)
  • Gary Condit (former US congressman) mentor to Dennis Cardoza
  • David Boren (former US Senator/Oklahoma Bio) mentor to George Tenet (CIA Director Bio)
  • Trent Lott (Senator/Mississippi) mentor to Curt Hebert (US Energy Commission)
  • Hubert Humphrey (former US Vice-President and Senator, Minnesota) mentor to Walter Frederick Mondale (former US Vice-President and Senator, Minnesota)
  • George Wallace (former presidential candidate and governor of Alabama) mentor and husband to Lurleen Wallace (former governor of Alabama)
  • Richard Johnson (vice-president of the US under Martin Van Buren and reputed to have killed Tecumseh) middle name was Mentor
  • Philip Burton (former congressman) mentor to Willie Brown (mayor of San Francisco)
  • Tip O'Neill (former Speaker of the US House of Representatives) mentor to Joe Moakley (Congressman, Massachusetts)
  • Richard J. Dayley (late mayor of Chicago) mentor to Jane M. Byrne (first woman mayor of Chicago)
  • Edmund Sixtus Muskie (late US senator/Maine and presidential candidate) mentor to George John Mitchell (former US senator)
  • George Catlett Marshall (American armed forces general and US cabinet minister) mentor to Dwight David Eisenhower, Omar Bradley, Mark Clark and Joseph Stillwell (all US military generals)
  • Zbigniew Brezinski mentor to Madeleine Allbright (US Secretary of State)
  • Henry Kissinger (US political advisor) mentor to Alexander Haig (former US Secretary of State) (or was it the other way around?)
  • Johann de Kalb (American general at Valley Forge with George Washington) mentor to Lafayette
  • Sam Rayburn (late member of the US House of Representatives/Texas) mentor to Carl Albert (former speaker of the US House of Representatives)
  • George E. Pataki (governor of New York) mentor to Betsy McCaughey Ross (Lt. Governor of New York)
  • Parris Glendenning (governor of Maryland) and Ruth Kovnat (University of New Mexico law professor) mentors to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (first woman to be Lt. Governor of Maryland)
  • Alfonse M. D'Amato (Senator/New York) mentor to George E. Pataki (Governor of New York)
  • Pilar Barbosa de Rosario (Puerto Rican historian) described as mentor to generations of Puerto Rico's politicians
  • Luis Munoz Marin (Puerto Rico ruler) mentor to Roberto Sanchez Vilella (first elected governor of Puerto Rico)

  • William O. Douglas (former US Supreme Court Justice) mentor to Abe Fortas (former US Supreme Court Justice)
  • Learned Hand (former US Supreme Court Chief Justice) mentor to Gerald Gunther
  • Louis D. Brandeis (former US Supreme Court Justice) mentor to Felix Frankfurter (former US Supreme Court Justice)
  • Lewis Powell (former US Supreme Court Justice) mentor to Sandra Day O'Connor (US Supreme Court Justice)
  • Felix Franfurter mentor to Philip Leslie Graham (publisher)
  • Charles Houston (first full-time counsel for the NAACP Bio) and Lillie Carroll Jackson (woman's and civil rights activist) mentors to Thurgood Marshall (former US Supreme Court Justice)
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (former US Supreme Court Justice) mentor to Alger Hiss (lawyer, peace activist)
  • William Kunstler (radical lawyer) mentor to Ronald L. Kuby (defense lawyer)
  • Clare Booth Luce (1903-1987), 1st American woman ambassador & playwright, was mentored by Bernard Baruch (1870-1965).

  • Oliver Goldsmith mentor to Thomas Paine
  • General Zachary Taylor and General Winfield Scott considered mentors to American military in the Mexican-American War including Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and others
  • John P. Altgeld (social activist) mentor to Clarence Darrow (reformer and lawyer)
  • George Monroe (photographer) mentor to George Eastman (photograher and inventor)
  • William Lloyd Garrison (US abolitionist) mentor to Frederick Douglass (foremost US Black leader of the 19th century)

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1850-1902), leader of the US suffrage movement, was a mentor to Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), women's rights activist.

  • Mercy Otis Warren mentor to Abigail Adams
  • Barbara Miller Solomon (women's rights advocate) described as mentor to many women
  • Jeanne Caroline Smith Carr (feminist, botanist) mentor to John Muir (poet, naturalist)
  • Anne Sullivan mentor to Helen Keller
  • Eugene V. Debs mentor to John Gardner
  • Walter Reuther (former president of the United Auto Workers union) mentor to Leonard Freel Woodcock (American labor leader)
  • Zellig Harris (linguistics professor) mentor to Noam Chomsky (writer, political activist)
  • George Stigler and Milton Friedman (economists) mentors to Gary Becker (Nobel prize winner in Economics)
  • Ludwig von Mises (economist) mentor to Frederick von Hayek (Nobel laureate economist) and Ronald Reagan (former US president)
  • Frederich von Hayek (Austrian economist) mentor to Jimmy Lai (Hong Kong ebusiness billionaire)
  • Raymond B. Fosdick mentor to John D. Rockefeller
  • Daniel Ford (19th century popular magazine editor) mentor to Francis Bellamy (creator of the US Pledge of Allegiance)

  • John Dewey (philospher and educator) mentor to Sidney Hook (American educator and social activist), George Geiger (Antioch philosophy professor) and Max Eastman
  • Dr. Benge Atlee (Halifax physician) mentor to Dr. Murray Davis

  • Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve is located at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

  • Jean-Martin Charcot (founder of clinical neurology, bio) and Josef Breuer (first to use cathartic method to cure hysteria) mentors to Sigmund Freud
  • Sigmund Freud mentor to C.G. Jung
  • Henry Havelock Ellis (physician, psychologist, author) mentor to Margaret Sanger (pioneer activist for birth control, Bio)

  • Samuel C. Armstrong (Bio) mentor to Booker T. Washington (Bio)

  • John Newton (a former slave trader who became a clergyman and hymn writer including Amazing Grace) mentor to William Wilberforce (politician who led the movement to abolish slavery in Great Britain)

  • Booker T. Washington mentor to William Henry Holtzclaw (founder, Utica Institute)
  • Pastor Jim Lawson and Rev. Melvin Watson mentors to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. mentor to Jesse Jackson and John Lewis (civil rights activist
  • Dr. Benjamin E. Mays mentor to Dr. Martin Luther Ling Jr.
  • Mahatma Gandhi mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Malcolm X mentor to Louis Farrakhan
  • The Beverly Foundation is on Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, California
  • Dr. Alexis Carrel mentor to Charles Lindbergh
  • Richard Hofstader mentor to Lawrence Levine (US historian)
  • Bertrand Russell (Bio) mentor to Karl Ponder (philosopher) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (philosopher)
  • Dale L. Morgan (Mormon historian) mentor to Juanita Brooks and Fawn Brodie (Mormon history scholars)

  • G.I. Gurdjieff (Russian philosopher) mentor to William Charles Segal (painter and magazine publisher) and Olgivanna Wright (wife of Frank Lloyd Wright)
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is a mentor to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

  • Vissarion Belinsky (father of Russian radical intelligentsia) mentor to Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Russian writer)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson mentor to Henry David Thoreau
  • Edward Everett (Unitarian minister) mentor to Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Dr. Samuel Johnson mentor to James Boswell
  • Alfred North Whitehead (philosopher, mathematician, author, Process and Reality) mentor to Susanne Knauth Langer (philosopher, author Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling)
  • Hermann Hesse mentor to Hans Carossa (German poet and novelist)
  • Thomas Cromwell mentor to Richard Grafton (16th century London publisher and printer)
  • Junipero Serra (Spanish missionary) mentor to Francisco Palou (Franciscan historian)
  • You can see Mentor Street in Kouts, Indiana from the Erie-Lackawana railroad tracks
  • José Tomás Canales (Texas historian) mentor to Carlos Castaña (mystic, anthropologist)

  • Franćois Mitterrand (1916-1996), 21st President of France is a mentor to Franćois Hollande, 24th French President
  • Annie Besant (English social reformer and theosophist) mentor to Jiddu Krishnamurti (Indian religious figure)
  • Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams (British envoy) mentor to Catherine II (Empress of Russia)
  • Thomas Becket mentor to King Henry II
  • Cardinal Richelieu (French prelate and statesman) mentor to Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin (French poet and dramatist) and Cardinal Jules Mazarin (First Minister of France under Louis XIV)
  • Michel de Montaigne (French Renaissance thinker and writer Bio) mentor to Marie de Bournay
  • Margaret of Navarre mentor to Bonaventure Des Périers (French humanist)
  • Marie de' Medici mentor to Cardinal Richelieu (Armand Jean du Plessis, duc de Richelieu)
  • Sir Richard Rees mentor to George Orwell
  • John Stuart Mill mentor to Jeremy Bentham
  • Prince von Metternich mentor to Friedrich Gentz and Francis Joseph (Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary)
  • John Cateret (Earl of Granville) mentor to King George II
  • John Stuart (Third Earl of Bute Bio) mentor to King George III
  • Robert Carr (Viscount of Rochester and Earl of Somerset) mentor to Sir Thomas Overbury (English writer imprisoned in the Tower and poisoned by Lady Essex)
  • King Louis I (Poland) mentor to Charles of Durazzo (conquerer of Naples)
  • Augustin de Robespierre mentor to Napoleon Bonaparte
  • HMS Mentor (an 18th century British Navy ship)
  • "The Mentor" (An American magazine published 1913-1931)

  • Archimedes mentor to Galileo
  • Galileo mentor to Ferdinand II (Grand Duke of Tuscany) and Evangelista Torricelli (inventor of the barometer)
  • Lorenzo de Medici (Florentine statesman) mentor to Politan (Italian poet)
  • Brunetto Latini mentor to Dante Alighieri (of Firenze)
  • Polybius (Roman explorer) mentor to Scipio Aemilianus (Roman general)
  • Pompey the Great mentor to Marcus Terentius Varro (Roman scholar)
  • Lucius Aelius Sejanus (Praetorian Guard commander) mentor to Pontius Pilate
  • Johann von Staupitz mentor to Martin Luther
  • Julius Caesar mentor to Mark Antony and Caius Trebonius (Roman politician)
  • Julian (4th century Roman emperor) mentor to Eutropius (Roman historian)
  • Flavius Stilicho (Roman general) mentor to Claudian (Roman poet)
  • Euphronius (Bishop of Tours) mentor to Georgius Florentius (St. Gregory of Tours)

  • Elijah mentor to Elisha (Israelite prophet)
  • Saul (first king of the ancient Hebrews) mentor to David (king of ancient Israel)
  • Socrates mentor to Plato
  • Aristotle mentor to Alexander the Great
  • Antisthenes of Athens mentor to Diogenes
  • Merlin mentor to King Arthur
  • Leucippus (philosopher) mentor to Democritus (Greek philosopher who devised the atomic theory of the universe, also known as the Laughing Philospher)
  • Chiron mentor to Odysseus
  • Aristaeus (Greek mythology figure who invented beekeeping) mentored by nymphs
GWB
George W. Bush: Admires a statue of his mentor, Bob Bullock, who was a Democrat and Lt. Governor of Texas
 
 
RM
Robert Menzies: Australian Prime Minister mentored other leaders
HH
Harold Holt: An Aussie Prime Minister who grew with mentoring
MF
Malcom Fraser: Australian Prime Minister used Holt's mentor
 
HK
Helmut Kohl: Mentored early in his career by Konrad Adenauer
 


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