Corazón Aquino was a mathematician and first woman in being president of her country, Philipines.
Alberto Fujimori was president in
Luis Enrique Erro, a Mexican politician was interested in astronomy until the point to found the
Institute of Astrophysics in and the Mexican Mathematical Society. Puebla
Leon Trotsky began studies in mathematics but preferred to follow a career as a social fighter until he was murdered in his house in
Due to the lack of teachers in
during the XIX century, a later on Mexican president Benito Juárez was the mathematics teacher in the village. Oaxaca
Albert Einstein, famous physicist could be the first president of
but he rejected the proposal. Israel
History is full of scientist whose first activity was not science but politics and law. Fourier, Laplace, Borel and Bertrand Russell are remembered by their research in optics, vector calculus, pure mathematics and philosophy but less related with their activities as French revolutionary, Napoleon adviser, French Army minister and part of the English Democratic Party, respectively.
It is a shame that most politicians are far away from science nowadays. If they begin to be interested in physics, mathematics, biology, etcetera, maybe the taxes could be dedicated to education and research.
What is your opinion?