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12 political figures who made major career changes

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 13: For many people who embark on a political career, ending up in the White House is the ultimate goal. But even if you do land a position at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., a lifetime career in politics isn’t guaranteed. These politicians all made it high up in the political ranks, but decided to make major career changes when their terms ended — sometimes by choice, and others not so much.

12 political figures who made major career changes

For many people who embark on a political career, ending up in the White House is the ultimate goal. But even if you do land a position at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., a lifetime career in politics isn’t guaranteed.

These politicians all made it high up in the political ranks, but decided to make major career changes when their terms ended — sometimes by choice, and others not so much. Click or swipe through to see them all. 

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