Who are some famous Eagle Scouts?


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Gerald R. Ford Jr., L. Ron Hubbard and Stephen Spielberg were all Boy Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout. All three of them only became notable after earning the Eagle Scout rank.

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Gerald R. Ford was the 38th president of the United States, serving in the position from 1974 to 1977. Gerald R. Ford became the vice president under Richard Nixon in 1973 after Nixon's original vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned from the position before pleading no contest to criminal charges from crimes committed during his time as the governor of Maryland. Ford later became the President after Richard Nixon resigned due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

L. Ron Hubbard was a science fiction and fantasy writer, creator of the Dianetics system and the founder of the Church of Scientology. He has been cited by the Smithsonian as one of the 100 Most Significant Americans of all time and one of the 10 most influential religious figures of all time. He was born in 1911 and lived until 1986.

Steven Spielberg is the highest grossing director of all time, with his films reaching an unadjusted gross of more than $9 billion worldwide, as of 2015. He is the cofounder of DreamWorks Studios. Spielberg won an Academy Award for Best Director twice, for "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan."

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