Benjamin Franklin (1705 – 1790) Diplomat, political activist and inventor, who discovered electricity and invented the Franklin stove. Franklin wrote in his autobiography that he became a vegetarian when he was 16 years old. “Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.” – B. Franklin.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) – Indian nationalist and politician. Gandhi advocated ahimsa – non-violent protest for Indian self-determination. He was also a committed vegetarian, arguing the principle of ahimsa should be applied to animals.
Bill Clinton (1946 – ) US President (1992-2000) After health scares in the late 2000s, Clinton made the switch to veganism saying he changed his diet for health reasons.