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Just Like Cory Booker: 9 Other Heroic Political Figures Who've Saved Lives

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has become a viral sensation after he ran into a burning building to save a neighbor. He's even inspired his very own Twitter hashtag.

But Booker isn't the only hero politician around.

From a president who saved dozens from drowning to a congressman who performed CPR at an airport, many of our political leaders have had illustrious and inspiring pasts. Heimlich maneuvers, organ donations and catching thieves -- these brave men and women have done it all.

Take a look at the nine most heroic politicians in recent history:

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