2006 Top Ten of Polemic for People

Josef Reicha
Josef Reicha (Rejcha) was a Czech cellist, composer and conductor. He was the uncle of composer and music theorist Anton Reicha
Rao Bika
Rao Bika Rathore, was the founder of the Kingdom of Bikaner in present-day Rajasthan. He was a scion of the Rathore clan of Rajputs. He was a son of Rao Jodha, founder of the kingdom of Marwar
Gil Elvgren
Gillette Elvgren was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow, Elvgren studied at the American Academy of Art. He was strongly influenced by the early "pretty girl" illustrators, such as Charles Dana Gibson, Andrew Loomis, and Howard Chandler Christy. Other influences included the Brandywine School founded by Howard Pyle
Josée Helihanta Ramahavalisoa, better known by her stage name Poopy, is a Malagasy pop singer who began singing in 1983. Lonely Planet declared Poopy a "national treasure". She has been active in educating young mothers about breastfeeding their infants as a "nutrition ambassador" for UNICEF
Kanhadadeva was an Indian king belonging to the Chahamana dynasty, who ruled the area around Javalipura. Initially, he ran the administration jointly with his father Samantasimha, and helped ward off invasions from the Delhi Sultanate
Alex Padilla
Alex Padilla is an American politician serving as the junior United States senator from California since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Padilla served as the 32nd secretary of state of California from 2015 to 2021
James Clayton (engineer)
James Clayton MBE was an English mechanical engineer who worked extensively on railway locomotives
Jaswant Singh of Marwar
Jaswant Singh Rathore was a Maharaja of Marwar in the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan. He was a distinguished man of letters and author of "Siddhant-bodh", "Anand Vilas" and "Bhasa-bhusan
Roger Johnson (politician)
Roger Johnson is past president of the National Farmers Union, and the immediate past North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. As of 2021, he is the most recent statewide elected Democrat to serve in the North Dakota state government
John A. Garwood
John Allen Garwood was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly, who represented the state's thirtieth Senate district, including constituents in Stokes, Surry and Wilkes counties, for five terms (1997–2006). A retiree from North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Garwood also served as a county commissioner and as a member of the state House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate