nonpolitician

noun
non·pol·i·ti·cian | \ ˌnän-ˌpä-lə-ˈti-shən \
plural nonpoliticians

Definition of nonpolitician 

: someone who is not a politician Perot's status as a nonpolitician was tremendously appealing to these voters. They saw him as a man of action—which politicians, almost by definition, are not. —Guy Molyneux and William Schneider

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Last week, Trump described the lawsuit as a political attack by New York Democrats, although the current New York attorney general, Underwood, is a nonpolitician who was appointed to her post. David A. Fahrenthold, chicagotribune.com, "The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect information," 22 June 2018 Blair is the only nonpolitician among the six Democrats vying to succeed longtime County Executive Isiah Leggett, who is retiring after three terms. Jennifer Barrios, Washington Post, "Union-funded group airs attack ad against David Blair in Montgomery," 15 June 2018 Plutarch makes for easier reading than Thucydides, but both have much to teach politicians and nonpoliticians alike about resolving conflict. WSJ, "As a Political Guide, It’s Hard to Beat Thucydides," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonpolitician

1840, in the meaning defined above

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