Half the angular Mars presidents had it rising: Both Johnsons, Clinton, Ford, and Trump. They are all quite good examples of the planet (remembering that Ford was a star football player). We also find murders Dan White, Fritz Haarmann, and Winnie Ruth Judd and (joining Trump) aggressive business figures Henry Ford and Heidi Fleiss. There is clearly much ferocious, aggressive, competitive, confident action (and often physicality) with this Mars rising group.
Mars setting feels different. We still have a couple of presidents (both with strong military careers and one murderer, but also victims of violence. Some of them seem to be in denial of (or actively resisting) the Mars expression, wanting peace or actively ambivalent. This may be too few examples to generalize (so this isn't a "Mars setting" interpretation, just thinking aloud). Examples, in addition to Pres/Gen Washington and Monroe and murderer Gacey include John Lennon, Malcolm X, Lady Gaga, and others.
Mars on MC, among the famous, shows three strong, commanding, willful leaders: Pres. Roosevelt, Pres/Gen Eisenhower, and England's King George III. In contrast, Mars on IC has some of the same flavor but (like Descendant) some weakness (on the one hand) or passive expression (on the other) comes in: Pres. Hoover (who couldn't contain the Great Depression, in contrast to FDR who could). Patty Hearts (who ended up toting a gun but was mostly a victim). Throw in murderer James Holmes and the highly effective, dominating (but covert, behind the scenes) longtime director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, and (with another form of covertness) occultist Israel Regardie.
The minor angles have no particular distinction I can see (and there aren't many). How Mars shows for each is unique to the person, no real commonalities. Incorporating personal cases (not merely the famous) I have many more examples and there does seem a similar EP-WP contrast to what Asc-Dsc and MC-IC have shown, where WP often (not always) has more containment or reticence, or something along those lines. For example, Mars on EP includes a confrontational-toned physical trainer and an aggressive macho gay activist from back in the 'take the fight to the streets at night' days, while some examples of Mars on WP includes two highly accomplished, effective women who, however, prefer a softer personal style. (I suppose I could include the porn actress I know with Mars on WP, whose roles are clearly physical but favoring very passive parts.)
Tentatively: There may be a distinction between (what we might call) the active and passive poles of each angular axis in natal astrology, where Mars needs are equally strong across all angles but the active end (Asc, MC, EP, maybe Z) has a more active identification and forthright, "in your face" expression, while the passive end (Dsc, IC, WP, maybe N) has less identification (maybe active disidentification), containment (with the IC: covert, hidden) as a layer. Just thinking aloud...