Alben W. Barkley

1877 - 1956

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Alben William Barkley (; November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was an American lawyer and politician from Kentucky who served as the 35th vice president of the United States from 1949 to 1953 under President Harry S. Truman. In 1905, he was elected to local offices and in 1912 as a U.S. representative. Serving in both houses of Congress, he was a liberal Democrat, supporting President Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom domestic agenda and foreign policy. Endorsing Prohibition and denouncing parimutuel betting, Barkley narrowly lost the Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial primary in 1923 to fellow representative J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alben W. Barkley has received more than 1,465,597 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Alben W. Barkley is the 4,926th most popular politician (up from 5,551st in 2019), the 1,577th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,905th in 2019) and the 111th most popular American Politician.

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Over the past year Alben W. Barkley has had the most page views in the with 164,236 views, followed by Chinese (10,895), and Russian (9,651). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (38,300.00%), Chinese (128.50%), and Malayalam (70.29%)


Among politicians, Alben W. Barkley ranks 4,926 out of 19,576Before him are Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Prince Rahotep, Frank Lentini, Henry the Bearded, Gaetano Bresci, and Sextus Afranius Burrus. After him are Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Nobuyuki Abe, Kaykaus II, An-Nasir Muhammad, Shulgi, and Anna Lindh.

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Among people born in 1877, Alben W. Barkley ranks 35Before him are Plutarco Elías Calles, Ernst von Dohnányi, Aga Khan III, Rudolf Hilferding, Henry Norris Russell, and James Jeans. After him are Princess Auguste of Bavaria, Emil Abderhalden, Endre Ady, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Ulrich Salchow, and Vasil Kolarov. Among people deceased in 1956, Alben W. Barkley ranks 42Before him are William Boeing, Gottfried Benn, Giovanni Papini, Jan Łukasiewicz, Mistinguett, and Alfredo Ferrari. After him are Mahmud Barzanji, Gustave Charpentier, Gianpiero Combi, Walter Sydney Adams, Art Tatum, and Lyonel Feininger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alben W. Barkley ranks 1,577 out of 20,380Before him are Chevy Chase (1943), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Frank Sheeran (1920), and George Wald (1906). After him are Don Ameche (1908), Mark Harmon (1951), Walter Gilbert (1932), Jessica Chastain (1977), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), and Roger B. Chaffee (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Alben W. Barkley ranks 111Before him are Charles G. Dawes (1865), Aaron Burr (1756), George Clinton (1739), Red Cloud (1822), Kalākaua (1836), and Walter Mondale (1928). After him are Henry L. Stimson (1867), Conrad Hilton (1887), Harvey Milk (1930), Caroline Kennedy (1957), Mitt Romney (1947), and Chief Seattle (1786).