Aldrich Ames

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Aldrich Hazen Ames (; born May 26, 1941) is an American former CIA counterintelligence officer who was convicted of espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union and Russia in 1994. He is serving a life sentence, without the possibility of parole, in the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aldrich Ames has received more than 4,311,504 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Aldrich Ames is the 124th most popular extremist (down from 112th in 2019), the 2,732nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,512th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Aldrich Ames ranks 124 out of 283Before him are Delphine LaLaurie, Aslan Usoyan, Frank Nitti, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, and Elisabeth Becker. After him are David Berkowitz, Alexandros Koryzis, Stephen Paddock, Rodney Alcala, Joaquin Murrieta, and Rafael Caro Quintero.

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Among people born in 1941, Aldrich Ames ranks 165Before him are Andrés García, Beniamino Stella, Sigmar Polke, Richard Holbrooke, Maurice White, and Reine Wisell. After him are Robert Guéï, Na Moon-hee, Tom Fogerty, Yuri Norstein, Josep Maria Fusté, and Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Aldrich Ames ranks 2,732 out of 20,380Before him are Billy Drago (1945), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Ronald Lauder (1944), Perry King (1948), J. P. Guilford (1897), and Bobby McFerrin (1950). After him are Michael Nouri (1945), Don Henley (1947), Paul Guilfoyle (1949), Sue Lyon (1946), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), and David Berkowitz (1953).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Aldrich Ames ranks 33Before him are Whitey Bulger (1929), Robert Hansen (1939), Barry Seal (1939), Richard Ramirez (1960), Baruch Goldstein (1956), and Delphine LaLaurie (1787). After him are David Berkowitz (1953), Stephen Paddock (1953), Rodney Alcala (1943), Robert Stroud (1890), Charles Whitman (1941), and Richard Chase (1950).