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Aldrich Ames

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Aldrich Hazen "Rick" Ames (; born May 26, 1941) is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer turned KGB double agent, who was convicted of espionage in 1994. He is serving a life sentence, without the possibility of parole, in the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Ames was a 31-year CIA counterintelligence officer who committed espionage against the U.S. by spying for the Soviet Union and Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aldrich Ames has received more than 3,312,012 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Aldrich Ames is the 114th most popular extremist (down from 102nd in 2019), the 2,518th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,627th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Aldrich Ames ranks 114 out of 209Before him are Jack Unterweger, Wadie Haddad, Baby Face Nelson, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Cleveland Torso Murderer, and Elisabeth Becker. After him are Peter Sutcliffe, Rodney Alcala, Robert Hansen, Mary Ann Cotton, Joseph Bonanno, and Dokka Umarov.

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Among people born in 1941, Aldrich Ames ranks 156Before him are Percy Sledge, Peter Coyote, Paavo Lipponen, Chubby Checker, Eleni Karaindrou, and David Hemmings. After him are Yuri Norstein, Captain Beefheart, Robert D. Putnam, Ahmed Shafik, Jaan Kaplinski, and Chucho Valdés.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Aldrich Ames ranks 2,518 out of 18,182Before him are Thelma Ritter (1902), Dorothea Tanning (1910), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), James Dwight Dana (1813), Ken Mattingly (1936), and Rob Schneider (1963). After him are Kate Millett (1934), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Paul Rudd (1969), Captain Beefheart (1941), Robert D. Putnam (1941), and George Hamilton (1939).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Aldrich Ames ranks 37Before him are David Berkowitz (1953), Whitey Bulger (1929), Charles Whitman (1941), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Andrew Cunanan (1969), and Baby Face Nelson (1908). After him are Rodney Alcala (1943), Robert Hansen (1939), Baruch Goldstein (1956), Joseph Valachi (1904), Sam Giancana (1908), and Leon Czolgosz (1873).