Aldrich Ames

1941 - Today

Aldrich Ames

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, United States. Ames was formerly 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 2,076,419 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 112th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Aldrich Ames ranks 112 out of 182Before him are Jonathan Wild, Nedeljko Čabrinović, Joseph Valachi, David Berkowitz, Mary Bell, and John Bodkin Adams. After him are Leopold and Loeb, Richard Ramirez, Harold Shipman, Robert Hansen, Dennis Rader, and Bugs Moran.

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Among people born in 1941, Aldrich Ames ranks 191Before him are Chucho Valdés, Richie Havens, Wilson Pickett, Ignazio Giunti, Hernando de Soto Polar, and Dirk Frimout. After him are Robert Guéï, Bohdan Stupka, Federico Faggin, Edmund Stoiber, Patricio Guzmán, and Mariangela Melato.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Aldrich Ames ranks 3,134 out of 12,171Before him are Claire Trevor (1910), Aaron Russo (1943), Norman Taurog (1899), Joshua Fishman (1926), Renée Taylor (1933), and Dan Castellaneta (1957). After him are Emmylou Harris (1947), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Julie London (1926), Patti Page (1927), Stone Cold Steve Austin (1964), and Kamehameha IV (1834).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Aldrich Ames ranks 37Before him are Andrew Cunanan (1969), Charles Whitman (1941), Patty Hearst (1954), Stand Watie (1806), Joseph Valachi (1904), and David Berkowitz (1953). After him are Leopold and Loeb (1905), Richard Ramirez (1960), Robert Hansen (1939), Dennis Rader (1945), Bugs Moran (1893), and Louis Farrakhan (1933).