Allen Dulles

1893 - 1969

Allen Dulles

Allen Welsh Dulles (; April 7, 1893 – January 29, 1969) was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and its longest-serving director to date. As head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the early Cold War, he oversaw the 1953 Iranian coup d'état, the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, the Lockheed U-2 aircraft program, the Project MKUltra mind control program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He was dismissed by John F. Kennedy over the latter fiasco. Dulles was one of the members of the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of John F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allen Dulles has received more than 1,182,020 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,454th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Allen Dulles ranks 3,432 out of 14,801Before him are Olave Baden-Powell, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, Louis I, Duke of Bavaria, George Papandreou, Kusunoki Masashige, and Vojtech Tuka. After him are Ōkubo Toshimichi, Emperor Go-Hanazono, Coluccio Salutati, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, and Philetaerus.

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Among people born in 1893, Allen Dulles ranks 38Before him are Viktor Shklovsky, Fritz Perls, Walter Baade, Lillian Gish, Jomo Kenyatta, and Lili Boulanger. After him are Hermann Balck, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Miroslav Krleža, Raymond Loewy, Qazi Muhammad, and Ernst Toller. Among people deceased in 1969, Allen Dulles ranks 34Before him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Princess Alice of Battenberg, B. Traven, Itzhak Stern, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, and Wacław Sierpiński. After him are Josef von Sternberg, Alexandra David-Néel, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Moïse Tshombe, Vjekoslav Luburić, and Robert Taylor.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Allen Dulles ranks 1,094 out of 12,171Before him are Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Mario Lanza (1921), Meg Ryan (1961), Louis Ignarro (1941), James Avery (1945), and George Papandreou (1952). After him are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Robert Wise (1914), Dr. Dre (1965), and James Horner (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Allen Dulles ranks 87Before him are Harvey Milk (1930), Steve Bannon (null), Albert Pike (1809), Hiram Bingham III (1875), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), and George Papandreou (1952). After him are Condoleezza Rice (1954), John Foster Dulles (1888), Red Cloud (1822), Cordell Hull (1871), George Clinton (1739), and Tecumseh (1768).