Arlen Specter

1930 - 2012

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Arlen Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) was an American lawyer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1981 to 2011. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. First elected in 1980, he represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arlen Specter has received more than 1,097,189 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Arlen Specter is the 14,406th most popular politician (down from 13,211th in 2019), the 10,577th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,561st in 2019) and the 733rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Arlen Specter ranks 14,406 out of 15,710. Before him are Asha-Rose Migiro, Julia Klöckner, Dagfinn Høybråten, Vera C. Bushfield, Anna Fotyga, and Gao Zhisheng. After him are Jane Irwin Harrison, Kaci Kullmann Five, William Ellery, Robert F. Wagner, Vít Jedlička, and Vikas Swarup.

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Among people born in 1930, Arlen Specter ranks 468Before him are Stuart Williams, Jim Nabors, M. Balamuralikrishna, Norman Podhoretz, Abdalqadir as-Sufi, and Joan Sims. After him are Barry Unsworth, Wendy Beckett, Don Edmunds, Ivy Dumont, Charles Correa, and Timothy Findley. Among people deceased in 2012, Arlen Specter ranks 394Before him are Eduard Ivanov, Don Cornelius, Mike Kelley, Robert Bork, Frederica Sagor Maas, and Bob Boozer. After him are Barry Unsworth, Vladimir Astapovsky, Gary Collins, Ronnie Montrose, Alexander Dale Oen, and Tommy Godwin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Arlen Specter ranks 10,577 out of 15,968. Before him are Jeff Bennett (1962), Oscar Micheaux (1884), Michael Landes (1972), Vera C. Bushfield (1889), Uri Caine (1956), and Martin David Kruskal (1925). After him are Charles Dierkop (1936), Big Boss Man (1963), Anya Taylor-Joy (1996), James Iha (1968), Bill Mumy (1954), and Jane Irwin Harrison (1804).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Arlen Specter ranks 733Before him are Patricia Roberts Harris (1924), Edward Rutledge (1749), Andrew Yang (1975), Trent Lott (1941), Slade Gorton (1928), and Vera C. Bushfield (1889). After him are Jane Irwin Harrison (1804), William Ellery (1727), Isidore Mankofsky (1931), Deval Patrick (1956), Gifford Pinchot (1865), and John Conyers (1929).