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Barbara Jordan

1936 - 1996

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Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator, and politician. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives, and one of the first two African Americans elected to the U.S. House from the former Confederacy since 1901, alongside Andrew Young of Georgia. Jordan is known for her opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee hearings during the impeachment process against Richard Nixon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Jordan has received more than 1,566,766 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Barbara Jordan is the 16,196th most popular politician (down from 14,528th in 2019), the 10,583rd most popular biography from United States (up from 10,975th in 2019) and the 702nd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Barbara Jordan ranks 16,196 out of 15,577Before her are William Fox, Paul Manafort, Khamis Gaddafi, Jan Halvarsson, Jorge Del Castillo, and Klaus Tschütscher. After her are Aminata Touré, Mariann Fischer Boel, Gianuario Carta, Roland Burris, Asha-Rose Migiro, and Jens Spahn.

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Among people born in 1936, Barbara Jordan ranks 466Before her are Lídia Sákovicsné Dömölky, Robert F. Overmyer, Charles Dierkop, Billy Higgins, Ferenc Németh, and Akwasi Afrifa. After her are Adrian Smith, Dave Allen, Yoshihisa Yoshikawa, George Voinovich, Don Cornelius, and George Eastham. Among people deceased in 1996, Barbara Jordan ranks 283Before her are Dave Schultz, Fulvio Nesti, Adelaide Lambert, Robert F. Overmyer, Jean-Claude Piumi, and Mario Savio. After her are Pat Brown, Sverre Sørsdal, Jack Ragland, Jean Muir, Ron Brown, and Audrey Meadows.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Jordan ranks 10,583 out of 18,182Before her are Don L. Lind (1930), Alice Catherine Evans (1881), Gina Rodriguez (1984), William Murrill (1869), Kate Upton (1992), and Tristan Taormino (1971). After her are Kevin Chamberlin (1963), Roland Burris (1937), Bruce C. Murray (1931), Cynthia Ozick (1928), Hiro Yamamoto (1961), and DJ Ashba (1972).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Barbara Jordan ranks 702Before her are Horatio Seymour (1810), Nicholas Katzenbach (1922), Simon Cameron (1799), Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817), Thomas Ewing (1789), and Paul Manafort (1949). After her are Roland Burris (1937), Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1760), Caleb Cushing (1800), Rufus King (1755), William Samuel Johnson (1727), and Mark Hanna (1837).