Barbara Jordan

1936 - 1996

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Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. Jordan is known for her eloquent 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 1,255,204 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Barbara Jordan is the 14,554th most popular politician (down from 13,358th in 2019), the 10,999th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,941st in 2019) and the 775th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Barbara Jordan ranks 14,554 out of 15,710Before her are Anthony Weiner, Yelena Serova, Jim Bunning, Robert M. T. Hunter, Loretta Lynch, and Ben Cardin. After her are Antonio Villaraigosa, Maia Panjikidze, Nadiya Savchenko, Zambiya, Emmanuel Nadingar, and Magomedsalam Magomedov.

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Among people born in 1936, Barbara Jordan ranks 416Before her are Don Cornelius, Adrian Smith, Akwasi Afrifa, Gerry Ashmore, Charles Dierkop, and Levi Stubbs. After her are Alan Hodgkinson, Jimmy Ruffin, Jackie Lewis, Bob Graham, Sue Ane Langdon, and Freddy Cannon. Among people deceased in 1996, Barbara Jordan ranks 248Before her are Allenby Chilton, Jean Muir, Barney Ewell, Tommy Lawton, Audrey Meadows, and Vince Edwards. After her are Sultan Rahi, Ron Brown, Dunc Gray, Sim Iness, Dana Hill, and Jonathan Larson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Jordan ranks 10,999 out of 15,968Before her are Sonequa Martin-Green (1985), Loretta Lynch (1959), Susan Glaspell (1876), Jessica Meir (1977), Katrina Leskanich (1960), and Ben Cardin (1943). After her are Lynne Thigpen (1948), Andrea Mead Lawrence (1932), Antonio Villaraigosa (1953), Robert Hoffman (1980), Betty Thomas (1948), and Wood Harris (1969).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Barbara Jordan ranks 775Before her are William Gibbs McAdoo (1863), Anthony Weiner (1964), Jim Bunning (1931), Robert M. T. Hunter (1809), Loretta Lynch (1959), and Ben Cardin (1943). After her are Antonio Villaraigosa (1953), Butch Otter (1942), Tom Daschle (1947), Thad Cochran (1937), Happy Chandler (1898), and Don Young (1933).