Charles Colson

1931 - 2012

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Charles Wendell Colson (October 16, 1931 – April 21, 2012), generally referred to as Chuck Colson, was an American attorney and political advisor who served as Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1970. Once known as President Nixon's "hatchet man", Colson gained notoriety at the height of the Watergate scandal, for being named as one of the Watergate Seven, and also for pleading guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defame Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg. In 1974 he served seven months in the federal Maxwell Prison in Alabama, as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges.Colson became an evangelical Christian in 1973. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Colson has received more than 986,838 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Charles Colson is the 15,681st most popular politician (down from 13,647th in 2019), the 9,347th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,607th in 2019) and the 605th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles Colson ranks 15,681 out of 15,577Before him are Lagumot Harris, Paweł Edelman, Lilia Podkopayeva, Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, Jacques-Édouard Alexis, and Albert Pahimi Padacké. After him are Nikolai Stepulov, Raymond Basset, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Marco Rubio, Mzilikazi, and Afonso Dhlakama.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Colson ranks 447Before him are Flora Nwapa, Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Walt Davis, Romila Thapar, Anthony Newley, and Gert Hofmann. After him are Enrique Hormazábal, Janice Rule, Nirupa Roy, Ursula Donath, Luciano Tesi, and Gordon Pirie. Among people deceased in 2012, Charles Colson ranks 375Before him are Luke Askew, Jacques Barzun, Phillip V. Tobias, Aldo Maldera, Mitch Lucker, and Ruy de Freitas. After him are Fontella Bass, Boris Razinsky, Mike Kelley, Janice E. Voss, Michael O'Hare, and Terry Callier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Colson ranks 9,347 out of 18,182Before him are Charlie Rose (1942), Lyman Abbott (1835), George Caleb Bingham (1811), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807), Eric Fleming (1925), and Fredric Lehne (1959). After him are Tom Harrell (1946), Natalie Talmadge (1896), Patrick Leonard (1956), Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869), Bitty Schram (1968), and Sheb Wooley (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Charles Colson ranks 605Before him are Howard Baker (1925), John N. Mitchell (1913), John Nelson (1791), Tom Vilsack (1950), Steven Mnuchin (1962), and Julian Castro (1974). After him are Marco Rubio (1971), Peter G. Peterson (1926), Angus King (1944), Gray Davis (1942), William Pinkney (1764), and Priscilla Cooper Tyler (1816).