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 pleaded 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 852,141 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Charles Colson is the 13,672nd most popular politician (down from 12,916th in 2019), the 8,622nd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,796th in 2019) and the 550th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles Colson ranks 13,672 out of 15,710Before him are Cathal Brugha, Abdul Qadir Bajamal, Anatoliy Serdyukov, Taneti Mamau, Zlatko Lagumdžija, and Sher Bahadur Deuba. After him are Lipit-Enlil, Pascoal Mocumbi, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Liu Chao-shiuan, Jürgen Trittin, and Stacey Abrams.

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Among people born in 1931, Charles Colson ranks 389Before him are Elliott Belgrave, Anthony Newley, Ernest Schultz, Gianuario Carta, Algis Budrys, and Gordon Pirie. After him are Jimmy Stewart, George Baker, Enrique Hormazábal, Jerry Herman, Mark Midler, and Ricardo Vidal. Among people deceased in 2012, Charles Colson ranks 354Before him are Finn Pedersen, Ronald Stretton, Dick Clark, Piermario Morosini, Leszek Drogosz, and Tony Martin. After him are Jacques Barzun, Corrie Sanders, Emanuel Steward, Oswaldo Payá, Janice E. Voss, and Mark Midler.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Colson ranks 8,622 out of 15,968Before him are Peggy Ann Garner (1932), Ruth Chatterton (1892), D. A. Pennebaker (1925), Raphael Tracey (1904), Ann Dvorak (1911), and Maitland Ward (1977). After him are Diane Ackerman (1948), Ken Starr (1946), Victor Wooten (1964), Hans Reiser (1963), Kenneth Burke (1897), and Debra Mooney (1947).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Charles Colson ranks 550Before him are Thomas Watson Jr. (1914), Michael Hayden (1945), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927), Giorgos Kaminis (1954), Steny Hoyer (1939), and Elizabeth Dole (1936). After him are Stacey Abrams (1973), John Edwards (1953), Rose Cleveland (1846), Susan Rice (1964), Sonny Perdue (1946), and Jeremiah S. Black (1810).