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Clyde Tolson

1900 - 1975

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Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was the second-ranking official of the FBI from 1930 until 1972, from 1947 titled Associate Director, primarily responsible for personnel and discipline. He was the protégé, long-time top deputy, and possible lover of FBI Director J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clyde Tolson has received more than 1,826,177 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Clyde Tolson is the 6,817th most popular politician (up from 7,379th in 2019), the 2,327th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,614th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Clyde Tolson ranks 6,817 out of 15,577Before him are José Antonio Aguirre, Ang Duong, Tughlugh Timur, Manuel Pinto da Costa, Zhang Xun, and Jacob van Artevelde. After him are Alexios II of Trebizond, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Richilde of Provence, Mohammed ben Abdallah, Alexios III of Trebizond, and Anna of Brandenburg.

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Among people born in 1900, Clyde Tolson ranks 88Before him are Camille Chamoun, Ernst Busch, Victor Kugler, Otto Braun, Helene Weigel, and Emanuel Ringelblum. After him are Mervyn LeRoy, Gilbert Ryle, Yvonne de Gaulle, Leonardo Conti, Karin Boye, and Kiyoo Kanda. Among people deceased in 1975, Clyde Tolson ranks 67Before him are Guy Mollet, Per Wahlöö, Franz Six, Lyubov Orlova, William A. Wellman, and Robert Stolz. After him are Michel Simon, Fredric March, Cannonball Adderley, Madeleine Vionnet, Hans Swarowsky, and Hiroshi Ōshima.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clyde Tolson ranks 2,327 out of 18,182Before him are Dean Acheson (1893), David Lane (1938), Edward Weston (1886), Maurice White (1941), Selena (1971), and Donald E. Westlake (1933). After him are Charlie Munger (1924), Michael W. Young (1949), Wade Williams (1961), Sela Ward (1956), Fred Ward (1942), and Kamehameha II (1797).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Clyde Tolson ranks 142Before him are Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Meir Kahane (1932), George Wallace (1919), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), and Paul Bremer (1941). After him are Kamehameha II (1797), William Joyce (1906), Harry Dexter White (1892), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Daniel Inouye (1924), and John B. Kelly Sr. (1889).