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Donald Rumsfeld

1932 - 2021

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Donald Henry Rumsfeld (July 9, 1932 – June 29, 2021) was an American politician, government official and businessman who served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under president Gerald Ford, and again from 2001 to 2006 under President George W. Bush. He was both the youngest and the oldest secretary of defense. Additionally, Rumsfeld was a four-term U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1963–1969), director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (1969–1970), counselor to the president (1969–1973), the U.S. Representative to NATO (1973–1974), and the White House Chief of Staff (1974–1975). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Rumsfeld has received more than 7,457,999 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Donald Rumsfeld is the 2,013th most popular politician (down from 1,966th in 2019), the 621st most popular biography from United States (up from 664th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Politician.

Donald Rumsfeld is most famous for his role as Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration. He was a key player in the American response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent invasion of Iraq.

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Among politicians, Donald Rumsfeld ranks 2,013 out of 15,577Before him are Biljana Plavšić, Boris I of Bulgaria, Emeric, King of Hungary, George of Poděbrady, Emperor Taizong of Song, and Jayavarman VII. After him are Emperor Shenzong of Song, Rupert, King of Germany, 1st Dalai Lama, Li Zicheng, Gaius Octavius, and Hongzhi Emperor.

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Among people born in 1932, Donald Rumsfeld ranks 32Before him are Miriam Makeba, Camilo Cienfuegos, Michel Legrand, Anthony Perkins, François Englert, and Carlos Saura. After him are Ted Kennedy, Adolfo Suárez, Ellen Burstyn, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Vladimir Ivashko, and Valentino. Among people deceased in 2021, Donald Rumsfeld ranks 29Before him are Nathalie Delon, Wilbur Smith, Richard Rogers, Sonny Chiba, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Lars Vilks. After him are Carlos Menem, Anne Rice, Abimael Guzmán, Bernard Haitink, Steven Weinberg, and Hans Küng.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald Rumsfeld ranks 621 out of 18,182Before him are Buddy Holly (1936), Priscilla Presley (1945), Rod Steiger (1925), Ron Perlman (1950), Francis Gary Powers (1929), and Gloria Gaynor (1947). After him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Ted Kennedy (1932), Jeff Goldblum (1952), Donna Summer (1948), Telly Savalas (1922), and Jonas Salk (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Donald Rumsfeld ranks 67Before him are John Kerry (1943), Bernie Sanders (1941), James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Boris Johnson (1964), and Jim Mattis (1950). After him are Ted Kennedy (1932), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Bill de Blasio (1961), Kamehameha I (1758), and Eliot Ness (1903).