Ed Lee

1952 - 2017

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Edwin Mah Lee (Chinese: 李孟賢; May 5, 1952 – December 12, 2017) was an American politician and attorney who served as the 43rd Mayor of San Francisco from 2011 until his death in 2017, he was the first Asian American to hold the office.Born in Seattle to Chinese-American parents, Lee was a member of the Democratic Party. He took office as San Francisco city administrator in 2005 and was appointed on January 11, 2011, by the Board of Supervisors to serve out the remaining term of former mayor Gavin Newsom after Newsom resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of California. On November 8, 2011, he won the election to serve a full term as mayor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Lee has received more than 126,573 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ed Lee is the 14,039th most popular politician (down from 13,221st in 2019), the 9,600th most popular biography from United States and the 647th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Ed Lee ranks 14,039 out of 15,710Before him are Oh Se-hoon, Maria Zakharova, Imangali Tasmagambetov, Clement Arrindell, Jaswant Singh, and Angus King. After him are Dick Quax, Françoise Nyssen, Govan Mbeki, Monique Ohsan Bellepeau, Christophe Castaner, and Zurab Noghaideli.

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Among people born in 1952, Ed Lee ranks 458Before him are Patrick Gaillard, Susan Dey, James P. Bagian, C. J. Sansom, Rick Scott, and Albert Camille Vital. After him are Shakti Kapoor, Asma Jahangir, Rudolf Kargus, Vladimir Nevzorov, Bill Belichick, and Andrzej Fischer. Among people deceased in 2017, Ed Lee ranks 449Before him are George Steele, Miguel Ángel Loayza, George Mostow, Graham Taylor, Bobby Heenan, and Henri Emmanuelli. After him are Richard Wilbur, Viktor Kupreichik, Marc Baecke, Nancy Dupree, Rhodri Morgan, and Peter Sallis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Lee ranks 9,600 out of 15,968Before him are Ellen S. Baker (1953), Don L. Lind (1930), Kate Upton (1992), Angus King (1944), Alicia Coppola (1968), and George Saling (1909). After him are Sam Balter (1909), George Clayton Johnson (1929), Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870), Matt Lanter (1983), Hiro Yamamoto (1961), and Michael Michele (1966).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Ed Lee ranks 647Before him are Dick Durbin (1944), Barbara Mikulski (1936), Howard Baker (1925), J. Donald Cameron (1833), Rod Blagojevich (1956), and Angus King (1944). After him are Josiah Bartlett (1729), John Lindsay (1921), John Brown Gordon (1832), Betsy DeVos (1958), Susan Collins (1952), and Elihu B. Washburne (1816).