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Edwin Stanton

1814 - 1869

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Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 – December 24, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as U.S. Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. Stanton's management helped organize the massive military resources of the North and guide the Union to victory. However, he was criticized by many Union generals, who perceived him as overcautious and micromanaging. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin Stanton has received more than 909,194 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Edwin Stanton is the 14,074th most popular politician (down from 12,617th in 2019), the 6,825th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,601st in 2019) and the 432nd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Edwin Stanton ranks 14,074 out of 15,577Before him are Eric Arturo Delvalle, Mohammad Mirmohammadi, Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu, Adad-shuma-usur, Johan Ferner, and Swithhelm of Essex. After him are Malcolm MacDonald, Pik Botha, Wilferd Madelung, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Georgios Theotokis, and Danny Faure.

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Among people born in 1814, Edwin Stanton ranks 59Before him are Hervé Faye, Gustav Hartlaub, Adolph Tidemand, Franz Josef Ruprecht, Juan Rafael Mora Porras, and Oskar Kolberg. After him are Nicolaas Beets, Ludwig Schläfli, Samuel J. Tilden, Dimitrios Valvis, Charles Mackay, and George-Étienne Cartier. Among people deceased in 1869, Edwin Stanton ranks 48Before him are Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov, George Peabody, Alexander Dreyschock, Mary Ward, and Pyotr Anjou. After him are Peter Mark Roget, Henry Jarvis Raymond, Michael Sars, Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, Diomidis Kyriakos, and Thomas Hodgskin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin Stanton ranks 6,825 out of 18,182Before him are Marilyn Miller (1898), Jenny McCarthy (1972), Al Ernest Garcia (1887), Marion Donovan (1917), Robert Moses (1888), and Gordon Parks (1912). After him are January Jones (1978), Timothy B. Schmit (1947), Raymond T. Odierno (1954), John Norton (1893), Darryl Jones (1961), and Richard Dysart (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Edwin Stanton ranks 432Before him are Bainbridge Colby (1869), Gary Locke (1950), Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann (1933), Johnny Isakson (1944), Dan Bilzerian (1980), and David Rice Atchison (1807). After him are Enoch L. Johnson (1883), Metacomet (1639), Gina Raimondo (1971), John W. Foster (1836), Wilbur Ross (1937), and Raymond E. Brown (1928).