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 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 691,157 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Edwin Stanton is the 12,636th most popular politician (down from 12,164th in 2019), the 6,605th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,224th in 2019) and the 415th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Edwin Stanton ranks 12,636 out of 15,710Before him are Ali Treki, Vlastimil Tusar, Jyoti Basu, Günther Oettinger, Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, and Mogens Lykketoft. After him are Manfred Stolpe, John Boehner, William McMahon, Joan of Acre, Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, and Gianni De Michelis.

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Among people born in 1814, Edwin Stanton ranks 54Before him are Gustav Hartlaub, Hervé Faye, Oskar Kolberg, Franz Josef Ruprecht, Amalia Lindegren, and Nicolaas Beets. After him are Samuel J. Tilden, Dimitrios Valvis, José Posada Herrera, Lorenzo Snow, John C. Pemberton, and Charles Mackay. Among people deceased in 1869, Edwin Stanton ranks 43Before him are Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov, Otto Jahn, George Peabody, Peter Mark Roget, Pyotr Anjou, and Jean René Constant Quoy. After him are Alexander Dreyschock, Mary Ward, Diomidis Kyriakos, Charles Sturt, Robert J. Walker, and William P. Fessenden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin Stanton ranks 6,605 out of 15,968Before him are Bob Sapp (1973), Maura Tierney (1965), Tabitha King (1949), Paul McCrane (1961), Billy Gilbert (1894), and Juanita Moore (1914). After him are John Boehner (1949), John F. MacArthur (1939), Sid Wilson (1977), George Adams (1940), Bernard Hopkins (1965), and Paul A. Rothchild (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Edwin Stanton ranks 415Before him are William Perry (1927), Gary Locke (1950), Harry Cohn (1891), William Colby (1920), Julian Castro (1974), and Richard Henry Lee (1732). After him are John Boehner (1949), James G. Blaine (1830), Owen D. Young (1874), José Graziano da Silva (1949), George Ariyoshi (1926), and Jeane Kirkpatrick (1926).