Elliot Richardson

1920 - 1999

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Elliot Lee Richardson (July 20, 1920 – December 31, 1999) was an American lawyer and public servant who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. As U.S. Attorney General, he was a prominent figure in the Watergate Scandal, and resigned rather than obey President Nixon's order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1970 to 1973, Secretary of Defense from January to May 1973, Attorney General from May to October 1973, and Secretary of Commerce from 1976 to 1977. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elliot Richardson has received more than 558,600 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Elliot Richardson is the 13,868th most popular politician (down from 13,057th in 2019), the 9,123rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,144th in 2019) and the 598th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Elliot Richardson ranks 13,868 out of 15,710Before him are I. I. Chundrigar, Ted Stevens, Dominic Raab, Payne Stewart, Khentkaus II, and Philipp Rösler. After him are Jorge Quiroga, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Waldemar Pawlak, Jose Maria Sison, Erwin Huber, and Bjarni Benediktsson.

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Among people born in 1920, Elliot Richardson ranks 321Before him are Keith Andrews, Shelly Manne, Arthur Wint, Man Mohan Adhikari, Simon Pimenta, and Wayne Thiebaud. After him are Duncan Hamilton, James Aloysius Hickey, Doug Serrurier, Vera Ralston, Kamisese Mara, and Keith Andes. Among people deceased in 1999, Elliot Richardson ranks 220Before him are Man Mohan Adhikari, Enrique Hormazábal, Brian Shawe-Taylor, Clayton Moore, Yuriy Istomin, and Payne Stewart. After him are Jorge Góngora, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, János Parti, Rick Rude, Bailey Olter, and Jack Lynch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elliot Richardson ranks 9,123 out of 15,968Before him are Vicki Draves (1924), Daniel Kinsey (1902), Danny Masterson (1976), Payne Stewart (1957), Kathryn Hahn (1974), and Christian Serratos (1990). After him are Pat Carroll (1927), Elwyn Berlekamp (1940), Chris Elliott (1960), John Perry Barlow (1947), Alma Rubens (1897), and Elliott Coues (1842).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Elliot Richardson ranks 598Before him are Hiram Johnson (1866), Herbert H. Lehman (1878), William H. Webster (1924), John Adams Dix (1798), Ted Stevens (1923), and Payne Stewart (1957). After him are Eric Holder (1951), Philip Schuyler (1733), Peyton Randolph (1721), Patrick M. Shanahan (1962), Francis James Child (1825), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989).