Frank Knox

1874 - 1944

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William Franklin Knox (January 1, 1874 – April 28, 1944) was an American politician, newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. On December 7, 1941, Knox flanked by his assistant John O’Keefe walked into Roosevelt's White House study at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST announcing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Knox has received more than 237,397 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Frank Knox is the 13,312th most popular politician (down from 12,328th in 2019), the 7,772nd most popular biography from United States (down from 6,524th in 2019) and the 504th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Frank Knox ranks 13,312 out of 15,710. Before him are George Pataki, Karim Massimov, Josef Holeček, Dimitar Stanchov, Steingrímur Steinþórsson, and Marija Pejčinović Burić. After him are Aneurin Bevan, Salustiano de Olózaga y Almandoz, Nagamichi Kuroda, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Hilla Limann, and Harry Mallin.

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Among people born in 1874, Frank Knox ranks 153Before him are José de Amézola y Aspizúa, Amy Lowell, Grantley Goulding, Mary Garden, Charles R. Knight, and Sergey Lebedev. After him are Conrad Magnusson, Hjalmar Johansson, Charles A. Beard, Cathal Brugha, James Juvenal, and Vagn Walfrid Ekman. Among people deceased in 1944, Frank Knox ranks 221Before him are Grigore Antipa, Charles Dana Gibson, David Prain, Katri Vala, George Herriman, and Arthur Smith Woodward. After him are Stephen Leacock, Eoin O'Duffy, Georg Dascher, Toni Merkens, Mary Adela Blagg, and C. V. Boys.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Knox ranks 7,772 out of 15,968. Before him are Wendie Malick (1950), Jimmy Carl Black (1938), Reba McEntire (1955), Taylor Schilling (1984), Arlo Guthrie (1947), and William Zabka (1965). After him are Tess Harper (1950), Herbert Friedman (1916), A Martinez (1948), Mary Katharine Brandegee (1844), Scott Hall (1958), and Jack Shea (1910).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Frank Knox ranks 504Before him are Lewis Cass (1782), William Barr (1950), Roger B. Taney (1777), William M. Evarts (1818), David Rice Atchison (1807), and George Pataki (1945). After him are Simon Guggenheim (1867), Mike Lee (1971), George Hearst (1820), Francis Hopkinson (1737), Steven Mnuchin (1962), and Tim Kaine (1958).