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Fred M. Vinson

1890 - 1953

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Frederick "Fred" Moore Vinson (January 22, 1890 – September 8, 1953) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 13th chief justice of the United States from 1946 until his death in 1953. Vinson was one of the few Americans to have served in all three branches of the U.S. government. Before becoming chief justice, Vinson served as a U.S. Representative from Kentucky from 1924 to 1928 and 1930 to 1938, as a federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1938 to 1943, and as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1945 to 1946. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, Vinson pursued a legal career and served in the U.S. Army during World War I. After the war, he served as the Commonwealth's Attorney for the Thirty-Second Judicial District of Kentucky before winning election to the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred M. Vinson has received more than 602,259 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Fred M. Vinson is the 15,883rd most popular politician (down from 13,891st in 2019), the 9,795th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,233rd in 2019) and the 636th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Fred M. Vinson ranks 15,883 out of 15,577Before him are Daniel Ona Ondo, Jerzy Szmajdziński, Nur Misuari, Ion Chicu, Ghiță Licu, and Kamisese Mara. After him are Pascoal Mocumbi, Andriy Sadovyi, Richard Blumenthal, Ted Kaufman, Bjarni Benediktsson, and Adam Papée.

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Among people born in 1890, Fred M. Vinson ranks 213Before him are Albert Zürner, Lewis H. Brereton, Samu Fóti, Bess Meredyth, Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, and Angelo Zorzi. After him are May Allison, Clara Kimball Young, Frank Forde, Harry Pollitt, Marjorie Main, and Marc Connelly. Among people deceased in 1953, Fred M. Vinson ranks 164Before him are Asaf Ali, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Robert Stangland, David Curtiss Munson, Albert Coates, and Robert G. Vignola. After him are Norman Ross, Sophia Hayden, Alex James, Ethel Muckelt, Paul Niggli, and Roland Young.

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Among people born in United States, Fred M. Vinson ranks 9,795 out of 18,182Before him are Oscar Apfel (1878), John La Farge (1835), Pauline Bush (1886), Erin Heatherton (1989), Titian Peale (1799), and Jay O. Sanders (1953). After him are Tony Cox (1958), Nelson Eddy (1901), Juli Ashton (1969), Scott Baio (1960), Shelley Morrison (1936), and Ward Kimball (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Fred M. Vinson ranks 636Before him are Spark Matsunaga (1916), Ted Sorensen (1928), John Henninger Reagan (1818), John Brown Gordon (1832), Elliot Richardson (1920), and Peyton Randolph (1721). After him are Richard Blumenthal (1946), Ted Kaufman (1939), Susan Collins (1952), Lorenzo Snow (1814), Tim Kaine (1958), and Fitzhugh Lee (1835).