Fred Thompson

1942 - 2015

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Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, actor and radio personality. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1994 to 2003; Thompson was a candidate in the 2008 presidential primaries. He also chaired the International Security Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of State, was a member of the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a Visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, specializing in national security and intelligence.As an actor, Thompson appeared in a number of movies and television shows including The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard 2, In the Line of Fire, and Cape Fear, as well as in commercials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Thompson has received more than 3,318,944 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Fred Thompson is the 11,154th most popular politician (up from 11,178th in 2019), the 4,856th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,786th in 2019) and the 305th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Fred Thompson ranks 11,154 out of 15,710Before him are Andronikos Doukas Angelos, Ahmed al-Mirghani, Francesco Bartolozzi, Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Stephen II of Croatia, and Sargent Shriver. After him are Harihara I, Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg, Grigory Gershuni, Boris Gryzlov, Franz Nissl, and Kurigalzu II.

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Among people born in 1942, Fred Thompson ranks 303Before him are Bo Johansson, Johny Schleck, Joaquim Rifé, José Serra, Claude Miller, and Lupe Ontiveros. After him are Dick Parry, Jean Ping, Huey P. Newton, Valentin Lebedev, Gregorio Rosa Chávez, and Sterling Morrison. Among people deceased in 2015, Fred Thompson ranks 208Before him are Charles Pasqua, Giacomo Biffi, Henri Coppens, Karl-Erik Palmér, Ahmed Chalabi, and Geoff Duke. After him are Ron Clarke, Ants Antson, Xu Caihou, Betsy Palmer, Dinkha IV, and Alex Rocco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fred Thompson ranks 4,856 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Coburn (1877), Joss Whedon (1964), Jeanne Crain (1925), Dusty Hill (1949), Sargent Shriver (1915), and Maclyn McCarty (1911). After him are Steve Zahn (1967), Ann Curtis (1926), Joan Blondell (1906), Merle Haggard (1937), Francis Scott Key (1779), and Mark Pellegrino (1965).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Fred Thompson ranks 305Before him are William Wirt (1772), Jane Dee Hull (1935), Horace Greeley (1811), Daniel Webster (1782), Gus Hall (1910), and Sargent Shriver (1915). After him are Jill Biden (1951), Sandra Day O'Connor (1930), Bruce Rauner (1957), W. Averell Harriman (1891), Larry O'Brien (1917), and Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (1964).