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Harry Dexter White

1892 - 1948

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Harry Dexter White (October 29, 1892 – August 16, 1948) was a senior U.S. Treasury department official. Working closely with the Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr., he helped set American financial policy toward the Allies of World War II. He was later accused of espionage by passing information to the Soviet Union.He was a senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference that established the postwar economic order. He dominated the conference, and his vision of post-war financial institutions mostly prevailed over those of John Maynard Keynes, the British representative who was the other main founder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Dexter White has received more than 647,068 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Harry Dexter White is the 6,886th most popular politician (up from 7,776th in 2019), the 2,349th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,779th in 2019) and the 145th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Harry Dexter White ranks 6,886 out of 15,577Before him are Robert I, Latin Emperor, Ruslan Khasbulatov, Enrique Bolaños, Jânio Quadros, Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, and Ælle of Sussex. After him are Chadae of Goguryeo, Vlad Călugărul, Jacques Thibaud, Demades, Theodoric I, Margrave of Meissen, and Drogo of Champagne.

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Among people born in 1892, Harry Dexter White ranks 94Before him are Stanisław Sosabowski, Erich Brandenberger, Guo Moruo, Charles Vanel, Konstantin Paustovsky, and Alice Ball. After him are Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Ludwig Crüwell, Helmuth Plessner, Dietrich von Saucken, Gustav-Adolf von Zangen, and Vita Sackville-West. Among people deceased in 1948, Harry Dexter White ranks 63Before him are Josef Bühler, Béla Miklós, Princess Henriette of Belgium, Egon Kisch, Mitsumasa Yonai, and Tony Garnier. After him are Princess Marie Louise of Hanover, Solomon Mikhoels, Manuel Ponce, Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, Jacques Feyder, and Radola Gajda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Dexter White ranks 2,349 out of 18,182Before him are Chris Noth (1954), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Katy Perry (1984), Lester Young (1909), Robert B. Laughlin (1950), and Annie Oakley (1860). After him are Stefanie Powers (1942), Daniel Stern (1957), Grace Moore (1898), Harry Nilsson (1941), Bill Gates Sr. (1925), and Karen Carpenter (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Harry Dexter White ranks 145Before him are George Wallace (1919), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), Paul Bremer (1941), Clyde Tolson (1900), Kamehameha II (1797), and William Joyce (1906). After him are Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Daniel Inouye (1924), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), William H. Seward (1801), Leo Ryan (1925), and James Baker (1930).