Helen Thomas

1920 - 2013

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Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author, and a long serving member of the White House press corps. She covered the White House during the administrations of ten U.S. presidents—from the beginning of the Kennedy administration to the second year of the Obama administration. Thomas worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau manager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Thomas has received more than 708,119 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Helen Thomas is the 2,897th most popular writer (up from 3,608th in 2019), the 3,721st most popular biography from United States (up from 4,718th in 2019) and the 336th most popular American Writer.

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  • 31

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  • 3.88

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Among writers, Helen Thomas ranks 2,897 out of 5,794Before her are Gudrun Pausewang, Victor Segalen, Gary Snyder, Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Rachel Bluwstein, and Robert Penn Warren. After her are William Hope Hodgson, Dritëro Agolli, Xanthus, Paula von Preradović, Harold Robbins, and Delmira Agustini.

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Among people born in 1920, Helen Thomas ranks 172Before her are Ben Ferencz, John Chadwick, Gerda Lerner, Cornelius Ryan, Yang Kyoungjong, and Josefa Iloilo. After her are Mahendra of Nepal, Fons Rademakers, Leo McKern, Josip Manolić, Ignacio Eizaguirre, and Giuseppe Colombo. Among people deceased in 2013, Helen Thomas ranks 175Before her are Virginia E. Johnson, Pietro Mennea, Yury Yakovlev, Carlo Lizzani, Aníbal Paz, and Jim Kelly. After her are Richie Havens, Jeff Hanneman, August Schellenberg, Ignacio Eizaguirre, Pyotr Bolotnikov, and Norma Bengell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Thomas ranks 3,721 out of 15,968Before her are Jim Kelly (1946), Tony Sirico (1942), Heather Graham (1970), Chuck Daly (1930), Robert Penn Warren (1905), and Lenny Wilkens (1937). After her are Robert Mueller (1944), Linda Darnell (1923), Nancy Marchand (1928), Charles Best (1899), Ryan Phillippe (1974), and Kelly Hu (1968).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Helen Thomas ranks 336Before her are Syd Field (1935), William Goldman (1931), Fanny Crosby (1820), Katherine Jackson (1930), Gary Snyder (1930), and Robert Penn Warren (1905). After her are Harold Robbins (1916), Lillian Hellman (1905), Mike Resnick (1942), H.D. (1886), Lilian Jackson Braun (1913), and Charles Brockden Brown (1771).