Helen Thomas

1920 - 2013

Helen Thomas

Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American reporter and author, and a longtime member of the White House press corps. She covered the White House during the administrations of ten U.S. presidents—from the start 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 630,488 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,619th most popular writer.

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  • 30

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  • 2.57

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  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Helen Thomas ranks 3,613 out of 4,883Before her are James Redfield, Kim Stanley Robinson, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Robert Fisk, Richard Curtis, and Victor Pelevin. After her are Robert Bolt, Manuel Bandeira, Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Jan Arnald, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, and Bret Easton Ellis.

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Among people born in 1920, Helen Thomas ranks 220Before her are Andrew V. McLaglen, Clark Terry, Kenneth E. Iverson, Clemar Bucci, Hilmar Baunsgaard, and Marie Tharp. After her are Edmonde Charles-Roux, Olga Orozco, Gordon Gould, Bruno Ruffo, Chushiro Hayashi, and Ehsan Yarshater. Among people deceased in 2013, Helen Thomas ranks 242Before her are Jim Kelly, Eydie Gormé, Giovanni Cheli, Tommy Morrison, Manna Dey, and Vivi Bach. After her are Imants Ziedonis, Ramon Dekkers, Vincenzo Cerami, Bobby Bland, Shakuntala Devi, and Amparo Rivelles.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Thomas ranks 4,721 out of 12,171Before her are Usher (1978), Adlai Stevenson II (1900), Mel Ramos (1935), T. R. Knight (1973), Jean Bartik (1924), and Jacob Epstein (1880). After her are Peter Jacobson (1965), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Henry Paulson (1946), Timbaland (1972), Theresa Russell (1957), and Paul Gray (1972).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Helen Thomas ranks 408Before her are James Agee (1909), Leigh Brackett (1915), Peter Straub (1943), Robert G. Ingersoll (1833), James Redfield (1950), and Kim Stanley Robinson (1952). After her are Bret Easton Ellis (1964), Eric Roth (1945), David Crane (1957), Richard Scarry (1919), John Gray (1951), and Russell Kirk (1918).