Hugo Black

1886 - 1971

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Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American lawyer, politician, and jurist who served as a U.S. Senator from 1927 to 1937 and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971. A member of the Democratic Party and a devoted New Dealer, Black endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt in both the 1932 and 1936 presidential elections. Having gained a reputation in the Senate as a reformer, Black was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt and confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 63 to 16 (six Democratic Senators and 10 Republican Senators voted against him). He was the first of nine Roosevelt appointees to the Court, and he outlasted all except for William O. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Black has received more than 1,123,014 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hugo Black is the 13,233rd most popular politician (down from 12,602nd in 2019), the 7,583rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,086th in 2019) and the 490th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Hugo Black ranks 13,233 out of 15,710Before him are Wasim Sajjad, Pearlette Louisy, Dimitar Grekov, Mustafa Ben Halim, Abel P. Upshur, and Remigio Morales Bermúdez. After him are Pamba, Michael Flynn, Gudrun Schyman, Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Marian Lupu, and Aristides Gomes.

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Among people born in 1886, Hugo Black ranks 207Before him are Arvid Holmberg, Mihri Müşfik Hanım, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Árpád Tóth, Sophie Tucker, and Karl Struss. After him are Edward Lindberg, Angela Piskernik, Sam Langford, Gustavo Jiménez, Pauline Bush, and Edward Everett Horton. Among people deceased in 1971, Hugo Black ranks 155Before him are Frank Loomis, Heinz Hopf, Kim Iryeop, Mary Browne, Bebe Daniels, and Martha Vickers. After him are King Curtis, Cliff Edwards, Chesty Puller, Amado Azar, Libby Holman, and Leo Burnett.

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Among people born in United States, Hugo Black ranks 7,583 out of 15,968Before him are James Coco (1930), Flo Rida (1979), Francis Hunter (1894), Angus Scrimm (1926), Dave Coulier (1959), and Abel P. Upshur (1790). After him are Michael Flynn (1958), Evelyn Furtsch (1914), Minka Kelly (1980), Joseph Keller (1923), Betsy Brandt (1976), and Leroy Carr (1905).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Hugo Black ranks 490Before him are Art Babbitt (1907), George Tenet (1953), William J. Casey (1913), Henry Dearborn (1751), Rodney Mullen (1966), and Abel P. Upshur (1790). After him are Michael Flynn (1958), Philander C. Knox (1853), Bainbridge Colby (1869), Frederick Muhlenberg (1750), Jesse Helms (1921), and Mary Arthur McElroy (1841).