Ivy Lee

1877 - 1934

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Ivy Ledbetter Lee (July 16, 1877 – November 9, 1934) was an American publicity expert and a founder of modern public relations. Lee is best known for his public relations work with the Rockefeller family. His first major client was the Pennsylvania Railroad, followed by numerous major railroads such as the New York Central, the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Harriman lines such as the Union Pacific. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivy Lee has received more than 276,109 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ivy Lee is the 1,679th most popular writer, the 2,107th most popular biography from United States and the 198th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Ivy Lee ranks 1,679 out of 5,794Before him are José de Acosta, Polyaenus, Dick Bruna, Lilya Brik, Philip Sidney, and Michel Zevaco. After him are Annie Ernaux, Lu You, Nicander, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Gerald Gardner, and Ivan Klíma.

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Among people born in 1877, Ivy Lee ranks 45Before him are Vasil Kolarov, James Jeans, Sadao Araki, Frank Marshall, Endre Ady, and Edmund Landau. After him are Isabelle Eberhardt, Charles Rolls, Alben W. Barkley, James Montgomery Flagg, Herbert Pitman, and Ananda Coomaraswamy. Among people deceased in 1934, Ivy Lee ranks 48Before him are Winsor McCay, Jakob Wassermann, Roberto Ferruzzi, Fritz Gerlich, Charles Webster Leadbeater, and Paul Troost. After him are Franz Schreker, Hans Hahn, Carsten Borchgrevink, Hubert Lyautey, Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, and Frederick Delius.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ivy Lee ranks 2,107 out of 15,968Before him are Louise Brooks (1906), Gigi Hadid (1995), Charles Barkley (1963), Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Gabriel Macht (1972), and Paul Wolfowitz (1943). After him are Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), Michael Bolton (1953), Jim Caviezel (1968), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), and Jaclyn Smith (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ivy Lee ranks 198Before him are Alice Walker (1944), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), R. L. Stine (1943), Frederik Pohl (1919), and James B. Donovan (1916). After him are Nora Roberts (1950), E. E. Cummings (1894), Terry Brooks (1944), Fredric Jameson (1934), John Grinder (1940), and Djuna Barnes (1892).