J. Lawton Collins

1896 - 1987

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General Joseph Lawton Collins (May 1, 1896 – September 12, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer. During World War II, he served in both the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations, one of a few senior American commanders to do so. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. Lawton Collins has received more than 305,200 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). J. Lawton Collins is the 1,329th most popular military personnel (down from 1,140th in 2019), the 5,932nd most popular biography from United States (up from 6,042nd in 2019) and the 93rd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, J. Lawton Collins ranks 1,329 out of 1,466Before him are Jonathan M. Wainwright, Alexander Gorbatov, Kliment Boyadzhiev, Tommy Franks, Walter Krueger, and Alexander von Krobatin. After him are Felix Graf von Bothmer, Roy Urquhart, Smedley Butler, Constantine Diogenes, John Pope, and Vladimir Tributs.

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Among people born in 1896, J. Lawton Collins ranks 166Before him are Philippe Étancelin, Steponas Darius, Kostas Karyotakis, Tommy Johnson, Fritz Julius Kuhn, and Walter Lang. After him are Anton Walbrook, Paul van Ostaijen, Kim Myeong-sun, Jaromír Weinberger, Louis Bromfield, and Frederick Browning. Among people deceased in 1987, J. Lawton Collins ranks 159Before him are Henk Badings, John Mikaelsson, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Gerald Moore, Franjo Wölfl, and František Šafránek. After him are C. L. Moore, Hans Gál, Paul Butterfield, Alf Landon, Galo Plaza, and Joseph Höffner.

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Among people born in United States, J. Lawton Collins ranks 5,932 out of 15,968Before him are Amiri Baraka (1934), Richard Marx (1963), Damon Knight (1922), R. J. Palacio (1963), Eugene Garfield (1925), and Peter Norton (1943). After him are Melissa Mathison (1950), Meredith Monk (1942), Arlene Dahl (1925), Rosa Ponselle (1897), Forest Ray Moulton (1872), and Gerard K. O'Neill (1927).


Among military personnels born in United States, J. Lawton Collins ranks 93Before him are Braxton Bragg (1817), Hugh Thompson Jr. (1943), Richard Bong (1920), William T. Anderson (1839), Jonathan M. Wainwright (1883), and Tommy Franks (1945). After him are Smedley Butler (1881), John Pope (1822), Robert L. Eichelberger (1886), Stephen Decatur (1779), Harold Rainsford Stark (1880), and Irvin McDowell (1818).