James E. Webb

1906 - 1992

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James Edwin Webb (October 7, 1906 – March 27, 1992) was an American government official who served as Undersecretary of State from 1949 to 1952. He was the second Administrator of NASA from February 14, 1961, to October 7, 1968. Webb led NASA from the beginning of the Kennedy administration through the end of the Johnson administration, thus overseeing each of the critical first crewed missions throughout the Mercury and Gemini programs until days before the launch of the first Apollo mission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James E. Webb has received more than 1,551,656 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). James E. Webb is the 2,508th most popular politician (down from 1,765th in 2019), the 775th most popular biography from United States (down from 544th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, James E. Webb ranks 2,508 out of 19,576Before him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Greg Abbott, and Emperor Ling of Han. After him are Juscelino Kubitschek, Petronilla of Aragon, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Rugila, Jorge Sampaio, and Auguste Beernaert.

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Among people born in 1906, James E. Webb ranks 49Before him are Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Marcel Carné, Clyde Tombaugh, Oleg Antonov, Empress Wanrong, and John Huston. After him are Robert E. Howard, Marie José of Belgium, Marcelo Caetano, Estée Lauder, Bugsy Siegel, and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1992, James E. Webb ranks 30Before him are Peyo, Aribert Heim, David Bohm, Félix Guattari, Algirdas Julien Greimas, and Karl Carstens. After him are Günther Anders, Kaysone Phomvihane, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Lev Gumilyov, and César Manrique.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James E. Webb ranks 775 out of 20,380Before him are Louise Hay (1926), Albert Ellis (1913), Jean Harlow (1911), Charlie Sheen (1965), Greg Abbott (1957), and Stan Kroenke (1947). After him are Jules Dassin (1911), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), David J. Wineland (1944), Jim Jones (1931), Brandon Lee (1965), and Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James E. Webb ranks 74Before him are Boris Johnson (1964), Colin Powell (1937), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Kamehameha I (1758), and Greg Abbott (1957). After him are Ted Kennedy (1932), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Rudy Giuliani (1944), John Sherman (1823), Michelle Obama (1964), and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888).