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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 manned 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 1,279,092 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). James E. Webb is the 1,791st most popular politician (up from 7,581st in 2019), the 544th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,696th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, James E. Webb ranks 1,791 out of 15,577Before him are Prince Maximilian of Baden, Gordian I, Louis the Child, Ziying, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Munjong of Joseon. After him are Maymunah bint al-Harith, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Nelson Rockefeller, Yolande de Polastron, Kaidu, and Ish-bosheth.

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Among people born in 1906, James E. Webb ranks 38Before him are Hans Asperger, Alexey Stakhanov, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Josef Kramer, John Huston, and Wassily Leontief. After him are Hans Bethe, Dino Buzzati, Marcelo Caetano, Philip Johnson, Robert E. Howard, and Vladimir Prelog. Among people deceased in 1992, James E. Webb ranks 18Before him are Francis Bacon, Barbara McClintock, Aribert Heim, Giovanni Falcone, Benny Hill, and Li Xiannian. After him are Anthony Perkins, Satyajit Ray, Jan Oort, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Félix Guattari, and Ernst Happel.

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Among people born in United States, James E. Webb ranks 544 out of 18,182Before him are Albert Ellis (1913), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), John Howard Northrop (1891), and T. S. Eliot (1888). After him are Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), Francis Fukuyama (1952), James Caan (1940), and Margaret Keane (1927).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James E. Webb ranks 63Before him are Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Sarah Palin (1964), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Crazy Horse (1840), John Kerry (1943), and Bernie Sanders (1941). After him are Nelson Rockefeller (1908), Boris Johnson (1964), Jim Mattis (1950), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Ted Kennedy (1932), and Joseph McCarthy (1908).