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 also the second appointed administrator of NASA from February 14, 1961, to October 7, 1968. Webb oversaw 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 962,219 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). James E. Webb is the 7,588th most popular politician (up from 9,366th in 2019), the 2,697th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,362nd in 2019) and the 160th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, James E. Webb ranks 7,588 out of 15,710Before him are Lupus II of Gascony, Frederick William, Elector of Hesse, Muhammad bin Nayef, Takeo Miki, Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg, and Duke Philipp of Württemberg. After him are Henry of Speyer, Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Charles IV of Anjou, Walid Jumblatt, and Albert Azzo II, Margrave of Milan.

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Among people born in 1906, James E. Webb ranks 116Before him are Pierre Fournier, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Jack Churchill, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Musa Cälil, and Sait Faik Abasıyanık. After him are Igor Moiseyev, Mary Astor, Samad Vurgun, José Della Torre, Antal Doráti, and Humberto Delgado. Among people deceased in 1992, James E. Webb ranks 85Before him are Giorgio Perlasca, Isidro Lángara, Deng Yingchao, Marisa Mell, Ajahn Chah, and Néstor Almendros. After him are Camarón de la Isla, Lusine Zakaryan, Fritz Leiber, Ernst Schäfer, Allen Newell, and Frederick William Franz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James E. Webb ranks 2,697 out of 15,968Before him are Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Cissy Houston (1933), Dinah Washington (1924), Edward Herrmann (1943), Linda Kozlowski (1958), and Terry Crews (1968). After him are Matthew Modine (1959), David Soul (1943), Benjamin West (1738), Elbridge Gerry (1744), Nikki Sixx (1958), and William C. Durant (1861).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James E. Webb ranks 160Before him are Ignacio Zaragoza (1829), Clyde Tolson (1900), Lynne Cheney (1941), Jeb Bush (1953), Paul Bremer (1941), and James Baker (1930). After him are Elbridge Gerry (1744), John C. Calhoun (1782), Kamehameha III (1814), Kaʻahumanu (1768), David Duke (1950), and Harry Dexter White (1892).