James H. Billington

James H. Billington

James Hadley Billington (June 1, 1929 – November 20, 2018) was a leading American academic and author who taught history at Harvard and Princeton before serving for 42 years as CEO of four federal cultural institutions. He served as the 13th Librarian of Congress after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, and his appointment was approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James H. Billington has received more than 153,618 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,959th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, James H. Billington ranks 12,839 out of 14,801Before him are Jo Cox, Kaj Leo Johannesen, Waldemar Pawlak, Arun Jaitley, Mercedes Aráoz, and Ted Stevens. After him are Sorin Grindeanu, Michael Hayden, Tim Kaine, Rosalía Arteaga, William Livingston, and Ali Bujsaim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James H. Billington ranks 7,525 out of 12,171Before him are Dean Cundey (1946), Shea Whigham (1969), Ted Stevens (1923), Carmine Giovinazzo (1973), Rick Yune (1971), and Shafi Goldwasser (1958). After him are Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968), Hal Needham (1931), Michael Hayden (1945), Tyler Bates (1965), Lil' Kim (1974), and Esther Ralston (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James H. Billington ranks 507Before him are Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927), James M. Cox (1870), Abraham Baldwin (1754), Jill Biden (1951), Bill Richardson (1947), and Ted Stevens (1923). After him are Michael Hayden (1945), Tim Kaine (1958), William Livingston (1723), Andrew Young (1932), Chris Christie (1962), and Jon Kyl (1942).