James H. Billington

1929 - 2018

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James Hadley Billington (June 1, 1929 – November 20, 2018) was an 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 172,224 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James H. Billington is the 14,301st most popular politician (down from 12,810th in 2019), the 10,291st most popular biography from United States (down from 7,517th in 2019) and the 706th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, James H. Billington ranks 14,301 out of 15,710Before him are Dmytro Yarosh, Ken Dryden, Keith Holyoake, John J. Sullivan, Martín Vázquez, and Delcy Rodríguez. After him are Henry M. Jackson, Naveen Patnaik, Fofi Gennimata, Laura Boldrini, Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu, and John Canfield Spencer.

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Among people born in 1929, James H. Billington ranks 412Before him are George Clayton Johnson, Suraiya, Paul England, Joe Meek, King Moody, and Tom Foley. After him are Yash Johar, Charles Moore, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, John Conyers, Ila Arun, and Jack Kelsey. Among people deceased in 2018, James H. Billington ranks 419Before him are Vanessa Marquez, Kate Spade, Charles Vinci, Soslan Andiyev, Kuldip Nayar, and Jānis Bojārs. After him are Frank Andersson, Horace Ashenfelter, Rafael Amador, Aleksandr Kurlovich, Graciano Rocchigiani, and Saida Gunba.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James H. Billington ranks 10,291 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Ealy (1973), Juli Ashton (1969), David Souter (1939), Odette Annable (1985), Janet Blair (1921), and Marley Shelton (1974). After him are Henry M. Jackson (1912), Frank Hussey (1905), John O'Connor (1920), Charles Moore (1929), Eleanor Garatti (1909), and J. P. Donleavy (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James H. Billington ranks 706Before him are John C. Stennis (1901), Tom Foley (1929), Robert Bork (1927), John O. Brennan (1955), Chris Christie (1962), and John J. Sullivan (1959). After him are Henry M. Jackson (1912), John Canfield Spencer (1788), Levi Woodbury (1789), William Wyatt Bibb (1781), Jan Brewer (1944), and Joe Manchin (1947).