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James R. Schlesinger

1929 - 2014

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James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, 1929 – March 27, 2014) was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Prior to becoming Secretary of Defense, he served as Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1971 to 1973, and as CIA Director for a few months in 1973. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James R. Schlesinger has received more than 408,771 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). James R. Schlesinger is the 11,755th most popular politician (down from 10,289th in 2019), the 4,635th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,129th in 2019) and the 298th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, James R. Schlesinger ranks 11,755 out of 15,577Before him are Jacques Georges, Blas Infante, Uchida Kōsai, Sempad the Constable, Pat Cox, and Alberto Lleras Camargo. After him are C. N. Annadurai, Herbert Wehner, Pete Rose, Artaxias III, Heinrich Lammasch, and Olena Zelenska.

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Among people born in 1929, James R. Schlesinger ranks 255Before him are Sunil Dutt, Txillardegi, Hugues Aufray, Walter Berry, Lolita Torres, and Rutka Laskier. After him are Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze, Nadja Tiller, Claude Goretta, Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, Paavo Berglund, and Bob Hawke. Among people deceased in 2014, James R. Schlesinger ranks 187Before him are Tomaž Šalamun, Leonid Stadnyk, Marco Cé, Jaime Lusinchi, Daniel Boulanger, and William R. Pogue. After him are The Ultimate Warrior, Simin Behbahani, Valentin Mankin, José Wilker, José Policarpo, and Jimi Jamison.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James R. Schlesinger ranks 4,635 out of 18,182Before him are Eric Johnson (1954), Clarence Zener (1905), Robert Z. Leonard (1889), Emily Deschanel (1976), Janet Asimov (1926), and William R. Pogue (1930). After him are Lester Germer (1896), John Kitzmiller (1913), Pete Rose (1941), Donald Byrd (1932), Michael McKean (1947), and Gene Autry (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James R. Schlesinger ranks 298Before him are Oliver North (1943), Michael Kahn (1935), Gary Hart (1936), Joseph Grew (1880), Harriet Lane (1830), and Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879). After him are Pete Rose (1941), Black Kettle (1803), Nick Bollettieri (1931), Bobby Jones (1902), Lee Friedlander (1934), and Winfield Scott Hancock (1824).