Jim Mattis

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James Norman Mattis (born September 8, 1950) is an American military veteran who served as the 26th United States secretary of defense from 2017 to 2019. A retired Marine Corps four-star general, he commanded forces in the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. Mattis was commissioned in the Marine Corps through the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps after graduating from Central Washington University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Mattis has received more than 5,796,181 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Jim Mattis is the 1,495th most popular politician (up from 1,901st in 2019), the 438th most popular biography from United States (up from 598th in 2019) and the 58th most popular American Politician.

Jim Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served as the 26th United States Secretary of Defense from January 2017 to December 2018. He is best known for his service as the 11th Commander of United States Central Command from 2010 to 2013, and as the Commander of United States Joint Forces Command from 2007 to 2009.

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Among politicians, Jim Mattis ranks 1,495 out of 19,576Before him are Genrikh Yagoda, Huni, Petro Poroshenko, King Wu of Zhou, Gallienus, and Michael II. After him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, Constantine III, Prince Marko, Emperor Suizei, Anastas Mikoyan, and Empress Myeongseong.

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Among people born in 1950, Jim Mattis ranks 14Before him are Abdullah Gül, Goran Bregović, Vicente del Bosque, Stevie Wonder, Ed Harris, and Robbie Coltrane. After him are Steven Van Zandt, David Duke, Bill Murray, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Anne, Princess Royal, and Gilles Villeneuve.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Mattis ranks 438 out of 20,380Before him are Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Susan Sontag (1933), Howard Gardner (1943), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), J. Paul Getty (1892), and Richard Widmark (1914). After him are Albert Fish (1870), Michael Porter (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Jack Kerouac (1922), Dennis Hopper (1936), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Jim Mattis ranks 58Before him are Henry Clay (1777), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jefferson Davis (1808), Sarah Palin (1964), William McKinley (1843), and Millard Fillmore (1800). After him are Dick Cheney (1941), John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), John Kerry (1943), David Duke (1950), and Chester A. Arthur (1829).