Jimmy Hoffa

1913 - 1975

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James Riddle Hoffa (born February 14, 1913 – disappeared July 30, 1975, declared dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader who served as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) from 1957 until 1971. From an early age, Hoffa was a union activist, and he became an important regional figure with the IBT by his mid-20s. By 1952, he was the national vice-president of the IBT and between 1957 and 1971 he was its general president. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Hoffa has received more than 24,617,101 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jimmy Hoffa is the 92nd most popular social activist (down from 70th in 2019), the 802nd most popular biography from United States (down from 632nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Social Activist.

Jimmy Hoffa was a labor union leader who disappeared in 1975. He was depicted in Martin Scorsese's 2019 film The Irishman, which was adapted from the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.

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Among social activists, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 92 out of 840Before him are Fra Dolcino, Amílcar Cabral, Betty Williams, Toussaint Louverture, Marinus van der Lubbe, and Thomas Cranmer. After him are Vasil Levski, Kim Hyong-jik, Liu Xiaobo, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Anneliese Michel, and Harriet Tubman.

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Among people born in 1913, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 38Before him are Frances Farmer, Irwin Shaw, Wolfgang Paul, Leônidas, Werner Mölders, and Albert Ellis. After him are Artur Axmann, René Clément, Witold Lutosławski, Erich Priebke, Roger Wolcott Sperry, and Jacobo Árbenz. Among people deceased in 1975, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 24Before him are George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Robert Robinson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Antonín Novotný, and Graham Hill. After him are Eisaku Satō, Paul Keres, Latife Uşşaki, Éamon de Valera, Pavel Sukhoi, and Edward Tatum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 802 out of 20,380Before him are William Saroyan (1908), Leo Frank (1884), Frances McDormand (1957), Harold Lasswell (1902), James Cronin (1931), and Raymond Davis Jr. (1914). After him are Ted Kennedy (1932), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Pat Morita (1932), Renée Zellweger (1969), Davy Crockett (1786), and Robert Wagner (1930).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 9Before him are Helen Keller (1880), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Jane Addams (1860), Rosa Parks (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), and Angela Davis (1944). After him are Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Jody Williams (1950), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Nat Turner (1800), and Betty Ford (1918).