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-twenties. 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 20,174,781 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jimmy Hoffa is the 36th most popular social activist (up from 118th in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,264th in 2019) and the 6th 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 36 out of 544Before him are Simon bar Kokhba, Emma Goldman, Jan Palach, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Sadako Sasaki, and Sophie Scholl. After him are Pheidippides, Omar Mukhtar, Simon Wiesenthal, Alexey Stakhanov, Carl von Ossietzky, and Stenka Razin.

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Among people born in 1913, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 19Before him are Ramón Mercader, Klaus Barbie, Claude Simon, Benjamin Britten, Gustáv Husák, and Josef Bican. After him are Sabiha Gökçen, Makarios III, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Bảo Đại, Lon Nol, and Albert Ellis. Among people deceased in 1975, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 16Before him are Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arnold J. Toynbee, Josephine Baker, and Gustav Ludwig Hertz. After him are Saint-John Perse, George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Nikolai Bulganin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Graham Hill.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 365 out of 15,968Before him are John Quincy Adams (1767), Robert Johnson (1911), Claude Shannon (1916), Jim Mattis (1950), Zodiac Killer (1940), and Herbert A. Simon (1916). After him are Philip Roth (1933), Robert E. Lee (1807), Margaret Mead (1901), Montgomery Clift (1920), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), and Alvin Toffler (1928).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Jimmy Hoffa ranks 6Before him are Malcolm X (1925), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Helen Keller (1880), and Rosa Parks (1913). After him are Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jane Addams (1860), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Angela Davis (1944), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and John Brown (1800).