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Joe Clark

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Charles Joseph Clark (born June 5, 1939) is a Canadian statesman, businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th prime minister of Canada from 1979 to 1980. Despite his relative inexperience, Clark rose quickly in federal politics, entering the House of Commons in the 1972 election and winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976. He won a minority government in the 1979 election, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau and ending sixteen years of continuous Liberal rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Clark has received more than 1,781,670 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 39 in 2019). Joe Clark is the 13,021st most popular politician (down from 11,521st in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 261st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Joe Clark ranks 13,021 out of 15,577Before him are Loki Schmidt, Adalbero of Styria, Merhotepre Ini, Aslan Bzhania, Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius, and Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough. After him are Jaume Bartumeu, Vima Kadphises, Umar Shaikh Mirza II, Oliver Ivanović, Abdalá Bucaram, and Malcolm Fraser.

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Among people born in 1939, Joe Clark ranks 313Before him are Len Cariou, William Eggleston, Luigi Simoni, Franjo Gregurić, Robert Herbin, and Wilhelmina Cooper. After him are Charles Geschke, Ernie Davis, Maeve Binchy, Merab Kostava, Litokwa Tomeing, and John Hopcroft.

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Among people born in Canada, Joe Clark ranks 292 out of 1,350Before him are Guy Lafleur (1951), George Chuvalo (1937), Philip Guston (1913), Jessalyn Gilsig (1971), Bob Ezrin (1949), and G. A. Cohen (1941). After him are Peaches (1966), Donal Logue (1966), Georges Vézina (1887), William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847), Bobby Orr (1948), and Cory Monteith (1982).


Among politicians born in Canada, Joe Clark ranks 23Before him are Mary Simon (1947), Kim Campbell (1947), Louis St. Laurent (1882), John Diefenbaker (1895), Michael Ignatieff (1947), and John Abbott (1821). After him are William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847), Julie Payette (1963), Brock Chisholm (1896), Myrtle Cook (1902), R. B. Bennett (1870), and Robert Borden (1854).