John Ashcroft

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John Ashcroft

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American lawyer, songwriter and former politician who served as the 79th U.S. Attorney General (2001–2005), in the George W. Bush Administration. He later founded The Ashcroft Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.Ashcroft previously served as Attorney General of Missouri (1976–1985), and as the 50th Governor of Missouri (1985–1993), having been elected for two consecutive terms in succession (a historical first for a Republican candidate in the state), and he also served as a U.S. Senator from Missouri (1995–2001). He had early appointments in Missouri state government and was mentored by John Danforth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ashcroft has received more than 1,200,115 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,745th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, John Ashcroft ranks 12,634 out of 14,801Before him are Hugo Black, Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia, Ana Pastor Julián, Karin Kneissl, Carmen Calvo Poyato, and Juhan Parts. After him are John Adams Dix, Han Duck-soo, D. M. Jayaratne, George Hearst, Roberto Maroni, and Frank Forde.

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Among people born in 1942, John Ashcroft ranks 409Before him are Jo Vonlanthen, Al Matthews, Mike Summerbee, Robert Christgau, Frew McMillan, and Nancy Richey. After him are Gray Davis, Gene Okerlund, David Lange, Béla Károlyi, Alex Stepney, and John Clauser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Ashcroft ranks 7,104 out of 12,171Before him are David Halberstam (1934), Sean Michaels (1958), Jonah Falcon (1970), Leelee Sobieski (1983), Tina Knowles (1954), and Bam Bam Bigelow (1961). After him are George Hearst (1820), Jenna Elfman (1971), Travis Barker (1975), Carl Foreman (1914), Richard Gant (1944), and Jack Johnson (1975).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John Ashcroft ranks 473Before him are Victoria Nuland (1961), Lester Bird (1938), Levi Lincoln Sr. (1749), Mike Gravel (1930), Sam Webb (1945), and Hugo Black (1886). After him are George Hearst (1820), George Tenet (1953), Gray Davis (1942), Ann Richards (1933), Billy Cunningham (1943), and Gene Okerlund (1942).