John Lewis

1940 - 2020

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John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020) was an American politician and civil rights activist who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He participated in the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963 to 1966, and was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Fulfilling many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States, in 1965 Lewis led the first of three Selma to Montgomery marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge where, in an incident which became known as Bloody Sunday, state troopers and police attacked Lewis and the other marchers. A member of the Democratic Party, Lewis was first elected to the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lewis has received more than 2,471,092 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). John Lewis is the 10,745th most popular politician (down from 6,780th in 2019), the 4,003rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,397th in 2019) and the 255th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, John Lewis ranks 10,745 out of 15,577Before him are Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp, Hiệp Hòa, Douglas Hyde, Sigeberht the Good, Catherine of Bulgaria, and Creoda of Mercia. After him are Uhuru Kenyatta, Ansgarde of Burgundy, Grigory Shelikhov, Pedro Santana, Egbert II, Margrave of Meissen, and Ivica Dačić.

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Among people born in 1940, John Lewis ranks 223Before him are Lorenzo Baldisseri, Tony Allen, Silvio Marzolini, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, István Csom, and Richard Williamson. After him are Charles T. Kowal, Jan Eliasson, Ali Saibou, Manuel Esquivel, Peter Atkins, and Silva Batuta. Among people deceased in 2020, John Lewis ranks 225Before him are Julian Bream, Hans-Jochen Vogel, Annie Cordy, Pedro Casaldáliga, Lynn Cohen, and Jörn Donner. After him are David Graeber, Park Won-soon, Jean Delumeau, Ernesto Brambilla, Louis Nirenberg, and Larry Tesler.

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Among people born in United States, John Lewis ranks 4,003 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Welling (1977), Schuyler Colfax (1823), Jack Lord (1920), Andrea True (1943), Malcom McLean (1913), and Sammy Hagar (1947). After him are Jeffrey Jones (1946), George David Birkhoff (1884), Berry Gordy (1929), Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824), Sid Haig (1939), and Carmine Appice (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John Lewis ranks 255Before him are Ralph Nader (1934), Elizabeth Warren (1949), John Nance Garner (1868), Huey Long (1893), Dolley Madison (1768), and Schuyler Colfax (1823). After him are Lori Lightfoot (1962), Winthrop Rockefeller (1912), Augustine Washington (1694), Charles Evans Hughes (1862), Tommy Mottola (1949), and Jeannette Rankin (1880).

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