John Smith

1938 - 1994

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John Smith (13 September 1938 – 12 May 1994) was a British Labour Party politician who served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 until his death from a heart attack in May 1994. Smith first entered Parliament in 1970 and, following junior ministerial roles as Minister of State for Energy (1975–1976) and Minister of State for the Privy Council Office (1976–1978), he entered the Cabinet towards the end of James Callaghan's tenure as Prime Minister, serving as Secretary of State for Trade and President of the Board of Trade (1978–1979). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Smith has received more than 308,908 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). John Smith is the 13,698th most popular politician (down from 11,704th in 2019), the 4,275th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,942nd in 2019) and the 507th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, John Smith ranks 13,698 out of 15,710Before him are Susan Rice, Dmitry Kozak, Afonso Dhlakama, Douglas Hurd, Sonny Perdue, and Marcus Plautius Silvanus. After him are Jeremiah S. Black, Marco Rubio, Miriam A. Ferguson, Zlatko Mateša, Prince Ali bin Hussein, and Margrete Auken.

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Among people born in 1938, John Smith ranks 411Before him are Giorgio Puia, Gimax, Ernie Pieterse, David Owen, Armando Tobar, and Spencer Dryden. After him are Judy Blume, Lester Bird, Napoleon Chagnon, Neil Abercrombie, Stanley Fish, and Galina Gorokhova. Among people deceased in 1994, John Smith ranks 246Before him are R. D. Burman, Dack Rambo, Antal Kocsis, Bill Hicks, Martha Raye, and Raymond Scott. After him are Ellsworth Vines, Dolly Haas, Stephen McNally, Bud Houser, Duncan Hamilton, and Kristen Pfaff.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Smith ranks 4,275 out of 6,924Before him are David Thompson (1770), Jonathan Penrose (1933), George Blagden (1989), David Brabham (1965), Beryl Bainbridge (1932), and Sheila Hancock (1933). After him are John Dill (1881), Ian McElhinney (1948), Chris Dreja (1945), Robert Service (1947), Chris Lawrence (1933), and James Herbert (1943).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, John Smith ranks 507Before him are Keir Starmer (1962), George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784), David Owen (1938), Margaret Beckett (1943), Cherie Blair (1954), and Douglas Hurd (1930). After him are Keir Hardie (1856), Mackenzie Bowell (1823), James Oglethorpe (1696), George Reid (1845), Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge (1785), and John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon (1873).