John W. Foster

1836 - 1917

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John Watson Foster (March 2, 1836 – November 15, 1917) was an American diplomat and military officer, as well as a lawyer and journalist. His highest public office was U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John W. Foster has received more than 97,252 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John W. Foster is the 12,492nd most popular politician (down from 11,414th in 2019), the 6,405th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,060th in 2019) and the 398th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, John W. Foster ranks 12,492 out of 15,710Before him are Michael Somare, Ion Emanuel Florescu, Burhan Ghalioun, Jón Magnússon, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, and Durward Knowles. After him are Markus Söder, Dorothea Köring, Job Cohen, Pencho Zlatev, Per Ahlmark, and Abdur Rahman Biswas.

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Among people born in 1836, John W. Foster ranks 61Before him are John Atkinson Grimshaw, Casimir de Candolle, Jay Gould, Emil Hartmann, W. S. Gilbert, and Adolf Schwarz. After him are Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Pablo Arosemena, Remigio Morales Bermúdez, Joseph Smit, Justiniano Borgoño, and Russell A. Alger. Among people deceased in 1917, John W. Foster ranks 83Before him are Frank Muller, Yevgeni Bauer, Stéphane Javelle, Émil Goeldi, Carlo Oriani, and James Crafts. After him are James Dwight, Jules Vandenpeereboom, José Manuel Pando, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Charles Horton Peck, and Tom Thomson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John W. Foster ranks 6,405 out of 15,968Before him are Paget Brewster (1969), Spencer Tunick (1967), Wesley Ruggles (1889), Don Wilson (1954), Ron Harper (1964), and Joe Hahn (1977). After him are Albert Charles Smith (1906), Roger Maris (1934), Paul Williams (1940), Jacqueline Logan (1904), Verne Troyer (1969), and Leslie Grossman (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John W. Foster ranks 398Before him are Alf Landon (1887), Richard H. Truly (1937), Eugene McCarthy (1916), Emily Donelson (1807), Galo Plaza (1906), and Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737). After him are Mike Honda (1941), Jay Garner (1938), Elihu Yale (1649), Theodore Long (1947), Orrin Hatch (1934), and Greg Louganis (1960).