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Leo Ryan

1925 - 1978

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Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. representative from California's 11th congressional district from 1973 until his assassination during the Jonestown massacre in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Ryan has received more than 2,406,689 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Leo Ryan is the 7,180th most popular politician (up from 8,872nd in 2019), the 2,439th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,304th in 2019) and the 150th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Leo Ryan ranks 7,180 out of 15,577Before him are Pierre Messmer, Heinz Kessler, Domitia Lepida the Younger, Denys Shmyhal, Infanta Benedita of Portugal, and Emma Darwin. After him are Kim Kyu-sik, Goran Hadžić, Petronilla of Aquitaine, Armand de Périgord, Arthur Zimmermann, and Fernando Belaúnde Terry.

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Among people born in 1925, Leo Ryan ranks 124Before him are Pierre Bérégovoy, Bill Gates Sr., Etel Adnan, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Moshe Arens, and Lino Lacedelli. After him are Hugo Koblet, Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, Sufi Abu Taleb, Jean d'Ormesson, Michel Bouquet, and Maurice Pialat. Among people deceased in 1978, Leo Ryan ranks 70Before him are Sisavang Vatthana, Guo Moruo, Pablo Dorado, Lilya Brik, Robert Shaw, and Wadie Haddad. After him are José Manuel Moreno, Max Mallowan, Joe Davis, Pancho Vladigerov, Gaston Julia, and Max Decugis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leo Ryan ranks 2,439 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Perkins (1932), Elijah Wood (1981), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), Terry Crews (1968), Sofia Coppola (1971), and Joseph Kittinger (1928). After him are Felicity Huffman (1962), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), James Baker (1930), Robert Benton (1932), Jim Bridger (1804), and Louis Gossett Jr. (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Leo Ryan ranks 150Before him are William Joyce (1906), Harry Dexter White (1892), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Daniel Inouye (1924), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), and William H. Seward (1801). After him are James Baker (1930), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Ron Johnson (1955), Lloyd Austin (1953), Ronald Inglehart (1934), and David Duke (1950).