Madalyn Murray O'Hair

1919 - 1995

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Madalyn Murray O'Hair (née Mays; April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American activist, supporting atheism and separation of church and state. In 1963 she founded American Atheists and served as its president until 1986, after which her son Jon Garth Murray succeeded her. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madalyn Murray O'Hair has received more than 4,183,628 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Madalyn Murray O'Hair is the 1,194th most popular religious figure (up from 1,383rd in 2019), the 2,353rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,988th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Madalyn Murray O'Hair ranks 1,194 out of 2,272Before her are Ludger, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, Pedro Arrupe, Reginald Pole, Albert Vanhoye, and Flavian of Constantinople. After her are Germanus of Auxerre, Guru Angad, Carpocrates, Victor Maurus, Alexander Schmorell, and Beniamino Stella.

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Among people born in 1919, Madalyn Murray O'Hair ranks 87Before her are Abdel Hakim Amer, Joe Weider, Glafcos Clerides, Joop den Uyl, George Wallace, and Christoph Probst. After her are Ferdinand Kübler, J. Presper Eckert, Silva Kaputikyan, Marina Ginestà, Uta Hagen, and Raymond Smullyan. Among people deceased in 1995, Madalyn Murray O'Hair ranks 80Before her are Alfred Eisenstaedt, Georges J. F. Köhler, James Herriot, Eazy-E, Krešimir Ćosić, and Srinagarindra. After her are Sicco Mansholt, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, Kingsley Amis, J. Presper Eckert, Robert Monroe, and Arturo Frondizi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Madalyn Murray O'Hair ranks 2,353 out of 15,968Before her are Paris Hilton (1981), Jason Newsted (1963), Dorothy Parker (1893), Barbara W. Tuchman (1912), Jane Darwell (1879), and Jessica Chastain (1977). After her are Betsy Ross (1752), William Halsey Jr. (1882), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), Morgan Robertson (1861), and John Kennedy Toole (1937).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Madalyn Murray O'Hair ranks 14Before her are Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Lillian Asplund (1906), Raymond Franz (1922), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Marie Laveau (1801), and Henry Molaison (1926). After her are Angelo Dundee (1921), William M. Branham (1909), David Wilkerson (1931), William Levada (1936), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), and Frederick William Franz (1893).