Michael D. Griffin

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Michael Douglas Griffin (born November 1, 1949) is an American physicist and aerospace engineer who served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering from 2018 to 2020. He previously served as Administrator of NASA, the U.S. space agency, from April 13, 2005, to January 20, 2009. As NASA Administrator Griffin oversaw such areas as the future of human spaceflight, the fate of the Hubble telescope and NASA's role in understanding climate change. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael D. Griffin has received more than 240,936 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Michael D. Griffin is the 13,902nd most popular politician (down from 12,978th in 2019), the 9,197th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,942nd in 2019) and the 605th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Michael D. Griffin ranks 13,902 out of 15,710Before him are Dietrich Stobbe, Edward Akufo-Addo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rab Butler, Zoran Živković, and Eric Moussambani. After him are Nathaniel P. Banks, Salim Ahmed Salim, Pete Hoekstra, Edward Natapei, Tipper Gore, and Jean Kambanda.

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Among people born in 1949, Michael D. Griffin ranks 506Before him are Larisa Petrik, Boy Hayje, György Gedó, Zbigniew Gut, Anne-Marie Lizin, and Rod Temperton. After him are Ed King, Ian Livingstone, Percy Rojas, Alex Miller, Richard Price, and Suthep Thaugsuban.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael D. Griffin ranks 9,197 out of 15,968Before him are Lila Lee (1905), Robert Jay Lifton (1926), Reginald Arvizu (1969), Mitch Miller (1911), Annabeth Gish (1971), and Marie Wilson (1916). After him are Al Pitrelli (1962), Mike Bryan (1978), Nathaniel P. Banks (1816), Vincent Kartheiser (1979), Horatio Parker (1863), and Dorothy Provine (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Michael D. Griffin ranks 605Before him are Eric Holder (1951), Philip Schuyler (1733), Peyton Randolph (1721), Patrick M. Shanahan (1962), Francis James Child (1825), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989). After him are Nathaniel P. Banks (1816), Tipper Gore (1948), Fred M. Vinson (1890), Greg Abbott (1957), Simon Cameron (1799), and Lisa Murkowski (1957).