Oliver North

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Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. A veteran of the Vietnam War, North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. It involved the illegal sale of weapons to the Khomeini regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran to encourage the release of American hostages then held in Lebanon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver North has received more than 4,801,805 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Oliver North is the 10,903rd most popular politician (down from 10,843rd in 2019), the 4,632nd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,436th in 2019) and the 288th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Oliver North ranks 10,903 out of 15,710Before him are Mohammed Mzali, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Otto Tief, Ahhotep II, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Lou Henry Hoover. After him are Johan Ehrnrooth, Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, Orso II Participazio, André Marie, and Jakob Dubs.

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Among people born in 1943, Oliver North ranks 288Before him are Shlomo Ben-Ami, Joe Haldeman, Jimmy Snuka, Donald Johanson, Dušan Uhrin, and Roy Black. After him are Daniel Kablan Duncan, Shannon Lucid, Nikolay Shmatko, Larry Coryell, John Draper, and Cornelia Froboess.

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Among people born in United States, Oliver North ranks 4,632 out of 15,968Before him are Chuck Connors (1921), Lester Allan Pelton (1829), Glenn Danzig (1955), Brent Scowcroft (1925), Mary Beth Peil (1940), and Lou Henry Hoover (1874). After him are Bill Medley (1940), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Gary Kildall (1942), Hal Connolly (1931), George Gervin (1952), and Jess Willard (1881).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Oliver North ranks 288Before him are Osceola (1804), Ambrose Burnside (1824), Jeannette Rankin (1880), William J. Donovan (1883), Brent Scowcroft (1925), and Lou Henry Hoover (1874). After him are Ron Johnson (1955), John Hay (1838), Abigail Fillmore (1798), Charles Evans Hughes (1862), Chief Joseph (1840), and Alexander H. Stephens (1812).

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