Rab Butler

1902 - 1982

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Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, (9 December 1902 – 8 March 1982), also known as R. A. Butler and familiarly known from his initials as Rab, was a prominent British Conservative politician. The Times obituary called him "the creator of the modern educational system, the key-figure in the revival of post-war Conservatism, arguably the most successful chancellor since the war and unquestionably a Home Secretary of reforming zeal." He was one of his party's leaders in promoting the post-war consensus through which the major parties largely agreed on the main points of domestic policy until the 1970s, sometimes known as "Butskellism" from a fusion of his name with that of his Labour counterpart Hugh Gaitskell.Born into a family of academics and Indian administrators, Butler had a distinguished academic career before entering Parliament in 1929. As a junior minister, he helped to pass the Government of India Act 1935. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rab Butler has received more than 661,954 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Rab Butler is the 13,899th most popular politician, the 89th most popular biography from Pakistan and the 37th most popular Pakistani Politician.

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Among politicians, Rab Butler ranks 13,899 out of 15,710Before him are Ruth First, Francis James Child, Joseph Plunkett, Dietrich Stobbe, Edward Akufo-Addo, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After him are Zoran Živković, Eric Moussambani, Michael D. Griffin, Nathaniel P. Banks, Salim Ahmed Salim, and Pete Hoekstra.

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Among people born in 1902, Rab Butler ranks 261Before him are Ann Harding, Lloyd Nolan, Eddie Lang, Walter Slezak, Daniel Kinsey, and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. After him are Ernő Goldfinger, Virginia Fox, Leon Ames, Fred Tootell, George Murphy, and Stella Gibbons. Among people deceased in 1982, Rab Butler ranks 220Before him are Kenneth Rexroth, Gopal Swarup Pathak, Dorothy Round, Celia Johnson, William Cameron Townsend, and Ruth First. After him are Virginia Fox, Tom Tully, Arthur Lowe, Lester Bangs, Jimmy Dickinson, and Eric Brandon.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Rab Butler ranks 89 out of 158Before him are Iqbal Masih (1983), Shekhar Kapur (1945), Balraj Sahni (1913), Agathokleia (-200), Sadhana Shivdasani (1941), and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902). After him are Prem Chopra (1935), Zafarullah Khan Jamali (1944), Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Asma Jahangir (1952), Suraiya (1929), and Abdul Hamid (1927).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

Among politicians born in Pakistan, Rab Butler ranks 37Before him are Muhammad Khan Junejo (1932), Yousaf Raza Gillani (1952), Muhammad Mian Soomro (1950), Muhammad Zafarullah Khan (1893), Shaukat Aziz (1949), and Agathokleia (-200). After him are Zafarullah Khan Jamali (1944), Asma Jahangir (1952), Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (1931), Kuldip Nayar (1923), Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (1929), and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (1950).