Raymond Franz

1922 - 2010

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Raymond Victor Franz (May 8, 1922 – June 2, 2010) was a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses from October 20, 1971, until his removal on May 22, 1980, and served at the organization's world headquarters for fifteen years, from 1965 until 1980. Franz stated the request for his resignation and his subsequent disfellowshipping resulted from allegations of apostasy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Franz has received more than 298,494 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Raymond Franz is the 986th most popular religious figure (down from 966th in 2019), the 1,747th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,664th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Raymond Franz ranks 986 out of 2,272Before him are Otto of Bamberg, Ascanio Sforza, Antipope Victor IV, Jacques Paul Migne, Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam, and Mechtilde. After him are Haran, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Fausto Sozzini, Ilia II of Georgia, John the Merciful, and Arnold Janssen.

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Among people born in 1922, Raymond Franz ranks 91Before him are Veronica Lake, Damiano Damiani, Salvatore Giuliano, Denholm Elliott, Miloš Jakeš, and Abdul Razak Hussein. After him are Paul Marcinkus, Elmer Bernstein, Marek Edelman, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Kim Hunter, and Leo Tindemans. Among people deceased in 2010, Raymond Franz ranks 55Before him are Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Juliet Anderson, Bekim Fehmiu, Patricia Neal, Martin Gardner, and Anton Geesink. After him are Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Maria Kaczyńska, Carlos Andrés Pérez, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Luis Corvalán, and Hwang Jang-yop.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Franz ranks 1,747 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Gardner (1914), Robert Smithson (1938), Jennifer Garner (1972), Cy Twombly (1928), Eddie Constantine (1913), and James McKeen Cattell (1860). After him are Roger Ebert (1942), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), Stuart Whitman (1928), Katharine Graham (1917), Winsor McCay (1867), and Roberts Blossom (1924).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Raymond Franz ranks 10Before him are Billy Graham (1918), William Miller (1782), Rose Kennedy (1890), Pat Garrett (1850), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), and Lillian Asplund (1906). After him are Paul Marcinkus (1922), Marie Laveau (1801), Henry Molaison (1926), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Angelo Dundee (1921), and William M. Branham (1909).