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 302,968 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Raymond Franz is the 1,276th most popular religious figure (down from 985th in 2019), the 2,495th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,746th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Raymond Franz ranks 1,276 out of 2,238Before him are Vitalis of Milan, Augustin Bea, Peter Nolasco, Guru Angad, Clemens August of Bavaria, and Zanabazar. After him are Emil Krebs, André Vingt-Trois, Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen, Alfred Loisy, Moses Isserles, and Umamah bint Zainab.

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Among people born in 1922, Raymond Franz ranks 129Before him are Pierre Hadot, Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Dana Zátopková, Gershon Kingsley, Leo Tindemans, and Manuel Fraga. After him are Vasili Mitrokhin, Eleanor Parker, Sōsuke Uno, Manolis Glezos, Yuri Knorozov, and Charles M. Schulz. Among people deceased in 2010, Raymond Franz ranks 82Before him are Luis Corvalán, Malcolm McLaren, Pierre Hadot, Irvin Kershner, Rue McClanahan, and Bella Akhmadulina. After him are Peter Graves, Robert Culp, Captain Beefheart, Charlie Wilson, Teddy Scholten, and Maurice Wilkes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Franz ranks 2,495 out of 18,182Before him are Laurie Holden (1969), John McTiernan (1951), Peter Coyote (1941), Ellen Pompeo (1969), Charles Durning (1923), and Hank Aaron (1934). After him are Chubby Checker (1941), Peter Graves (1926), Gloria Foster (1933), Paul Sorvino (1939), Piper Laurie (1932), and Sam Wood (1883).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Raymond Franz ranks 15Before him are Lillian Asplund (1906), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Henry Molaison (1926), Jesse Livermore (1877), Marie Laveau (1801), and William M. Branham (1909). After him are Angelo Dundee (1921), David Wilkerson (1931), Robert Cornelius (1809), William Levada (1936), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), and Nathan Homer Knorr (1905).