Richard H. Truly

1937 - 2024

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Richard Harrison Truly (November 12, 1937 – February 27, 2024) was an American fighter pilot, engineer and astronaut who served as a vice admiral in the United States Navy and as the eighth administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1989 to 1992. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard H. Truly has received more than 220,363 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Richard H. Truly is the 14,827th most popular politician (down from 13,907th in 2019), the 7,160th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,061st in 2019) and the 466th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Richard H. Truly ranks 14,827 out of 19,576Before him are Ecgfrith of Northumbria, Mikio Aoki, Tomás Villalba, Clifford Husbands, Helene Lange, and Jean-Louis Debré. After him are Lucius Postumius Albinus, Gerhard Stoltenberg, Gaius Atilius Regulus Serranus, Lucius Gellius Publicola, Lea Ahlborn, and Ashok Gehlot.

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Among people born in 1937, Richard H. Truly ranks 382Before him are Jan Kaplický, Joanna Russ, René Kollo, Frans De Mulder, Barbara Windsor, and David Acevedo. After him are Lucinda Williams, Polly Holliday, Hans Cieslarczyk, Imerio Massignan, Robert Crippen, and Luiz Bueno. Among people deceased in 2024, Richard H. Truly ranks 169Before him are Jean-Claude Gaudin, Basdeo Panday, Akira Endo, Zdeněk Pecka, Barbara Rush, and Mokhtar Hasni. After him are Imerio Massignan, Tony Lo Bianco, Peter Schickele, Duane Eddy, Laurent Cantet, and Mark Damon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard H. Truly ranks 7,160 out of 20,380Before him are Ed Hamm (1906), Jean Parker (1915), Mr. Lawrence (1969), Brad Fiedel (1951), Jed Allan (1935), and Jacob L. Devers (1887). After him are Frederick Schule (1879), David Twohy (1955), Robert Jay Lifton (1926), Courtney B. Vance (1960), Kathryn Hahn (1974), and Tress MacNeille (1951).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Richard H. Truly ranks 466Before him are Gavin Newsom (1967), William M. Tweed (1823), Thaddeus Stevens (1792), Larry O'Brien (1917), Lucien Carr (1925), and Little Crow (1810). After him are Harry Reid (1939), Bob Menendez (1954), Lucy Webb Hayes (1831), Oliver Ellsworth (1745), William J. Casey (1913), and Jane Pierce (1806).