Robert Byrd

1917 - 2010

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Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd also served as a U.S. Representative for six years, from 1953 until 1959. He remains the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history; he was the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress until surpassed by Representative John Dingell of Michigan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Byrd has received more than 4,745,464 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Robert Byrd is the 10,767th most popular politician (down from 10,677th in 2019), the 4,505th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,282nd in 2019) and the 278th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Robert Byrd ranks 10,767 out of 15,710Before him are Gerald Götting, Mwambutsa IV of Burundi, Valdis Dombrovskis, Iufni, Apolinario Mabini, and Víctor Balaguer i Cirera. After him are Lydia Wideman, John Warner, Teres I, Pantelis Karasevdas, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, and Khentkaus III.

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Among people born in 1917, Robert Byrd ranks 166Before him are Bertil Nordahl, Caspar Weinberger, Vasily Mishin, Steno, André Waterkeyn, and Ossie Davis. After him are Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Mouloud Mammeri, Jacqueline Auriol, Musine Kokalari, Laurindo Almeida, and Yuri Lyubimov. Among people deceased in 2010, Robert Byrd ranks 182Before him are Daniel Bensaïd, Marcel Domingo, José Torres, Bernard Giraudeau, Palle Huld, and Frank Frazetta. After him are Zilda Arns, Ronald Neame, Herbert Erhardt, Mohammed Mzali, Hal Connolly, and Raymond Impanis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Byrd ranks 4,505 out of 15,968Before him are Jeffrey Jones (1946), Frank Frazetta (1928), Amy Lee (1981), Dann Florek (1950), Travis Scott (1991), and Lauren Cohan (1982). After him are Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), John Warner (1927), Bryce DeWitt (1923), Lesley Gore (1946), William Wakefield Baum (1926), and Thomas S. Monson (1927).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Robert Byrd ranks 278Before him are Vince Lombardi (1913), Black Kettle (1803), Grace Coolidge (1879), Michael Kahn (1935), Edward Livingston (1764), and Frank Carlucci (1930). After him are John Warner (1927), Margaret Taylor (1788), Edmund Randolph (1753), Osceola (1804), Ambrose Burnside (1824), and Jeannette Rankin (1880).