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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 politician and musician who served as a United States senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A Democrat, 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 5,693,100 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Robert Byrd is the 11,533rd most popular politician (down from 10,750th in 2019), the 4,503rd most popular biography from United States and the 286th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Robert Byrd ranks 11,533 out of 15,577Before him are Jack Sharkey, Oswaldo López Arellano, Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Ali Fuat Cebesoy, and Phetsarath Ratanavongsa. After him are Sobekhotep VI, Joseph Laniel, Ernest Monis, Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Mohammad Ali Khan Zand, and Lydia Wideman.

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Among people born in 1917, Robert Byrd ranks 173Before him are Steno, Olga Sanfirova, Zainab al Ghazali, Domenico Bartolucci, David Tomlinson, and Asima Chatterjee. After him are Knut Haugland, André Waterkeyn, Yuri Lyubimov, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Lena Horne, and Musine Kokalari. Among people deceased in 2010, Robert Byrd ranks 182Before him are Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Vasco de Almeida e Costa, Gary Coleman, Carl Adam Petri, Kevin McCarthy, and Oswaldo López Arellano. After him are Daniel Bensaïd, Allan Sandage, Julien Guiomar, Lena Horne, Ed Roberts, and Zelda Rubinstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Byrd ranks 4,503 out of 18,182Before him are John Stagliano (1951), James Mangold (1963), David O. Russell (1958), Francis Scott Key (1779), Jason Scott Lee (1966), and Imogen Cunningham (1883). After him are Lance Reddick (1962), Philip Bosco (1930), Lewis Terman (1877), Cynthia Rhodes (1956), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981), and Tim Kang (1973).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Robert Byrd ranks 286Before him are Robert Mueller (1944), Elizabeth Monroe (1768), Sanford B. Dole (1844), Lee Radziwill (1933), Ambrose Burnside (1824), and Jack Sharkey (1902). After him are Bruce Rauner (1957), Eric Shinseki (1942), Adlai Stevenson I (1835), Henry Paulson (1946), Harry Reid (1939), and Oliver North (1943).