Robert Gates

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Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011. He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush and was retained for service by President Barack Obama. Gates began his career serving as an officer in the United States Air Force but was quickly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Gates served for 26 years in the CIA and the National Security Council, and was Director of Central Intelligence under President George H. W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Gates has received more than 2,152,920 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Robert Gates is the 9,502nd most popular politician (down from 9,056th in 2019), the 3,608th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,187th in 2019) and the 225th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Robert Gates ranks 9,502 out of 15,710Before him are Rafael Urdaneta, Miguel Trovoada, Albert Azaryan, Rahotep, Svetozar Pribićević, and Oswiu. After him are William Joseph Simmons, Arnulf, Count of Holland, Viliam Široký, Surayud Chulanont, Constantine III of Scotland, and Izyaslav of Polotsk.

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Among people born in 1943, Robert Gates ranks 224Before him are Don Simpson, Angelo Comastri, Michel Ocelot, Joyce Meyer, Lauren Hutton, and Michael Byrne. After him are Surayud Chulanont, Stanley Kamel, Gary Burton, Christine McVie, Eva Joly, and Murtaz Khurtsilava.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Gates ranks 3,608 out of 15,968Before him are Mitch Pileggi (1952), Jim Carroll (1949), Charles Grandison Finney (1792), Muse Watson (1948), Howard S. Becker (1928), and Victor Wong (1927). After him are William Forsythe (1955), William Joseph Simmons (1880), Fred MacMurray (1908), Paul Adelstein (1969), George McGovern (1922), and Jennifer Lee (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Robert Gates ranks 225Before him are Dwight F. Davis (1879), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Leon Panetta (1938), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Spotted Elk (1826), and Lunalilo (1835). After him are William Joseph Simmons (1880), George McGovern (1922), Sanford B. Dole (1844), Elizabeth Monroe (1768), Jesse Ventura (1951), and Huey Long (1893).