Robert Gates

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Robert Gates

Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, 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 1,749,132 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9,113th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Robert Gates ranks 9,066 out of 14,801Before him are Henry II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Rana Sanga, Guru Hargobind, Rolandas Paksas, Sharof Rashidov, and Azem Galica. After him are Remismund, Svetozar Pribićević, Michael of Trebizond, Francesco Loredan, Caecilia Paulina, and Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner.

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Among people born in 1943, Robert Gates ranks 192Before him are Stanley Kamel, Pak Doo-ik, Walter Godefroot, Aaron Russo, Boris Gromov, and Angelo Comastri. After him are André Téchiné, Laura Biagiotti, Georgi Asparuhov, Angelo Bagnasco, Horst-Dieter Höttges, and Edward L. G. Bowell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Gates ranks 3,190 out of 12,171Before him are Kamehameha III (1814), Jeff Fahey (1952), Sylvia Sidney (1910), Chad Smith (1961), Richard Ramirez (1960), and Peter MacNicol (1954). After him are Clarence Clemons (1942), Anne Archer (1947), David Petraeus (1952), Elizabeth Warren (1949), Teresa Wright (1918), and Richard Wright (1908).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Robert Gates ranks 209Before him are Kamehameha IV (1834), Garret Hobart (1844), Black Hawk (1767), David Duke (1950), Winfield Scott (1786), and Kamehameha III (1814). After him are Elizabeth Warren (1949), Lou Henry Hoover (1874), Richard Mentor Johnson (1780), Jack Sharkey (1902), Edith Head (1897), and Dean Rusk (1909).