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S. I. Hayakawa

1906 - 1992

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Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. A professor of English, he served as president of San Francisco State University and then as U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of S. I. Hayakawa has received more than 451,574 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). S. I. Hayakawa is the 16,121st most popular politician (down from 14,185th in 2019), the 596th most popular biography from Canada (down from 557th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Canadian Politician.

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  • 3.63

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Among politicians, S. I. Hayakawa ranks 16,121 out of 15,577Before him are Moses Nagamootoo, Matilda Howell, Nigel Lawson, Hama Amadou, Roman Dzindzichashvili, and Andrew Young. After him are Nicolas Tiangaye, Carmen Barth, John Adams Dix, Sin-Iqisham, Randa Kassis, and Kazimierz Laskowski.

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Among people born in 1906, S. I. Hayakawa ranks 365Before him are Edward Akufo-Addo, Buddy Adler, Oscar Levant, Irving Jaffee, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, and Ted Morgan. After him are Alfredo Pitto, Luis Marín, Márton Homonnai, Bunny Austin, Jim Bausch, and Julio Rosales. Among people deceased in 1992, S. I. Hayakawa ranks 234Before him are Kurt Wires, László Rajcsányi, Robert Reed, Roy Acuff, Molly Picon, and Kees Broekman. After him are Arthur Wint, Ian Wolfe, Lona Andre, Todd Armstrong, George Murphy, and Fedor Samokhin.

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Among people born in Canada, S. I. Hayakawa ranks 596 out of 1,350Before him are Gordon Tootoosis (1941), Yassine Bounou (1991), Gaétan Boucher (1958), Patricia Jones (1930), Mike Bossy (1957), and Maureen Forrester (1930). After him are Santino Marella (1974), Sam Langford (1886), Torri Higginson (1969), Jennifer Granholm (1959), Tyler Labine (1978), and Charles Coughlin (1891).


Among politicians born in Canada, S. I. Hayakawa ranks 55Before him are Jean Charest (1958), Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849), Jack Layton (1950), Ken Dryden (1947), Gaétan Boucher (1958), and Patricia Jones (1930). After him are Jennifer Granholm (1959), Ted Lindsay (1925), Stéphane Dion (1955), Georges Vanier (1888), Gilles Duceppe (1947), and Chrystia Freeland (1968).