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Simon Cameron

1799 - 1889

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Simon Cameron (March 8, 1799 – June 26, 1889) was an American businessman and politician who represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate and served as United States Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War. A native of Maytown, Pennsylvania, Cameron made a fortune in railways, canals, and banking. He was elected to the United States Senate as a member of the Democratic Party in 1845. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Cameron has received more than 302,084 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Simon Cameron is the 16,185th most popular politician (down from 13,895th in 2019), the 10,546th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,245th in 2019) and the 698th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Simon Cameron ranks 16,185 out of 15,577Before him are Stanislav Gross, Norovyn Altankhuyag, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Maria Elena Boschi, Silvia Cartwright, and Nicholas Katzenbach. After him are Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, Sun Zhengcai, Thomas Ewing, José Luis Ábalos, William Fox, and Paul Manafort.

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Among people born in 1799, Simon Cameron ranks 58Before him are Avdotia Istomina, David Douglas, Samuel George Morton, Eliza Acton, Thomas Hood, and Titian Peale.  Among people deceased in 1889, Simon Cameron ranks 80Before him are August Ahlqvist, Lucy Webb Hayes, Charles Mackay, Francisco Antonino Vidal, Daniel Harvey Hill, and Priscilla Cooper Tyler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Simon Cameron ranks 10,546 out of 18,182Before him are Nicholas Katzenbach (1922), Timothy M. Dolan (1950), Tom Forman (1893), Meredith Monroe (1969), Tom Dowd (1925), and Wallace Smith Broecker (1931). After him are Ed Boon (1964), Dick Butkus (1942), Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817), Maxine Singer (1931), Todd Solondz (1959), and Alice Marble (1913).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Simon Cameron ranks 698Before him are James Skivring Smith (1825), Max Baucus (1941), Jack Lew (1955), John Lindsay (1921), Horatio Seymour (1810), and Nicholas Katzenbach (1922). After him are Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817), Thomas Ewing (1789), Paul Manafort (1949), Barbara Jordan (1936), Roland Burris (1937), and Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1760).