Sonny Perdue

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George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III (born December 20, 1946) is an American veterinarian, businessman, and politician who served as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017 to 2021. He previously served as the 81st governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011; Perdue was the first Republican to hold the office since the Reconstruction era.Founder and partner in an agricultural trading company, Perdue served from 2012 to 2017 on the Governors' Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He is the second secretary of agriculture from the Deep South; the first was Mike Espy of Mississippi, who served under President Bill Clinton from January 1993 to December 1994. On January 18, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture. His nomination was transmitted to the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Perdue has received more than 2,256,259 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Sonny Perdue is the 13,696th most popular politician (down from 12,883rd in 2019), the 8,712th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,697th in 2019) and the 555th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Sonny Perdue ranks 13,696 out of 15,710Before him are Ling Jihua, Omar Sharmarke, Susan Rice, Dmitry Kozak, Afonso Dhlakama, and Douglas Hurd. After him are Marcus Plautius Silvanus, John Smith, Jeremiah S. Black, Marco Rubio, Miriam A. Ferguson, and Zlatko Mateša.

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Among people born in 1946, Sonny Perdue ranks 530Before him are P. P. Arnold, Abdul Qadir Bajamal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Ken Starr, Giorgos Koudas, and Kjell Johansson. After him are Michel Chossudovsky, Hannes Swoboda, Harald Irmscher, Loleatta Holloway, Charles Asati, and Jacques Sylla.

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Among people born in United States, Sonny Perdue ranks 8,712 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Ridgway (1850), Gerald Carr (1932), Rikishi (1965), Kendrick Lamar (1987), Yancy Butler (1970), and Curtis Fuller (1934). After him are Sean Michaels (1958), Julie Gibson (1913), Daniel Chester French (1850), Alex Morgan (1989), George Wendt (1948), and Harvey Pekar (1939).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Sonny Perdue ranks 555Before him are Elizabeth Dole (1936), Charles Colson (1931), Stacey Abrams (1973), John Edwards (1953), Rose Cleveland (1846), and Susan Rice (1964). After him are Jeremiah S. Black (1810), Marco Rubio (1971), Miriam A. Ferguson (1875), Robert Elswit (1950), Frank Murkowski (1933), and Gouverneur Morris (1752).

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