Wendell Willkie

1892 - 1944

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Wendell Lewis Willkie (born Lewis Wendell Willkie; February 18, 1892 – October 8, 1944) was an American lawyer, corporate executive, and the 1940 Republican nominee for President of the United States. Willkie appealed to many convention delegates as the Republican field's only interventionist: although the U.S. remained neutral prior to Pearl Harbor, he favored greater U.S. involvement in World War II to support Britain and other Allies. His Democratic opponent, incumbent President Franklin D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wendell Willkie has received more than 1,120,083 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Wendell Willkie is the 51st most popular lawyer (down from 44th in 2019), the 6,385th most popular biography from United States and the 12th most popular American Lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Wendell Willkie ranks 51 out of 67Before him are Clarence Darrow, Navi Pillay, Louis Brandeis, Michael Cohen, Louise Arbour, and George Hadley. After him are Lawrence Lessig, John Selden, Alberto Nisman, A. V. Dicey, Christopher A. Wray, and Ken Starr.

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Among people born in 1892, Wendell Willkie ranks 197Before him are Gerhard Rohlfs, Eddie Cantor, Rex Ingram, Grigory Shajn, Alfredo Foglino, and Donald Wills Douglas Sr.. After him are Werner Bergengruen, Maturino Blanchet, Mahadev Desai, David Garnett, Gregory La Cava, and Johnny Dodds. Among people deceased in 1944, Wendell Willkie ranks 210Before him are Jędrzej Moraczewski, Oszkár Gerde, Andrey Toshev, Jaan Kikkas, Endre Steiner, and Alejandro Villanueva. After him are Kustaa Pihlajamäki, Shigeo Arai, Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Walter Breisky, Grigore Antipa, and Charles Dana Gibson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wendell Willkie ranks 6,385 out of 15,968Before him are Carmen Basilio (1927), James Hansen (1941), Owen Garriott (1930), Dan Bricklin (1951), Ollie Johnston (1912), and Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (1892). After him are Dwyane Wade (1982), Jill Tarter (1944), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), Elaine Hendrix (1970), Pauline Oliveros (1932), and Jack Wagner (1959).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Wendell Willkie ranks 12Before him are Alan Dershowitz (1938), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), William Rehnquist (1924), Clarence Darrow (1857), Louis Brandeis (1856), and Michael Cohen (1966). After him are Lawrence Lessig (1961), Christopher A. Wray (1966), Ken Starr (1946), Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870), Robert Treat Paine (1731), and Judy Sheindlin (1942).