William Colby

1920 - 1996

William Colby

William Egan Colby (January 4, 1920 – April 27, 1996) was an American intelligence officer who served as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from September 1973 to January 1976. During World War II Colby served with the Office of Strategic Services. After the war he joined the newly created Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Colby has received more than 557,035 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,097th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, William Colby ranks 12,008 out of 14,801Before him are Rudolf Scharping, Vladimir Makogonov, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Chung Un-chan, Bronislovas Lubys, and Uberto De Morpurgo. After him are Edgardo Codesal, Ali Muhammad Mujawar, Yossi Beilin, Érik Orsenna, Iccho Itoh, and Luc Ferry.

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Among people born in 1920, William Colby ranks 248Before him are George London, Bert Williams, Thomas Sebeok, J. J. C. Smart, Liam Cosgrave, and Silvestre Igoa. After him are Jack Rowley, Stan Musial, Ronald Pope, Clive Dunn, Irving Kristol, and Lucidio Sentimenti. Among people deceased in 1996, William Colby ranks 182Before him are José Lázaro Robles, N. T. Rama Rao, Don McNeill, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, Emilio Zapico, and McLean Stevenson. After him are George Kojac, Yun Chi-young, Wálter Guevara, Kusuo Kitamura, Garrett Birkhoff, and Zainab Biisheva.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Colby ranks 5,945 out of 12,171Before him are Paul Drayton (1939), Tay Garnett (1894), Judy Tyler (1932), Jessica Jaymes (1979), Robert Lowell (1917), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (1984). After him are Dan Rather (1931), Forrest Smithson (1884), Peter Greene (1965), Wayne Allwine (1947), Linda Perry (1965), and Will Yun Lee (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Colby ranks 392Before him are Chuck Schumer (1950), William M. Evarts (1818), Whitney Smith (1940), James Brady (1940), Andrew Cuomo (1957), and Adriano Directo Emperado (1926). After him are Bobby Seale (1936), Dan Sullivan (1964), Ralph Metcalfe (1910), Bainbridge Colby (1869), Harry Cohn (1891), and Jay Garner (1938).