William H. Webster

1924 - Today

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William Hedgcock Webster (born March 6, 1924) is an American retired attorney and jurist who most recently served as chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2005 until 2020. He was a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit before becoming director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1978 to 1987 and director of Central Intelligence (CIA) from 1987 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William H. Webster has received more than 889,261 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. William H. Webster is the 16,196th most popular politician (down from 15,472nd in 2019), the 9,332nd most popular biography from United States (up from 10,030th in 2019) and the 600th most popular American Politician.

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.29

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  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year William H. Webster has had the most page views in the with 89,366 views, followed by Russian (5,906), and French (2,720). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Armenian (77.53%), Southern Azerbaijani (70.76%), and Ukrainian (52.99%)


Among politicians, William H. Webster ranks 16,196 out of 19,576Before him are Michael Pedersen Friis, Francisco Javier Zaldúa, Marie-Louise Lachapelle, Porter Goss, Manuel Ezequiel Bruzual, and Lopo do Nascimento. After him are Erwin Huber, Jim Ross, Tunne Kelam, Christian Lindner, Atje Keulen-Deelstra, and Charles Bradlaugh.

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Among people born in 1924, William H. Webster ranks 428Before him are Carroll O'Connor, Armando Peraza, Mark Lenard, Wally Ris, Ingrid Sandahl, and Harry Schwarz. After him are César Ruminski, Thomas Berger, Lennart Magnusson, Norman Fell, William Russell, and Jocelyne LaGarde.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William H. Webster ranks 9,332 out of 20,380Before him are Alan Jay Lerner (1918), Porter Goss (1938), Conyers Herring (1914), Ed Gordon (1908), Brian Tyler (1972), and Robert Pastorelli (1954). After him are Kenneth Marshall (1950), Shannon Leto (1970), Jim Ross (1952), Danica McKellar (1975), Alan King (1927), and Jonathan Harris (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William H. Webster ranks 600Before him are Hiram Johnson (1866), James M. Cox (1870), Hugo Black (1886), Fred M. Vinson (1890), Terry Branstad (1946), and Porter Goss (1938). After him are Jim Ross (1952), Gary Hart (1936), James Skivring Smith (1825), Frank Murkowski (1933), Michael Flynn (1958), and Charles Sumner (1811).