Georgia Bulletin

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Archbishop Featured In Newsweek ‘Boomer’ Poll

Published January 4, 2007

In a recent Newsweek poll, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was listed among such elite individuals as Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and Bill Gates.

“The Baby Boomer Hall of Fame” offered nominees in nine different categories such as Television and Film, Art, Culture and Books, Sports, Medicine and Science, Business and Technology, and Politics.

Archbishop Gregory was nominated in the “Education and Religion” category.

Readers voted on the Newsweek Web site for their choice for most influential baby boomers, the term given to the generation born between 1946 and 1964.

In the education and religion category, 7,698 votes were cast. Readers chose Tom Vander Ark, executive director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as the most influential baby boomer, while Newsweek editors chose Rick Warren, Protestant minister and author of “The Purpose-Driven Life,” which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide.

The results were published in the Dec. 18 issue of Newsweek.

For more on the baby boomers poll, visit