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William Rufus Shafter

William Rufus Shafter was a Major General in the United States Army. Fort Shafter, Hawaii is named for him. He took part in the Spanish-American War

Since he appeared in two early films, he is listed as the "actor" with the biggest known finite Bacon number. He has a Bacon number of 10:

The average Rufus Shafter number is 10.182, with 86% of film actors having a Rufus Shafter number of 10 or 11. The highest known finite Rufus Shafter number is 16, possessed by seven (as yet unknown) actors. The lowest known nonzero Rufus Shafter number is 1, possessed by just one actor, Joseph Wheeler. There is also only one actor with a Rufus Shafter number of 2, Russell A. Alger.

As of July 12, 2003 William F. Cody's Bacon number has dropped to three, apparently due to new information rather than new movies. This has dropped Rufus Shafter's Bacon number to 8, and he is no longer unique. See this page for details.

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