Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
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1941 – Born on May 26th in River Falls, Wisconsin to Carleton Cecil Ames and Rachel Aldrich Ames.
1957 – Secured a summer job at the CIA as a General Schedule (GS)-3 on the federal government salary scale after his sophomore year at McLean (Virginia) High School.
1959 – Entered the University of Chicago, where he pursued a long time passion for drama, and where he intended to study foreign cultures and history.
1960 – He again obtained employment at the CIA, working as a laborer/painter at a facility in Virginia.
– He returned to the University of Chicago but because of failing grades resulting from his devotion to the theater, he did not finish out the school year.
1962 – He worked as an assistant technical director at a Chicago theater until February, when he returned to the Washington, D.C. area and obtained full time employment at the CIA as a GS-4 clerk typist.
1969 – He married his first wife, Nancy Segebarth, who was also a participant in the CIA’s Career Trainee Program.
– Ames was promoted to GS-10 in October and was given his first overseas assignment to Ankara, Turkey.
1972 – Ames returned to CIA headquarters where he spent the next 4 years in the Soviet-East European (SE) Division of the DO.
1973 – He was given Russian language training, and thereafter was assigned to a position where he supported CIA operations against Soviet officials in the U.S.
1982 – Received his last promotion to GS-14.
1985 – Leaked information to Soviets leading to executions of ten Soviets working as spies for U.S.
1994 – Ames and his wife, Maria del Rosario Casas Dupuy, pled guilty to charges stemming from their espionage activities.
– Arrested for espionage on the 21st of February by the FBI when 144 reports were found in his possession, none of which had anything to do with his duties.