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Colby, William Egan

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Intelligence Officer

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US administrator, lawyer, and spy

 

employed as CIA agent 1950-1973

 

CIA station chief in Saigon 1959-1962

 

directed all CIA covert operations in Asia 1962-1967

 

director of CIA 1973-1976

 

cooperated with Congressional investigation of CIA, leading to declassification of many former CIA operations and programs

 

co-wrote memoir "Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA" 1978

 

drowned while canoeing in Wicomico River


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