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Colby, William Egan

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Intelligence Officer

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