1923 - Stansfield Turner, born on the 1st of December in Highland Park, Illinois. He was an Admiral and Director of Central Intelligence. He is currently a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Policy . He is a Christian Scientist.
1946 - Attained a commission in the United States Navy in June.
1947 - Attended Amherst College, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.
1972 - 1974 - He served as president of Naval War College, where he successfully introduced a radical improvement of that College's curriculum, introducing educational approaches based on his experience as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
1977 - 1981 - He commanded the Southern region of NATO and was subsequently Director of Central Intelligence.
2005 - He has written several books, including, Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence, in which he advocates disbanding the CIA.
2006 - In the January issue of GQ magazine, former President Jimmy Carter reported that he hired a psychic to help locate a US plane that had been lost in Central Africa.
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