Joseph C Wilson

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Birthday
6, 1949
Birthplace
Connecticut
DEATH DATE
Sep 27, 2019 (69)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1949
Birthplace
Connecticut
DEATH DATE
Sep 27, 2019 (69)

About

Former U.S. diplomat who gained international attention with his 2003 op-ed piece in the New York Times, 'What I Didn't Find in Africa.' The piece detailed his trip to Niger, in which he investigated claims that Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase yellowcake uranium with the intention of developing nuclear weapons.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972 and worked as a carpenter for five years afterward.

Trivia

In 2004, he published the memoir The Politics of Truth, in which he heavily criticized the administration of George W. Bush and the events which led to the outing of his CIA operative wife.

Family Life

He married former United States CIA operations officer Valerie Plame in 1998. He was married twice previously.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Sean Penn in the biographical drama Fair Game, released in 2010.

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