William Casey

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Birthday
13, 1913
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Death Date
May 6, 1987 (74)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1913
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Death Date
May 6, 1987 (74)

About

CIA director from 1981 to 1987 who came under fire when the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal came to public knowledge. He notably helped the mujahadeen resistance against Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Before Fame

He became head of the Secret Intelligence Branch in Europe after starting at the OSS during World War II.

Trivia

He had a stroke only hours before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about his knowledge of Iran-Contra.

Family Life

His son-in-law is Owen Smith, the president of Friends of the Planting Fields Aboretum State Historic Site.

Associated With

He was campaign manager of the successful campaign of Ronald Reagan.

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