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The Top Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Employees

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List of notable or famous Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list is a directory of the best Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees, showcasing only the most prominent Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees of all time. This list features past and present top Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) managers, including both current and retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) executives and alumni. Well-known Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) staff along with current and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees were and still are crucial to the company's success, as without these hard working men and women Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would never be what it is today.

Examples include George H. W. Bush and Anderson Cooper.

This renowned Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees list answers the questions, "What famous people have worked at Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)?" and "Who are the most famous Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employees?"
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    George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice president from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, Bush also served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and as Director of Central Intelligence. Until his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was usually known as George Bush. Bush postponed his university studies after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday, and became one of its youngest aviators. He served until September...  more
    • Age: 97
    • Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Gustav Lascaris Avrakotos (January 14, 1938 – December 1, 2005) was an American case officer and Afghan Task Force Chief for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Avrakotos was little known to the public until the book Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History, by George Crile, was published in 2003. The book, which portrays U.S. involvement in the Soviet–Afghan War as a partnership between Avrakotos and Texas Congressman Charles Wilson, was the basis of the film Charlie Wilson's War, released in 2007....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1938-2005)
    • Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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    Henry Jindrich Strasak (January 8, 1901 – May 16, 1985) was an American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)
    • Birthplace: Rock Island, Illinois
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    James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, 1929 – March 27, 2014) was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Prior to becoming Secretary of Defense, he served as Chair of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1971 to 1973, and as CIA Director for a few months in 1973. He became America's first Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter in 1977, serving until 1979. While Secretary of Defense, he opposed amnesty for draft resisters and pressed for development of more sophisticated nuclear weapon systems. Additionally, his support for the A-10 and the lightweight fighter program...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1929-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America