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William Raborn, Jr.

Vice Admiral, US Navy (Retired)

 

TENURE AS DIRECTOR:
28 April 1965–30 June 1966


BIRTH:

8 June 1905, Decatur, Texas


EDUCATION:

Graduated from US Naval Academy, 1928; Naval War College, 1952


APPOINTED:

11 April 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson; confirmed by Senate, 22 April 1965; sworn in, 28 April 1965 DEPUTY DIRECTOR Richard M. Helms


EARLIER CAREER:

  • Director, US Navy Special Projects Office (which developed Polaris missle for Fleet Ballistic Missle System), 1955-62
  • Promoted to Vice Admiral, 1960
  • Deputy chief of Naval Operations (Development), 1962-63
  • Retired from Navy, 1 September 1963
  • Private industry, 1963-65


LATER CAREER:

Private business


Died 6 March 1990


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