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George John Tenet

George Tenet

TENURE AS DIRECTOR:

  • 11 July 1997–11 July 2004
  • Acting Director of Central Intelligence, 16 December 1996–11 July 1997


BIRTH:

5 January 1953, Flushing, New York


EDUCATION:

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., 1976; Columbia University, School of International Affairs, M.I.A., 1978


APPOINTED:

19 March 1997 by President William J. Clinton; confirmed by Senate, 10 July 1997; sworn in, 11 July 1997


DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

Gen. John A. Gordon, US Air Force, 31 October 1997– 18 October 2000, and John E. McLaughlin, 19 October 2000 through remainder of Mr. Tenet's tenure


EARLIER CAREER:

  • Legislative Assistant, Legislative Director, office of Senator John Heinz, 1982-85
  • Staff Member, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), 1985-88
  • Staff Director, SSCI, 1988-93
  • Member of President-elect Clinton’s national security transition team, 1992-93
  • Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council, 1993-95
  • Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, 3 July 1995–11 July 1997

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