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Souers Portrait
Portrait by Clarence Lamont MacNelly

 

 

 

 

Rear Adm. Sidney W. Souers, USNR
23 Jan 1946 — 10 Jun 19461

 

 

 

 

Vandenberg Portrait
Portrait by Clarence Lamont MacNelly

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, USA
10 Jun 1946 — 1 May 19471


 

 

 

Hillenkoetter Portrait
Portrait by Marcella Comes

 

 

 

Rear Adm. Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, USN2
1 May 1947 — 7 Oct 1950


 

 

 

Smith Portrait
Portrait by William F. Draper, 1958

 

 

 

 

General Walter Bedell Smith, USA
7 Oct 1950 — 9 Feb 1953


 

 

 

Dulles Portrait
Portrait by Gardner Cox, 1961

 

 

 

 

The Honorable Allen W. Dulles3
26 Feb 1953 — 29 Nov 1961


 

 

 

McCone Portrait
Portrait by Cedric Baldwin Egeli, after William F. Draper

 

 

 

 

The Honorable John A. McCone
29 Nov 1961 — 28 Apr 1965


 

 

 

Raborn Portrait
Portrait by Rudolph A. Bernatschke

 

 

 

 

Vice Adm. William F. Raborn, Jr., USN (Ret.)
28 Apr 1965 — 30 Jun 1966


 

 

 

Helms Portrait
Portrait by William F. Draper, 1971

 

 

 

 

The Honorable Richard M. Helms
30 Jun 1966 — 2 Feb 1973


 

 

 

Schlesinger Portrait
Portrait by Lloyd Embry, 1973

 

 

 

 

The Honorable James R. Schlesinger
2 Feb 1973 — 2 Jul 1973


 

 

 

Colby Portrait
Portrait by Lloyd Embry, 1974

 

 

 

 

The Honorable William E. Colby
4 Sep 1973 — 30 Jan 1976


 

 

 

Bush Portrait
Portrait by Clarence Lamont MacNelly, 1977

 

 

 

 

The Honorable George H. W. Bush
30 Jan 1976 — 20 Jan 1977


 

 

 

Turner Portrait
Portrait by Cedric Baldwin Egeli, 1985

 

 

 

 

Adm. Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret.)4
9 Mar 1977 — 20 Jan 1981


 

 

 

Casey Portrait
Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1984

 

 

 

 

The Honorable William J. Casey
28 Jan 1981 — 29 Jan 1987


 

 

 

Webster Portrait
Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1990

 

 

 

 

The Honorable William H. Webster
26 May 1987 — 31 Aug 1991


 

 

 

Gates Portrait
Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1993

 

 

 

 

The Honorable Robert M. Gates
6 Nov 1991 — 20 Jan 1993


 

 

 

Woolsey Portrait
Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler

 

 

 

 

The Honorable R. James Woolsey
5 Feb 1993 — 10 Jan 1995


 

 

 

Deutch Portrait
Portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler

 

 

 

 

The Honorable John M. Deutch
10 May 1995 — 15 Dec 1996


 

 

 

Tenet Portrait
Portrait by Steven Polson, 2008

 

 

 

 

The Honorable George J. Tenet
11 Jul 1997 — 11 Jul 2004


 

 

 

Goss Photo

 

 

 

The Honorable Porter J. Goss5
24 Sep 2004 — 21 Apr 2005

 

 

 

DIRECTORS OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (D/CIA)

Goss Photo

 

 

The Honorable Porter J. Goss
21 Apr 2005 — 26 May 2006


 

Hayden Photo

 

 

General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.)6
30 May 2006 — 13 Feb 2009

 

Director Panetta

 

 

The Honorable Leon E. Panetta
13 Feb 2009 — Present

 

 


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Footnotes

1 Before the National Security Act of 26 July 1947 established the Central Intelligence Agency on 18 September 1947, the Director of Central Intelligence served as a member of the National Intelligence Authority and head of the Central Intelligence Group by authority of a Presidential Directive of 22 January 1946.

2 The National Security Act of 26 July 1947 established the Central Intelligence Agency, which replaced the Central Intelligence Group on 18 September 1947.

3 Mr. Dulles served as Acting DCI 9—26 February.

4 Admiral Turner retired from the Navy on 31 December 1978 while serving as DCI.

5 Under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the position of DCI was abolished, and the position of Director of the CIA (D/CIA) was created.

6 General Hayden retired from the United States Air Force on 1 July 2008 while serving as D/CIA.

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