Oliver North

American political commentator

Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) or Ollie North is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, political commentator, television host, military historian, and New York Times best-selling author. He is currently the host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel.

North in Seattle, 2010

In 2018, North became the President of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).

North was at the center of national attention during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal in the late 1980s during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Some people say North took the blame and punishment rather than Reagan.

North was born on October 7, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas.[1] North grew up in Philmont, New York. He studied at State University of New York at Brockport. He has been married to Betsy Stuart since 1987.


  1. Official biography on OliverNorth.com

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