William J. Casey

American politician (1913–1987)

William Joseph Casey (March 13, 1913 – May 6, 1987) was an American politician. He was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987 under Ronald Reagan. In this capacity he oversaw the entire United States Intelligence Community and personally directed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

William J. Casey
13th Director of Central Intelligence
In office
January 28, 1981 – January 29, 1987
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byAdm. Stansfield Turner
Succeeded byWilliam H. Webster
Personal details
Born(1913-03-13)March 13, 1913
Elmhurst, Queens, New York
DiedMay 6, 1987(1987-05-06) (aged 74)
Roslyn Harbor, New York
Alma materFordham University,
St. John's University

Casey was born on March 13, 1913 in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. He studied at Fordham University and at Saint John's University, New York Casey died on May 6, 1987 from brain cancer in Roslyn Harbor, New York, aged 74.[1]


  1. Pace, Eric (May 7, 1987). "Obituary of Mr William Casey". New York Times. Mr. Casey, after serving as chief of secret intelligence in Europe for the Office of Strategic Services in World War II,

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