Profession: CIA Director
Why Famous: Director of Central Intelligence from 1981 to 1987.
In this capacity he oversaw the entire United States Intelligence Community and personally directed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the final years of the cold war and during the Iran-contra scandal.
- 1941-02-22 CIA Director William Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz
- 1981-01-28 William J. Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)
- 1986-12-15 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
- 1987-01-29 William J. Casey term as 13th director of the CIA ends