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Porter Johnston Goss

Porter Johnston Goss, former Central Intelligence Agency director, retired United States Representative from Florida. Director Lee County Mental Health Center, J.N. "Ding" Darling Foundation; director chairman Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; chairman board Canterbury School; member Southwest Florida Mental Health District Board Intelligence officer United States Army, 1960-1962.

Background

  • Goss, Porter Johnston was born on November 26, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Richard W. Goss.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Greek, Yale University, 1960.

    Career

    • Clandestine services officer Central Intelligence Agency, 1962-1971. Co-founder Island Reporter, Sanibel, Florida, 1973. Mayor City of Sanibel, 1975—1977, 1982, council member, 1974—1980, 1981—1982.

      Commissioner County of Lee, Florida, 1983—1988, chairman, 1985—1986. Member United States Congress from 14th Florida district (formerly 13th Florida district), 1989—2004. Chairman United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 1997—2004.

      Director Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 2004—2006. Port commissioner Southwest Florida Regional Airport.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Director Lee County Mental Health Center, J.N. "Ding" Darling Foundation. Director chairman Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Chairman board Canterbury School.

    Member Southwest Florida Mental Health District Board Intelligence officer United States Army, 1960-1962.

    Connections

    • Married Mariel Robinson. Children: Leslie, Chauncey, Mason, Gerrit.
    • father: Richard W. Goss Goss
    • spouse: Mariel Robinson
    • children: Leslie Goss
    • Chauncey Goss
    • Mason Goss
    • Gerrit Goss
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    Born November 26, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1960
      Yale University
    • 1962 - 1971
      Clandestine services officer, Central Intelligence Agency
    • 1973
      co-founder Island Reporter
      Sanibel, Florida, United States
    • 1983 - 1988
      commissioner County of Lee
      Florida, United States
    • 1989 - 2004
      member, United States Congress from 14th Florida district (formerly 13th Florida district)
    • 1997 - 2004
      chairman, United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    • 2004 - 2006
      director, Central Intelligence Agency
      Washington, United States
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