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Lawyer , Central Intelligence Agency director

William Joseph Casey, American Central Intelligence Agency director, lawyer. Trustee Fordham University, 1966-1971; president Long Island Association, 1968-1971; president International Rescue Committee, 1970-1971; member Presidential Task Force International Development; Member American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Association Bar City New York.


Casey, William Joseph was born on March 13, 1913 in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, United States. Son of William J. and Blanche (La Vigne) Casey.


Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1934. Postgraduate, Catholic University America. Juris Doctor, St. John's University, 1937.


Chairman board editors, Research Institute American, Washington, 1938-1949; with, Office of Strategic Services, United States Army Intelligence, United States Navy, 1941-1946; special counsel small business committee, United States Senate, Washington, 1947-1948; associate general counsel, Marshall Plan, 1948; lecturer tax law, New York University, 1948-1962; lecturer, Practicing Law Institute, New York City, 1950-1962; partner firm, Hall, Casey, Dickler & Howley, New York City, 1957-1971; member, General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, 1970-1971; chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1971-1973; undersecretary state economics affairs, Department State, Washington, 1973-1974; president, chairman, Export-Import Bank United States, 1974-1975; member, President Ford's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Washington, 1976; counsel, Rogers & Wells, 1976-1981; chairman, Task Force on Venture Capital, Small Business Administration, Washington, 1976-1980; campaign manager, Ronald Reagan Presidential Campaign, 1980; director, Center Intelligence, Washington, 1981-1987; statutory adviser, National Security Council, 1981-1987.


  • Bar Association; Nassau County Bar Association; Association Bar City New York



Trustee Fordham University, 1966-1971. President Long Island Association, 1968-1971. President International Rescue Committee, 1970-1971.

Member Presidential Task Force International Development. Member American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Association Bar City New York.


Married Sophia Kurz, February 22, 1941. 1 child, Bernadette.

William J. Casey

Blanche (La Vigne) Casey

Sophia Kurz

Bernadette Casey