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Porter Goss

Porter Goss
Personal data
Date of birthNovember 26, 1938(age 76)
Place of birthWaterbury, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican
Alma materYale University
OccupationCIA Officer
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Central Intelligence Agency
Years of service1960-1962
19th Director of Central Intelligence
In officeSeptember 24, 2004 - April 21, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Succeeded byJohn Negroponte (as DNI)
Preceded byGeorge Tenet
19th Director of the CIA
In officeSeptember 24, 2004 - May 5, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Succeeded byMichael Hayden
Preceded byGeorge Tenet
Chairman of the
House Intelligence Committee
In officeJanuary 3, 1997 - September 23, 2004
Succeeded byPete Hoekstra
Preceded byLarry Combest
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 14th district
13th district (1989-1993)
In officeJanuary 3, 1989 - September 23, 2004
Succeeded byConnie Mack IV
Preceded byConnie Mack III

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Porter Johnston Goss (born November 26, 1938) is an American politician who was the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the last Director of Central Intelligence following the passage of the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which abolished the DCI position. A CIA officer in Latin America during the Cold War, he served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until he took up his post at the agency.

Goss represented the Florida's 14th congressional district, which includes Lee County, Fort Myers, Naples, and part of Port Charlotte. He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.

Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006 in a sit-down press conference with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office. On May 8, Bush nominated U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden to be Goss's successor.

Goss is an avid organic farmer. According to a September 13, 2004 article in Roll Call, Goss has a farm in Virginia and spends his summers on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound.

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AP Exclusive: Inside Romania's secret CIA prison - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press--The Romanian and Lithuanian sites were eventually closed in the first half of 2006 before CIA Director -Porter Goss- left the job. Some of the detainees were taken to Kabul, where the CIA could legally hold them before they were sent - Date : Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:50:00 GMT
Parker on Politics: District drawing becomesthorny - The News-Press Tweet this news
The News-Press--Chauncey Goss, a Republican businessman on Sanibel and the son of former US Rep. -Porter Goss-, is still considering the race, with the difference being that Chauncey Goss does not rule out a primary race against Mack if that's how th - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 05:20:09 GMT+00:00
Retired Millville police officer who was killed aborting a kidnapping attempt ... - Press of Atlantic City Tweet this news
Press of Atlantic City--Other honorees include Kenneth -Goss-, 38, a deliveryman who was driving along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, when he saw an overturned raft and four people in the water in April 2010. -Goss-, of Grand Junction, Colo., swam to r - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:43:12 GMT+00:00
Surprise: Mack says no to run for Senate - The News-Press Tweet this news
The News-Press--Chauncey Goss of Sanibel, son of former CIA director and US Rep. -Porter Goss-, has said that he is “seriously considering” a shot at his father's old seat in Washington. He could not be reached for comment Friday. State Rep. ... - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:56:25 GMT+00:00
Mack says he's not running for Senate - Lehigh Acres News Star Tweet this news
Lehigh Acres News Star---Porter Goss- in Florida's 14th Congressional District, which encompasses all of Lee County and parts of Charlotte and Collier. He easily won re-election in 2006, 2008 and 2010 in the heavily Republican district.--- - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:58:39 GMT+00:00
GOP tries to lure talk show host for US Senate run - The News-Press Tweet this news
The News-Press--Goss, 45, and a Republican, is the son of former US Rep. -Porter Goss-. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, who'd said he would run for Congress if Mack ran for Senate, was obviously disappointed at Goss' potential candidacy. “B - Date : Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:30:43 GMT+00:00
CIA chief Panetta praises columnist Broder - Washington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Washington Post (blog)--"No," Goodman wrote, "morale was compromised by high-level CIA officials such as George 'slam dunk' Tenet, who tailored intelligence to go to war against Iraq, and -Porter Goss- and Michael Hayd - Date : Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:50:49 GMT+00:00
Porter eliminates Haskell boys - Muskogee Daily Phoenix Tweet this news
Muskogee Daily Phoenix--“When they took it to the hole there late and we'd gone to man, he altered a lot of their shots,” -Porter- coach Jim Deaton said. “He definitely was the factor.” “He's hard to guard, there's no doubt about - Date : Sat, 05 Mar 2011 07:14:59 GMT+00:00
Parker on Politics: Florida immigration legislation won't look like Arizona's law - The News-Press Tweet this news
The News-Press---...- public opinion to a proposal to rename Cayo Costa State Park in honor of former CIA director and Southwest Florida congressman -Porter Goss-, state Sen. ... - Date : Sat, 29 Jan 2011 06:10:54 GMT+00:00
An ironic twist for Congressional ethics - Crosscut (blog) Tweet this news
Crosscut (blog)--Its co-chairs are former Democratic Congressman David Skaggs of Boulder and -Porter Goss-, a Florida Republican and former director of the CIA. ... - Date : Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:59:53 GMT+00:00

United States House of Representatives
Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Combest
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
Succeeded by
Peter Hoekstra
Government offices
Preceded by
George J. Tenet
Director of Central Intelligence
September 24, 2004 - April 21, 2005
Succeeded by
John Negroponte
as United States Director of National Intelligence
Director of the CIA
September 24, 2004 - May 5, 2006
Succeeded by
Michael Hayden

Directors of Central Intelligence and Central Intelligence Agency

Central IntelligenceSidney Souers * Hoyt Vandenberg * Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter * Walter B. Smith * Allen W. Dulles * John A. McCone * William Raborn * Richard Helms * James R. Schlesinger * William Colby * George H. W. Bush * Stansfield Turner * William J. Casey * William H. Webster * Robert Gates * R. James Woolsey, Jr. * John M. Deutch * George Tenet
Central Intelligence AgencyPorter J. Goss * Michael Hayden * Leon Panetta

Chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee

Select Committee
Nedzi * Pike
Permanent Committee
Boland * Hamilton * Stokes * Beilenson * McCurdy * Glickman * Combest * Goss * Hoekstra * Reyes

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