Stansfield Turner

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Stansfield Turner
Turner in June 1983
Director of Central Intelligence
In office
March 9, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by William J. Casey
President of the U.S. Naval War College
In office
June 30, 1972 – August 9, 1974
Preceded by Benedict Semmes
Succeeded by Julien LeBourgeois
Personal details
Born December 1, 1923 (1923-12-01) (age 90)
Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Amherst College
United States Naval Academy
Exeter College, Oxford
Religion Christian Scientist[1]
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1947-1978
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands USS Horne
U.S. Second Fleet
Allied Forces Southern Europe

Stansfield M. Turner (born December 1, 1923) is a retired United States Navy admiral and former Director of Central Intelligence and President of the Naval War College. He is currently a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Policy.

Turner was born on December 1, 1923 in Highland Park, Illinois. He studied at Amherst College, at the United States Naval Academy, and at Exeter College, Oxford. Turner now lives in Great Falls, Virginia, and is a Christian Scientist[1]

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