William H. Webster

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William H. Webster
Chairperson of the Homeland Security Advisory Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 19, 2002
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Deputy James Schlesinger
William Bratton
Preceded by Position established
14th Director of Central Intelligence
In office
May 26, 1987 – September, 1991
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by William Casey
Succeeded by Robert Gates
3rd Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
In office
February 23, 1978 – May 25, 1987
President Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded by James Adams (Acting)
Succeeded by John Otto (Acting)
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
In office
July 18, 1973 – February 22, 1978
Nominated by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Marion Matthes
Succeeded by Theodore McMillian
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
In office
December 21, 1970 – July 18, 1973
Nominated by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by John Nangle
Personal details
Born William Hedgcock Webster
March 6, 1924 (1924-03-06) (age 90)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Drusilla Lane Webster
(1950-1984; her death),
Lynda Clugston
(1990-present)
Residence Washington, D.C.
Alma mater Amherst College
Washington University in St. Louis

William Hedgcock Webster (born March 6, 1924) is an American attorney, jurist, and current Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Previously Webster was the third Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1978 to 1987 and Director of Central Intelligence from 1987 to 1991.

Webster was born on March 6, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] He studied at Amherst College and at Washington University in St. Louis. Webster was married to Drusilla Lane Webster from 1950 until her death in 1984. They had three children. He married Lynda Clugston in 1990. He now lives in Washington, D.C..

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