Duane Clarridge

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Duane Clarridge
Born
Duane Ramsdell Clarridge

(1932-04-16)April 16, 1932
DiedApril 9, 2016(2016-04-09) (aged 83)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBrown University
OccupationSpy
Parent(s)Duane Herbert Clarridge, Alice Scott Ramsdale

Duane Ramsdell "Dewey" Clarridge (April 16, 1932 – April 9, 2016) was an American senior operations officer for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and supervisor for more than 30 years. Clarridge was the chief of the Latin American division from 1981 to 1987 and a key figure in the Iran-Contra Affair.[1][2]

Clarridge died at the age of 83, a week short of his 84th birthday in Leesburg, Virginia on April 9, 2016 from complications of esophageal cancer.[3]

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  1. Greenberg, Gerald S., ed. (2000). Historical Encyclopedia of U.S. Independent Counsel Investigations. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 57–58. ISBN 0313307350. LCCN 00-024522. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. Weil, Martin (2016-04-11). "Duane 'Dewey' Clarridge, CIA official enmeshed in Iran-contra affair, dies at 83". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  3. Mazzetti, Mark (2016-04-10). "Duane R. Clarridge, Brash Spy Who Fought Terror Networks, Dies at 83". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-11.