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John Poindexter

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John Poindexter
14th National Security Advisor
In office
December 4, 1985 – November 25, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byBud McFarlane
Succeeded byFrank Carlucci
Personal details
John Marlan Poindexter

(1936-08-12) August 12, 1936 (age 87)
Odon, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Linda Poindexter
Children5 sons (including Dex)
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
California Institute of Technology (MS, PhD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1958–1987
Rank Rear Admiral
Vice Admiral (temporary)
CommandsUSS England
Destroyer Squadron 31
AwardsLegion of Merit (2)
Presidential Service Badge

John Marlan Poindexter (born August 12, 1936) is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan administration.[1] He was convicted in April 1990 of multiple felonies as a result of his actions in the Iran–Contra affair, but his convictions were reversed on appeal in 1991.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chapter 3: United States v. John M. Poindexter". Federation of American Scientists.
  2. LINDA GREENHOUSEPublished: December 08, 1992 (1992-12-08). "Supreme Court Roundup; Iran-Contra Appeal Refused by Court - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)