Porter Goss

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Porter Johnston Goss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 13th and 14th district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1993 (13th)
January 3, 1993 – September 23, 2004 (14th)
Preceded byConnie Mack III
Harry Johnston
Succeeded byDan Miller
Connie Mack IV
19th Director of Central Intelligence/Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
September 24, 2004 – May 5, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byGeorge Tenet
Succeeded byJohn Negroponte (as DNI)
Michael Hayden (as Director of the CIA)
Personal details
BornDecember 10, 1938
Waterbury, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican

Porter Johnston Goss (born December 10, 1938) is an American politician. He was the last Director of Central Intelligence and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 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.