William Raborn

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William Raborn
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Director of Central Intelligence
In office
April 28, 1965 – June 30, 1966
PresidentLyndon Johnson
DeputyRichard Helms
Preceded byJohn McCone
Succeeded byRichard Helms
Personal details
William Francis Raborn, Jr.

(1905-06-08)June 8, 1905
Decatur, Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 6, 1990(1990-03-06) (aged 84)
McLean, Virginia, U.S.
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1928–1963
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg Vice Admiral
CommandsUSS Bairoko
USS Bennington
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsNavy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star

William Francis Raborn, Jr., (June 8, 1905 – March 6, 1990) was the United States Director of Central Intelligence from April 28, 1965 until June 30, 1966. He was also a career United States Navy officer who lead the project to develop the Polaris missile system and retired from the Navy in 1963 as a Vice Admiral.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Michael Wines (March 13, 1990). "William F. Raborn Is Dead at 84; Led Production of Polaris Missile". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-06-25.