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Richard Helms

Richard HelmsAKA Richard McGarrah Helms

Born: 30-Mar-1913
Birthplace: St. Davids, PA
Died: 22-Oct-2002
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Bone
Remains: Cremated, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CIA Director, 1966-73

Military service: US Navy (1942-46)

Father: Herman Helms
Sister: Betty Helms Hawn
Brother: Pearsall Helms
Brother: Gates Helms
Wife: Julia Bretzman Shields (sculptor, m. 1939, div. 1968, one son)
Son: Dennis Helms
Wife: Cynthia Ratcliff McKelvin (m. 1968)

    High School: Carteret School, Orange, NJ
    University: Williams College (1935)

    US Ambassador to Iran 1973-76
    CIA Director 1966-73
    CIA Deputy Director 28-Apr-1965 to 30-Jun-1966
    OSS Agent
    The Indianapolis Times
    Alfalfa Club 1971
    Chi Psi Fraternity Williams, 1935
    Phi Beta Kappa Society Williams
    National Security Medal
    Warren Commission Witness
    Perjury Pleaded guilty, 1977
    Contempt of Congress

Rotten Library Page:
Richard Helms

Author of books:
A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency (2003, memoir)


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