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McCone



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McCone
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McCone, John A (1902-1991) American manager, director of the Central Intelligence Agency 1961-1965, during initial exploitation of satellite reconnaisance systems.

John A. McCone began his career as a construction engineer in 1929 and became executive vice president and director of the Consolidated Steel Corporation, 1933-1937. He was organizer and president of Bechtel-McCone Corporation (an engineering firm), 1937-1945, and subsequently served as a business executive with several other firms. He worked in the Defense Department from 1948 to 1951 and as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1958- 1960. He was appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1961 and remained in that position until 1965.

Born: 1902.01.04.
Died: 1991.02.14.

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  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.

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1991 February 14 - .
  • Death of John A McCone - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: McCone. Summary: American manager, director of the Central Intelligence Agency 1961-1965, during initial exploitation of satellite reconnaisance systems..

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