James Jesus Angleton

1917 - 1987

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James Jesus Angleton (December 9, 1917 – May 11, 1987) was chief of counterintelligence for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1954 to 1975. His official position within the organization was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence (ADDOCI). Angleton was significantly involved in the US response to the purported KGB defectors Anatoliy Golitsyn and Yuri Nosenko. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Jesus Angleton has received more than 902,455 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). James Jesus Angleton is the 1,016th most popular military personnel (up from 1,060th in 2019), the 3,393rd most popular biography from United States and the 50th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, James Jesus Angleton ranks 1,016 out of 1,466Before her are Artabazos II, Charles-Denis Bourbaki, Davit Bek, Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan, Leosthenes, and Dimitrios Ioannidis. After her are Georg von Trapp, Anton Haus, Claude Auchinleck, René Schneider, Adolphe Pégoud, and Drogo of Hauteville.

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Among people born in 1917, James Jesus Angleton ranks 142Before her are Kerim Kerimov, Red Auerbach, Dabbs Greer, Philipp von Boeselager, Cyrus Vance, and Georgy Vitsin. After her are Adam Malik, Ernst von Glasersfeld, Celeste Holm, Han Suyin, Armando Trovajoli, and Sameera Moussa. Among people deceased in 1987, James Jesus Angleton ranks 104Before her are Anatoli Papanov, Seyni Kountché, Norman McLaren, Jackie Gleason, Georges Franju, and Bernhard Grzimek. After her are Edgar P. Jacobs, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, Bronisława Wajs, Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, James Tiptree Jr., and Adile Naşit.

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Among people born in United States, James Jesus Angleton ranks 3,393 out of 15,968Before her are Maila Nurmi (1922), George David Birkhoff (1884), Charles Fox Parham (1873), Kristin Davis (1965), Richard Jordan (1937), and James Pickens Jr. (1954). After her are Louis Leon Thurstone (1887), Richard Beymer (1938), Harris Yulin (1937), Harrison Dillard (1923), Mario Cuomo (1932), and Anne Archer (1947).


Among military personnels born in United States, James Jesus Angleton ranks 50Before her are John Basilone (1916), Ernest King (1878), David Farragut (1801), Hal Moore (1922), Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), and Alexander Vandegrift (1887). After her are Wesley Clark (1944), Kit Carson (1809), Herman Kahn (1922), David Petraeus (1952), Lucius D. Clay (1898), and Holland Smith (1882).