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James Jesus Angleton

James Jesus Angleton

Allegiance
 United States

Service
Central Intelligence Agency
United States Army

Active
1947–1975

Rank
Counterintelligence (CI) Chief (1954–1975)

Operation(s)
Enigma Code
Manhattan Project
Operation CHAOS

Award(s)
Distinguished Intelligence Medal

Born
(1917-12-09)December 9, 1917
Boise, Idaho, United States

Died
May 11, 1987(1987-05-11) (aged 69)
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C., United States

Cause of
death
Lung cancer

Buried
Morris Hill Cemetery
43°36′27″N 116°13′45.83″W / 43.60750°N 116.2293972°W / 43.60750; -116.2293972 (Morris Hill Cemetery)

Nationality
American

Parents

James Hugh Angleton
Carmen Mercedes Moreno

Spouse
Cicely Harriet d’Autremont

Children
3

Alma mater

Yale University
Harvard Law School

James Jesus Angleton (December 9, 1917 – May 11, 1987) was chief of CIA Counterintelligence 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 U.S. response to the purported KGB defectors Anatoliy Golitsyn and Yuri Nosenko. Angleton later became convinced the CIA harbored a high-ranking mole, and engaged in an intense search. Whether this was a highly destructive witch hunt or appropriate caution vindicated by later moles remains a subject of intense historical debate.
According to one-time Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms: “In his day, Jim was recognized as the dominant counterintelligence figure in the non-communist world.”[1] Investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein agrees with the high regard in which Angleton was held by his col

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