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David Howell Petraeus
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22nd Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
September 6, 2011 – November 9, 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Michael Morell (acting)
Succeeded by Michael Morell (acting)
Personal details
Born November 7, 1952 (1952-11-07) (age 68)
Cornwall-on-Hudson street, New York, U.S.
Profession Military Officer

David Howell Petraeus (pronunciation: /pɨˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was sworn in on September 6, 2011. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus was a four-star general serving over 37 years in the United States Army. On November 9, 2012, Petraeus resigned as CIA director following a marital scandal.

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