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Oliver North
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President of the National Rifle Association
In office
September 2018 – April 29, 2019
Preceded by Pete Brownell
Succeeded by Carolyn D. Meadows
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Oliver Laurence North

October 7, 1943 (1943-10-07) (age 77)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Betsy Stuart (m. 1967)
Children 4
Education State University of New York, Brockport
United States Naval Academy (BS)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1968–1990
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines (Vietnam)
3rd Battalion, 8th Marines
2nd Marine Division
Commands Northern Training Area
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) or Ollie North is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, political commentator, television host, military historian, and New York Times best-selling author. He is currently the host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel.

North was at the center of national attention during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal in the late 1980s during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Some people say North took the blame and punishment rather than Reagan.

North was born on October 7, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas. North grew up in Philmont, New York. He studied at State University of New York at Brockport. He has been married to Betsy Stuart since 1987.

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