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Stansfield Turner
Admiral Stansfield Turner, official Navy photo, 1983.JPEG
12th Director of Central Intelligence
In office
March 9, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Deputy E. Henry Knoche
John F. Blake
Frank Carlucci
Preceded by George H. W. Bush
Succeeded by William J. Casey
37th President of the Naval War College
In office
June 30, 1972 – August 9, 1974
Preceded by Benedict J. Semmes Jr.
Succeeded by Julien LeBourgeois
Personal details
Born (1923-12-01)December 1, 1923
Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 18, 2018(2018-01-18) (aged 94)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Resting place United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Spouse(s)
  • Patricia Busby Whitney
    (m. 1953; div. 1984)
  • Eli Karin Tjelta
    (m. 1985; died 2000)
  • Marion Levitt Weiss
    (m. 2002)
Education Amherst College
United States Naval Academy (BS)
Exeter College, Oxford (BA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  U.S. Navy
Years of service 1946–1978
Rank US Navy O10 infobox.svg Admiral
Commands USS Conquest
USS Rowan
USS Horne
U.S. Second Fleet
Allied Forces Southern Europe
Battles/wars Korean War
Vietnam War

Stansfield M. Turner (December 1, 1923 – January 18, 2018) was a United States Navy admiral and former Director of Central Intelligence and President of the Naval War College. He is currently a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Policy.

Turner was born on December 1, 1923 in Highland Park, Illinois. He studied at Amherst College, at the United States Naval Academy, and at Exeter College, Oxford. He was a Christian Scientist. Turner died in Seattle, Washington on January 18, 2018 at the age of 94.


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