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Bios of Those Named to Intelligence Commission
The Associated Press
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA4UT82DQD.html

Biographies of the seven people named by President Bush to sit on the independent commission studying intelligence failures on Iraqi weapons:

NAME: Charles S. Robb (CFR)

AGE: 64; born June 26, 1939.

BIRTHPLACE: Phoenix.

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961; LL.D., University of Virginia, 1973.

EXPERIENCE: U.S. Marine Corps, 1961-70; law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1973-74; private attorney, 1974-78; Virginia lieutenant governor, 1978-82; governor of Virginia, 1982-86; Democratic senator from Virginia, 1988-2001.

FAMILY: Wife, Lynda Bird Johnson; three children.

NOTABLE: Robb defeated Iran-Contra figure Oliver North in his 1994 bid for the Senate. He was the son-in-law of former President Lyndon Johnson.

NAME: Lawrence Hirsch Silberman. (CFR)

AGE: 68; born Oct. 12, 1935.

BIRTHPLACE: York, Pa.

EDUCATION: B.A., Dartmouth College, 1957; LL.B., Harvard University, 1961

EXPERIENCE: Army private, 1957-58; undersecretary of labor, 1970-73; deputy U.S. attorney general, 1974-75; ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1975-77; fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1977-85; executive vice president, Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, 1979-83; member, Defense Policy Board, 1981-85; adjunct professor of law, Georgetown Law Center, 1987-now; judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1995-now.

FAMILY: Wife, Rosalie G. Gaull; one son and two daughters.

NOTABLE: In 2002, Silberman served on a secret three-judge panel called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which approved expanded wiretap access sought by the federal government under the Patriot Act.

NAME: Patricia McGowan Wald.

AGE: 75; born Sept. 16, 1928.

BIRTHPLACE: Torrington, Conn.

EDUCATION: B.A., Connecticut College, 1948; LL.B., Yale University, 1951.

EXPERIENCE: U.S. Court of Appeals clerk, 1951-52; associate, Arnold, Fortas & Porter, 1952-53; D.C. Crime Commission member, 1964-65; attorney, Office of Criminal Justice, 1967-68; Washington Neighborhood Legal Service, 1968-70; co-director, Ford Foundation Project on Drug Abuse, 1970; co-director, Center for Law and Social Policy, 1971-72; co-director, Mental Health Law Project, 1972-77; assistant attorney general, Justice Department, 1977-79; judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1979-99; judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, 1999-2001.

FAMILY: Husband, Robert L. Wald; three daughters and two sons.

NOTABLE: Wald has received nearly 20 honorary degrees and has authored several books on poverty and drug abuse.

NAME: John McCain. (CFR)

AGE: 67; born Aug. 29, 1936.

BIRTHPLACE: Panama Canal Zone.

EDUCATION: U.S. Naval Academy, 1958; National War College, 1973-74.

EXPERIENCE: Commander, U.S. Navy, 1958; prisoner of war, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1967-73; captain, Navy pilot, 1977; director, Navy Senate Liaison Office, Washington, 1977-81; congressman from Arizona's first district, 1982-86; Republican senator from Arizona, 1986-now.

FAMILY: Wife, Cindy Hensley; five sons and two daughters.

NOTABLE: McCain co-authored legislation banning soft money donations to national political parties. He ran against President Bush for the Republican nomination in 2000.

NAME: Richard C. Levin.

AGE: 56; born April 7, 1947.

BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco.

EDUCATION: B.A., Stanford University, 1968; bachelor of letters, Oxford University, 1971; Ph.D. in economics, Yale University, 1974.

EXPERIENCE: Chairman of Yale University economics department, 1987-92; dean, Yale University graduate school, 1992-93; president, Yale University, 1993-now.

FAMILY: Wife, Jane Ellen Aries; two sons and two daughters.

NOTABLE: Levin is the longest-serving president in the Ivy League.

NAME: William O. Studeman. (CFR)

AGE: 64; born Jan. 16, 1940.

BIRTHPLACE: Brownsville, Texas

EDUCATION: B.A., University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., 1962; student, Defense Intelligence School, 1966-67; M.A., George Washington University, 1973; Naval War College, 1973 and 1981.

EXPERIENCE: Advanced through ranks to admiral, U.S. Navy, 1992; commanding officer, Navy Operational Intel Command, 1982-84; director of long-range planning, U.S. Navy, 1984-85; director of naval intelligence, 1985-88; director, National Security Agency, 1988-92; deputy director, CIA, 1991-95.

FAMILY: Wife, Gail Diane Jeans; two daughters and one son.

NOTABLE: Recipient of the President's National Security Medal.

NAME: Lloyd Norton Cutler. (CFR)

AGE: 86; born Nov. 10, 1917.

BIRTHPLACE: New York City.

EDUCATION: A.B., Yale University, 1936; LL.B., Yale University, 1939.

EXPERIENCE: Private attorney, New York City, 1940-42; private attorney, Washington, 1946-now; partner, senior counsel, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1962-79, 1981-now; secretary, co-chairman, Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-65, 1971-73; chairman, D.C. Committee on Administration of Justice on Under Emergency Conditions, 1968; executive director, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1968-69; visiting lecturer, Yale University, 1973-79; presidential counsel, 1979-81; senior counsel, President's Commission on Strategic Forces, 1983; visiting lecturer, Oxford University, 1983; member, U.S. Group to Permanent Court Arbitration, the Hague, 1984-93; co-chairman, Energy Department Task Force on Nonproliferation Programs in Russia, 2000-01; member, National Commission on Election Reform, 2001.

FAMILY: Wife, Rhoda Winton Kraft; previously married to the late Louise W. Howe; three daughters and one son.

NOTABLE: Cutler was named last year to an oversight board set up to monitor Pentagon anti-terrorist technology.

AP-ES-02-06-04 2119EST

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http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/leak.htm

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Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.)
(governing disclosures that could expose confidential Government agents)
http://foi.missouri.edu/bushinfopolicies/protection.html

White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales sent a notice Friday to all White House employees instructing them to turn in copies of numerous documents for the ongoing probe into who leaked the name of a CIA operative to a newspaper columnist.
http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/notice.htm

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http://www.apfn.org/LEAK-GATE/clues.htm



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