President Clinton Names John E. Mclaughlin as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Agency
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Camp David, Maryland)

For Immediate Release                                   July 14, 2000

                            INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

     President Clinton today announced the nomination of John E. McLaughlin
as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

     Mr. John E. McLaughlin, a native of McKeesport, Pennsylvania is
currently the Acting Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.  Previously,
he served as Deputy Director for Intelligence at the CIA.  He served as
Vice Chairman for Estimates and as Acting Chairman of the National
Intelligence Council.  Mr. McLaughlin began his career with the CIA in
1972, and since then he has worked on various European, Russian, and
Eurasian issues in the Directorate of Intelligence.  From 1966 to 1969, he
served in the U.S. Army and spent one tour in South East Asia.

     Mr. McLaughlin received a B.A. from Wittenberg University and a M.A.
from Johns Hopkins University.

     The Central Intelligence Agency was established by the National
Security Act of 1947 as an independent agency under the direction of the
National Security Council.  The Director of Central Intelligence and the
Deputy Director of Central Intelligence have overall responsibility for the
direction of the CIA and of the Intelligence Community as a whole.


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