Published August 10, 2004
WASHINGTON – Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., is President Bush's choice to lead the CIA. Following are facts about the former intelligence officer and congressman:
Birthdate: Nov. 26, 1938 in Waterbury, Conn.
Military Experience: Army, 1960-62
Intelligence Experience: Goss launched a clandestine career, starting in 1960 to work for Army intelligence for two years and eventually the CIA's most well-known division, the Directorate of Operations. He left the CIA in 1971. In Congress, Goss became an expert on intelligence issues and currently serves as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Political Experience: Elected to the first Sanibel City Council in 1974 and named mayor by his fellow council members. In 1983, Goss was appointed to the Lee County Board of Commissioners. First elected to Congress in 1988; represents Florida's 14th district.
Other Professional Experience: From 1971-1974, Goss was a community newspaper publisher.
Family: Married to Mariel Robinson, Goss is the father of four children and grandfather to 11 grandchildren.