THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Camp David, Maryland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 14, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN E. MCLAUGHLIN AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL 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.