Lawrence Kermit White


Lawrence Kermit White

Infobox Military Person
name=Lawrence Kermit White
born= birth date|1912|6|10
died= death date and age|2006|4|5|1912|6|10


caption= Lawrence "Red" White
nickname="Red"
placeofbirth=Tennessee
placeofdeath=
placeofburial=
allegiance= United States of America
branch=United States Army
serviceyears=1929 - 1947
rank= Colonel
unit=
commands=
battles=World War II
awards=Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legions of Merit (2), Bronze Star (3)
relations=
laterwork=Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Colonel Lawrence Kermit "Red" White (June 10, 1912 – April 5, 2006) [ [http://www.nndb.com/people/274/000028190/ NNDB profile] ] was an American army officer during World War II and later Director of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Deputy Director for Administration and Executive Director for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Biography

White was born to a poor Presbyterian minister in Tennessee, White earned small amounts of money digging ditches at aged 16, before graduating from Troy High School in 1929 and was accepted at the United States Military Academy at West Point on 1 July 1929 with help from congressman Jerry Cooper. [CIA [https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/winter99-00/art3.html "An Interview With Former CIA Executive Director Lawrence K. "Red" White"] retrieved June 22 2007] In September 1942 White was sent to serve in the Pacific theater of the Second World War, seeing combat in New Georgia, Bougainville and the Philippines. White earned a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, and three Bronze Stars. Reaching the rank of colonel in the Philippines in 1945, [TIME Magazine [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,778352-1,00.html "Burning City"] retrieved June 22 2007] he was severely wounded and had to be dragged to safety while under fire by US Army Chaplain Elmer Heindl. From 1945 until 1947 White recuperated in a number of US veterans hospitals.

After release, White joined the CIA in the Office of Operations, quickly becoming head of the Foreign Broadcast Information Branch and by December 1950 Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Operations. He was promoted again to Assistant to the Deputy Director for Administration in 1952 and to Deputy Director for Administration in 1954 by DCI Allen Dulles. In 1964, DCI William Raborn made White Executive Director-Comptroller until his retirement in 1972. [CIA [https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/winter99-00/art3.html "An Interview With Former CIA Executive Director Lawrence K. "Red" White"] retrieved June 22 2007]

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