Father: Richard Goss, supervisor at a producing firm

Mom: Virginia (Johnson) Goss

Marriage: Mariel (Robinson) Goss

Youngsters: Leslie, Chauncey, Mason, Gerrit

Training: Yale College, B.A., 1960

Army service: US Military, 1960-1962, Second Lieutenant

Faith: Presbyterian

Different Facts

The primary mayor of Sanibel, Florida.

Chairman of an ethics subcommittee that studied expenses of alleged improprieties within the political fundraising actions of Speaker Newt Gingrich.


1962-1972 – Clandestine providers officer within the US Central Intelligence Company (CIA) in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe; compelled to retire as a result of a extreme staph an infection.

1973 – Co-founds the Island Reporter, a weekly Sanibel, Florida, newspaper.

1974-1980 and 1981-1982 – Sanibel metropolis council member.

1975-1977 and 1981-1982 – Mayor of Sanibel, Florida.

1983-1988 – County commissioner of Lee County, Florida.

1985-1986 – Chairman of Lee County fee, Florida.

November 8, 1988 – Elected to the Home of Representatives.

1989-2004 – Serves as Republican consultant from the 13th and 14th districts of Florida.

1997-August 10, 2004 – Chairman of the Home Everlasting Choose Committee on Intelligence; member since 1995.

2003 – US Speaker of the Home Dennis Hastert arranges for a waiver of Home guidelines to allow Goss to stay on the Choose Committee on Intelligence past the standard time period restrict and retain his chairmanship as nicely.
June 2004 – Goss authorizes an Intelligence Committee report criticizing the CIA. “For too lengthy the CIA has been ignoring its core mission…There’s a dysfunctional denial of any want for corrective motion,” the report says.
August 10, 2004 – Nominated to be the brand new director of Central Intelligence by US President George W. Bush.
September 22, 2004 – Confirmed by the US Senate to be the brand new CIA director by a vote of 77-17. He’s sworn in because the 19th director of Central Intelligence (DCI) on September 24.

December 2004 – Bush indicators the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. The act restructures the Intelligence Neighborhood by eliminating the director of Central Intelligence (DCI) place and creating the twin positions of the director of Nationwide Intelligence (DNI) and the director of the Central Intelligence Company (D/CIA).

April 21, 2005 – Turns into the primary director of the Central Intelligence Company (D/CIA).

Might 5, 2006 – Resigns his place as director of the CIA.
2008-2015 – Chairman of the Board of the Workplace of Congressional Ethics.
April 15, 2010 – Inside CIA paperwork from 2005 are launched through which Goss agrees with (however doesn’t authorize) the destruction of 92 videotapes documenting the cruel interrogation of two al Qaeda detainees.

April 2015 – Registers as a lobbyist representing Turkey via the Gephardt Group.