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John Gordon
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2nd United States Homeland Security Advisor
In office
April 30, 2003 – May 28, 2004
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byTom Ridge
Succeeded byFran Townsend
Undersecretary of Energy for Nuclear Security
In office
June 29, 2000 – June 27, 2002
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLinton Brooks
Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
In office
October 31, 1997 – June 29, 2000
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byGeorge Tenet
Succeeded byJohn McLaughlin
Personal details
BornAugust 22, 1946(1946-08-22)
Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 19, 2020(2020-04-19) (aged 73)
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Missouri, Columbia (BS)
Naval Postgraduate School (MS)
New Mexico Highlands University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
Years of service1968–2000
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands90th Strategic Missile Wing
AwardsLegion of Merit

John Alexander Gordon (August 22, 1946 – April 19, 2020) was an American politician and military personnel. He was Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He served as the President George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisor from 2003 to 2004.[1]

Gordon died on April 19, 2020 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 73.[2]


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