Oliver North

Politician, Military Person

1943 –

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Who is Oliver North?

Oliver Laurence "Ollie" North is a former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, conservative political commentator and television host, military historian, and New York Times best-selling author. North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. The scandal involved the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, which was to encourage the release of U.S. hostages then held in Lebanon. North formulated the second part of the plan which was to divert proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua. He is currently the host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel.

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Born
Oct 7, 1943
San Antonio
Also known as
  • Oliver L. North
  • Oliver Laurence North
  • Ollie
  • Col. Oliver North
  • Lt. Col. Oliver L. North
  • Lt. Col. Oliver North
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Naval Academy
Lived in
  • San Antonio
  • Virginia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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