George Tenet

George Tenet

in Flushing, Queens, New York , The United States
January 05, 1953


George John Tenet was the Director of Central Intelligence for the United States Central Intelligence Agency and is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004, making him the second-longest serving director in the agency's history – behind Allen Welsh Dulles – as well as one of the few DCIs to serve under two U.S. presidents of opposing political parties. In February 2008 he became a managing director at the merchant bank Allen & Company.

Tenet was born in Flushing, Queens, New York to a family of Greek origin from Greece and Albania, John and Evangelia Tenet; his father first worked in a coal-mine in France before arriving in the United St

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