Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
Location: The Reagan Ranch Center | 217 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Cost is $35 per person, pre-pay, or $45 at the door. Full time
students are complimentary, but RSVP is still required.
To RSVP, please contact Amy Brooker at (805) 957-1980.
About William J. Casey
William Joseph Casey graduated from Fordham University in
1934 and earned a law degree from St. John's University School of
Law in 1937. During World War II, he worked for the Office of
Strategic Services (OSS) - the predecessor to the CIA - where he
became head of its Secret Intelligence Branch in Europe. He was
awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement.
Casey was the campaign manager of Ronald Reagan's successful
presidential campaign in 1980, and served on the transition team
following the election. According to Reagan's national security
advisor Richard Allen, "There wasn't much hope for Ronald Reagan in
early 1980. Bill Casey helped turn things around." After Reagan
took office, he named Casey to the post of Director of Central
Throughout his tenure, Casey played a vital role in the shaping
of President Reagan's foreign policy, particularly in his approach
to Soviet international activity.
In a statement on the death of Bill Casey, President Reagan
"His nation and all those who love freedom, honor today the
name and memory of Bill Casey. In addition to crediting him with
rebuilding America's intelligence capability, history will note the
brilliance of his mind and strategic vision, his passionate
commitment to the cause of freedom, and his unhesitating
willingness to make personal sacrifices for the sake of that cause
and his country."