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Reagan Ranch Roundtable celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of William J. Casey

February 15, 2013

Santa Barbara, CA

Casey Roundtable

 

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 Intelligence.

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 said:

"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."

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