Colby, William Egan

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Colby, William Egan Gender: M
born on 4 January 1920 at 17:52 (= 5:52 PM )
Place St.Paul, Minnesota, 44n57, 93w06
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°21' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°58 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°05'

William Egan Colby


American government official, attorney, diplomat and Director of the CIA. During WW II, Colby entered the U.S. Army, 1941-1945, where he was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star.

He passed the New York State Bar in 1947 and worked as a lawyer 1947-1950. As an attaché with the American Embassy he served in Stockholm 1951-1953, Rome 1953-1958 and Saigon 1959-1962.

He was Chief of the CIA Far East Division in Washington, DC, 1962-1967, and CIA Director 1973-976. In 1977, he entered into partnership in a law firm, making considerably more than he did when working for the government.

Colby is the author of a memoir, "Honorable Men, My Life in the CIA" (1978). He also wrote a book on Vietnam, "Lost Victory" (1989).

He never really liked the business of spying. A devout Christian and rigid Catholic, he was a stern and precise man.

He married in 1945 with five kids; one died. In the early '80s his marriage broke down, and he made a second marriage.

On 27 April 1996, Colby set out from his weekend home in Rock Point, Maryland on a solo canoe trip. His canoe was found the following day on a sandbar in the Wicomico River, a tributary of the Potomac, approximately a quarter mile from his home.

On 6 May his body was found in a marshy riverbank lying facedown not far from where his canoe was found. At his cabin, the computer was still running and a glass of wine was on the sink. He had talked to his wife and told her he was going out in the canoe, and it was speculated that he had a heart attack while taking out the canoe.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Joined group 1941 (U.S. Army)
  • Social : End a program of study 1947 (Passed the bar exam)
  • Work : New Career 1951 (American Embassy, Stockholm)
  • Work : New Job 1953 (American Embassy, Rome)
  • Work : New Job 1959 (American Embassy, Saigon)
  • Work : New Career 1962 (CIA)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (Memoir)

Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes, Gauquelin Book of American Charts


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Served in Stockholm, Rome, Saigon)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Devout Christian)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Law : CIA
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Army)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Government official)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Silver Star and Bronze Star)