- Category : Law-CIA
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Upheaval 1
American professional spy and government appointee to the executive post as head of the CIA. After Navy service in 1942, he entered the OSS, 1943, a wartime espionage agency. He was one of the original architects of the Central Information Agency, newly formed on 9/18/1947. He was named the director on 6/18/1966 and sworn in on 6/30/1966.
Helms married on 9/08/1939; one son. He and his wife separated in June 1967 and later divorced. He made a second marriage in 1968.
On 2/08/1973, he was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Iran, a post where he served until 11/02/1976, when he resigned. When he gave testimony to the Senate about covert CIA activities against President Allende of Chile, he concealed information and committed perjury. On 11/04/1977, Helms was fined $2,000 with a stern rebuke and a suspected sentence. He died in Washington, DC on October 22, 2002. The cause of death was bone cancer.