Nation: An Idea Man For CIA

Who has no time for detail

As a young spymaster for the U.S. in World War II, he wore Navy blues that were usually spotted with crumbs, peanut butter and cigarette ashes. But behind that disheveled appearance lay a keen and free-wheeling mind that, by war's end, enabled him to put together a network of 150 agents in Nazi Germany. Now, after a highly successful career as tax lawyer, businessman and Government official, William Joseph Casey, 67, still looking rumpled in the best-quality dark blue suit, is returning to his first profession, as director of Central Intelligence.

Casey displayed so much energy as...

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