GOSS, PORTER J., a Representative from Florida; born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn.,
November 26, 1938; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1960; United States Army,
1960-1962; Central Intelligence Agency, 1962-1972; businessman; investor; member of the city
council and mayor, Sanibel, Fla., 1974-1982; commissioner, Lee County, Fla., 1983-1988; chair,
Lee County, Fla., Commission, 1985-1986; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and to
the seven succeeding Congresses until his resignation on September 23, 2004 (January 3,
1989-September 23, 2004); chair, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Fifth
through One Hundred Eighth Congresses); director, Central Intelligence Agency, 2004-2006.