Members of Congress

Porter Goss

(1938 – )
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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.

Congressional Biography


Counsel Notes

Rep. Porter Goss of Florida was a longstanding member of the Rules Committee and had an outstanding reputation for his understanding of House procedure.  His son, Chauncey Goss, was a senior staff member of the Committee on the Budget of the House, under Chairmen Nussle and Ryan, serving with great distinction. 

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