Ray S. Cline

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Ray Steiner Cline (June 4, 1918 – March 16, 1996) was an official at the United States Central Intelligence Agency and is best known for being the chief CIA analyst during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Ray S. Cline
At 1973 U.S. Intelligence Board, 4th from left
Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
In office
October 26, 1969  November 24, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
United States Secretary of StateWilliam P. Rogers
Preceded byThomas L. Hughes
Succeeded byWilliam G. Hyland
Personal details
Ray Steiner Cline

(1918-06-04)June 4, 1918
Anderson Township, Clark County, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMarch 16, 1996(1996-03-16) (aged 77)
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Cause of deathAlzheimer's disease
SpouseMajorie Wilson m. 1941-1996
ChildrenJudith Fontaine, Sibyl W. MacKenzie
RelativesStefan Halper (former son-in-law)
Alma materHarvard University A.B. 1939; Ph.D. 1949 Balliol College, Oxford University 1939-40[1]
ProfessionChief CIA Analyst