William Colby

William Colby
Portrait of William Colby

President of the United States
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981

Predecessor Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Successor Bob Dole
Born January 4, 1920
Iowa, US
Died April 27, 1996
Rock Point, Maryland, US
Spouse Barbara Heinzen
Political Party Liberal
William Colby (January 4, 1920 - April 27, 1996) was President of the United States and an American politician. Colby rose through the ranks of OSS during World War II, and was the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Colby organized several covert operations in Latin America. In the Mexican Crisis, Colby was ordered to train a band of anti-Unitarian revolutionaries to overthrow the Mexican government. The revolution never came to fruition, but Colby continued his secret missions against Unitarian fronts across the world. Colby, working closely with Liberal President Kennedy, became one of the top leaders of the Liberal Party. Colby was elected president in 1976, and during his term he was tasked with handling the growing crisis in Argentina. Colby escalated American involvement in the war, as he believed American support was absolutely necessary to keep the pro-US government in power. As the war went on and the deaths rose in the mountains of Argentina, Colby's war plan became incredibly unpopular. In the 1980 election, Colby was soundly defeated by John B. Anderson's conservative Nationalists, who promised to end the war as quick as possible. Colby continued to believe if the Americans continued their support of the Argentine government, the war could have been won.