James L. Pavitt
Title: Former deputy director for operations, CIA
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Missouri.
Family: Wife; four children.
Career highlights: Joined the CIA in 1973 after stint as Army intelligence officer. Posted in Vienna, East Berlin, Budapest and Malaysia and was chief of station in Luxembourg. In 1992, appointed senior director and special assistant to the president for intelligence programs. Held senior positions in the nonproliferation arena, and became associate deputy director for operations in 1997, and deputy director for operations in 1999.
Pastimes: Art collector, particularly primitive American art.