Biographical information on Goss

Name: Porter J. Goss

Age-birth date: 65, November 26, 1938, in Waterbury, Conn.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Yale University, 1960

Experience: Republican member of U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, 1988-present; City of Sanibel mayor, 1975-77; clandestine services, CIA, 1962-71

Family: Married to Mariel Robinson. Has four children; 11 grandchildren

Quote: "I think every American knows the importance of getting the best possible intelligence we can get to our decision-makers. The essence of our intelligence capability is people."