Donovan William Joseph
Don·o·van(dŏn′ə-vən), William Joseph Known as "Wild Bill." 1883-1959.
American army officer and public official who founded and directed (1942-1945) the Office of Strategic Services, an intelligence-gathering agency that was a forerunner of the CIA.
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