John Jones

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Not to be confused with John Jones (lawyer), a lawyer for Wikileaks.

Person.png John Jones  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Spook, Civil servant)
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Born17 February 1923
Easington, County Durham
Died1998-03-09 (Age 75)
Boston, Lincolnshire
Alma materChrist's College (Cambridge)


Jones served as an officer in the Royal Artillery and a civil servant in pre-independence Sudan before joining the Security Service in 1955. He became Deputy Director General in 1976 and Director General in 1981.[1]


  1. Former Directors General, MI5, accessed 30 June 2009.


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