Leonard Hooper

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Person.png Leonard Hooper  Rdf-icon.png
(spook)
Born23 July 1914
Died19 February 1994 (Age 79)
A former head of GCHQ.

[[|x22px|link=Coordinator for Intelligence and Security]] Coordinator for Intelligence and Security

In office
1973 - 1978
Preceded byDick White
Succeeded byFrancis Brooks Richards

Employment.png Director of GCHQ Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
December 1965 - December 1973
EmployerGCHQ
Preceded byClive Loehnis
Succeeded byArthur Bonsall

Sir Leonard James (Joe) Hooper was a Director of GCHQ, a post he held from December 1965 to December 1973, then Coordinator for Intelligence and Security.[1]

Background

Hooper was educated at Alleyn's School in South East London and Worcester College (Oxford).[2]

Career

Hooper joined the Government Code and Cypher School in August 1938, and was based at Bletchley Park during World War II.[3] He stayed on with the organisation after the war, which became GCHQ, and, after five years as deputy director, served as its director from January 1965 to November 1973.[3]

He served as the Intelligence Coordinator in the Cabinet Office from 1973 to 1978.[3][1]

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Refrences

  1. a b Document:UK Intelligence And Security Report, 2003
  2. "The A to Z of British Intelligence". p. 247. Retrieved 26 December 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. a b c "Michael Herman, ''Hooper, Sir Leonard James (1914-1994), intelligence officer and civil servant'', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004". Oxforddnb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-25.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").


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