William J. Crowe

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William J. Crowe

Admiral William James Crowe, Jr (2 January 192518 October 2007) was a United States Navy admiral who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Bill Clinton.


  • When I was in the military I always made it my first mission to burn the enemy's crops!
    • After being caught smoking a Havana cigar in the embassy, he was accused of breaking his country's strict embargo on all things Cuban.
    • The Times Obituary (23 October 2007).

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