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Biographical information for John Brennan

NAME - John O. Brennan.

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NAME - John O. Brennan.

AGE-BIRTH DATE - 57; Sept. 22, 1955.

EDUCATION - Bachelor's degree, political science, Fordham University, 1977; master's degree, government, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.

EXPERIENCE - Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, 2009-present; president and CEO of The Analysis Corporation, McLean, Va., 2005-08; interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center, 2004-2005; director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004; CIA deputy executive director, 2001-2003.

FAMILY - Wife, Katy Pokluda Brennan; three children.

QUOTE - "Unfortunately, sometimes you have to take life to save lives, and that's what we've been able to do to prevent these individual terrorists from carrying out their murderous attacks." - Brennan in 2012 on ABC's "This Week."

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