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Oliver North is a former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, political commentator and TV host

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BirthdayOctober 7, 1943
NationalityAmerican
FamousPolitical Commentator, Television Host, Republicans, Media Personalities, Newspaper Columnists, TV Presenters
IdeologiesRepublicans
City/StateTexas
Nick namesOllie
SpousesBetsy Stuart (m. 1967)
Universities
  • Ockawamick High School
  • State University of New York
Birth PlaceSan Antonio
Political IdeologyRepublican Party
GenderMale
FatherOliver Clay North
MotherAnn Theresa (née Clancy)
Net Worth$5 Million as of Mar 12,2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inSan Antonio
Famous asPolitical Commentator and Television Host

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Who is Oliver North?

A decorated U.S marine officer, holder of three patents, syndicated columnist, radio- show host, a New York Times best-selling author and anchor of the Fox Channel program, 'War Stories', Oliver North is man who has donned numerous hats. He has also worked as a correspondent with the Fox News Channel and has run for United States Senate as well. He was in the centre of controversy when he was implicated in the Iran-Contra affair, only to be later cleared of all charges. His dedicated service during the Vietnam War earned him the two Purple Heart medals, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Service Badge, among many other honorary awards and military decorations. He served as a National Security Council staff member. He attended the State University of New York and later attended the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born as Oliver Laurence North on October 7, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, to Oliver Clay North, a US Army major and Ann Theresa. He was raised in the neighbourhood of Philmont, New York.

In 1961, he graduated from the Ockawamick High School. He later went on to attend the State University of New York at Brockport, New York, for two years.

He attended the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class for a summer. This was held at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. In 1963, he was appointed in the United States Naval Academy.

In 1981, he graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he had taken a 'Command and Staff Course'.

Career

In 1968, he was appointed as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. During the Vietnam War, he was posted as a platoon commander.

He became an instructor in Quantico, Virginia, at the United States Marine Corpse’s, The Basic School, which was training school that intended to teach the various prerequisites needed to become an Officer of Marines.

In 1970, he went to South Vietnam as one of the witnesses of the trial of Corporal Randy Herrod. Herrod, a U.S Marine, previously under his commandment, was accused of mass killing of Vietnamese citizens.

In 1971, he received promotion as Captain and started serving as the commanding officer of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Northern Training Area in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

After duty in Japan, he was commissioned to work at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, for the next four years. Subsequently, after being promoted as a major, he served as an operations officer in the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.

From 1981, he was appointed as the deputy director for political-military affairs in the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. In the next three years, he was promoted as a lieutenant colonel.

As the deputy director for political-military affairs in the National Security Council, he led the operation of the ‘1983 Beirut barracks bombing' case. This bombing resulted in the loss of 299 military personnel, both American and French.

During his tenure with the National Security Council he was part of the ‘Operation Urgent Fury', which was the 1983 invasion of Grenada, located in the Caribbean Islands. He also planned the bombing of Libya.

He was implicated in the Iran–Contra affair, which involved the sale of arms to Iran in exchange for U.S. hostages. This was to covertly aid Contra guerrillas in Nicaragua.

In 1988, he officially resigned from the Marine Corps commission. During his trial period in the last two years, he was on duty at the Headquarters Marine Corps in Arlington, Virginia.

In 1989, he was declared guilty of 12 charges in the Iran–Contra affair and was granted a suspended jail sentence of three years. He was also fined a sum of $150,000.

In 1990, three of the charged convictions were dropped. The following year, he was relived off the charges that were put against him, after it was found that the witnesses were impermissibly affected due to his 'immunized congressional testimony'.

In 1991, he came out with the book titled, ‘Under Fire: An American Story'. The same year, he was seen on the first season of the syndicated talk show, 'The Jerry Springer Show' and the sitcom, ‘Wings’.

In 1994, he stood for the United States Senate as the Republican Party candidate in Virginia. The run was not a successful one as he lost to Democrat candidate Charles Robb.

From 1995, he started hosting the nationally-syndicated radio show, 'Oliver North Radio Show or Common Sense Radio'.

From 2001, he started hosting the Fox News military history show, ‘War Stories with Oliver North'. He also appeared as a commentator on the TV show, ‘Hannity'. He was also seen on the drama show, ‘JAG’.

In 2012, he was given credit as the military consultant for the shooter video game, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’. He has also appeared on an episode of the reality show, ‘Auction Kings’.

Awards & Achievements

He was awarded two Purple Heart medals, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star Medal for his service during the Vietnam War.

He is a recipient of the 'Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal', 'National Defense Service Medal', 'Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation' and 'Meritorious Service Medal'.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1967, he married Betsy Stuart, with whom he fathered four children.

Even though he was raised a Catholic, he has attended Anglican services along with his family.

In 1990, he founded the 'Freedom Alliance', which was an organisation that was dedicated to 'Honoring and Supporting America's Military Heroes.'

He is one of the board members of the National Rifle Association of America. In 2007 and 2008, he attended the National Rifle Association of America’s national convention.

He has authored numerous books including, 'The Assassins', 'The Jericho Sanction', 'Under Fire', 'One More Mission', ‘War Stories – Operation Iraqi Freedom' and ' Mission Compromised'.

Trivia

This former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, political commentator, television host and New York Times best-selling author was rarely called by the his first name until his assignment to the National Security Council and the Iran-Contra hearings. Up to then, he mainly went by the name ‘Larry’, short for Laurence, which was his middle name.

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Combat Action Ribbon
Presidential Service Badge
Silver Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal

Oliver North biography timelines

  • // 7th Oct 1943
    He was born as Oliver Laurence North on October 7, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, to Oliver Clay North, a US Army major and Ann Theresa. He was raised in the neighbourhood of Philmont, New York.
  • // 1961
    In 1961, he graduated from the Ockawamick High School. He later went on to attend the State University of New York at Brockport, New York, for two years.
  • // 1963
    He attended the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class for a summer. This was held at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. In 1963, he was appointed in the United States Naval Academy.
  • // 1967
    In 1967, he married Betsy Stuart, with whom he fathered four children.
  • // 1968
    In 1968, he was appointed as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. During the Vietnam War, he was posted as a platoon commander.
  • // 1970
    In 1970, he went to South Vietnam as one of the witnesses of the trial of Corporal Randy Herrod. Herrod, a U.S Marine, previously under his commandment, was accused of mass killing of Vietnamese citizens.
  • // 1971
    In 1971, he received promotion as Captain and started serving as the commanding officer of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Northern Training Area in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
  • // 1981
    In 1981, he graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he had taken a 'Command and Staff Course'.
  • // 1981
    From 1981, he was appointed as the deputy director for political-military affairs in the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. In the next three years, he was promoted as a lieutenant colonel.
  • // 1983
    As the deputy director for political-military affairs in the National Security Council, he led the operation of the ‘1983 Beirut barracks bombing' case. This bombing resulted in the loss of 299 military personnel, both American and French.
  • // 1983
    During his tenure with the National Security Council he was part of the ‘Operation Urgent Fury', which was the 1983 invasion of Grenada, located in the Caribbean Islands. He also planned the bombing of Libya.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he officially resigned from the Marine Corps commission. During his trial period in the last two years, he was on duty at the Headquarters Marine Corps in Arlington, Virginia.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he was declared guilty of 12 charges in the Iran–Contra affair and was granted a suspended jail sentence of three years. He was also fined a sum of $150,000.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, three of the charged convictions were dropped. The following year, he was relived off the charges that were put against him, after it was found that the witnesses were impermissibly affected due to his 'immunized congressional testimony'.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he founded the 'Freedom Alliance', which was an organisation that was dedicated to 'Honoring and Supporting America's Military Heroes.'
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he came out with the book titled, ‘Under Fire: An American Story'. The same year, he was seen on the first season of the syndicated talk show, 'The Jerry Springer Show' and the sitcom, ‘Wings’.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he stood for the United States Senate as the Republican Party candidate in Virginia. The run was not a successful one as he lost to Democrat candidate Charles Robb.
  • // 1995
    From 1995, he started hosting the nationally-syndicated radio show, 'Oliver North Radio Show or Common Sense Radio'.
  • // 2001
    From 2001, he started hosting the Fox News military history show, ‘War Stories with Oliver North'. He also appeared as a commentator on the TV show, ‘Hannity'. He was also seen on the drama show, ‘JAG’.
  • // 2007 To 2008
    He is one of the board members of the National Rifle Association of America. In 2007 and 2008, he attended the National Rifle Association of America’s national convention.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he was given credit as the military consultant for the shooter video game, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’. He has also appeared on an episode of the reality show, ‘Auction Kings’.

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  • What is Oliver North birthday?

    Oliver North was born at 1943-10-07

  • Where is Oliver North's birth place?

    Oliver North was born in San Antonio

  • What is Oliver North nationalities?

    Oliver North's nationalities is American

  • What is Oliver North ideologies?

    Oliver North's ideologies is Republicans

  • What is Oliver North nick names?

    Oliver North's nickNames is Ollie

  • Who is Oliver North spouses?

    Oliver North's spouses is Betsy Stuart (m. 1967)

  • What was Oliver North universities?

    Oliver North studied at Ockawamick High School, State University of New York

  • What is Oliver North's political ideology?

    Oliver North's political ideology is Republican Party

  • Who is Oliver North's father?

    Oliver North's father is Oliver Clay North

  • Who is Oliver North's mother?

    Oliver North's mother is Ann Theresa (née Clancy)

  • What is Oliver North's sun sign?

    Oliver North is Libra

  • How famous is Oliver North?

    Oliver North is famouse as Political Commentator and Television Host