Former Chairman of the Joint Chief's of Staff Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr. died early today at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, MD. of a heart condition, he was 82
Admiral Crowe served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President's Reagan and George H.W. Bush. His Navy career began in 1946 upon graduation of the Naval Academy until his retirement in 1989 Admiral Crowe received a Masters Degree from Stanford and a doctorate from Princeton.
Following his retirement he taught political science at the Naval Academy and served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. The author of The Line of Fire was a memoir of his time in the military.
Admiral Crowe is survived by his wife Shirley they were married in 1954 and had 3 children