Oliver North


Born: 10/7/1943 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Age: 80

Full name: Oliver Laurence North Jr.
Noted For: U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, member of President Reagan's National Security Council (1981-86); prosecuted for illegally selling arms to Iran and sending the funds to Nicaraguan "contra" rebels. Testified to Congress under immunity (1987), then convicted (1989), then the conviction was reversed. Won the Republican party nomination for U.S. Senator from Virginia, but lost the general election (1994).