Valerie Plame

Born Aug 13, 1963

Valerie Elise Plame Wilson, known as Valerie Plame, Valerie E. Wilson, and Valerie Plame Wilson, is a former United States CIA Operations Officer and the author of a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on August 13, 1963.


1979 15 Years Old From his first marriage (1973–86), to Susan Dale Otchis, Wilson is also the father of another set of twins (also a boy and a girl), Sabrina Cecile and Joseph Charles, who were born in 1979. … Read More
1981 17 Years Old She graduated in 1981 from Lower Moreland High School, in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with a B.A. in advertising in 1985. … Read More


After graduating from Penn State in 1985, Plame was briefly married to Todd Sesler, her college boyfriend. … Read More
1991 27 Years Old 1 More Event
A former senior diplomat in Athens remembered Plame in her dual role and also recalled that she served as one of the "control officers" coordinating the visit of President George H. W. Bush to Greece and Turkey in July 1991.


1997 33 Years Old Beginning in 1997, Plame's primary assignment was shifted to the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old 1 More Event
They were married on April 3, 1998, Plame's second marriage and Wilson's third. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old However, the CIA was concerned enough to send Plame's husband, Joseph C. Wilson, to Niger in 2002 to investigate the potential sale of nuclear materials from Niger to Iraq. … Read More
2003 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  As the subject of the 2003 Plame affair, also known as the CIA leak scandal, Plame had her identity as covert officer of the CIA leaked to the press by members of the George W. Bush administration and subsequently made public. … Read More


2006 42 Years Old 1 More Event
After she resigned from the CIA following the disclosure of her covert status, in January 2006, they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she serves as a consultant to the Santa Fe Institute, a scientific nonprofit research institute for multidisciplinary collaborations.
On March 16, 2007, at these hearings about the disclosure, Waxman read a statement about Plame's CIA career that had been cleared by CIA director Gen. Michael V. Hayden and the CIA, stating that she was undercover and that her employment status with the CIA was classified information prohibited from disclosure under Executive Order 12958. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old In a 2011 interview, Plame said she and Wilson had received threats while living in the D.C. metro area, and while she acknowledged an element of threat remains in their new home, the New Mexico location "tamps down the whole swirl."
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