The Quiz: As leader of the CIA precursor OSS, who was dubbed “father of the CIA”?
J. Edgar Hoover
“Wild Bill” Donovan
Explanation : William J. Donovan was a World War I hero who was nicknamed “Wild Bill” by younger officers under his command. Later, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt put “Wild Bill” in charge of the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS coordinated espionage and gathered intelligence during the war, and under Donovan’s leadership, laid the foundation for much of what the CIA would become.
Correct Answer: “Wild Bill” Donovan