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William Basham -- Department of Homeland Security
Director of the Secret Service

Mr. Basham's career with the Secret Service began in 1970 when he was appointed as a Special Agent in the Washington Field Office. Subsequent assignments included duty in a number of Washington, D.C. based divisions, as well as the Cleveland and Louisville Field Offices. He served as Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Field Office, the Washington Field Office and the Vice Presidential Protective Division. Basham also served as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Training and as Assistant Director of the Office of Administration. A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Basham received a Bachelor's Degree from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. He is married to the former Judith O'Bryan and has three children.

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