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Full Name: Oliver Laurence North
Born: Oct. 7, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas
Oliver Laurence North is an American political commentator and television host, military historian and former U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel widely revered by conservatives and hated by liberals for his role as a National Security Council staff member in the Iran-Contra affair, a scandal involving the illegal sale of weapons to Iran, supposedly to encourage the release of U.S. hostages then held in Lebanon