Former Director of Central Intelligence William J. Casey (without bag over his head) 1981-1987
Casey directed the successful presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan in 1980. After Reagan was elected president, he named Casey to the post of Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Gary Sick alleged that Casey orchestrated a deal in 1980 with Iran to refrain from releasing the hostages until after the November presidential elections, in order to deny President Carter credit for their possible release. This came to be known as the "October Surprise."