William Stephenson

William Stephenson

Born: January 23, 1897

Died: January 31, 1989

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Soldier, industrialist, scientist, inventor, businessman

Biography: Sir William Samuel Stephenson, CC, MC, DFC was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during World War II. He is best known by his wartime intelligence codename Intrepid. Many people consider him to be one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond.