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Joseph Charles Wilson IV (November 6, 1949 – September 27, 2019) was an American diplomat. He was best known for his 2002 trip to Niger to investigate allegations that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase yellowcake uranium. His New York Times op-ed piece, "What I Didn't Find in Africa"; and the leaking by the Bush administration of information about the identity of his wife Valerie Plame as a CIA agent.

He also was the CEO of a consulting firm he founded, JC Wilson International Ventures, and as the vice chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC.

From 1992 through 1995, he was the Ambassador of Gabon under the Bill Clinton presidency.

Wilson was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Wilson died of multiple organ failure in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the age of 69.

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