Bar Association 1974-1975, director U.S. Trust of
Delaware Inc. in 1986.
Adams, Robert M. Jr.
Adams Jr. (born 1926) is a U.S. anthropologist. He
served as the provost of the University of Chicago
from 1982 and 1984. He served as the secretary of
the Smithsonian Institution from 1984. Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations.
Adams, William H.
Director at XTO
Energy, Inc. since 2001. Adams has been a director
of XTO Energy since 2001. He is Executive Regional
President of Texas Bank in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior
to that, he was employed by Frost Bank from 1995 to
2001, where he most recently served as President of
Frost Bank-South Arlington. He also served as Senior
Vice President and Group Leader of Commercial/Energy
Lending at Frost Bank.
Mentioned as an
honorary member by Time Magazine in 1929. He was the
Crown Prince of Sweden at that time (House of
Bernadotte) and the eldest son of Gustav VI Adolf of
Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of
Connaught. His mother was a granddaughter of Queen
Victoria since she was the daughter of HRH Prince
Arthur, Duke of Connaught and his wife, Princess
Margaret Luise of Prussia. On October 19, 1932 he
married Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,
daughter of Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha. Princess Sibylla was a great-granddaughter of
Queen Victoria, a granddaughter of HRH Prince
Leopold, Duke of Albany. In 1947, Prince Gustaf
Adolf was killed in an airplane accident at the
Copenhagen Airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. One of
his sons is Carl XVI Gustaf , todays King of Sweden.
In 1929, Time Magazine named him as a honorary
member of the Bohemian Grove.
Akers, John Fellows
Yale Delta Kappa
Epsilon, joined IBM in 1960 as a sales trainee in
San Francisco following active duty as a Navy
carrier pilot, president IBM Data Processing
Division in 1974 (then IBM's largest domestic
marketing unit), vice president IBM in 1976, senior
vice president IBM in 1982, president IBM in 1983,
chairman and CEO of IBM 1986-1993, director New York
Times Company since 1985, co-chairman Business
Roundtable 1986-1990, director Pepsi since 1991,
director Lehman Brothers, director Hallmark,
director WR Grace & Co., member Council on Foreign
actor born in 1908. Had his career from the 1940s
until the 1980s.
Became governor of
Tennessee in 1978, founder Corporate Child Care
Services in 1987, became president University of
Tennessee in 1988, became Secretary of Education in
1991, country and classical pianist who has played
on the Grand Ole Opry and the Billy Graham Crusade,
director Empower America, director Lockheed Martin,
founder Republican Neighborhood Meeting. Lives in
Nashville, Tennessee. Reading his official bio he
comes across as a decent, outgoing guy, but his
involvement in scandals tells us something else.
Mayor of San
Francisco from 1968 to 1976 and president of the San
Francisco National Bank. He was a friend of 1001
Club member Cyril Magnin., who was a well-known
Jewish San Franciscan, president of Joseph Magnin
Co., and president of the port of San Francisco.
Some people have accused Cyril Magnin and Joseph
Alioto of having been members of the mafia and the
circle that killed JFK.
Allen, Howard Pfeiffer
Studied economics at
Pomona College and law at Stanford University,
joined Southern California Edison Co. 1954, founding
board member of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing
Committee and instrumental in bringing the 1984
Olympics to the city, president and chairman of the
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, trustee of the
Los Angeles County Museum of Art and an officer in
the National Conference of Christians and Jews,
president of Southern California Edison and SCEcorp
(renamed Edison International in 1997) 1980-1984,
chairman and chief executive officer of Southern
California Edison and Edison International
1984-1990, remained on the board until 1997.
1957; M.S. in engineering and business
administration, Thayer School of Engineering and
Tuck School of Business Administration, 1958; Ph.D.
in industrial management, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, 1962. Assistant to the dean, Thayer
School of Engineering, 1959; research fellow, Joint
Center for Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Harvard University, 1961–62;
assistant professor of finance, Graduate School of
Business, Columbia University, 1962–65, associate
professor, 1965–68; special assistant to the
president of the United States, 1969–70; special
consultant to the president of the United States for
systems analysis, 1970–71; assistant to the
president of the United States for policy
development, 1981–82; member, Commission on Critical
Choices for Americans, 1973–75; member, Defense
Manpower Commission, 1975–76; public interest
director, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco,
1972–79; member, Committee on the Present Danger,
1977–91; member, President's Foreign Intelligence
Advisory Board, 1982–85; member, President's
Economic Policy Advisory Board, 1982–89; member,
President's General Advisory Committee on Arms
Control, 1987–93; member, National Commission on the
Cost of Higher Education, 1997–98; trustee, Ronald
Reagan Presidential Foundation, 1985–90; member,
California Governor's Council of Economic Advisers,
1993–98; chairman, Congressional Policy Advisory
Board, 1998–01; member, Defense Policy Board, 2001;
senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University, 1971–; named Keith and Jan Hurlbut
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1998. Director of
research, Nixon presidential campaign, 1968; senior
policy adviser, Reagan presidential campaigns, 1976,
1980; policy adviser, Wilson presidential campaign,
1995, Dole presidential campaign, 1996, Bush
presidential campaign, 2000; delegate, Republican
National Conventions, 1992, 1996, 2000; served as 2d
Lt., Army Security Agency, 1958–59. Columnist,
Scripps Howard News Service, 1993–94; TV
commentator, Nightly Business Report, 1997–. Author
of many politics-oriented books.
Anderson, Robert A.
and CEO of Rockwell during the development of the
Space Shuttle. Director of Aftermarket Technology
Corporation. Member of the Board of Visitors of UCLA
Anderson School of Management. Member of the
Atlantic Institute for International Affairs, the
Bohemian Grove, and the Council on Foreign
Anderson, Ross F.
Andreas, Dwayne Orville
Chairman and chief
executive officer Archer-Daniels-Midland (HQ:
Decatur, Illinois), particularly close to
vice-president Hubert Humphrey, charged with
illegally contributing $100,000 to Humphrey's 1968
campaign for President (acquitted), donates
generously to many Democratic and Republican
presidential candidates, has often been photographed
with world leaders (including Mikhail Gorbachev),
staunch supporter of federal tax subsidies for
corn-based ethanol (gasoline additive), Federal
prosecutors are investigating allegations that the
company has conspired to fix commodity prices
(2005), frequently attends Bilderberg, member
Council on Foreign Relations.
Armacost, Samuel Haydan
B.A. in Economics
from Denison University, M.B.A. from Stanford
University, advisor to the State Department's Office
of Monetary Affairs 1971-1972, director of Exponent
Inc., Del Monte Foods Company, Callaway Golf
Company, director and later chairman SRI
International, president, director and chief
executive officer Bank of America 1981-1986,
managing director Merrill Lynch Capital Markets
1987-1990, managing director Weiss, Peck & Greer
L.L.C. 1990-1998, director ChevronTexaco since 2001.
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Arscott, David Gilford
College of Wooster
with a B.A. in arts, Managing General Partner of
Arscott, Norton & Associates 1978-1988, director Lam
Research Corporation 1980-1982 and chairman
1982-1984, president Compass Technology Partners
Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics, received
the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, received an award from
the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Atkins, Victor K.
Committee of Caltech University, associate of the
RAND Corporation and makes donations between 5.000
and 10.000 dollars a year, Emeritus trustee and
donator to Claremont Graduate University with annual
sums between 10.000 and 25.000 dollars, Atkins
Company, he or his son (Jr.?) contributes more than
25.000 dollars a year to the Harvard Center
(together with Mellon, Lehman en Loeb foundation).
Atwater, H. Brewster, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
General Mills, a leading global food manufacturer
1981-1995. Despite a worldwide recession, Atwater
led General Mills through 10 consecutive years of
market value growth. He re-focused General Mills on
its core products and services, and in so doing,
enabled the company to profitably expand on a global
level. Atwater is a director at General Electric (at
least in 1996).
Augustine, Norman R.
A central figure in
the American aerospace industry who has played an
important role in shaping United States space
policy. Augustine served as Under Secretary of the
Army, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research
and Development, and Assistant Director of Defense
Research and Engineering in the Office of the
Secretary of Defense, before becoming chairman and
chief executive officer of the Martin Marietta
Corporation in the 1980s. He became chairman of the
Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade in 1987,
which provides confidential guidance to the
secretary of defense on arms export policies. In
1990 he was appointed head of an Advisory Committee
for the Bush (senior) administration which produced
the Report of the Advisory Committee On the Future
of the U.S. Space Program - a pivotal study in
charting the course of the space program in the
first half of the 1990s. In March 1995, he and
Daniel Tellep, the CEO of Lockheed, agreed to merge,
forming Lockheed Martin Corp. Augustine went on to
become the chairman and chief executive officer of
Lockheed Martin Corporation. At least in 1997 he
gave a speech in the Bohemian Grove. Augustine is
also a president of the Boy Scouts of America and
chairman of the board of the American Red Cross. Has
spoken at the Cosmos Club and is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations.
Avery, Ray Stanton
Company, became eventually Avery Dennison,
considered the founder of the pressure sensitive
label industry. Member of the Bohemian Grove.
Ayers, Thomas G.
Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago, chairman
Chicago Chamber of Commerce 1966-1967, life trustee
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, lefe member The
Commercial Club of Chicago. Went in 1981.
Bailey, Ralph E.
President of Consol
(Conoco's coal subsidiary). Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Conoco Inc (merged with
Phillips). Vice-Chairman of Du Pont. Director and
non-executive Chairman of Clean Diesel Technologies,
Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fuel
Tech. Director of J.P. Morgan & Company and Morgan
Guaranty Trust Company.
ambassador to the U.S. when he visited in 1989.
Wrote articles for Foreign Affairs. Member Pacific
Council on International Policy (based in LA,
western partner of the CFR).
Baker, James A. III
Princeton University in 1952. Attended Cap & Gown
events, according to Kay Griggs, just as Allen
Dulles, William Colby, Frank Carlucci, James Baker,
George Griggs, and George P. Shultz (August 3, 2005,
Rense). Houston lawyer. Friend of the Bushes.
Undersecretary of commerce 1975–1976. Deputy manager
of the 1976 and 1980 Ford and Bush presidential
campaigns. Joined the Reagan administration in 1981.
White House chief of staff 1981–1985. Treasury
secretary 1985–1988. Planned the 1988 campaign that
won George H.W. Bush the presidency. Secretary of
State 1989–1992. Played a prominent role in the Gulf
crisis and the subsequent search for a Middle East
peace settlement. Again White House Chief of Staff
1992-1993. United Nations special envoy to try and
broker a peace settlement for the disputed territory
of Western Sahara 1997. As an adviser to George W.
Bush in the November 2000 presidential elections, he
was influential in helping Bush secure the
presidency by manoeuvring the disputed vote count in
Florida to the Republican-leaning Supreme Court.
Baker was the manager of the foreign debts of
occupied Iraq since 2003. Senior counselor for the
Carlyle Group and a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations. Also a member of the Atlantic Council of
the United States, the Bohemian Grove, and the
Pilgrims Society. Honorary trustee of the American
Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Baker, Norman, Jr.
We-Go Rotary Club 1975-1976;"Rotary
is a worldwide organization of business and
professional leaders that provides humanitarian
service, encourages high ethical standards in all
vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the
world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to
more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167
Bancroft, James R.
Chairman UNC (United
Bancroft, Paul III
capitalist and a consultant, director of UNOVA since
1998, president, chief executive officer and
director of Bessemer Securities Corporation
Bannan, Bernard J.
President and CEO of
Binley Inc., a private real estate investment
company. Director of MacNeal Schwendler Corp., a
publicly traded software company. Director of Cable
Design Technologies Corporation.
Barry, John M.
Writer & scholar.
Gave up some time to
support the work the Bohemian Club research of Peter
Boucher, Richard A.
He entered the
Foreign Service in 1977. After studying Chinese, he
served from 1979 to 1980 at the U.S. Consulate
General in Guangzhou. In Washington he then worked
in the State Department's Economic Bureau and on the
China Desk, and returned to China with his wife from
1984 to 1986 as Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S.
Consulate General in Shanghai. Upon his return to
Washington in July 1986, he served as a Senior Watch
Officer in the State Department's Operations Center.
From August 1987 to March 1989, he worked as Deputy
Director of the Office of European Security and
Political Affairs. He started as Deputy Press
Spokesman for the State Department under Secretary
Baker in March 1989 and became Spokesman under
Secretary Eagleburger in August 1992. Secretary
Christopher asked him to continue as Spokesman until
June 1993. United States Ambassador to Cyprus from
1993 to 1996. United States Consul General in Hong
Kong 1996-1999. Spoke to the Asia Society on March
24, 1998. US Senior Official for APEC, the Asia
Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, since July 1999.
Spoke to the London Pilgrims Society on November 28,
2002. Has repeatedly condemned Israel's practice of
killing terrorists and instead called for
negotiations to settle the Palestinian-Israeli
dispute. Supported the 2003 war against Iraq because
it wasn't cooperating with the sactions.
Bechtel, Stephen D., Sr.
His father died
under strange circumstances in Moscow. The Bechtel
Company is a privately owned (giant) construction
firm operating worldwide and headquartered in San
Francisco and is a mainstay of the nuclear industry.
Bechtel designed the military space shuttle facility
at Vandenburg Air Force Base. It is known for
decades for its many boondoggles all over the world.
Bechtel had been rescued in its time of need by J.
Henry Schroder and Avery Rockefeller. On June 3,
1954, the New York Times announced that Stephen
Bechtel, chmn of Bechtel Corp. had become partner of
J.P. Morgan Co. In 1955, Fortune reported that as
Under Secretary of State, C. Douglas Dillon had
arranged important contracts for Bechtel with the
Saudi Arabian government, culminating in the present
$135 billion Jubail operation. In January, 1975,
Fortune pointed out that Bechtel had never been in
the red for a single year, because "Its engineering
projects are invariably financed by its clients."
These clients are usually governments, a lesson
which may have been learned from the Rothschilds.
Bechtel funds the Heritage Foundation, which made
large contributions to the neocon agenda since the
1980's. Heritage is headed by Le Cercle member Edwin
J. Feulner, who is another member of the Bohemian
Grove. Bechtel is a leading player in water system
privatization, ranking just behind the big three --
Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, Vivendi Universal and RWE/
Thames Water. Member of the Council on Foreign
Bechtel, Stephen D., Jr.
Chairman of the
Bechtel Corporation. Member of the Council on
Bechtel, Riley P.
Personal fortune of
3 billion. University of Calif Davis, Bachelor of
Arts / Science
Stanford University, Masters of Business
Administration. Great-granddad Warren started
construction colossus Bechtel Group building
railroads in 1890s Oklahoma Territory. Later: Hoover
Dam, Oakland Bay Bridge. Dad Stephen Jr. took reins
in 1960, built nuclear plants, Alaska pipeline,
Chunnel. Riley is now learning the ropes. Member of
the Trilateral Commission.
Beckett, John R.
In 1960, John R.
Beckett joined Transamerica as president. Over the
next 20 years, he led Transamerica's transition from
a holding company into a major diversified operating
company. At one time, Transamerica owned a motion
picture distributor, an airline, a car rental
company and a machinery manufacturer, in addition to
its insurance and financial services businesses.
Bedford, Peter B.
Institution Board of Overseers, CEO and chairman of
the board of Bedford Property Investors, Inc. Member
of the Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
Bendetsen, Karl R.
Member of an
advisory group to Ronald Reagan that received
security clearances to learn about new weapons
developments such as nuclear x-ray lasers. Started
in 1982. Went in 1980.
Bennett, Robert B.
He was at San
Clemente for the climax of the Nixon-Brezhnev
meetings in 1973, where he mingled with, among
others, such Republican and Democratic fat cats as
Leonard K. Firestone, David Packard, and Edwin
Berry, John W.
Bethards, Jack M.
Chairman of the
Annals Committee of the Bohemian Grove in 1997.
Chairman. Tenneco Director.
Bierce, Ambrose G.
and critic, short story writer, editor and
journalist. Born in Ohio in 1842. Military career
from 1860 to 1866 and moved to San Francisco. He
remained there for many years, eventually becoming
famous as a contributor and/or editor for a number
of local newspapers and periodicals, including The
San Francisco News Letter, The Argonaut, and The
Wasp. Bierce lived and wrote in England from 1872 to
1875. Returning to the United States, he again took
up residence in San Francisco. In 1887, he became
one of the first regular columnists and
editorialists to be employed on William Randolph
Hearst's newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner,
eventually becoming one of the most prominent and
influential among the writers and journalists of the
West Coast. In December 1899, he moved to
Washington, DC, but continued his association with
the Hearst newspapers until 1906. Because of his
penchant for biting social criticism and satire,
Bierce's long newspaper career was often steeped in
controversy. On several occasions his columns
stirred up a storm of hostile reaction which created
difficulties for Hearst. One of the most notable of
these incidents occurred following the assassination
of President William McKinley when Hearst's
political opponents turned a satirical poem Bierce
had written in 1900 into a cause célèbre. Bierce
meant his poem, written on the occasion of the
assassination of Governor-elect William Goebel of
Kentucky, to express a national mood of dismay and
fear, but after McKinley was shot in 1901 it seemed
to foreshadow the crime:
The bullet that
pierced Goebel's breast
Can not be found in all the West;
Good reason, it is speeding here
To stretch McKinley on his bier.
Hearst was accused by
rival newspapers — and by then Secretary of State
Elihu Root (Pilgrims Society; co-founder Carnegie
Endowment and its first president; main founder CFR)
— of having called for McKinley's assassination.
Despite a national uproar that ended his ambitions
for the presidency (and even his membership in the
Bohemian Club), Hearst neither revealed Bierce as
the author of the poem, nor fired him.
His short stories are
considered among the best of the 19th century. In
October 1913, the septuagenarian Bierce departed
Washington on a tour to revisit his old Civil War
battlefields. By December, he had proceeded on
through Louisiana and Texas, crossing by way of El
Paso into Mexico, which was then in the throes of
revolution. In Ciudad Juárez, he joined the army of
Pancho Villa as an observer, in which role he
participated in the battle of Tierra Blanca. He is
known to have accompanied Villa's army as far as the
city of Chihuahua, Chihuahua. After a last letter to
a close friend, sent from that city on December 26,
1913, he vanished without a trace, becoming one of
the most famous disappearances in American literary
history. Subsequent investigations to ascertain his
fate were fruitless and, despite many decades of
speculation, his disappearance remains a mystery.
President and Chief
Executive Officer of The Associated Press from 1985
until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of the
Pulitzer Prize Board from 1994 to 2003 and Chairman
of the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2002. Mr. Boccardi
has been a member of the Board of Visitors, the
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
since 1989. He has been a director since July 2003.
Director of Gannett Co. In 1989, he held a "Lakeside
Talk" about kidnapped reporter Terry Anderson. He
referred to his audience as men of "power and rank"
and "gave them more details than he said he was
willing to give his readers."
Boeschenstein, William W.
After his graduation
from Yale University in 1950, William W.
Boeschenstein joined Owens-Corning Fiberglas where
he held a number of sales, management and marketing
positions. In 1964, Mr. Boeschenstein became Vice
President-Marketing and served in that position
until his election to Executive Vice President in
1967. He was named President and Chief Operating
Officer in 1971. In 1973, he was named Chief
Executive Officer and in 1981 he became Chairman of
the Board. Mr. Boeschenstein's commitment to
research and development is exemplified by the
company's doubling the size of its research center
in Granville, Ohio. The facility -one of the
industry's most sophisticated -now has approximately
1,000 scientists, engineers and technicians working
to expand Owens-Corning's present capabilities, as
well as to generate new product and technological
opportunities for both near-and long-term. During
his 12 years of leadership as CEO at Owens-Corning,
the company has grown from a building materials and
fiberglass manufacturer with sales of approximately
$500 million to a strong multi-national corporation
with sales in excess of $3.5 billion. Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations in the 1970's.
the Institute for Justice. Gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 2003.
Bonney, J. Dennis
Chevron in 1960. After a variety of assignments in
the corporation's Eastern Hemisphere operations, he
was named assistant manager of the foreign
operations staff in San Francisco in 1967 and
manager in 1971. He was elected a corporate vice
president in 1972. In 1974, Bonney became Chevron's
vice president for corporate planning, a function he
directed until 1981 while also supervising Chevron's
Indonesian exploration and production activities. He
assumed responsibility for European refining and
marketing in 1981. He was named vice president for
worldwide logistics and trading early in 1986.
Member of Chevron's board of directors since January
1986 and a vice chairman since January 1987 to
December 1995. Supervised the five years of
negotiations leading to Chevron's 1993 signing of a
joint venture with Kazakhstan to develop the Tengiz
Field, which created the largest Western business
venture in the former Soviet Union. Chairman of the
U.S. National Committee for Pacific Economic
Cooperation Council (US-PECC) and is a director of
the American Petroleum Institute. He is a trustee
and vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of
Northern California, a trustee of the Asian Art
Museum Foundation, a member of the National Council
of the World Wildlife Fund, and a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations. He is a director of
the San Francisco Opera Association and of the
University of California's International House. He
is also a past president of the Commonwealth Club of
Wrote about the
Bohemian Grove and was a member.
operational pilot and instructor, experimental test
pilot and an assistant professor of Thermodynamics
and Fluid Mechanics at West Point, NASA instructor
at the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards
AFB, member of the Apollo 204 Fire Investigation
Board 1967, Commander Apollo 8 Mission 1968, later
he became the Apollo Program Resident Manager,
heading the team that re-engineered the Apollo
spacecraft, field director of NASA's Space Station
Task Force, special advisor to and finally chairman
of Eastern Airlines 1969-1986, director of the Home
Depot, National Geographic, Outboard Marine
Corporation, Auto Finance Group, Thermo Instrument
Systems and American Superconductor, chairman and
CEO of Patlex Corporation.
Boskin, Michael J.
Senior fellow at the
Hoover Institution, professor of economics at
Stanford University, associate of the National
Bureau of Economic Research, former chairman of the
President's Council of Economic Advisers
(1989-1993). Boskin is a Research Associate,
National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on
the Commerce Department's Advisory Committee on the
National Income and Product Accounts. He is Chief
Executive Officer and President of Boskin & Co., an
economic consulting company. Director Oracle
Corporation, Shinsei Bank, and Vodaphone Group
Boswell, James G. II
Director. Chairman and CEO of J.G. Boswell Co.
Bowes, William K .
A founder of Amgen
(with Bill Gates), Cetus, Raychem, Dymo Industries,
and U.S. Venture Partners. Has been an active and
prominent venture capital investor in the Bay Area
for nearly 35 years. Bill sourced and led the Firm's
investments in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems,
Applied Biosystems, Devices for Vascular
Intervention, Glycomed, Sun Microsystems and
Ventritex, among others. He currently serves on the
Board of Directors of Xoma Corporation. Before
founding USVP, Bill was a Senior Vice President and
Director of Blyth Eastman Dillon & Co. (formerly
Blyth & Co., Inc.), where he worked from 1953 until
1978, and was a consultant to Blyth Eastman Paine
Webber from 1978 to 1980. Activity in the nonprofit
arena include: Board of Directors of the UCSF
Foundation and Chairman of Mission Bay Capital
Campaign; Advisory Council of Stanford University's
Bio-X Initiative; Executive Committee of San
Francisco Conservatory of Music; Board Chairman of
The Exploratorium (a leading interactive science
museum); Board Member of the Asian Art Museum and
Hoover Institution. Bill has a B.A. in Economics
from Stanford, an MBA from Harvard and served in the
U.S. Army in the South Pacific and Japan during and
after World War II.
Brady, Nicholas Frederick
Brady was born April
11, 1930 in New York City. He was educated at Yale
University (B.A., 1952) and Harvard University
(M.B.A., 1954). He joined Dillon, Read & Company,
Inc. in New York in 1954, rising to Chairman of the
Board. He has been a Director of the NCR
Corporation, the MITRE Corporation, and the H.J.
Heinz Company, among others. He has also served as a
trustee of Rockefeller University and a member of
the Board of the Economic Club of New York. He is a
former trustee of the Boys' Club of Newark. Brady
served in the United States Senate in 1982. During
that time he was a member of the Armed Services
Committee and the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Committee. In 1984 President Reagan appointed Brady
to be Chairman of the President's Commission on
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries. He has
also served on the President's Commission on
Strategic Forces (1983), the National Bipartisan
Commission on Central America (1983), the Commission
on Security and Economic Assistance (1983), and the
Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management (1985).
Brady chaired the Presidential Task Force on Market
Mechanisms (1987). He became the 68th Secretary of
the Treasury in 1988 and was also in charge of the
secret service in this way during the White House
male prostitution scandal in 1989. He is said to
have been the president of Bohemian Grove camp
Mandalay. Member of the Knights of Malta. Member of
the Council on Foreign Relations.
Brand, Sir Hubert
Rear-Admiral in the
British navy, extra equerry to the King (1922),
principal naval aide to the King (1931-1932), and a
visitor of the Bohemian Grove in the early part of
the 20th century (at least in 1929). He was a member
of a very powerful family (undoubtedly some Pilgrims
Society members), which was close to the British
royal family. One of his brothers, the third
Viscount Hampden, was a lord-in-waiting to the King
(1924-1936). Another brother, Robert H. Brand (since
1946 Baron Brand), was regarded as the economist of
the Round Table Group or Milner's Kindergarten and
became a partner and managing director of Lazard
Brothers, a director of Lloyd's Bank, a director of
The Times, a member of the Imperial Munitions Board
of Canada (1915-1918), deputy chairman of the
British Mission in Washington (1917-1918), financial
adviser to Lord Robert Cecil, chairman of the
Supreme Economic Council at the Versailles Peace
Talks (1919), vice-president of the Brussels
Conference (1920), financial representative for
South Africa at the Genoa Conference (1922), head of
the British Food Mission to Washington (1941-1944),
chairman of the British Supply Council in North
America (1942-1945, 1946), and His Majesty's
Treasury Representative in Washington (1944-1946).
In this last capacity he had much to do with
negotiating the enormous American loan to Britain
for postwar reconstruction. Robert H. Brand also
married Nancy Astor's sister and was an intimate
friend to Pilgrims Society and Round Table member
Philip Kerr. Their father was a Governor of New
South Wales and one of the original instigators of
the federation of the Australian Colonies in 1900. A
nephew was a Governor-General of Canada.
Brandi, Frederic H.
Father was a top
coal executive in the German Steel Trust. Moved from
Germany to the United States in 1926. CEO of Dillon,
Read & Co. in the 1950s and 1960s, up until 1971. He
was replaced by Nicholas Brady of the Bohemian Grove
Mandalay Camp at that time. Brandi was a member of
the Pilgrims Society.
Brandi, James H.
Son of Frederic
Brandi. Invited to the Bohemian Grove in 1970 by his
father. Trustee Berkshire School, managing director
of UBS Warburg LLC of New York, director
ThyssenKrupp Budd (North-American subsidiary of
ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG of Germany. The country
his father came from.)
Chairman of The
Irvine Company, has been deeply involved in
California real estate as a master planner, master
builder and a long-term investor. Promoted
Schwarzenegger for president. In 2004, BusinessWeek
magazine ranked Donald Bren 15th on its annual list
of "The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists" in the
Broder, David S.
David S. Broder, a
national political correspondent reporting on the
political scene for The Washington Post, writes a
twice-weekly column that covers an even broader
aspect of American political life. The column,
syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, is
carried by more than 300 newspapers across the
globe. Broder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in May
1973 for distinguished commentary. He has been named
"Best Newspaper Political Reporter" by Washington
Journalism Review. A survey for Washingtonian
magazine found that Broder was rated "Washington's
most highly regarded columnist" by both
editorial-page editors and members of Congress,
leading 16 others in ratings for "overall integrity,
factual accuracy and insight." Author and syndicated
columnist. Before joining the Post in 1966, Broder
covered national politics for The New York Times
(1965-66), The Washington Star (1960-65) and
Congressional Quarterly (1955-60). He has covered
every national campaign and convention since 1960,
traveling up to 100,000 miles a year to interview
voters and report on the candidates. Broder is a
regular commentator on CNN's Inside Politics, and
makes regular appearances on NBC's Meet the Press
and Washington Week. In 1999, he held a speech at
the Bohemian Grove titled "Direct Democracy--Curse
Has been a senior
editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor
at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is
currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim
Lehrer." He is the author of "Bobos In Paradise: The
New Upper Class and How They Got There" and “On
Paradise Drive : How We Live Now (And Always Have)
in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon &
Schuster. New York columnist. Lakeside talk; ‘The
Landscape of American Politics.’
Ph.D. in physics
from Columbia University, research scientist at the
Radiation Laboratory at the University of
California, joined the staff of the Lawrence
Radiation Laboratory at Livermore in 1952 and became
director in 1960, during the 1950s he served as a
member of or consultant to several federal
scientific bodies and as senior science adviser at
the 1958-1959 Conference on the Discontinuance of
Nuclear Tests, worked under Robert McNamara as
director of defense research and engineering
1961-1965, secretary of the Air Force 1965-1969,
president California Institute of Technology
1969-1977, Secretary of Defense under President
Carter, pushed stealth technology, the advanced MX
nuclear ICBM missiles and strengtened ties with
NATO, counselor at the Center for Strategic and
International Studies, professor at John Hopkins
University School of Advanced International Studies,
chairman John Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute,
member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the
Trilateral Commission and a trustee of the RAND
Corporation, Caltech JPL Committee, longtime
director of Cummins Engine Company (helped establish
the Health Effects Institute), Presidential Medal of
Freedom 1981, director of the Philip Morris
Companies since 1983, director of Warburg Pincus &
Co. since 1990, board member of Evergreen Holdings
Inc., bord member of Mattel.
Brown, Charles L.
graduation, Mr. Brown was a member of the Navy until
1946 and served aboard the USS Mississippi in the
WWII Pacific theatre. After his discharge, he worked
for AT&T for over 40 years and served as CEO and
Chairman from 1979-1986. In 1982, he successfully
divested AT&T's local phone business, the largest
corporate reorganization in U.S. history, to settle
Federal antitrust litigation. In the process, he
created business entities that produced average
annual returns to investors of 25%, reinvigorated
AT&T's research and development efforts and
initiated AT&T global partnerships in Europe and
Asia. During the 1980s, he was on the steering
committee of the University of Virginia's first
comprehensive fund raising campaign and completed a
term on the Board of Visitors, 1986-1990. In the
1993-2000 Capital Campaign, Mr. Brown served as vice
chairman of the executive committee and as chair of
the National Leadership Gifts Council, a
coast-to-coast network of campaign volunteers, who
helped to organize regional campaigns in some thirty
cities around the country. Mr. Brown also served on
the boards of Chemical Bank, Delta Airlines, DuPont,
General Foods and Metropolitan Life. Other nonprofit
leadership included Colonial Williamsburg, the
Public Broadcasting System, the Institute for
Advanced Studies, Boy Scouts of America, YMCA and
the National Parks Foundation. Went to the Bohemian
Grove in 1979. After his death his wife donated $5
Million to the University of Virginia School of
Engineering and Applied Science.
Brown, Edmund G.
Few figures have
played a more important role in the political and
governmental history of modern California than that
of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown. Elected district attorney
of San Francisco in 1943, Brown began a productive
and distinguished career in local law enforcement.
He instituted a systematic reform program, cracked
down on commercial vice, and reshaped much of the
city's legal system. Brown's reputation soared along
with his reforms. He won election to the office of
state attorney general in 1950, adopted a tough
approach to his responsibilities, and worked to root
out official corruption and organized crime. By 1958
he had become the most popular figure in the
California Democratic organization. Elected the same
year to the governor's office on a platform strongly
committed to humane and responsive government, Brown
set in a motion a chain of political and social
Bryan, J. Stewart III
Is the 4th of a
family dynasty of newspaper publishers, taking over
the publishing of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and
The News Leader from his father, D. Tennant Bryan in
1978. President of the Florida Press Association
(1971-1972), chairman and CEO of Media General,
chairman and President of Southern Newspaper
Publishers Association Foundation, director of the
Foundation for American Communications, director of
Mutual Insurance Co. Ltd, director of The Associated
Press (1984-1993), director of the Newspaper
Advertising Bureau, (1977-1995), trustee of the
Bryan, D. Tennant
Virginia Raven Society, publisher of Richmond
Times-Dispatch and The News Leader 1944-1978,
director Southern Railway Company 1953-1986,
president American Newspaper Publishers Association
1958-1960, member of an advisory committee for an
American exhibit in Moscow in 1959, director
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association 1963-1966
(just as his father, grandfather and his son would
be), director of the Associated Press 1967-1976,
trustee Washington Journalism Center, Overseer
Editor of Forbes FYI
magazine, speechwriter for George H.W. Bush when he
was vice president, political satirist.
Buckley, William F., Jr.
Skull & Bones,
chairman of the Yale Daily News, CIA agent
(supposedly for only 1 year), editor of The Road to
Yenan, a book addressing the Communist quest for
global domination. Author of several books on
communicating, history, political thought, and
sailing, founder of the National Review and long
time editor of it, delegate to the United Nations.
Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in 2003. Member
of the Knights of Malta.
Studied at Wharton
School of Finance 1947-1949, University of Nebraska
1950, Columbia University M.S., 1951. After working
as an investment salesman and securities analyst, he
was partner (1956-1969) in the investment firm
Buffett Partnership, Ltd. In 1965, he acquired the
textile manufacturer Berkshire Hathaway and became
(1970) chairman and CEO. Through judicious
investments and acquisitions of insurance companies
and manufacturing and service firms, Buffett has
transformed Berkshire Hathaway into a large
conglomerate; in 1999, its assets were $124 billion.
His investments have also made him one of the
wealthiest people in the world. He has co-authored
Warren Buffett Speaks (with J. C. Lowe,
1997) and Thoughts of Chairman Buffett
(with S. Reynolds, 1998). His father, Howard Homan
Buffett,. 1903-1964, an investment banker, was a
U.S. congressman from Nebraska (1943-1949,
1951-1953). Warren Buffett is, just as Rupert
Murdoch, acquinted with the Rothschild family and
has been invited to Waddesdon Manor mansion in
England. Member of the Alfalfa Club.
Burgener, Clair W.
served as member of California state assembly from
1963-1967, delegate to Republican National
Convention from California in 1964, member of
California state senate in 1967, U.S. Representative
from California from 1973-1983.
Burns, Brian P.
regarded business executive, attorney and
philanthropist, Brian P. Burns has been a moving
force in many financial transactions involving
mergers and turnarounds at many companies during his
career. He is now chairman and president of BF
Enterprises, Inc., based in San Francisco. He is
founder and principal benefactor of the John J.
Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections
at Boston College, which was named in honor of his
father. In 1990, the Burns Foundation, which Burns
chairs, endowed the library with the visiting
scholar in Irish Studies chair. Among his other
activities, Burns is a director of the American
Ireland Fund, and founding chairman of the board of
the Palm Beach Pops Symphony Orchestra.
Billies / Mandalay
Has a father who
played a leading role in arming the Nazis. Skull &
Bones. Salesman of Dresser Industries who sold
important technology to the USSR. U.S. ambassador of
the United Nations. U.S. ambassador to China.
Chairman of the Republican National Committee during
Watergate. Has openly supported the USSR, Communist
China, Andropov & Mugabe. CIA director. US
vice-president under Reagan. US president. Member of
the Council on Foreign Relations, Bohemian Grove
camp Mandalay and Hill Billies, the Atlantic Council
of the United States, and the Trilateral Commission.
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of
the Bath. Director of the
Carlyle Group. Close ties
to the Bin Ladens and the Saudie Kingdom. George
H.W. Bush and ex-MI6 and Le Cercle member Nicholas
Elliott stood in contact with each other in 1980.
Bush is not a confirmed member however.
Yale Skull & Bones.
Involved in a couple of failed oil companies. Texas
governor. US president. Close to the Saudies.
John Ellis "Jeb"
of Florida. He is a prominent member of the Bush
family, the younger brother of President George W.
Butler, Nicholas Murray
an A.B (1882), M.A. (1883) and Ph.D. (1884), all in
philosophy, at Columbia, specializing in the
writings of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. He
studied for a year at the universities of Berlin and
Paris. Became a staff member of the Department of
Philosophy at Columbia College, later known as
Columbia University. In 1882, Nicholas Murray Butler
was appointed by Columbia president Henry Barnard to
offer Saturday lectures for teachers. The turnout
was enormous. Member New Jersey Board of Education
from 1887 to 1895. Delegate to the Republican
Convention 1888-1936. In 1891 Butler founded the
Educational Review, a journal of educational
philosophies and developments. He served as its
editor until 1921. Organized the New York College
for the Training of Teachers in 1892, affiliated
with Columbia. Chairman the Paterson school
1892-1893. In these roles he led efforts to remove
state political interference from local New Jersey
school systems. In New York City, he did the same,
spurring the creation of a citywide school board
that emphasized professionalism and policy over
political spoils (1895–1897). When New York City's
consolidation was complete, New York State sought a
similar reform with Butler's advice, completed in
1904. Participated in the formation of the College
Entrance Examination Board in 1900. Had become a
close friend of Pilgrims Society member Elihu Root
by this time. President of Columbia University
1901-1945. Professor Carroll Quigley wrote in
'Tragedy and Hope': "J.P. Morgan and his
associates were the most significant figures in
policy making at Harvard, Columbia and Yale while
the Whitneys and Prudential Insurance Company
dominated Princeton. The chief officials of these
universities were beholden to these financial powers
and usually owed their jobs to them... Morgan
himself helped make Nicholas Murray Butler president
of Columbia." Robert A. McCaughey wrote in
'Stand Columbia: A History of Columbia University in
the City of New York, 1754–2004': "A compulsive
name-dropper given to self-puffery, Butler was
nevertheless an effective administrator [of
Columbia], and J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and E.
H. Harriman sought to hire him to run their
enterprises." Butler held the presidency in
some of their railroad companies. President of the
Germanistic Society of Columbia University in
1905-1906 and a director from 1908-1917. It
organized and sponsored lecture series for German
scholars in the United States. Travelled to Europe
on occasion where he met with Kaiser Wilhelm and
Mussolini in his early fascist days. Quote from the
1973 book 'The Glory and the Dream, a Narrative
History of America, 1932-1972', by William
Manchester, pages 67-68: "Nicholas Murray Butler
told his students that totalitarian regimes brought
forth "men of far greater intelligence, far stronger
character, and far more courage than the system of
elections," and if anyone represented the American
establishment then it was Dr. Butler, with his 34
honorary degrees, and his thirty year tenure as
president of Columbia University." (quoted by
Charles Savoie) Supposedly Butler agreed with some
of the Nazi racial theories about the superiority of
the Teuton race. Another quote attributed to him is:
"The history of American education and of our
American contributions to philosophical thought
cannot be understood or estimated with[out] knowing
of the life work of Dr. William Torrey Harris."
Harris, a supporter of Emmanuel Kant and Georg
Hegel, shaped modern American education to a large
degree. He also was highly influential in
popularizing Hegel's philosophies in the second half
of the 19th century. Established a friendship with
Governor Theodore Roosevelt in the early 20th
century. President University Settlement Society
1905-1914. Became a trustee of the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1905.
President American Academy in Rome 1905-1940s.
President of the American branch of International
Conciliation, an organization founded in 1905 by a
Nobel peace laureate, Baron d'Estournelles de
Constant (from an "old aristocratic family which
traced its genealogy back to the Crusades", whatever
that means). Chairman of the Lake Mohonk Conferences
on International Arbitration, which met periodically
from 1907 to 1912. President American Scandinavian
Society 1908-1911. Influential in persuading Andrew
Carnegie (a Pilgrims member, Hegelian, and Social
Darwinist) to establish the Endowment in 1910 with a
gift of $10,000,000 he served as head of the
Endowment's section on international education and
communication, founded the European branch of the
Endowment, with headquarters in Paris, and held the
presidency of the parent Endowment from 1925 to
1945. In 1912, Roosevelt ran for the presidency as
the candidate of the Progressive Party, which drew
most of its strength from Republicans, against the
nominees of the constituted party: Taft for the
presidency and Butler for the vice-presidency. By
splitting the national vote, they permitted the
Democrat, Woodrow Wilson, to win the election.
President France-America Society 1914-1924. Nicholas
Murray Butler, in an address delivered before the
Union League of Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1915:
"The peace conference has assembled. It will make
the most momentous decisions in history, and upon
these decisions will rest the stability of the new
world order and the future peace of the world."
Both Nicholas Murray Butler and Elihu Root were
staunch supporters of the League of Nations that
would emerge after WWI. In 1916 Butler failed in his
attempt to secure the Republican presidential
nomination for Root. President American Hellenic
Society 1917-1940s. William Bostock paper
(University of Tasmania), 'To the limits of
acceptability: political control of higher
education' (2002): "On October 8, 1917, the
famous historian Charles A. Beard resigned from
Columbia University in protest over the dismissal of
two colleagues, Professors Cattell and Dana, for
having publicly opposed the entry of the United
States into World War I. Cattell and Dana urged
opposition to the draft, incurring the censure of
Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler and the
Columbia Board of Trustees. There had also been a
history of conflict over academic leadership and
governance between Butler and Cattell, a
distinguished psychologist." Michael Parenti,
'Against Empire' (1995), chapter 10: "A leading
historian, Charles Beard, was grilled by the
Columbia University trustees, who were concerned
that his views might "inculcate disrespect for
American institutions." In disgust Beard resigned
from Columbia, declaring that the trustees and
Nicholas Murray Butler sought "to drive out or
humiliate or terrorize every man who held
progressive, liberal, or unconventional views on
political matters." Elihu Root, Nicholas Murray
Butler, and Stephen P. Duggan Sr. (CFR director)
founded the Institute for International Education in
1919. Failed to secure the Republican presidential
nomination in 1920. During the 1920s Butler was a
member of the General Committee of the American
Society for the Control of Cancer, chaired by Thomas
W. Lamont, a Rockefeller banker and Pilgrims Society
member. John D. Rockefeller, Sr. once wrote a public
letter to Butler explaining why he supported the
prohibition movement. According to Richard
Koudenhove-Kalergi in his 1958 book 'Eine Idee
erobert Europa. Meine Lebenserinnerungen'
(translated): "One of my most energetic American
friends and patrons was the president of the
Columbia University, Nicholas Murray Butler, the
president of the Carnegie Endowment at the same
time. He wrote the foreword to the American edition
of Paneuropa." Kalergi's Paneuropa movement was
set up and funded by Max Warburg and Louis
Rothschild in 1923. Paul and Felix Warburg were
promoting the movement in the United States and
Rothschild-ally Leopold S. Amery was a major
supporter from the United Kingdom. Stephen P.
Duggan, the CFR director and co-founder of the
Institute for International Education, became the
president of the American Cooperative Committee of
the Pan-European Union (he held this position from
1925 to 1940). In 1927 Butler assisted the U.S.
State Department in developing the Kellogg-Briand
Pact. Failed to secure the Republican presidential
nomination in 1928. President of the Pilgrims
Society 1928-1946. Visitor of the Bohemian Grove and
an honorary member by 1929. Butler gave the core
members of the Frankfurt School’s Institute for
Social Research a home in exile at Columbia
University in 1934. These people were supporters of
Georg Hegel, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund
Freud, and Max Weber. Among these people was Herbert
Marcuse, a Jewish Marxist Hegelian, who became the
'father of the New Left' in the 1960s. President
Italy-America Society 1929-1935. Director of the New
York Life Insurance Corporation 1929-1939. Nobel
Peace Prize 1931. Received a gold medal from the
National Institute of Social Sciences at the Hotel
Waldorf-Astoria in 1932, together with J.P. Morgan.
On November 19, 1937, Butler attended a meeting
where Pilgrims Society member Robert Cecil, 1st
Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, received a Nobel Prize
for his work in establishing the League of Nations.
Both Butler and Lord Cecil held speeches about the
role the League of Nations should have. Although it
is only a rumor, Butler is supposed to have said at
this meeting (in private) that communism was a tool
of the British financial powers to knock down
national governments and to bring about a world
government in the future. Chairman Carnegie
Corporation of New York 1937-1945. Vice-president
International Benjamin Franklin Society in 1939.
Governor Pan American Trade Committee in 1939.
Governor of the Metropolitan Club, founded by J.P.
Morgan in 1891, and which counted among its members
two Vanderbilts, three Mellons, five Du Ponts, and
six Roosevelts. He was a governor Honorary president
American Society of French Legion of Honor from 1944
on. Decorated by China, France, Dominican, Republic,
Cuba, Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Poland,
Italy, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary,
Holland, Chile and other countries. Quigley has
quoted Butler as saying
"The world is divided in to three classes of people:
a very small group that makes things happen, a
somewhat larger group that watches things happen,
and the great multitude which never knows what
former head of the United Nations Special Commission
(UNSCOM) to disarm Iraq is an expert in arms
control, international security issues, the United
Nations and the Middle East. He served as Australian
Ambassador to the United Nations from 1992 to 1997,
before serving as the head of UNSCOM from 1997-99.
Currently Diplomat in Residence at the Council of
Foreign Relations in New York, Richard Butler is an
avid author who was granted the Order of Australia
in 1988 for services to international peace and
disarmament. His new book, "Fatal Choice: Nuclear
Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense" was
published in January 2002. Main Iraq negotiator for
disarmament. Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in
1999 titled "Saddam and Me".
Calhoun, Alexander D.
Lawyer at Squire,
Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Member of the American Bar
Association, the State Bar of California, the New
York State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the
American Society of International Law. He has been a
lecturer on international business transactions at
the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall
School of Law, an adjunct professor of banking law
at the University of San Francisco School of Law and
a visiting lecturer at the Beijing Institute of
Foreign Trade. Trustee of The Asia Foundation, a
director emeritus of the Japan Society of Northern
California and a commissioner of the Asian Art
Commission, San Francisco. Recently, Mr. Calhoun has
been involved in structuring constitutional
convention and election-related arrangements in
Afghanistan. He provides general corporate counsel
to a nonprofit organization working to advance the
mutual interests of the United States and the Asia
Pacific region. This organization contracted with
the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
(UNAM) and the Afghan constitutional secretariat to
support the process for Afghanistan’s Constitutional
Loya Jirga (grand council), which recently adopted
Afghanistan’s first constitution, and is currently
supporting the election process under that
Califano, Joseph A.
and president of the Center on Addiction and
Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.
Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Director Ditchley Foundation. Legal council of the
Democratic National Convention. Gave a speech in
1991: 'America's Health Revolution -- Who Lives,
WhoDies, Who Pays'.
The only Richard W.
Call I see sits on the Board of Trustees of Santa
Rosa Junior College (expiration date is 2008). This
is located in California, not far from the Bohemian
Callaway, Howard H.
Nixon appointed Howard H. "Bo" Callaway as Secretary
of the Army in 1973, Callaway continued in that
position into the Ford administration. Callaway
resigned from his post in June 1975 to become
chairman of President Ford's newly-formed campaign
organization, the President Ford Committee (PFC).
Callaway headed the PFC for nine months, overseeing
the recruitment of personnel, the development of its
organizational structure, and, in conjunction with
the White House, the implementation of political
strategies. In March 1976, Democratic Senator Floyd
Haskell advanced charges that Callaway, while
serving as Secretary of the Army, had furthered his
family's interests in a Colorado ski resort by
persuading the Forest Service and the Civil
Aeronautics Board to make rulings favorable to the
resort. Callaway asked President Ford to relieve him
of his duties pending the resolution of these
charges. With Ford in a tough fight for the
Republican nomination, Callaway soon resigned as PFC
chairman. Member of the Council for National Policy
Carey, C. W.
President of the United States 1977-1981.
Casey, Albert V.
president of Times Mirror Co., publisher of The Los
Angeles Times, CEO American Airlines 1974-1985,
director of American Airlines, president and CEO
Resolution Trust Corporation, Distinguished
Executive at the Woodrow Wilson International Center
for Scholars, U.S. Postmaster General.
Casey, William J.
Chairman of the
Security and Exchange Commission under Nixon, head
of the Export-Import bank under Ford (1974-1975),
Reagan campaign manager and CIA Director under
Reagan, Bechtel consultant, outside legal counsel to
Wackenhut, Knight of Malta, member Council on
Foreign Relations, member Atlantic Council of the
United States, died of a brain tumor 2 days before
he could testify about his role in the Iran/Contra
affair. According to "Watergate" journalist Carl
Bernstein, Casey gave Pope John Paul II
unprecedented access to CIA intelligence including
spy satellites and agents.
Stayed at Mandalay
together with John Francis Neylan. They were
coordinating the visit of Alexander Kerensky to the
Bohemian Club, who was lecturing throughout the
United States at that time.
A General and
commander of the Strategic Air Command, who was
lobbying for the B2-Spirit stealth bomber in 1989.
Chambers, Frank G.
One of the most
successful venture capital investor in the Silicon
Valley. Chambers raised $5.5 million in 1959; his
Continental Capital Corporation is believed to be
the first Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)
in Northern California.
Chambers, Robert L.
Bancorp Inc. since 2000. Chambers has been President
of Huntleigh Securities Corp., a securities
brokerage company, since September 2000. Prior to
that time, he was Chief Executive Officer of K.W.
Chambers & Co., a regional, full-service
broker/dealer, for more than five years.
Charles, Allan E.
Cheney, Richard 'Dick' B.
Dropped out of Yale
and wasn't motivated in studying at all. Refocusing
on academics, Cheney first matriculated to Casper
Community College in 1963 and thereafter to the
University of Wyoming where he began earning
straight A's. He received his bachelor's degree in
1965 and master's degree in political science in
1966 both from the University of Wyoming. Some time
later, Cheney was selected for a one-year fellowship
in the office of Representative William Steiger, a
Republican congressman from Wisconsin. Dick Cheney's
public service career began under the Nixon
administration in 1969. He served in a number of
positions at the Cost of Living Council, at the
United States Office of Economic Opportunity (as a
special assistant to Donald Rumsfeld beginning in
the spring of 1969), and within the White House.
Under President Gerald Ford, Cheney became Assistant
to the President and the youngest White House Chief
of Staff in history (1975-1977). Chairman of the
Republican Policy Committee from 1981 to 1987. In
1986, after President Reagan vetoed a bill to impose
economic sanctions against South Africa for its
official policy of apartheid, Cheney was one of 83
Representatives who voted against overriding the
veto. Cheney served as the Secretary of Defense from
1989 to 1993 under President George H. W. Bush. He
directed Operation Just Cause in Panama and
Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. Director
Council on Foreign Relations 1987-1989 & 1993-1995.
Member of the Trilateral Commission. Cheney joined
the American Enterprise Institute after leaving
office in 1993. From 1995 until 2000, he served as
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton,
a Fortune 500 company and market leader in the
energy sector. He also sat on the Board of Directors
of Procter & Gamble, Union Pacific, and EDS. In
1997, he, along with Donald Rumsfeld and others,
founded the "Project for the New American Century,"
a think tank whose self-stated goal is to "promote
American global leadership". U.S. vice-president
2000-2008. Held a speech at the Bohemian Grove in
1991 called "Major DefenseProblems of the 21st
Century". Regent of the Corporate Management Board
of the Smithsonian Institution.
Choper, Jesse H.
Law clerk to Chief
Justice Earl Warren.
Clark, David A.
Clark, James W.
Land of Happiness
Clark, Richard Ward
himself up in General Mills and McKesson, vice-
president of Finances and CFO of the Provigo
Corporation, has produced a few low-circulation
albums and has authored a book.
Clark, William Patrick
and Loyola Law School, United States Secretary of
Interior, National Security Advisor, deputy
secretary of state, justice of the California
Supreme Court, justice of the California Court of
Appeal, and judge of the Superior, chairman of the
Task Group on Nuclear Weapons Program Management,
presidential emissary to the chairmen of the Navajo
and Hopi Indian tribes, member of the Commission on
Defense Management (headed by David Packard), as a
member of the Defense Department's Commission on
Integrated Long-Term Strategy, trustee Ronald Reagan
Presidential Foundation and Library, chief executive
officer Clark Company, senior counsel to the law
firm of Clark, Cali and Negranti.
Clausen, Alden W.
Chairman and CEO
BankAmerica Corporation, President World Bank
1981-1986, trustee Asia Foundation, and the A.W.
Clausen Center for World Business is named after
Held many army
administrative posts and became (1944) deputy
director of the office of War Mobilization and
Reconversion. Clay was (1945–47) deputy chief of the
U.S. military government in Germany and in 1947
became commander of U.S. troops in Europe. He
directed operations in the Berlin blockade as U.S.
military governor (1947–49). Clay retired from the
army as a full general in May, 1949, to enter
private business. After the closing of the borders
between East and West Berlin by the Communists, he
served (Sept., 1961–May, 1962) as President
Kennedy's personal representative in Berlin with the
rank of ambassador. He wrote Decision in Germany
(1950). Went to the Bohemian Grove in the 1960s.
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Cleave, Peter Van
President of the
Northwestern Alumni Association from 1980 to 1982,
Mr. Van Cleave also sat on the board of the John
Evans Club for six years. His firm, Peter Van Cleave
& Associates, helped families set up charitable
trusts to honor deceased relatives. He also
volunteered extensively with people with learning
disabilities at the Roseland Training Center on
Chicago’s South Side.
Clemm, Michael von
Templeton College, Oxford, who gave a speech in the
Bohemian Grove in 1997. Von Clemm was an American,
born on Long Island, educated at Exeter and Harvard.
He and his wife left the U.S. to pursue postgraduate
studies in anthropology at Oxford and, later, to
spend two years with a Tanganyikan tribe. He flirted
with notions of journalism and the World Bank, where
he thought that his anthropological expertise might
be of use --"Giving aid to societies without knowing
how the societies work would be like pouring money
down the drain," he said -- but saved himself much
frustration by making finance his principal career
instead. He joined the London office of Citibank
where he invented several financial instruments,
helping to found the "Eurodollar" market and to
establish London as the world's leading financial
center. Member of the White's Club.
Clinton, William Jefferson
Bohemian Grove 1991 (no regular); Bilderberg 1991;
United States president 1992-2000; member of the
Trilateral Commission; member of the Council on
Foreign Relations; went to Davos World Economic
Clinton, J. Hart
Publisher of San
Mateo Times. Antitrust attorney with the San
Francisco firm Morrison & Foerster.
Chairman of the
House Democratic Campaign Committee before he
visited the Bohemian Grove in 1989.
Member of the
Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
Coleman , Lewis W.
13 years with Wells Fargo and Company and ending as
chairman, chairman of Banc of America Securities
LLC, and Chief Financial Officer, head of the World
Banking Group and head of Capital Markets at
BankAmerica, director Northrop Grunman, director
Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company,
president of the Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore
Foundation (San Francisco) 2000-2004, now a trustee
of that foundation, overseer of the Hoover
Institution, member of the Council on Foreign
He was a co-captain
of the Stowaway camp. Graduated Oxford University
1963 (Modern History). Worked in technical and
scientific publishing 1964-71 (McGraw-Hill,
Butterworth Scientific, Pergamon Press, Institution
of Electrical Engineers). Worked for ISI
(Philadelphia) as Head of European Operations
1971-79, based for four years in France and four
years in England. Joined Learned Information in
Oxford in 1979 as a Director responsible for
publishing, newsletters and projects. In December
1987 he formed his own company, Infonortics Ltd to
specialise in newsletters, conferences, studies,
seminars and projects in the area of electronic
information. Harry Collier was Chairman of EUSIDIC,
the European Association of Information Services,
1983–84, and again in 1985–86. From January 1988
until December 1991 he was Executive Director of
EUSIDIC, and for eight years a Council member of
INTUG, the International Telecommunication Users
Group. In 1992 he was one of the founders of the
Association of Global Strategic Information (AGSI)
and played a major organisational part in that
association. Harry Collier is a frequent speaker at
meetings throughout Europe and North America. He was
founder editor and chief writer for the industry
monthly newsletter Monitor from its first issue in
1981 until December 1993; he is author of a book
'Strategies in the Electronic Information Industry',
and his latest book (1998) is 'The Electronic
Publishing Maze: Strategies in the Electronic
Publishing Industry'. In May 1998 he received the
OSS 'Golden Candle' Award for his services to the
information community. Harry Collier speaks English
and French, with some Italian and German. Hobbies
include food, wine, playing the violin, and
collecting recordings of violinists.
Colmery, Harry W.
of The American Legion. Author of the initial draft
of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, also
known as the GI Bill of Rights.
Conger, Harry M.
Business Roundtable 1985, chairman and CEO Homestake
Mining Company (gold mines in North America, South
America and Australia. Merged with Barrick Gold
Corporation in 2001), chairman American Mining
Congress, chairman World Gold Council, director
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, trustee Caltech,
fellow California Council on Science and Technology.
poet laureate in 1918 and was the first woman in any
state to have been appointed to that position.
Bohemian Grovers Jack London and Mark Twain were
among here admirers. She was a Librarian at the
Bohemian Club and edited Daniel O'Connell's poet
"Songs of Bohemia". She was born in the 1841.
From a ground floor
office at First National Bank of St. Louis
headquarters in Clayton, Sam Bryan Cook has
operational authority over a $4 billion banking
empire that extends into almost every part of
Missouri. Cook, 46, last year was named president
and chief operating officer of Central Bancompany
Inc., the 13-bank holding company headed by his
father, Sam B. Cook. The move was viewed by many in
the industry as an indication that Sam Cook, 75,
would soon hand the reins of the family-controlled
firm over to his only son, the only family member
active in the company's operations. The younger Cook
-- who goes by his middle name -- also is vice
chairman of Central Bancompany and chairman and
chief executive officer of First National Bank of
Cooley, Richard P.
President and CEO of
Wells Fargo 1966-1982, chairman and CEO Seafirst
Bank 1983-1994, trustee of the RAND Corporation
1971-1981 & 1982-1992, trustee of Caltech, director
of PACCAR 1991-1996 (which manufactures Peterbilt
trucks). Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
President of the
United States (1923-1929).
"anti-labor, racist, and homophobic". His
grandfather founded Golden-based Adolph Coors Co. in
1873 and made a fortune. Joseph later used this
brewing fortune to support President Reagan and help
create the conservative Heritage Foundation in 1973
(donated $250,000). The prominent right-wing
activist Paul Weyrich and wealthy right-wingers
Richard Scaife (donated $900,000) and Edward Noble
helped with the creation of this foundation. By
1995, the Foundation had an annual budget of $25
million and was headed by Le Cercle member Edwin
Feulner. Coors was a member of an advisory group to
Ronald Reagan that received security clearances to
learn about new weapons developments such as nuclear
x-ray lasers, which started in 1982.
Brother of Joseph
Coors. He is vice-chairman for Adolph Coors Co. The
chairman is his son, Peter Coors.
Coppola, Francis Ford
Made Apocalypse Now
in 1979. In 1986 Coppola, with George Lucas,
directed the Michael Jackson film for Disney theme
parks, Captain Eo, which at the time was the most
expensive film per minute ever made. Made The
Godfather series from 1972 to 1990. Directed Bram
Stoker's Dracula in 1992. In 1998, he gave a speech
at the Bohemian Grove titled 'Two Republics: Rome
Costello, Joseph V., Jr
Owner and founder of
Hill & Company. Since 1956 Hill & Co. has been one
of San Francisco's premier brokerage for residential
real estate. His wife, Patricia Funsten Costello, a
Past President of the Junior League (1964-1965) and
a vivacious San Francisco community leader, died on
January 22, 2004. During her time as president of
the Junior League funds were approved to establish
the Ravenswood Child Care Center in East Palo Alto.
Creson, William T.
CEO and chairman of
Crown Zellerbach, until it was taken over by Sir
James Goldsmith (Le Cercle).
Chairman of the
board of Children's Hospital in San Francisco,
chairman of the Hamlin School's Board of Trustees,
president of the Foundation of the Fine Arts Museums
of San Francisco, president of Crocker Capital
Corporation, founder, chairman and chief executive
officer of BEI Technologies Inc., board member of
BEI Medical Systems Company, Inc., board member of
Fiduciary Trust International, board member of Pope
& Talbot Inc., board member of Teledyne Technologies
Incorporated since 2001, director at Franklin
Templeton Investments, where Anne M. Tatlock is
vice-chairman (left her WTC office on 9/11 to meet
with Warren Buffett at Offutt AFB, where Bush would
land that day) and Thomas Kean is a director (headed
the 9/11 commission in 2004-2005).
journalist and anchorman, who sat on the board of
CBS. Supposedly he did the Owl's voice in the
Cremation of Care ceremony. Newswriter and editor,
Scripps-Howard, also for United Press, Houston,
Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Austin, and El
Paso, Texas; and New York City; United Press war
correspondent, 1942-45, foreign correspondent,
reopening bureaus in Amsterdam, Brussels; chief
correspondent, Nuremberg war crimes trials, bureau
manager, Moscow, 1946-48, manager and contributor,
1948-49, CBS-News correspondent, 1950-81, special
correspondent, since 1981; managing editor, CBS
Evening News with Walter Cronkite, 1962-81.
One of the most
popular and influential American singers and actors
of the 20th century, rivaled only by Elvis Presley
and The Beatles. Die in 1977.
Dynamics Executive vice president and director. Went
in 1979. Chairman of Henry Crown and Company
(diversified investments) since 2002. President of
Henry Crown and Company from 1973 to 2002. Director
of Maytag Corporation. Lester controls family
holdings, including large stakes in General
Dynamics, Maytag, Bank One and pro basketball's
Chicago Bulls. Major benefactor of Jewish charities,
universities and the Aspen Institute. Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations.
Cunningham, Keith A.
(United Nuclear Corporation). 1980 guest of James
President and CEO of
the Fremont Group and director of Bechtel Group Inc.
Justin Dart, Jr.,
was born on August 29, 1930, into a wealthy and
prominent family. His grandfather was the founder of
the Walgreen Drugstore chain, his father a
successful business executive, his mother a matron
of the American avant garde. In 1981, President
Ronald Reagan appointed Dart to be the vice-chair of
the National Council on Disability. The Darts
embarked on a nationwide tour, at their own expense,
meeting with activists in every state. Dart and
others on the Council drafted a national policy that
called for national civil rights legislation to end
the centuries old discrimination of people with
disabilities -- what would eventually become the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In 1986,
Dart was appointed to head the Rehabilitation
Services Administration, a $3 billion federal agency
that oversees a vast array of programs for disabled
people. A leader of the international disability
rights movement and a renowned human rights
activist, died last night at his home in Washington
D.C. Widely recognized as "the father of the
Americans with Disabilities Act" and "the godfather
of the disability rights movement," Dart had for the
past several years struggled with the complications
of post-polio syndrome and congestive heart failure.
He was seventy-one years old. Dart was also a highly
successful entrepreneur, using his personal wealth
to further his human rights agenda by generously
contributing to organizations, candidates, and
Former CEO at Intel.
Dr. William H. Davidow has served as a Director
since April 1995 and as Chairman of the Board of
Directors since June 1996 of FormFactor, Inc.. Since
1985, Dr. Davidow has been a general partner of
Mohr, Davidow Ventures, a venture capital firm. Dr.
Davidow serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors
of one publicly traded company, Rambus Inc., in
addition to FormFactor. Dr. Davidow also serves on
the board of directors of one privately held
company. Dr. Davidow holds an A.B. and a M.S. in
electrical engineering from Dartmouth College, a
M.S. in electrical engineering from the California
Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in electrical
engineering from Stanford University.
Davidson, Ralph P.
Since 1986 Mr.
Davidson has been chairman of the executive
committee of the Time, Inc., board of directors in
New York, NY. Prior to this he served as chairman of
the board of Time, Inc., 1980 - 1986. Mr. Davidson
has been with Time, Inc., since 1954 in various
capacities: retail representative for Life magazine,
European regional manager of Time International,
advertising sales executive, European advertising
director in London, managing director of Time
International and associate publisher, and vice
president and publisher. In 1982 Mr. Davidson was
appointed to the President's Commission on Executive
Exchange. He is also a member of the Statue of
Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial Commission, chairman
of the executive committee of the Business Committee
for the Arts, and a director of the New York City
Ballet. Member of the CFR and the Trilateral
Davis, Donald W.
Davis, Dwight F.
Secretary of War
1925-1929. He succeeded Henry L. Stimson as
governor-general (1929-1932) of the Philippines. In
World War II, Davis served in the army as a major
general. Died in 1945.
Davis, Paul L., Jr.
Davis, Richard Mercer
Davis, William L.
Spent more than 20
years at Emerson Electric Co. where he held several
senior positions, including president of Appleton
Electric Company and president of Skil Corporation.
In 1988, he was promoted to executive vice president
responsible for Emerson's Tool Group, and in 1993 he
was named senior vice president responsible for
Emerson Industrial Motors and Drives Group and the
Process Control Group. Prior to joining Emerson,
Davis spent 12 years in retail with Sears, Roebuck &
Co. Davis currently serves on the boards of the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce, the Chicago Urban League,
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and the YMCA of
Metropolitan Chicago. In addition, he is a trustee
of Northwestern University and serves on the
advisory board of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School
of Management; and is a member of the Civic
Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Davis
is chairman, president and CEO of R.R. Donnelley,
one of the leading commercial printers and content
management suppliers in the world. Director of
Marathon Oil Corporation since 2002. Trustee of the
Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer of Trust Company
of the West, an investment management company.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
W. M. Keck Foundation, a national philanthropic
organization. Director of Syntroleum Corporation,
Sociiti Ginirale and McMoRan Exploration Co.
(McMoRan). Director at
Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc since 1995.
Benedetti, John L.
John is President of
MarketPulse, a consulting firm that works with
leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
on strategies for product development and launch,
doctor acceptance, product pricing and market
acceptance issues. Director of directMD, Inc.
(another one of these directors is in business with
J.D., University of
Chicago Law School A.B., Harvard University. DeMuth
researches regulation. He served in the Nixon and
Reagan administrations and was a senior advisor to
the Bush 2000 Election Campaign. He is on the Board
of the Smith Richardson Foundation, which funds
several right-wing think tanks, including AEI.
DeMuth also heads one of the most influential think
tanks in Washington, the American Enterprise
Institute, which saw about two dozen of its
affiliates receive appointments in the
administration of George W. Bush. DeMuth gave a
speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1997.
Dennis, Reid W.
A venture capitalist
and recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award”
from the National Venture Capital Association. He
was formerly president and chairman of the National
Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and a past
President of the Western Association of Venture
Capitalists (WAVC).Mr. Reid is also the founder and
a managing director of Institutional Venture
Partners (IVP). IVP has invested in over 200,
including Atmel, Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks,
LSI Logic, Sequent Computer Systems, Stratus
Computer, Synoptics, and Wellfleet.
DePalma, Robert A.
Financial Officer in the 1980's.
Dickason, James F.
Studied at Stanford
University, 10 year trustee of Stanford University,
helped direct fund-raising drives for the University
and served as president of the business school
advisory council, President The Newhall Land and
Farming Co., instrumental in the development of the
city of Valencia in northern Los Angeles County,
member of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers
Scion of an old
Hawaiian family and son of Walter F. Dillingham.
Dillingham gradually assumes control of the company
since 1960. He oversees the merger of Hawaiian
Dredging and the Oahu Railway in that same year to
form the Dillingham Corp. and transforming the
family business into a public company. He later
becomes chairman of the company and is mentioned as
a visitor of the Bohemian Grove in the 1980s. In
2003 the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Founded in the 1880s to build a railroad across the
swamps of Oahu, Dillingham became a leading
engineering and construction firm, building dams,
airfields, high-rise offices, hotels and embassies
around the world -- including San Francisco's
Embarcadero One, the Hyatt at Union Square and the
Wells Fargo Building. in the past decade, Dillingham
became embroiled in several nasty disputes with
government customers -- notably Los Angeles and San
Francisco -- in which the company said it was owed
millions, while the cities or counties alleged
overbilling, substandard construction and
misrepresentation of minority involvement.
Dingman, Michael D.
Dingman has been
President of Shipston Group Ltd. (international
investments) since 1994. He was Chairman of the
Board of Fisher from 1991 to 1998. Still a director
at Fisher Scientific International Inc.
Djerejian, Edward P.
founding Director of
the The Honorable Edward P. DjerejianJames A. Baker
III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University,
is one of the United States’ most distinguished
diplomats with his career spanning the
administrations of eight U.S. Presidents. A leading
expert on the complex political, security, economic,
religious, and ethnic issues of the Middle East,
Ambassador Djerejian has played key roles in the
Arab-Israeli peace process, the U.S.-led coalition
against Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait,
successful efforts to end the civil war in Lebanon,
the release of U.S. hostages in Lebanon, and the
establishment of collective and bilateral security
arrangements in the Persian Gulf. Prior to his
nomination by President Clinton as United States
Ambassador to Israel, Ambassador Djerejian served
both President Bush and President Clinton as
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern
Affairs and President Reagan and President Bush as
U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.
Ambassador Djerejian has also served as Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern and South Asian
Affairs, as Special Assistant to the President and
Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the
White House, and as Deputy Chief of the U.S. mission
to the Kingdom of Jordan. A foreign service officer
since 1962, other assignments include political
officer in Beirut, Lebanon, and Casablanca, Morocco,
Consul General in Bordeaux, France, and he headed
the political section in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow
during the critical period in U.S.-Soviet relations
marked by the invasion of Afghanistan. Ambassador
Djerejian served in the United States Army as a
First Lieutenant in the Republic of Korea following
his graduation from the School of Foreign Service at
Georgetown University. He holds a Bachelor of
Science, an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from
Georgetown University, and an Honorary Doctor of
Laws, honoris causa, from Middlebury College, and is
fluent in Arabic, Russian, French, and Armenian.
Director of the James Baker III Institute for Public
Policy--Rice University. In 1999, he gave a speech
at the Bohemian Grove titled "The Middle East Peace
Process: Changes and Prospects". Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations.
President and CEO of
The Dow Chemical Company from 1962 to 1971. He
served on the Dow and Dow Corning boards of
directors and in 1973 founded Doan Associates, the
second venture capital company in Michigan. He
chairs the board of Neogen Corporation and is on the
boards of the Michigan Molecular Institute (MMI) and
Dendritech, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of MMI. In
the public arena he has served on the National
Science Board (the governing body of the National
Science Foundation) and the board of the Office of
Technology Assessment. He has worked with the
National Research Council of the National Academy of
Sciences, cochaired Michigan’s Venture Capital Task
Force, and served as president of the Michigan High
Technology Task Force. Doan is a member of the
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the
American Chemical Society, and Sigma XI, and has
received several honorary degrees. Since 1996 he has
been president and chairman of the Herbert H. and
Grace A. Dow Foundation. Recipients of the
Petrochemical Heritage Award.
Dockson, Robert R.
Robert R. Dockson
graduated from the University of Southern California
with a masters degree in international relations and
a Ph.D in economics. He was later appointed dean of
the University of Southern California School of
Business Administration. In 1970 he became chairman
and CEO of CalFed Inc.
Chairman and chief
executive officer of Owens-Illinois Inc., was
appointed by Ronald Reagan to the Commission on
Old Aviator who went
in the 1960s.
William Donovan was
born in Buffalo, United States, on 1st January,
1883. After graduating from Columbia University in
1907 he became a lawyer. Donovan was an active
member of the Republican Party and after meeting
Herbert Hoover he worked as his political adviser,
speech writer and campaign manager. During the First
World War Donovan joined the United States Army and
as a colonel in the 69th Infantry Regiment won the
Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts. While in
Europe he visited Russia and spent time with
Alexander Kolchak and the White Army. Donovan ran
unsuccessfully as lieutenant governor in 1922 but
was appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as his
assistant attorney general. In 1932 he was the
Republican candidate for the post of governor of New
York. By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected
president in 1932 Donovan was a millionaire Wall
Street lawyer. He was a strong opponent of
Roosevelt's New Deal but shared the president's
concern about political developments in Nazi Germany
and in 1940 Donovan agreed to take part in several
secret fact-finding missions in Europe. In July
1941, Roosevelt appointed Donovan as his Coordinator
of Information. The following year Donovan became
head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an
organization that was given the responsible for
espionage and for helping the resistance movement in
Europe. He was helped in this by William Stephenson
and Britain's MI6 chief, Stewart Menzies. Donovan
was given the rank of major general and during the
Second World War he built up a team of 16,000 agents
working behind enemy lines. As soon as the Second
World War ended President Harry S. Truman ordered
the OSS to be closed down. However, it provided a
model for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
established in September 1947. Donovan returned to
his law practice in 1946. In 1949, he became
chairman of the newly-founded American Committee on
United Europe (ACUE), which he helped to establish
together with Churchill son-in-law and CIA agent
Duncan Sandys, Vatican agent Joseph Retinger, and
Knights of Malta member and CIA chief Allen Dulles.
Donovan himself was another member of the Knights of
Malta. Through the ACUE a lot of CIA, Rockefeller,
and Ford money was funneled to Radio Free Europe,
the Economist, the European Council of Princes, the
Gehlen Organization, and the Stay-Behind networks.
Donovan became ambassador to Thailand in 1953 and
died in 1959. He was already attending the Bohemian
Grove in the 1920's.
Isle of Aves
banker, military service in World War II: senior US
Army Air Corps intelligence liaison officer in
British Air Ministry; Allied Intelligence Group in
Pacific Theater, OSS, deputy director CIA March 1946
to July 1946, assistant director CIA 1951-1952.
Drake, J. Harrington
Drake presided over
a decade of top financial performance at Dun &
Bradstreet Corporation - growing revenues from $480
million to over $2 billion. He was chairman from
1975 to 1984 and achieved ten consecutive years of
top market value performance and expanded D&B's core
services, most notably with the acquisition of A. C.
Nielsen Company. Went to the Bohemian Grove in 1981
as a gueast of Henry T. Mudd, then former Chairman
of Cyprus Mines.
Draper, William H. III
chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United
States 1981-1986, director of the United Nations
Development Program 1986, founder and managing
director of Draper International venture capital
firm. His son, William H. Draper, Jr., (1894-1974)
was made director, vice president, and assistant
treasurer of the German Credit and Investment Corp
(set up by Dillon, Read & Co. of Pilgrim Clarence
Dillon). His business was short-term loans and
financial management tricks for Thyssen and the
German Steel Trust. Draper was an associate of
Prescott Bush and Pilgrim Averell Harriman. Member
Atlantic Council of the United States.
A Republican member
of the United States House of Representatives
(congress) since 1981, representing the 26th
District of California. Dreier has served as
chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee since
1999. He has also served as chairman of California's
Republican Congressional Delegation since 2001.
Dreier was a major player in helping elect Arnold
Schwarzenegger in California's 2003 recall election,
and is a frequent guest on the political talk show
circuit. Throughout his early Congressional service,
Dreier established a record as a strong supporter of
tax cuts and of President Reagan's anti-Communist
foreign policy. Locally Dreier is well known for
supporting local institutions such as the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory and the Metro Gold Line, and
advocates for transportation improvements such as
railroad grade separations and highway expansion.
journalist was covering the U.S. Senate for The New
York Times in 1959 when he finally completed and
published the political novel he had begun seven
years earlier. The tale of political and sexual
scandal involving selection of a new secretary of
state won immediate critical acclaim and became a
best-seller. It earned the Pulitzer for literature
the following year, launching a new career for Drury
as author. He went on to write 17 other novels and
five nonfiction books.
friend of the Bush family. He received a BA from the
University California, Berkeley in 1946 and also
graduated from Stanford University in 1967. DuBain
has been on the board of advisors of the University
California, Berkeley. DuBain served as President and
CEO of the Fireman's Fund Insurance from 1974 to
1975; Chairman, President, and CEO until 1981. From
1981 to 1982 he served as Vice Chairman of the board
of American Express. He served as chairman of SRI
International from 1985 to 1989. DuBain has also
served on the board of Transamerica, Wells Fargo
Bank, and SCIOS. He serves on the board of directors
of the San Francisco Opera. From 1989 to 1996 he
served as Chairman of the James Irvine Foundation.
DuBain is a member of the Bohemian Club, Pacific
Union Club, California Tennis Club, Lagunitas
Country Club, and the Villa Taverna Club.
Ducommun, Charles E.
Education and Professor of Psychology at Stanford
University. He sat on Stanford's board of trustees
from 1961 to 1971.
Duggan, Ervin S.
Reporter for the
Washington Post, 1964 - 1965. Staff assistant to the
President at the White House 1965 - 1969. Director
of Special Projects (History and Art) at the
Smithsonian Institution 1969 - 1970. Author with
Doubleday and Co. 1970 - 1971. Special assistant to
Senator Adlai E. Stevenson 1971 - 1977. Special
Assistant to the Secretary at the Department of
Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977 - 1979. Member
of the policy planning staff at the Department of
State, 1979 - 1981. National editor of Washingtonian
Magazine, 1981 - 1986. Since 1981, Duggan has served
as a communications consultant with Ervin S. Duggan
Associates in Washington, DC. President and CEO of
Public Broadcasting Service 1994 - 1999. Gave a
speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1997.
Duncan, Charles W. Jr.
Duncan joined Duncan
Foods Company in 1947 and was elected president in
1958. When Duncan Foods merged into The Coca-Cola
Company in 1964, Duncan was elected to the company's
board. He served as deputy secretary of the U.S.
Department of Defense from January 1977 to August
1979 and as secretary of the Department of Energy
from August 1979 until January 1981. Director of
United Technologies when he went to visit the
Bohemian Grove in 1981. Duncan is treasurer and
director of The Methodist Hospital. He is a trustee
emeritus and past chairman of the board of governors
of Rice University. He was also appointed
commissioner on the Texas National Research
Laboratory Commission and continues to be actively
involved with other civic, charitable and corporate
Pont, John Eleuthere
Fortune estimated at
about 250 million, gay, B.S. Zoology at University
of Miami 1965, supposedly lived for about the first
50 years with his mother, threatened his wife a
couple of times with a gun, calling her a Soviet
spy, converted his 800 acre Foxcatcher into a
wrestling "training compound", complete with 14,400
square foot training facility costing over half a
million dollars, became the primary benefactor to
the sport of amateur wrestling in the entire United
States, Du Pont perfected an (illegal) wrestling
move, the 'Foxcatcher Five', in which the opponent's
testicles are cupped not-so-gently, opened a firing
range at Foxcatcher, which he named the 'J. Edgar
Hoover Pistol Training Center', as his mother dies
at age 91, Du Pont shows up at her funeral late and
in a track suit 1988, dismisses three black
wrestlers, telling them Foxcatcher was now a "KKK
organization." in 1995, John du Pont kills Olympic
wrestler David Schultz in 1996 and is taken into
custody after a 2-day standoff.
Duryea, Leslie N. II
member, which means he has been giving donations and
did lots of voluntary work for them.
Famous movie star.
Appeared in Schwarzenegger's Pumping Iron remake.
Also went to the Sun Valley meetings.
Edwards, William C.
Member of the Hoover
Institution Board of Overseers.
Ehrlichman, John D.
who along with H.R. Haldeman was one of Nixon's two
top advisers (Domestic affairs), resigned from his
White House post in April 1973 and was convicted two
years later for obstruction of justice, conspiracy
and perjury in the attempted cover-up of the
Watergate burglary and related crimes. After his
release from prison, Ehrlichman later moved to Santa
Fe, New Mexico, where he began a new career as an
artist, writer and commentator. He wrote four books.
He eventually moved to Atlanta where he was senior
vice president of Law Environmental. He once said to
a reporter: "Once you've
spent three days with someone in an informal
situation, you have a relationship -- a relationship
that opens doors and makes it easier to pick up the
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
In his early Army
career, he excelled in staff assignments, serving
under Generals John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur,
and Walter Krueger. After Pearl Harbor, General
George C. Marshall (Pilgrims Society) called him to
Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded
the Allied Forces landing in North Africa in
November 1942; on D-Day, 1944, he was Supreme
Commander of the troops invading France. After the
war, he became President of Columbia University,
then took leave to assume supreme command over the
new NATO forces being assembled in 1951. Stayed in
the Bohemian Grove camp Stowaway in 1951. Republican
emissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded
him to run for President in 1952. U.S. president
from 1953 to 1961.
He is currently the
Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Vice
President of the California Institute of Technology,
where he is also a Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Planetary Science. He taught "The
Physics of Remote Sensing" at Caltech from 1982 to
2000. Elachi was Principal Investigator on numerous
research and development studies and flight projects
sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. He was Principal Investigator for
the Shuttle Imaging Radar series (SIR-A in 1981,
SIR-B in 1984 and SIR-C in 1994), was a
Co-Investigator on the Magellan imaging radar, and
is presently the Team Leader of the Cassini Titan
Radar experiment and a co-investigator on the
Rosetta Comet Nucleus Sounder Experiment. 2004
lakeside talk; ‘Exploring Mars and Searching for
Life in the Universe.’ In his 30 year career at JPL,
Dr. Elachi played the lead role in developing the
field of spaceborne imaging radar from a small
research area to a major field of scientific
research and application. As a result, JPL and NASA
became the world leaders in the field of spaceborne
imaging radars, and over the last decade, developed
Seasat, SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C, Magellan, SRTM and the
In 1989 he wrote at
the Bohemian Grove: "Around campfires large and
small, warm hospitality awaits you. Of course you
must be with us." As Kerry's former commanding
officer in Vietnam, he became a key figure in a book
and ad campaign questioning Democratic Presidential
Candidate John F. Kerry's war record. Changed his
mind a couple of times over it a couple of times.
Emett, Robert L.
Star & Garter
California's Claremont McKenna College.
Evans, James H.
Chicago Law School, high positions at Reuben H.
Donnelley Corp., Dun & Bradstreet Inc., and the
Seamen's bank for Savings, in the navy during WWII,
chairman 1965 Red Cross Campaign for Greater New
York, chairman of the Union Pacific Corporation,
director Citicorp, AT&T, Bristol-Myers, General
Motors Corp. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.,
governor Foreign Policy Association, trustee
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, University of Chicago and
the American Youth Foundation, Bohemian Grove
Paul B., Jr.
President, The Fay
Improvement Company - financial consulting and
business ventures. Director at First American
Corporation and Vestaur Securities Inc.
managing-director of William D. Witter, Inc.,
1987-1993 and as a financial consultant tsince 1994.
Director at Piedmont Mining Co. since 1984. Chairman
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board.
Feulner, Edwin J.
Once hosted by
Nixon. Member of the secretive intelligence group Le
Cercle. Dr. Feulner has studied at the University of
Edinburgh, the London School of Economics, the
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,
Georgetown University, and Regis University. Feulner
is the President of enormously influential
right-wing Heritage Foundation, Washington’s leading
public policy organization or think tank. Unlike
most other think tanks, Heritage not only suggests
ideas but actively pushes them in Congress. If you
have any doubt that the Heritage Foundation is
engaged in systematic lobbying, consider the words
of Heritage vice presidents Stuart Butler and Kim
Holmes, published in the 1995 Annual Report issued
in spring 1996: Butler:Heritage now works very
closely with the congressional leadership....
Heritage has been involved in crafting almost every
piece of major legislation to move through Congress. Holmes:Without
exaggeration, I think we've in effect become
Congress's unofficial research arm.... We truly have
become an extension of the congressional staff, but
on our own terms and according to our own agenda. Butler:That's right. As
Kim knows, things have been happening so fast on
Capitol Hill we've had to sharpen our management
skills to take full advantage of the opportunities.
There has also been an unprecedented demand on us to
"crunch the numbers" for the new congressional
On January 18, 1989 President Reagan conferred the
Presidential Citizens Medal on Feulner as "a leader
of the conservative movement." Feulner also serves
as Treasurer and Trustee of The Mont Pelerin
Society; Trustee and former Chairman of the Board of
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute; member of the
Board of the National Chamber Foundation; member of
the Board of Visitors of George Mason University; a
Trustee of the Acton Institute, and the
International Republican Institute. He is past
president of various organizations including The
Philadelphia Society and the Mont Pelerin Society,
and past Director of Sequoia Bank, Regis University
and the Council for National Policy. Feulner served
on the Congressional Commission on International
Financial Institutions ("Meltzer Commission,"
1999-2000). He was the Vice Chairman of the National
Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform ("Kemp
Commission," 1995-1996), Counselor to Vice
Presidential candidate Jack Kemp (1996), Chairman of
the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
(1982-91), a Consultant for Domestic Policy to
President Reagan, and an advisor to several
government departments and agencies. He was a member
of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows
(1981-83), of the Secretary of State’s UNESCO Review
Observation Panel (1985-89), and of the Carlucci
Commission on Foreign Aid (1983). In the summer of
1982, he served as a United States Representative to
the United Nations Second Special Session on
Disarmament (with the rank of Ambassador) where he
delivered the final United States address to the
General Assembly. During the transition from the
Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration,
Feulner served on the Executive Committee of the
Presidential Transition. He remains involved in
various aspects of foreign policy, particularly
public diplomacy, international communications
issues and international economic policy. He has
served on the United States delegations to several
meetings of the IMF/World Bank group. Feulner was
the former chairman of the Institute for European
Defense and Strategic Studies. By Georges Magazine
he was ranked nr 45 in a list of the 50 most
influential politicians. Greenspan was one, Cheney
Field, Charles K.
Kellogg Field (1873-1948), was a graduate of the
Stanford class of 1895, and wrote Four-leaved
Clover: being Stanford Rhymes, in 1896, under
the pen name Carolus Ager. He also penned Stanford
Stories, in 1900, with author Will Irwin. He wrote
several Bohemian Grove plays performed during
midsummer jinks between 1902 and 1918. Became editor
of Sunset Magazine in 1911, after Charles Sedgwick
Aiken had headed it since 1902. Sunset was founded
in May 1898 by Southern Pacific Railroad. Chairman
of this company was Edward Harriman. One of the
largest stockholders in the company was Harknesses,
also large shareholders of Standard Oil and
intermarried with the Stillman family, which, in its
turn, was also intermarried with the Rockefellers.
The magazine dealt with the outdoors, artistic
writings, and things about everyday life. It also
wrote about the Asian-American relations along the
Pacific Coast, a sensitive issue for the magazine
because of its geographic proximity to large Asian
communities in San Francisco. In 1914, Southern
Pacific Railroad sold the Magazine to Woodhead,
[charles] Field and
Company, largely because many contributors to the
magazine were against many of the policies of the
extremely wealthy industrialists. After Southern
Pacific bounced it, the magazine focused even more
on the works of Bohemians like Ina Coolbrith, Jack
London, Bret Harte, and John Muir (founder of the
Sierra Club). Until his death in 1910, the magazine
also published the works of Pilgrims Society member
and Bohemian Club member Mark Twain. Charles Field
was very much a member of Bohemian Club and literary
circles during the early part of the century. He
entered broadcasting in his 60s, and was “Cheerio”
on KGO-AM in the mid 1930s. In 1936, he bought the
Johnson-Field house and turned the barn into a
theater. Supposedly, he hanged himself from the
banister in 1948. According to a webpage written by
the Newfane Elementary School: "Mr. Charles K.
Field bought the house in 1936. He was famous and
had a national radio show. He turned the barn into a
theater. A ballet troupe even trained there. On
September 3, 1948, Mr. Field hanged himself from the
banister." Field was one of the friends of
Herbert Hoover from their Stanford days.
Finch, Robert H.
Robert Finch was
born in Tempe, Arizona. After serving in the Marines
briefly during World War II, he entered Occidental
College in Los Angles where he graduated in 1947
with a bachelor's degree. Following college, Mr.
Finch went to Washington, D.C. where he worked as an
administrative aide to Congressman Norris Poulson,
representative from California. It was during this
time that he met and became friendly with freshman
Congressman Richard M. Nixon. Partly at Nixon's
suggestion, Mr. Finch returned to California to
study law at the University of Southern California
where he took his LL.B. degree in 1951. After being
admitted to the California bar, he practiced law
until 1958 when he went back to Washington as
administrative assistant to Vice-President Nixon. In
1960, Mr. Finch managed Vice-President Nixon's
unsuccessful campaign for President of the United
States. In 1966, he was elected as Lieutenant
Governor of California, serving under Governor
Ronald Reagan until 1969, when he accepted a post in
the Nixon Cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education,
and Welfare, a position he held until 1970.
Firestone, Leonard K.
Princeton, sales manager and director Firestone Tire
& Rubber Co., a company founded by his father,
president Firestone Aviation Products Co. from 1941,
inactive navy lieutenant, president Firestone Tire &
Rubber Co. from 1943, U.S. ambassador to Belgium
under Nixon and Ford, president World Affairs
Council of L.A., generous contributor to charities.
Fisher, Donald G.
Founder and chairman
of Gap Inc. (annual sales of approximately $15
billion), trustee of the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, ,director of the United Way of the Bay
Area, the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco,
EdVoiceTeach for America and a governor of Boys &
Girls Clubs of America. Actively involved in the
California Business Roundtable and the San Francisco
Committee on Jobs. Three presidential appointments
to the Advisory Council for U.S. Trade
Representatives, was named to the Presidio Trust
board of directors by President Bill Clinton in
1997. Member of the California State Board of
Education, a member and former chairman of
University of California Haas School of Business
Advisory Council, trustee of Princeton University.
Brother of Peter.
Flanigan, Peter M.
Peter M. Flanigan
was an assistant to the President on the White House
staff, 1969-1974 (Nixon). He was an executive
director of the Council on International Economic
Policy during this time. Previously he had been
involved in investment banking with Dillon, Read,
and Co. (advisor and partner - then owned by
Bechtel) He returned to business when he left
government service. His position in the White House
involved him in efforts to gain approval to build
the Space Shuttle in the 1969-1972 period. Anno 2005
he is a trustee of the Manhattan Institute, an
advisor to UBS Warburg LLC of New York, a member of
the Council on Foreign Relations, and s member
at-large of National Catholic Educational
Association. Knight of Malta. Member of the Council
on Foreign Relations.
President and General Counsel at Bay View Bank.
Richard Florida is a
professor of regional economic development at
Carnegie Mellon University and a columnist for
Information Week. Gave a speech at the Bohemian
Grove in 2003, probably in reaction to his
bestselling book 'The Rise of the Creative Class'.
Foley, Thomas S.
politician of the Democratic party, having served as
speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and
ambassador to Japan. He served in the US Congress
from 1964 to 1994. His thirty year career in
Congress was notable for its length and for his
steady climb up the ranks of the Congressional and
Party leadership, and also for the manner of its
conclusion: when the Republican Party gained control
of Congress in 1994, Foley became the first sitting
Speaker of the House since 1860 to fail to be
re-elected. He was Tammany district leader of the
Irish-Italian district east of city hall. Member of
the Trilateral Commission.
Forbes, Malcolm Stevenson, Sr.
Son of the Forbes
Magazine founder. A 1941 graduate of Princeton
University. Publisher of Forbes magazine 1964-1990.
Legendary for his lavish lifestyle, his private
Capitalist Tool jet, his Highlander yachts, and huge
art collection. Has a substantial collection of
Harley Davidson motorbikes. Member of the Bohemian
Grove and the Pilgrims Society. Member of the
American Society of the Most Venerable Order of the
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
Ford was a member of
the House of Representatives for 24 years from 1949
to 1973, and became Minority Leader of the
Republican Party in the House. Ford was very popular
with the voters in his district and was always
re-elected with 60% margins. During his tenure, Ford
was chosen to serve on the Warren Commission, a
special task force set up to investigate the causes
of, and quell rumors regarding the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy. After Vice President
Spiro Agnew resigned during Richard Nixon's
presidency, on October 10, 1973, Nixon nominated
Ford to take Agnew's place, under the 25th Amendment
- the first time it was applied. The United States
Senate voted 92 to 3 to confirm Ford on November 27,
1973. Ford had long been one of President Nixon's
most outspoken supporters (someone joked once that
"He is one of the few people who not only admires
Nixon, but actually likes him!"). Ford traveled
widely as Vice President and made many speeches
defending the embattled President. He cited the many
achievements of President Nixon and dismissed
Watergate as a media event and a tragic sideshow.
When Nixon then resigned in the wake of the
Watergate scandal on August 9, 1974, Ford assumed
the presidency, proclaiming that "our long national
nightmare is over". On August 20 Ford nominated
former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to fill
the Vice Presidency he had vacated, again under the
25th Amendment. United States president 1974-1977.
Grandson of Henry
Ford and was born in Detroit. He was president of
Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960. Chairman and
CEO of Ford from 1960 to 1980. The company became a
publicly traded corporation in 1956.
Ernest Jennings Ford
(1919-1991), better known by the stage name
Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a pioneering U.S.
recording artist and television host who enjoyed
success in the country & western, pop, and gospel
Foster, Paul S. III
Francois-Poncet, Jean A.
who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (right wing, tied up with
Le Cercle) between 1978 and 1981. In 1999 he held a
speech at the Bohemian Grove titled "The New
Frank, Anthony M.
of the United States 1988-1992, chairman Belvedere
Capital Partners 1993-1999, Director Temple-Inland,
Inc., Cotelligent, Inc., Bedford Property Investors
& Crescent Real Estate Equities.
Freeman, Gaylord A.
Chairman of the
First National Bank of Chicago.
In 1985, Dr. Frist
joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical
Center where he founded and subsequently directed
the multi-disciplinary Vanderbilt Transplant Center,
which under his leadership became a nationally
renowned center of multi-organ transplantation. A
heart and lung surgeon, he performed over 150 heart
and lung transplant procedures, including the first
successful combined heart-lung transplant in the
Southeast. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994.
Frist is particularly passionate about confronting
the global AIDS pandemic. He frequently takes
medical mission trips to Africa to perform surgery
and care for those in need. Frist rose rapidly
through Senate leadership. In 2000, he was
unanimously elected chairman of the National
Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for the 107th
Congress and in December 2002 was unanimously
elected Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate (108th
Congress). Under his leadership as Chairman of the
NRSC, for the first time in history, the party of
the President won back majority control of the U.S.
Senate in a midterm election. He assumed his
position as the 18th Senate Majority Leader and 14th
Republican Floor Leader having served fewer total
years in the U.S. Congress than any previous leader.
He currently serves on the following committees:
Finance; Rules; Health, Education, Labor and
Pensions (HELP). In the past, he has served on the
following committees: Foreign Relations, Budget,
Banking, Commerce, and Small Business. In 2001, he
was named one of two Congressional representatives
to the United Nations General Assembly.
Furth, Alan C.
Alan C. Furth has
been with the Southern Pacific Co. since 1950,
serving as general counsel (1963 - 1966), executive
vice president (1976 - 1979), and president (1979 -
to at least 1985).
Robert B. Gagosian
came to Woods Hole in 1972 as an Assistant
Scientist. After spending his undergraduate years at
MIT, he earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from
Columbia University in 1970 and held a National
Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at the
University of California, Berkeley, from 1970 to
1972. At WHOI, he held successive appointments in
the Chemistry Department, culminating in the
chairmanship in 1982. He was appointed Associate
Director for Research in 1987 and Senior Associate
Director in 1992. He became Acting Director in
mid-1993 and was named Director in January of 1994.
He has served on a wide variety of visiting
committees and research panels for the National
Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research,
and universities and research organizations in the
US and internationally. He served as Chairman of the
Board of Governors for the 52-institution Consortium
for Oceanographic Research and Education from 1998
to 2001, was a Faculty Fellow of the World Economic
Forum in 2001 and 2002, and is a member of the
Science Advisory Panel of the U.S. Commission on
Ocean Policy and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board.
An active member of the Geochemical Society of
America, Gagosian is also a member of four other US
professional organizations and the European
Association of Organic Geochemists. In addition, he
serves as a regional board member of BankBoston and
on the corporations of the Bermuda Biological
Station for Research and the Sea Education
Association. He has supervised 14 graduate students
or postdoctoral fellows, and has participated in
four major field programs and 14 oceanographic
cruises, including seven as chief scientist. Gave a
speech at the Bohemian Grove in 2003.
Gaither, James C.
of the Fores
Partner of Cooley
Godward LLP, managing director of Sutter Hill
Ventures, trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, trustee of the Hewlett
Foundation, trustee of the RAND Corporation,
director Basic American Inc., director Levi Strauss
Galbraith, Evan G., Jr.
representative in Europe and defense adviser to the
U.S. mission to NATO, former ambassador to France
1981-1985, advisory director of Morgan Stanley,
chairman of the National Review.
Galvin, Robert W.
Chairman of the Executive Committee. Bob Galvin
started his career at Motorola in 1940. He held the
senior officership position in the company from 1959
until Jan. 11, 1990 when he became Chairman of the
Executive Committee. He continues to serve as a full
time officer of Motorola. He attended the University
of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, and is
currently a member and was the recent chairman of
the Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of
Technology. Galvin has been awarded honorary degrees
and other recognitions, including election to the
National Business Hall of Fame and the presentation
of the National Medal of Technology in 1991.
Motorola is the first large company-wide winner of
the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
presented by President Reagan at a White House
ceremony in November 1988. Gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 2003.
Director at IT&T.
Gates, Thomas S., Jr.
Son of an investment
banker. Graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania in 1928 and joined the investment
banking firm of Drexel and Company in Philadelphia.
Became became a partner in 1940. Rose to the rank of
lieutenant commander in the Navy 1940-1945.
Under-secretary of the Navy 1953-1957. Secretary of
the Navy 1957-1959. Secretary of defense 1959-1961,
who authorized U-2 reconnaissance flights. Director
and president Morgan Guaranty Trust Company
1961-1965. CEO and chairman of Morgan Guaranty Trust
Company in 1965. Nixon appointed him chairman of the
Advisory Commission on an All-Volunteer Force, which
presented its influential report in November 1969.
Ambassador to China 1976-1977. Member Council on
Foreign Relations. Member Pilgrims Society. Member
Served in the White
House as an adviser to four Presidents: Nixon, Ford,
Reagan, and Clinton. Special international adviser
to the president and to Secretary of State Warren
Christopher. Editor-at-large at U.S. News & World
Report. Analyst on various news shows. Moderator at
a PBS documentary; ‘The world at large’. Chairman of
the National Selection Committee for the Ford
Foundation’s program on Innovations in American
Government. Of the U.S. News & World Report. Member
Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral
Gerstner, Louis V. Jr.
Louis V. Gerstner,
Jr. was chairman of the board of IBM Corporation
from April 1993 until his retirement in December
2002. He served as chief executive officer of IBM
from 1993 until March 2002. In January 2003 he
assumed the position of chairman of The
Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm located in
Washington, DC. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Gerstner
served for four years as chairman and chief
executive officer of RJR Nabisco, Inc. This was
preceded by an 11-year career at American Express
Company, where he was president of the parent
company and chairman and CEO of its largest
subsidiary, American Express Travel Related Services
Company. Prior to that, Mr. Gerstner was a director
of the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co.,
Inc., which he joined in 1965. Mr. Gerstner is a
director of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and a member of
the advisory boards of DaimlerChrysler and Sony
Corporation. He is vice chairman of the board of
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a member of
the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a
member of The Business Council, and a fellow of the
America-China Forum. In past years he served on the
Boards of The New York Times Company, American
Express Company, AT&T, Caterpillar, Inc., Jewel
Companies, Melville Corporation, and RJR Nabisco
Holdings Co. Member of the Trilateral Commission.
Giannini, Amadeo Peter
Credited with a
temper to match that of the elder J. P. Morgan. In
1928, banker Giannini formed Transamerica Corp. as a
holding company for all his interests. Transamerica
Corp., holding 99% of Bank of America stock,
controlling the Giannini branch banks (485) in
California besides other banks in Oregon, Nevada,
Washington and Arizona, was the largest bank holding
company in the world. Giannini was a great admirer
of the New Deal.
Valley of the Moon
school at various military installations and
graduated from Baker High School, Columbus, Georgia,
in 1961. He received a bachelor's degree from Emory
University in Atlanta in 1965. He received a
master's degree in 1968 and doctoral degree in 1971
in Modern European History from Tulane University in
New Orleans. He taught history at West Georgia
College in Carrollton, Georgia, from 1970 to 1978.
Gingrich was elected as a Republican to the House of
Representatives in November 1978. In 1981, Gingrich
was a cofounder of both the Congressional Military
Reform Caucus and the Congressional Space Caucus. In
1983 he founded the Conservative Opportunity
Society, a group that included young conservative
House Republicans. In 1983, Gingrich demanded the
expulsion of fellow representatives Dan Crane and
Gerry Studds for their roles in the Congressional
Page sex scandal. In 1987, Gingrich brought ethics
charges against Speaker of the House Jim Wright, a
Democrat, who eventually resigned as a result of the
Congressional ethics inquiry. Gingrich served as
Minority Whip until the election of 1994, the first
midterm election during the Presidency of Bill
Clinton. Fined $300.000 for financial misdeeds by
the House ethics committee in 1995, called the
Lewinsky affair a coverup. In 1995 he was named Time
Magazine's Man of the Year. Speaker of the United
States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
Co-chairman of the
Citigroup Maryland Leadership Council. President and
CEO of CitiFinancial (part of Citigroup).
A five-term United
States Senator from Arizona (1953-1965, 1969-87), he
was the Republican Party candidate for the U.S.
President in the 1964 election. Went at least once
to the Bohemian Grove in 1964 when he was the guest
of retired general Albert Wedemeyer. In 1969, he
also had the opportunity to complete a Mach 3+ check
ride in the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Hard to
pigeonhole, he began as a reform Democrat, served as
a friend and colleague of Joseph McCarthy to the
bitter end (one of only 22 Senators who voted
against McCarthy's censure), developed a deep
friendship with President John F. Kennedy and a
lasting dislike for Lyndon B. Johnson, whom he said
"used every dirty trick in the bag", and Richard
Nixon, whom he later called "the most dishonest
individual I have ever met in my life." Interested
in the UFO topic but never gained access to the
Albert "Al" A.
The Gore family has
married into the Schiff family, Harvard, served in
Vietnam War as a journalist, Armand Hammer sells a
zinc mine to the father of Al Gore in 1973, ten
minutes later his father sells the mine to little
Gore, democratic congressman 1976-1985, U.S. Senate
1985-1992, took the initiative for creating the
internet in 1989, U.S. vice president 1992-2000,
very large supporter of environmental issues and the
famous for his role in the Lethal Weapon movies.
Technologies Corporation. United Technologies
Chemical Systems Division builds rocket motors for
Titan, Minuteman III, Trident, and Tomahawk cruise
missiles. U.T. makes Pratt and Whitney jet aircraft
engines and Sikorsky helicopters, member Council on
Foreign Relations. Currently, Gray is chairman and
CEO of Harry Gray Associates and also serves as
chairman and CEO of SourceOne and as chairman of
Mott Corporation. Became chairman of the American
Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in
1986 and is that still today. The chair before him
was Donald Rumsfeld.
Board member of
Grossman's Inc. until 1997, president of Coldwell
Banker F.I. Grey & Son, Inc.
Greenberg, Maurice R.
Rose to the rank of
captain in WWII and Korea, recipient of the Bronze
Star, chairman and chief executive officer of
American International Group, Inc. (AIG), chairman
and trustee of the Asia Society, founding chairman
of the U.S.-Philippine Business Committee, vice
chairman of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council,
chairman of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, member
of the U.S.-China Business Council and the Business
Roundtable, member Atlantic Council of the United
States, has been a chairman, deputy chairman and
director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,
chairman emeritus of New York Hospital, chairman of
the Starr Foundation, vice-chairman of the Council
on Foreign Relations 1994, member of the Trilateral
Commission, Bilderberg 1991, his fortune amounts to
about 3.5 billion.
President of Townsend-Greenspan & Co.(1954-1974,
1977-1987); Chairman of the National Commission on
Social Security Reform (1981-1983); nominated to the
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to
fill an unexpired term (1987). Chairman of the Board
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Greenspan also serves as Chairman of the Federal
Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed's principal
monetary policymaking body. Knight Commander of the
Order of the British Empire 2002. Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations. Member of the
He began his career
as a singer and even appeared on Broadway; he later
became host of his own TV show, The Merv Griffin
Show, and an entertainment business magnate. He
created the wildly successful game shows Jeopardy!
and Wheel of Fortune. Upon his retirement, he sold
his production company, Merv Griffin Enterprises, to
Coca-Cola's Columbia Pictures Television unit for
$250 million, which was the largest acquisition of
an entertainment company owned by a single
individual at that time. He retained the title of
executive producer of both shows.
Walter A., Jr.
Berkeley in 1937. Haas was the great grand-nephew of
Levi Strauss and came from a long line of family
philanthropists. Joined the San Francisco-based Levi
Strauss & Company in 1939. In 1953 he set up a the
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund with his wife,
Evelyn. President and chief executive officer of
Levi Strauss between 1958 and 1976 and chair of the
board from 1970 to 1981. Visitor of the Trilateral
Commission in the early 1980s. Honorary chair until
his death in 1995. His son is a member of the CFR
and the Trilateral Commission.
Born in Philadelphia
in 1924. University of Notre Dame 1942-1944. West
Point 1944-1947. Commissioned a second lieutenant in
the Army, serving in Japan and Korea on the staff of
General Douglas MacArthur. In 1950, he married the
daughter of MacArthur's deputy chief of staff, to
whom Haig was aide-de-camp. Served in Korea
1950-1951 where he freed Sun Myung Moon (the person
who thinks he's the new Messiah) from a
concentration camp during the battle of Inchon in
September 1950. Studied business administration at
Columbia University 1954-1955. Operations officer of
a tank battalion in Europe 1956-1958. Student at
Naval War College 1959-1960. M.A. in International
Relations from Georgetown University 1962. In 1962
he was selected over many other applicants to become
a staff aide to a Kennedy Administration task force
on Cuba directed by Cyrus Vance and Joseph A.
Califano, Jr. Here he became involved with the CIA
trying to overthrow Fidel Castro. He was the
Pentagon's representative to a highly classified
unit known as the "Subcommittee on Subversion",
who's target was Cuba. Stayed at the Pentagon until
1965. Battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam
1966-1967. Deputy Commander of Cadets at West Point
1967-1968. Military aide on the National Security
Council staff 1968-1969. Senior Military Advisor to
the Assistant of the President for National Security
Affairs, Henry Kissinger, 1969-1973. Worked all the
time-every day, every night, and every weekend-to
insure that the flow of documents in and out of
Kissinger's office was uninterrupted. Haig was one
of the persons that kept pushing the bombing of
Cambodia and was working every moderate staff member
out of office. Coordinated Nixon's historic visit to
China in February 1972. Haig long was rumored to
have been Deep Throat, the inside source for the
Washington Post as the paper exposed the Nixon
cover-up of the Watergate break-in of June 1972.
Haig helped South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van
Thieu to negotiate the final cease-fire talks in
October 1972. Promoted to full 4 star general in
1972. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army January to May
1973. Nixon's White House Chief of Staff 1973-1974,
at which point he retired after twenty-six years in
the Army. Commander in Chief of United States
European Command 1974-1979. Supreme Allied Commander
of NATO 1974-1979. Retired from the Army in 1979.
President and CEO of United Technologies Corporation
1979-1981 for which he still serves as a senior
adviser (has negotiated international arms deals for
the company). When the P2 scandal unfolded in
1981-1982, Haig and Kissinger were named among those
who stood in contact with this neo-fascist lodge
that fought the communist influence on the Italian
government. U.S. Secretary of State 1981-1982.
Reagan didn't like him, because Haig pushed his own
policies too hard. During the confusion after Ronald
Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Haig asserts at
the White House, "I'm in control here", forgetting
about the Constitutional line of succession. One of
the more famous Haigisms from those days is "That's
not a lie. It is a terminological inexactitude".
Visited the Trilateral Commission since at least
1982 (and until at least 1990) as a fellow of the
Hudson Institute. In 1984 he was the founder of the
global consulting firm Worldwide Associates, Inc.
and has headed it ever since (seems to be a similar
concept as Kissinger Associates). It has a strong
focus on the former Soviet Union and China and today
it is run by the United Technologies Corporation, to
which Haig still is a senior advisor today. A 1991
Congressional report in the aftermath of the BNL
affair said about Haig's role in United
Technologies: "neither Paul nor Haig would
comment on what Haig as doing for the company."
A basic description (the only thing available) about
Worldwide Associates reads: "... the company
assists corporations in developing and implementing
acquisition and marketing strategies. It also
provides advice on the domestic and international
political, economic and security environments and
their effects on the global marketplace."
Today's managing director of Worldwide Associates is
retired Army Colonel Sherwood D. Goldberg, a
civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army. He is
about the only person besides Haig Sr. and Jr. that
has been identified as an employee of Worldwide
Associates. Wrote the book 'Caveat: Realism, Reagan
and Foreign Policy' in 1984. Ran unsuccessfully for
the Republican presidential nomination in 1988.
Wrote the book 'Inner Circles: How America Changed
the World - A Memoir ' in 1992. Host of the weekly
television program, "World Business Review," and is
a member of the board of directors of Compuserve
Interactive Services, Inc., Metro-Goldwyn Mayer,
Inc., MGM Mirage, Inc., Indevus Pharmaceuticals,
Inc., SDC International, Inc., Abington Biomedical
Funds, and China Overseas Shipping Co. (one of the
largest dry bulk shipping companies in the world,
among other things, and according to many a Chinese
military front. The company signed a 10 year lease
for the closed US Naval Base at Long Beach
California), the National Foundation for Advanced
Cardiac Surgery, and Preferred Employers Holdings,
Inc. Today (2005) a director of the Jamestown
Foundation, which was created in 1983 for the
purpose of educating the United States and the West
about the nature and purposes of the Soviet Union.
It helped defectors from the communist world
resettle in the United States. Other board members
have included Dick Cheney, James Woolsey, Donald
Rumsfeld, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Tom Clancy, Admiral
John McCain, and Donald Rumsfeld. It is focused on
the former USSR and China. Haig was a founding
director of America Online, Inc. and is a strategic
advisor to DOR BioPharma, Inc. since 2003. Serves on
the board of Newsmax together with Arnaud de
Borchgrave. Member of the neoconservative Benador
Associates, together with James Woolsey, Lord
Lamont, Arnaud de Borchgrave, and Richard Perle.
Advisor to the Washington Institute for Near East
Policy. Trustee of the Foreign Policy Research
Institute. Advisor to the National Infantry
Foundation. Senior advisor to United Technologies
Corporation. Member of the Knights of Malta, the
Bohemian Grove, the Atlantic Council of the United
States, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Just
as the Arnaud de Borchgrave and Jerry Falwell, Haig
is a close friend and colleague of Sun Myung Moon.
Haig has claimed that Moon's educational battle
fought on the pages of the international newspapers
and on the college campuses has been a primary
reason for the demise of communism. Haig has also
been inspired by Fritz Kraemer.
Hackbarth, Alfred E., Jr.
Land of Happiness
UPBancorp Inc., an OTCBB listed multi-bank holding
Hambrecht, William R.
An investment banker
and co-founder of Hambrecht & Quist. Also founder of
WR Hambrecht & Co. Hambrecht & Quist helped take
over Apple Computer and Adobe Systems public and
backed Netscape, MP3.com, and Amazon.com. The
company was bought by Chase Manhattan (now J.P.
Morgan Chase & Co. in 1999 for $1.35 billion. He is
also known to have attendee Bohemian Grove and is a
graduate of Princeton University. Hambrecht has also
supports turning public schools over to for-profit
companies. According to Business Week, Hambrecht has
invested at least $6 million in Beacon Education
Management, which operates 24 charter and district
schools in five states.
Motor Car Dealers Association (CMCDA), Hansel Auto
Hanson, Victor Davis
Victor Davis Hanson
is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at
the Hoover Institution. Hanson was a National
Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center
for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor
of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), a
recipient of the Eric Breindel Award for opinion
journalism (2002), and an Alexander Onassis Fellow
(2001) and was named alumnus of the year of the
University of California, Santa Cruz (2002). He was
also the visiting Shifrin Chair of Military History
at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
(2002–3). Hanson is the author of some 170 articles,
book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek,
agrarian, and military history and essays on
contemporary culture. He currently lives and works
with his family on their forty-acre tree and vine
farm near Selma, California, where he was born in
1953. Hanson gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in
Hardie, John L.
Son's of Toil
Harrar, J. George
Guest of Frederick
Seitz. George Harrar was responsible for opening the
Rockefeller Foundation's Mexico field office. After
his tenure in Mexico from 1943-52, he returned to
headquarters to serve as Deputy Director for
Agriculture from 1952-55, Director for Agriculture
from 1955-59, Vice President from 1959-61 and
President of the foundation from 1961-72. Under his
guidance, the foundation joined in cooperation with
other U.S. foundations and inter-governmental
organizations to form the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The
Rockefeller Foundation stood at the base of the so
called 'Green Revolution', which started around
Harris, Milton M.
Harrison, William Greer
From a large family
from Ireland, membership goes back to the 19th
century, president Harrison & Co Agents for Thames
and Mersey Marine Insurance Co, Liverpool, founding
member of the Bohemian Club, close friend of fellow
Bohemian Daniel O'Connell, had literary pretentions,
7 time president of the Olympic club, got a bit
disillusioned with the club.
George D., Jr.
Trustee of the
California State University 1963-1974 (Chairman
An American author
and poet, best remembered for his accounts of
pioneering life in California. Born in Albany, New
York, he moved to California in 1854, later working
there in a number of positions, including miner,
teacher, messenger, and journalist. Died in 1902.
Hartley, Fred L.
Chairman of the
Board and President, Union Oil Company of
California. Director of Rockwell and Unocal. Member
of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Harvey, James R.
Petroleum, Hooker Chemical...finance company
executive born in Los Angeles, California. Harvey
graduated with a BS in Engineering from Princeton
University in 1956. From 1956 to 1961 he was an
engineer for Chevron (now ChevronTexaco.) He then
attended the University California, Berkeley, where
he receive an MBA in 1963. For two years he was an
accountant for the high power Touche, Ross chartered
accountants. In 1965 he was appointed as Chairman of
the Board of Transamerica, a position he serve until
1995. During Harvey’s time as Chairman the
corporation underwent major restructuring and
acquired several financial service companies. Harvey
also served of the board of directors of Airtouch
Communications, McKesson, and the Charles Schwab
Corporation . member of the Pacific-Union Club.
Hauser, William Kurt
Economist Stanford University: BA 1960, MBA 1962.
Mr. Hauser joined the investment management firm of
Brundage, Story and Rose in New York City in 1962,
where he served until 1966, when he began his
association with Wentworth, Hauser and Violich. He
was awarded the Chartered Investment Council
designation by the Investment Counsel Association in
1976. Hauser gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in
Hawley, Wallace R.
Mr. Hawley is a
co-founder of InterWest Partners (1979), one of the
largest venture capital partnerships in the United
States with over $600 million in committed capital,
formed to make equity investments in diversified U.
S. growth companies which range in size from
seed-stage to later-stage investments. Mr. Hawley's
prior experience includes seven years as president
of SHV North America Holding Corporation, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of a Netherlands corporation
with $4 billion in sales and a partner in SHV's
venture capital subsidiary. He was a consultant with
McKinsey & Company, Inc., an international
management consulting firm. Vice Chairman of the
Center for Economic Policy Research, Stanford
University Guest lecturer at Stanford Business
School Trustee of the Foundation for Teaching
Economics Board member of the National Foundation
for Teaching Entrepreneurship Member of the Board of
Trustees of Young Life. He also serves as an advisor
to a number of financial firms including: Wingate
Partners of Dallas, Texas; Brynwood Partners of
Greenwich, Connecticut; Noro-Moseley Partners of
Atlanta, Georgia; Rosewood Capital L. P. of San
Francisco. Mr. Hawley is a past board member of the
Sanford Institute at Duke University, past president
of the San Francisco chapter of the Association for
Corporate Growth, and past board member and officer
for the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Hawley, Phillip M.
Former chairman and
CEO of Carter Hawley Hale Stores, which at the time
of his retirement was the biggest department store
chain in the West. He has also served as director at
AT&T, Atlantic Richfield Company, BankAmerica,
Johnson & Johnson, Walt Disney Company and
Weyerhaeuser. Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Business
Roundtable, and the Trilateral Commission.
Haynes, Harold J.
The Boeing Company
board of Directors. Retired Chairman of Chevron
Hayward, Thomas B.
Member of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff 1978-1981; US navy admiral; chairman
of the Hawaii Space Development Authority; member of
the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hearst, William Randolph, Jr.
U.S. journalist and
newspaper proprietor. Hearst shared a 1956 Pulitzer
prize for international reporting shortly after
being named editor in chief of the Hearst
Corporation. The privately held company had been
built into a media empire by his father, William
Randolph Hearst, Sr., the flamboyant press baron.
Hitler in Nuremberg as a reporter for UPI, covering
the 1936 Olympics, joined the OSS under Allen Dulles
in 1943, chief of operations CIA clandestine
operations since 1952, instigated MK-ULTRA in 1953,
director CIA in 1966, ordered by Kissinger to
prevent Allende from coming to power in 1970,
ambassador to the Shah's Iran 1973-1977, consultant
to Bechtel on business in Iran, pleads guilty for
perjury failing to testify to the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee that the CIA overthrew Chile's
Allende after which he is fined 2000 dollar.
An American film
actor (50's and 60's) noted for heroic roles, and
his personal conservative Republican politics.
Hewlett, William R.
Corporation co-founder. Hewlett Packard is a
contractor on the B-52 bomber and the Pershing
missile. In Sonoma County, the location of the
Bohemian Grove, Hewlett Packard is the largest
employer and the number one recipient of Department
of Defense funds. (1987 description) Trustee
Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Hickel, Walter J.
Secretary of the
Interior, invited by Fred L. Hartley, president of
Union Oil. Union Oil caused the Santa Barbara oil
spill and Walter Hickel was involved in solving that
Higgins, William L.
Higgins was a co-founder of Caspian Sea Ventures
Co., Limited, a recent acquisition of RealAmerica
Co. He has held executive management positions in
McDermott International, Inc., serving as Executive
Vice President from 1988 to 1995. His total career
with McDermott spanned 27 years. Mr. Higgins was
also President and chief executive officer of
Dillingham Construction Holdings, Inc. from 1996 to
1998. He was named a Director in February,2000.
Currently Mr. Higgins is Chief Operating Officer of
the Dick Corporation, a Pottsburg, Pennsylvania
based civil construction company.
Hiller, Stanley, Jr.
Hiller has been a
senior partner in Hiller Investment Company (private
investments) since 1968. Chairman of the Board of
Key Tronic Corporation (manufacturer of computer
keyboards and other input devices). Previously, he
was Chairman of the Board of Baker International,
Reed Tool, York International, and other
corporations. Director of the Boeing Corporation
Hixon, Alexander P.
Hoffman, Wayne M.
Hoffman is the
former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Flying Tiger Line, Inc. and Tiger International,
Inc., the international air cargo and transport
company. During Mr. Hoffman's 19 years at Flying
Tiger, the company grew to $2.5 billion in revenues
and was sold to Federal Express in the late 1980s.
Prior to Flying Tiger, Mr. Hoffman served as
Chairman of the Board of the New York Central
Transportation Company, and in other executive roles
with the New York Central Railroad Co. and the
Illinois Central Railroad. He formerly served on the
boards of Hoffman Pacific Corporation (owner),
Pacific Executive Aviation, Adventure Airlines, U.S.
Sunamerica, Inc., Kaufmann & Broad, Rohr, Inc. and
Aerospace Corp. Mr. Hoffman also co-founded the
Hungry Tiger chain of restaurants located throughout
the western United States.
Hollister, Charles Davis
Joined the Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in 1967 as an
oceanographer/sedimentologist in the Department of
Geology and Geophysics. His early research
documented the global effects of deep ocean
circulation on sediment texture and on the
distribution of current controlled sediment rifts.
Hollister started the development of the giant
piston coring system and documented the longest
continuous record of ocean basin history in a single
100 foot long core. He also made significant
discoveries concerning ocean sediment transport and
directed the High Energy Benthic Boundary Layer
Experiment (HEBBLE). In addition, Hollister
initiated the sub-seabed concept and led the
international team that studied the scientific
feasibility of isolating high-level radioactive
material into sediments below the sea floor.
Hollister gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in
1997 about the disposal of nuclear waste.
Hood joined General
Electric in 1957 as a design engineer after service
in the U.S. Air Force. In 1962, he was selected to
head GE's Supersonic Transport Project, and was
named general manager of GE's Commercial Engine
Division and elected a vice president of the company
in 1968. In 1972, Hood was promoted to Vice
President and Group Executive of GE's International
Group. The following year, he was named Vice
President and Group Executive of the Power
Generation Group, a position he held until late 1977
when he was promoted to Senior Vice President and
Sector Executive of Technical Systems and Materials
Sector. He was elected Vice Chairman of GE's board
of directors in 1979, a position he held until his
retirement in 1993. America's toughest boss by
Fortune magazine in 1984.
Head of the Food
Administration under Wilson, head of the American
Relief Administration, member of the Supreme
Economic Council, organized shipments of food for
starving millions in central Europe and Soviet
Russia after WWI, Secretary of Commerce under
Presidents Harding and Coolidge, United States
president 1929-1933, became the scapegoat for the
great depression, powerful critic of the New Deal,
elected by Truman and Eisenhower to reorganise the
Guest from long ago.
executive and member of the Business Advisory
Council of the Department of Commerce. Met with
Eisenhower and Richard Nixon in the 1950s.
Houghton, Amory, Jr.
Chairman of New
York-based Corning Glass Works until 1983 (The fifth
generation of his family to head this company).
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
membership goes back to the 19th century.
Howard, Jack R.
Yale, president of
Scripps Howard Broadcasting Company in 1937,
assistant executive editor of Scripps Howard
Newspapers in 1939, president of The E.W. Scripps
Company in 1953, president Scripps Howard Foundation
1963-1968, Jack R. Howard Fellowships in
Publisher of the
Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Member of the Bohemian
Imbler, Stephen V.
president and chief financial officer Hyperion.
President of Liquid Audio.
Inman, Bobby Ray
He served as
Director of Naval Intelligence from 1974 to1976,
then moved to the Defense Intelligence Agency where
he served as Vice Director until 1977. He next
became the Director of the National Security Agency
from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, Inman joined the board
of Science Applications International Corporation
(SAIC - the largest employee-owned research and
engineering firm in the United States). He retired
from SAIC in 2003. After retiring from the Navy,
Inman was chairman and chief executive officer of
the Microelectronics and Computer Technology
Corporation in Austin, Texas, for four years and
chairman, president, and chief executive officer of
Westmark Systems Inc., a privately owned electronics
industry holding company, for three years. Chairman
of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987
through 1990. His primary activity since 1990 has
been investing in start-up technology companies,
where he is a managing partner with Gefinor
Ventures. He is also a member of the board of
directors of Fluor (which has contracts in Iraq and
Afghanistan), Massey Energy Company, SBC
Communications and Temple Inland. He is known
publicly as President Bill Clinton's first choice to
succeed Les Aspin as Secretary of Defense in 1993.
He withdrew from consideration in a televised
conference in which he complained about a
"conspiracy" to attack his character. Among those he
named were Senator (and future presidential
candidate) Bob Dole, and neoconservative pundit
William Safire. He has also been influential in
various advisory roles. Notably, he chaired a
commission on improving security at U.S. foreign
installations after the Marine barracks bombing and
the April 1983 US Embassy bombing in Beirut,
Lebanon. The commission's report has been
influential in setting security design standards for
U.S. Embassies. Since 1987, Inman has also served as
a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Went in 2005 to the Bohemian Grove, where he told
the Bohos that the U.S. will have to stay in Iraq
another 10 years before it can accomplish anything
there. Bobby Ray is a member of the Council on
Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
Ireland, R. L. III
Jackson was a
prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.,
the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity
established for African Americans. In 1965 Jackson
became a lawyer with the first and largest black law
firm in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1974 he was elected
mayor of Atlanta, the first black mayor of a major
southern city, and served until 1982. He was
reelected in 1989.
Jaedicke, Robert K.
Former Dean of the
Stanford University Graduate School of Business and
member of the boards of directors of Wells Fargo
Bank, Boise Cascade, GenCorp, State Farm Insurance,
Enron, and Homestake Mining.
Jameson, Andrew G.
Member of the
Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
Jenkins, William M.
Dr. Jenkins holds a
B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Psychobiology and a
Ph.D. in Psychobiology from Florida State
University, with additional post-doctoral training
from UCSF. Founder/Divisional Senior VP of
Scientific Learning Corporation.
Jewell, James Earl
Member of the
Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
Johnson, Belton Kleberg
Johnson, Charles B.
Fortune of 1.5
billion, runs mutual fund giant Franklin Resources
with half-brother Rupert Johnson (see). Yale grad
and ex-Army lieutenant, Charles is chairman and CEO.
After last year's purchase of Fiduciary Trust, firm
now manages $271 billion in assets.
Johnson, W. Thomas
Chairman and CEO of
CNN, president Los Angeles Times, executive
assistant of Lyndon B. Johnson, trustee Southern
Center for International Studies, member of the
Council on Foreign Relations. Member of the
Jones, David C.
Jones graduated from
Roswell flying school in New Mexico in 1943 and the
National War College in 1960. He also attended the
University of Nebraska, Louisiana Tech University,
Minot State University, Boston University, and Troy
University. In 1943 he was commissioned a 2nd
lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He
advanced through the ranks and was created a general
in 1971. Jones was deputy Commander of operations in
Vietnam, vice commander of the 7th Air Force,
commander-in-chief of the U.S. Air Force in Europe,
and commander 4th Allied Tactical Air Force. From
1974 to 1978 he served as Chief of Staff of the
United States Air Force, and Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff from 1978 until he retired from
military service in 1982. Jones is a member of the
Air Force Association, the Falcon Foundation, the
Council on Foreign Relations, the Alfalfa Club, and
the Bohemian Club.
Jones, John Lowell
John Lowell Jones
was a director of Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Jones, Richard W.
Jones, Thomas V.
and CEO of Northrop Corporation 1952-1990, Northrop
Corporation. This company has been involved with
constructing planes like the F/A 18 hornet, the
B2-Spirit, and the F22 Raptor. It provides
technologically advanced products and services in
defense electronics, systems integration,
information technology, nuclear and non-nuclear
shipbuilding, and space technology. The company's
headquarters are located in Los Angeles. Member of
the Circle of Presidents at the RAND Corporation,
which means he has donated at least tens of
thousands of dollars if not millions.
Ken Jowitt is the
Pres and Maurine Hotchkis Senior Fellow at the
Hoover Institution and the Robson Professor of
Political Science at the University of California,
Berkeley. Jowitt specializes in the study of
comparative politics, American foreign policy, and
postcommunist countries. He is particularly
interested in studying types of anti-Western
ideologies that might appear in the near future and,
in that context, is working on Frontiers, Barricades
and Boundaries, a book dealing with the changes in
international political geography and the challenges
to American and Western institutions. Jowitt has
been teaching at the University of California,
Berkeley, since 1968. In 1983 he won the University
Distinguished Teaching Award and was dean of
undergraduate studies from 1983 to 1986. In 1995,
the year he was named Robson Professor of Political
Science, he also received the Distinguished Teaching
Award for the Division of Social Sciences. Jowitt
received his bachelor's degree from Columbia College
in 1962 and his master's degree and doctorate from
the University of California, Berkeley, in 1963 and
1970, respectively. The University of California
Press published his doctoral thesis, Revolutionary
Breakthroughs and National Development: The Case of
Romania, in 1971. Jowitt gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 1997.
Kaiser, Henry J.
Founder Kaiser Engineers. Now it’s part of ICF
Kaiser Consulting Group. Henry J. Kaiser Family
Foundation. Goes into health and medical policies.
Kaiser, Edgar F.
Family of Henry J.
Kaiser, Kaiser Foundation.
Kaiser, Edgar F., Jr.
Son of Edgar F.
Kaiser. Invited by his father in 1970.
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Member of the
Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
A good friend of
Stephen Bechtel Sr. Chairman of the Export-Import
Bank 1969-1973 (resigned after an inquiry had been
started). Under Kearns’ chairmanship of the
Import-Export bank, Bechtel received numerous
lucrative contracts. Kearns also convinced the board
to drop the requirement that approval of loans
should be relaxed. Thereafter, Kearns could
personally approve loans of US $30 million or less
directly to Bechtel. During Stephen's Bechtel Sr.’s
tenure on the board, the Export-Import Bank lent
hundreds of millions of dollars to several
countries, including Indonesia, the Phillipines,
Brazil, Egypt, and Algeria for the financing of
An English military
historian specializing in 20th-century wars. In 1960
he was appointed to a lectureship at Royal Military
Academy Sandhurst, a post he held for 26 years. In
1986 he moved to the Daily Telegraph to take up the
post of Defence Correspondent. In 1998 he wrote and
presented the BBC's Reith Lectures, entitled War and
Our World. He was knighted in 2000.
Kelly, John Michael
Kelley, Thomas B.
A partner in the
Faegre & Benson LLP's ’s Denver office. Tom has more
than 33 years experience in media and communications
law and is the pre-eminent media and First Amendment
attorney in the Rocky Mountain Region. He is listed
in the First Amendment Law category in The Best
Lawyers in America. Tom has worked on high profile
cases such as: the Oklahoma City bombing; Kobe
Bryant case; JonBenet Ramsey; and the Columbine High
Jack F. Kemp is the
founder and a co-director of Empower America. He
served four years as the Secretary of Housing and
Urban Development (his then Assistant Secretary of
Housing was Catherine Austin Fitts.) and as the U.S.
Representative from New York state (18 years). Jack
Kemp was a honorary co-chairman of the Alexis de
Tocqueville Institute (publishes propaganda from
major corporations) in the mid-1990s at a time when
AdTI was involved in pro-tobacco activities
sponsored by Philip Morris. In 1996, he was
nominated by then Senator Bob Dole as the Republican
Party's vice presidential candidate. Kemp is on the
board of Habitat for Humanity and "several
technology companies including Oracle." Fitts
described how Kemp could sometimes slip into
psychotic rages. Rev Moon partner (who believes he's
an incarnation of the Messiah), member Council for
National Policy, Empower America, Heritage
Foundation, and the Washington Family Council. Said
to be a high-level Freemason.
Kennedy , David M.
from Stanford University, chairman of the
Continental Illinois Bank and Trust Company,
Secretary of the Treasury, guest of Rudolph A.
Peterson. Member of the Council on Foreign
Kennedy, Robert D.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr.
Kennedy, age 72, held a number of executive and
senior management positions with Union Carbide
Corporation, including Chairman, Chief Executive
Officer and President. He retired as Chairman from
Union Carbide in 1995 after a career that spanned 40
years. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of
Sunoco Inc., Blount International Inc., and Hercules
Incorporated. He is on the advisory board of RFE
Kennedy, Robert F.
Younger brother of
President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his
brother as Attorney General for his administration.
He worked closely with his brother during the Bay of
Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. After
his brother's death, Kennedy ran in 1964 for the New
York senate seat, winning that office in the
November of that year. In 1968, he was assassinated
during his campaign for the Democratic presidential
nomination. He spoke at the Bohemian Grove in 1964.
Keller, Stephen F.
, John C.
Land of Happiness
B.A. University of
British Columbia, M.B.A. University of California,
Berkeley, chairman and chief executive officer of
Lignum Ltd., chairman of Lignum Investments Ltd.,
director Scotiabank 1999 and on, member of the
Corporate Governance and Pension Committee and the
Human Resources Committee, sits on the boards of the
Vancouver Foundation and the Council of Forest
Industries and is involved in the negotiation of
softwood lumber agreements with the United States on
behalf of the Canadian lumber industry. In addition,
at different times during the period from 2000 to
2004, Mr. Kerr served as a director of the following
publicly-traded companies: Riverside Forest Products
Ltd. and Bombardier Inc., received the Order of
Canada from the Governor-General of Canada
(representative of the British Empire).
Ketelsen, James L.
He began his
business career in 1955 as a CPA in Chicago with the
firm of Price Waterhouse. In 1959 he joined J I Case
Company and became president of Case in 1967. He
served as president of Case until moving to Tenneco
Inc. at its Houston headquarters in 1972 as a member
of the Board of Directors and as executive vice
president. He served as chairman and chief executive
officer of Tenneco Inc. from July 1, 1978, to
January 1, 1992. He is a former regent of the
University of Houston System and a trustee of
Northwestern University. Morgan Guaranty & Trust.
Investor in nuclear industries.
president of U.S. Trust Corp. and a former member of
the Stanford Board of Trustees. Director Northrop
Corporation. Went to the Bohemian Grove in 1981. In
1971, he became a member of Stanford's Board of
Trustees, serving in that capacity until 1981. In
1976, he became chairman of the board of directors
of the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Chicago and of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. At
various times, he also served as a director or
trustee of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, the
Detroit Symphony, the New York Philharmonic Society,
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, the
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at
Stanford, the Atlantic Council of the United States,
the Community Foundation of Santa Clara County, the
National Council of Crime and Delinquency, and as a
member of the Rockefeller University Council. Member
of the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Kimball, William R.
He founded a
fiberglass products company in the 1950s and served
on the boards of several top companies during his
business career. Kimball has been called a pioneer
in the use of fiberglass plastics through Kimball
Manufacturing Corp., where he also was president. He
went on to found Kimball & Co., which manages
various operations and investments. He also had been
a director on the boards of Levi Strauss & Co., Cox
Communications, Clorox Co. and RSI Corp. In
addition, Kimball co-founded Alpine Meadows Ski
Resort in Lake Tahoe, the Acorn Foundation and the
Kimball Foundation. The Acorn Foundation gives
grants to grassroots organizations for
environmentally sustainable building projects, and
the Kimball Foundation supports nonprofit groups
that assist poor and disadvantaged families in the
Bay Area. Kimball's extensive civic service in and
around San Francisco included being chairman
emeritus of the California Academy of Sciences'
board of trustees and board member for the Fine Arts
Museum of San Francisco, the Marine Mammal Center in
Sausalito, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
the San Francisco Symphony and the American
Conservatory Theater. He was also the founding
chairman of the Kimball Art Center and School in
Park City, Utah.
Not the guy from
"Larry King Live". John deCamp - Named by Paul
Bonacci as the organiser of an off-season pedophile
homosexual snuff film made at the Bohemian Grove.
Bonacci would eventually be granted 1 million
dollars by the court. King served 5 years in jail.
Kirby, Robert E.
After receiving a
bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Penn
State in 1939, Mr. Kirby took a job with the West
Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in Tyrone, Pa., and
within a year became assistant superintendent of the
mill. In 1943, he joined the Navy's highly secret
radar corps. He was sent to study electrical
engineering at Princeton University, the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bell Labs
and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of
lieutenant after serving as an electronics officer.
In 1952, Westinghouse sendtKirby to Harvard Business
School for 16 months. He became chairman of the
board of Westinghouse in 1975 and retired in 1983.
Westinghouse contracts include radar for the B-1B
bomber and launch tubes for the Trident missile.
They are heavily involved with nuclear propulsion
systems. Kirby went to the Bohemian Grove in 1979
Kirkham, Francis R.
General counsel of
Standard Oil of California 1960-1970.
Kissinger, Heinz "Henry " Alfred
Henry Kissinger was
born in the Bavarian city of Fuerth. He was a son of
Louis and Paula Stern Kissinger. The elder Kissinger
was a school teacher and after Hitler's rise to
power, the family immigrated to London in 1938.
After a short stay, they moved to Washington Heights
in New York City. Recruited by Fritz Kraemer during
WWII. Served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence
Corps 1943-1946. Captain in the Military
Intelligence Reserve 1946-1949. Executive director
Harvard International Seminar 1951-1969. Consultant
to the Operations Research Office 1950-1961, a John
Hopkins University think tank about psychological
warfare and under contract to the Department of the
Army. Director Psychological Strategy Board 1952.
Member of the Department of Government, Center for
International Affairs, Harvard University,
1954-1969. Consultant Operations Coordinating Board
1955. Study director of nuclear weapons and foreign
policy at the Council on Foreign Relations
1955-1956. Director Special Studies Project for the
Rockefeller Brothers Fund 1956-1958. Author of
'Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy', released in
1957. Consultant Weapons Systems Evaluation Group of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1959-1960. Consultant
National Security Council 1961-1962. Consultant RAND
Corporation 1961-1968. Consultant United States Arms
Control and Disarmament Agency 1961-1968. Consultant
to the Department of State 1965-1968. Nixon's
National Security Advisor 1969-1973. Secretary of
State 1973-1977. Made two secret trips to China in
1971 to confer with Premier Zhou Enlai. Negotiated
the SALT I and ABM treaty with the Soviet Union.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. Made other
secret trips to China in later years to make
extremely sensitive intelligence exchanges. Robert
C. McFarlane was among those who went to China with
Kissinger, in his case between 1973 and 1976.
Negotiated the end of the Yom Kippur War in 1973.
Said to have played a role in the 1973 Augusto
Pinochet coup. Approved President Suharto's invasion
of East-Timor in 1973, which resulted in a bout
250,000 dead communists and socialists. Suspected of
having been involved in Operation Condor which
started around 1975 and was an assassination and
intelligence gathering operation on 3 continents.
Director Council on Foreign Relations 1977-1981.
Annual visitor of Bilderberg since at least the
1970s. Annual visitor of the Trilateral Commission
since the late 1970s. Visited Le Cercle. Member of
the 1001 Club and the Pilgrims Society. Visitor of
Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay. Founder of Kissinger
Associates in 1982, a secretive consulting firm to
international corporations. Some of the first
members to join Kissinger Associates were Brent
Scowcroft (vice-chairman), Lawrence Eagleburger
(president), Lord Carrington, Lord Roll of Ipsden,
Pehr Gyllenhammar, and Viscount Etienne Davignon.
Some served until 1989, others were still active for
Kissinger Associates in the late 1990s. Chairman
National Bipartisan Commission on Central America
1983-1984. Appointed chairman of AIG's advisory
council in 1987. Director of the Atlanta branch of
the Italian Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) from
1985 to 1991. This was during the 1989 BNL Affair in
which it became known that the Atlanta branch had
made $4 billion in unreported loans to Iraq. After
the revelation, the money was said to be used by the
Iraqis to buy food and agriculture equipment, but in
reality they were buying loads of military
equipment. Founded the America-China Society in
1987, mainly with co-Pilgrims Society member Cyrus
Vance. His aide Robert C. McFarlane also played a
role. Member Atlantic Council of the United States.
Member of the Council of Advisors of the United
States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce. Trustee of
the Center Strategic and International Studies
(CSIS), the Arthur F Burns Fellowship, the Institute
of International Education, and the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Honorary Governor of the Foreign
Policy Association. Patron of the Atlantic
Partnership and the New Atlantic Initiative.
Chairman of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, the
Nixon Center, and the American Academy in Berlin.
Co-chairman of the Editorial Board of 'The National
Interest' magazine. Chancellor of the College
William and Mary. Honorary chairman World Cup USA
1994 (Kissinger has attended football matches with
his friend and colleague Etienne Davignon). Named
Honorary Knight Commander of St. Michael and St.
George, 1995. Director Freeport-McMoRan 1995-2001.
Director of Conrad Black's Hollinger International
Inc. Member of J.P. Morgan's International Advisory
Council. Former member of the Advisory Council of
Forstmann Little & Co. and American Express. Advisor
to China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC). Member
of the Europe Strategy Board of Hicks, Muse, Tate &
Furst. Director of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
and Revlon. Chairman of the International Advisory
Board of the American International Group (AIG), a
partner of Kissinger Associates. Also chairman of
the Advisory Boards of AIG Asian Infrastructure
Funds I & II and a director of AIG Global. In 2000
Henry Kissinger was quoted by Business Wire:
"Hank Greenberg, Pete Peterson and I have been close
friends and business associates for decades."
Maurice Greenburg is head of AIG and Peter G.
Peterson is head of The Blackstone Group, which is
the other major partner of Kissinger Associates.
Peterson is also a former chairman of Lehman
Brothers. Kissinger is a friend of Lynn Forester and
introduced her to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild at the
1998 Bilderberg conference. They would soon become
married. When Henry Kissinger is invited to speak at
the United Nations Association on April 11, 2001
Lord Jacob Rothschild is flanking his side. Picked
as the initial head of the 9/11 investigating
committee in 2003, although he turned out to be too
controversial to remain in that position. Henry
Kissinger is a trustee of the Open Russia Foundation
since 2001, together with Lord Jacob Rothschild. The
Foundation was set up by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a
controversial oligarch, later locked up by Putin.
Honorary trustee of the Aspen Institute. Because of
previous international attempts by European and
South American judges to question him, he is known
to take legal advice before traveling to certain
countries in either continent.
Kluge, John W.
German émigré having
tougher time re-creating earlier success. Amassed $8
billion fortune buying, selling cellular and
broadcasting properties to Rupert Murdoch and
WorldCom. Latest venture, Metromedia Fiber, less
lucrative: company filed for bankruptcy earlier this
year. Stepped down as chairman of Metromedia
International (telecom, cable) after flak from
shareholders. He has a personal fortune of $10
Knight, Andrew S. B.
Resident of the
United Kingdom. Educated at Ampleforth College and
Balliol College, Oxford (MA, Modern History). Knight
worked at the City of London merchant bankers, J.
Henry Schroder Wagg, from 1961 to 1963 and the
Investors Chronicle from 1964 until 1966. He joined
The Economist in 1966 on the international business
and investment sections. From March 1968 to April
1970 he served in the Washington offices of the
paper before returning to Europe to establish its
European section and, in 1973, its offices in
Brussels. Editor of the Economist 1974-1986.
Governor of the Ditchley Foundation since at least
1981 (still a member in 2005). CEO and editor in
chief of the Daily Telegraph plc. 1986-1989.
Identified as a governor of the Atlantic Institute
for International Affairs in 1987. Chairman of News
International (News Corp) 1990-1994. Executive and
later non-executive director of News Corp. Director
of BskyB since 1994 (later chaired by Jacob de
Rothschild and the son of Rupert Murdoch).
Non-executive director of Rothschild Investment
Trust Capital Partners plc. since 1997 (chairman is
Jacob Rothschild, co-director is Nathaniel
Rothschild). Chairman of the Compensation Committee
and a member of the Audit Committee of News
Corporation. Member of the advisory board for Centre
for Economic Development and Policy Research at
Stanford University. Director of the Anglo-Russian
Opera. Director Templeton Emerging Markets
Investment Trust plc. since 2003. Chairman of the
Jerwood Charity and Shipston Home Nursing; a member
of the Advisory Board of the Centre of Economic
Policy Research at Stanford University, California;
a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute of
International Studies, Stanford University; Governor
(and member of the Council of Management) of the
Ditchley Foundation; Chairman of the Harlech
Scholars’ Trust; a Director of the Kirov Opera and
Ballet (London). He was also formerly Chairman of
the Ballet Rambert; Trustee of the Victoria & Albert
Museum; Governor of Imperial College of Science &
Technology; Council member of the Royal Institute of
International Affairs (Chatham House); member of the
Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution,
Stanford; member of the Steering Committee of
Bilderberg (seemed to have began visiting since
1996); Visitor of Bohemian Grove camp Mandalay;
Council member of Templeton College, Oxford;
non-executive Director of Reuters Holdings plc and
of Tandem Computers Inc.
Kravis, Henry R.
partnered with fellow Bear Stearns mentor Jerome
Kohlberg to form leveraged buyout firm Kohlberg
Kravis Roberts 1976. Bought underperforming
companies using junk bonds, reworked balance sheet,
sold for profit. Kohlberg exited in 1987.
"Barbarians at the gate" best known for $25 billion
RJR Nabisco buyout 1989. Recent spending spree:
PanAmSat (satellites), Sealy Mattress,
Auto-Teile-Unger (German auto parts). Also sprucing
up Primedia: sold off moneylosing New York and
Seventeen magazines; developing TV shows to boost
Hot Rod, Motor Trend brands. High-profile New York
socialite big donor to Metropolitan Museum; wife,
Marie-Josée, former director of poverty-fighting
Robin Hood Foundation.
Krebs, Robert D.
Krebs retired as
Chairman of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
(transportation) in April 2002. He held that
position since December 2000. He was Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer from June 1999 until
December 2000, and Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer from April 1997 to May 1999. He is
a director at Phelps Dodge Company and has been
listed in Forbes' America's Most Powerful People.
Founder of the
McDonald's Corporation in 1955, although not of the
restaurant chain itself, which was started by Dick
and Mac McDonald in 1940. Dubbed the Hamburger King,
Kroc was included in the TIME 100 list of the
world's most influential builders and titans of
industry and amassed a $500 million fortune during
his lifetime. Died in 1984.
Krulak, Victor H.
General Victor Krulak arrived at the Naval Academy
at the young age of 16. “Brute” as he was known,
would later play a major role in three wars: World
War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. During World War
II, Lieutenant Colonel Krulak led a raid against the
Japanese at Choiseul Island in the Northern Solomon
Islands. He succeeded in his mission of creating a
diversion to cover a larger invasion, but was
wounded in the battle. PT boats had been dispatched
to help Krulak’s battalion evacuate, and he was
rescued by a Skipper of one of the boats—John F.
Kennedy. When the Korean War broke out, Krulak was
assigned to serve as Chief of Staff for the First
Marine Division. From 1957-1959, he served as
director of the Marine Corps Education Center in
Quantico. In March 1964, Krulak was designated
commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, and
promoted to lieutenant general. In this position,
Krulak was responsible for all Fleet Marine Force
units in the Pacific and made more than 50 trips to
the Vietnam Theater. His book, First to Fight:
An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps, is
still widely read around the world.
Kurutz, Gary F.
Member of the
Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997. Not a
Laird, Melvin R.
(1942–46) in the navy during World War II, he
entered politics as a Republican and was (1946–52) a
state senator in Wisconsin. As a member (1953–69) of
the U.S. House of Representatives, he served on the
appropriations committee where he actively supported
a large military budget and a strong nuclear defense
posture as well as increased funds for health and
education. Laird became secretary of defense in
President Nixon's cabinet and presided over the
shift from a conscripted to an all-volunteer army.
He supported (1970) the invasion of Cambodia and
approved the strategy of bombing North Vietnam to
force a peace settlement. After his resignation as
secretary, he served (1973) briefly as counselor to
the president for domestic affairs. Laird is the
author of A House Divided (1962) and editor of
Republican Papers (1968). U.S. secretary of defense
Landis, Richard G.
Retired Chairman and
CEO Del Monte Corporation. Honorary chairman of the
University of La Verne (CA). Member of the Newcomen
Laurence W., Jr.
Chairman of the
Board Lane Publishing Co. Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary to Australia 1985-1989.
Trustee of the
Sierra Club 1977-1984. Founding Chairman of the San
Francisco Bay Conservation and Development
Commission. Member of the Advisory Council of Save
Retired four star
Admiral of the United States Navy. He twice served
as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in
Annapolis, Maryland. He also served as CINCPAC
(Commander in Chief, Pacific). In 2002, after
switching parties to become a Democrat, he ran
unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
with Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. He and his
wife Sally reside in Annapolis. As of 2004, he
serves on the Northrop Grumman Corporation's Board
Larson, John W.
Lawrence, Ernest O.
who occupied the Bohemian Grove Redwood Clubhouse at
the time of the Manhattan Project.
Leavitt, Dana G.
Lehman, John F.
Born in 1942, and a
scion of one of Philadelphia's oldest and wealthiest
(banking) families. Lehman can trace his family line
back to an aide to William Penn, founder of the
Quaker colony. Received a B.S. in international
relations from St. Joseph's University in 1964.
Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from
Cambridge University. While at Cambridge, Lehman
frequently spent weekends at the palace of Prince
Rainier and Princess Grace in Monaco, because he is
a second cousin of the late Grace Kelly (Princess
Grace of Monaco). Received a Ph.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania (1974). As a student, he
joined the Intercollegiate Student Institute,
founded by William Buckley, Jr. (Skull & Bones; CIA;
Knights of Malta; Bohemian Grove), and as a graduate
student roomed with Edwin Feulner (later Heritage
Foundation president; Mont Pelerin Society
president; member Le Cercle; Bohemian Grove; etc).
Flew combat missions during the Vietnam War. Served
under Henry Kissinger at the National Security
Council 1969-1974. He was a delegate to the Vienna
Mutual Balanced Force Reductions negotiations
1975-1978. Deputy Director of the Arms Control and
Disarmament Agency. Worked for UBS AG. President of
the aerospace consulting firm Abington Corporation
1977-1981. Managing Director Corporate Finance at
PaineWebber, Inc. 1981-1987. Secretary of the Navy
under Reagan 1981-1987. Member of the Committee on
the Present Danger under Reagan, together with
William Casey, Frank Gaffney, George Shultz, and
Richard Perle. Was forced to leave the Reagan
administration for his extreme anti-communist
convictions. Became a trustee of the
Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research
Institute, a conservative think tank. At the
Bohemian Grove in 1991, he delivered a speech in
which he claimed that 200,000 Iraqis had been killed
in the Gulf War. The speech was called 'Smart
Weapons'. Founder and chairman of J.F. Lehman &
Company in 1992. This company invests mainly in
small- to mid-sized defense companies and employs a
small group of former Joint Chiefs, Admirals, and
Marine commanders, together with people from NASA,
Boeing, General Dynamics, United Technologies,
Bechtel, the Department of Energy, etc. Lehman has
served on the boards of TI Group plc, Westland
Helicopter plc Sedgwick plc and all of J.F. Lehman's
realized investments. He currently is a director of
Ball Corporation, ISO Inc., EnerSys and Hawaii
Superferry, Inc. and Chairman of Special Devices,
Incorporated and chairman of OAO Technology
Solutions, Inc. He is also Chairman of the Princess
Grace Foundation and an Overseer of the School of
Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Has
been a member of the Heritage Foundation and the
Council on Foreign Relations. He has been a member
of the 9/11 Commission in 2003 & 2004. Supporter of
the Project for the New American Century and pressed
for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Lehman himself
persists in supporting the administration's claim
that Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda were working
together. A 'new revelation' he made on NBC in June
2003 that an Iraqi colonel was an Al-Qaeda operative
was violently opposed by the CIA, which claimed that
this link had turned out to be bogus a long time
ago. Lehman has always been one of the harshest
critics of the CIA for its pre- and post-9/1l
intelligence. He led the American delegation to the
funeral of Prince Rainier in 2005. Has been quoted
as saying: "Power corrupts. Absolute power is
kind of neat." Member of the Advisory Board of
Paribas Affaires Industrielles.
Leighton, Judd C.
Director Gulf &
Western Inc. Chairperson Leighton-Oare Foundation,
One of the persons
who were thinking about establishing what would
become the Stanford Research Institute.
University´s athletic director. Lakeside talk;
‘College Athletics: Serious Business or Toy
Levine, Lord Peter
advisor to Margaret Thatcher. Became Lord Mayor of
London in 1998. Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove
in 1999 called 'We Reinvented Government Before You
Did'. Chairman of Lloyd’s of London in 2004. Patron
of the Lloyd's Yacht Club. Chairman of the Board of
Governors for the London Seminar of the Asia
Insurance Review in 2004.
Lewis, David S.
Mr. Lewis was a
major force in the aerospace and defense industry
for three decades. His management skills were
notable for their breadth, ranging over military and
commercial aviation, space exploration, land combat
systems, submarines and surface ships. Mr. Lewis was
chairman and chief executive officer of General
Dynamics from early 1971 until his retirement at the
end of 1985. During his tenure, General Dynamics'
revenues and earnings quadrupled. While he was
chairman, the company designed and/or built Los
Angeles-class fast attack submarines, Trident
submarines, M1 Abrams tanks and the first ships ever
built to transport liquefied natural gas throughout
the world. Under his leadership, the company won the
highly competitive U.S. Air Force Lightweight
Fighter Competition, with the F-16 Falcon. He was
brought along by General Dynamics chairman Roger
Lewis in the early 1980s.
Lewis, Drew L.
Former secretary of
transportation 1981-1983. chairman and CEO Union
Pacific Corp. Director Gannett Corp. Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations.
Lewis, Gerald J.
Gerald J. Lewis has
been a director of the Company since 1996. Judge
Lewis has been Chairman of Lawsuit Resolution
Services since 1997, and was of counsel to the law
firm of Latham & Watkins from prior to 1996 to 1997.
Judge Lewis is also a director of Invesco Mutual
Funds. Director at General Chemical Group
Assistant Air Force
secretary, president of the National Railroad
Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) in 1971, and CEO and
chairman of General Dynamics up to the 1980s.
Lilley, James R.
During a government
career spanning four decades, James Lilley served in
the CIA, White House, State Department, and Defense
Department. He is the only American to have served
as the head of the American missions in Beijing,
where he was ambassador from 1989-1991, and Taiwan,
where he was Director of the American Institute in
Taiwan from 1982-1984. He also served as the U.S.
ambassador to South Korea from 1986-1989. He is
currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise
Institute in Washington, DC. Member Council on
The host of two of
the longest running shows in broadcast history:
House Party which ran on CBS TV and Radio for 25
years, and People Are Funny which ran on NBC TV and
Radio for 19 years. Art's daughter, Diane
Linkletter, committed suicide on October 4, 1969 by
jumping out of her sixth floor kitchen window. She
was 21 years old. Several contradictory stories were
brought forward, and Art concluded that she
committed suicide because she was on or having a
flashback from an LSD trip. Several reports claimed
that there was no involvement from LSD, but Art
still continues to speak out against drugs. Art also
lost his son to an automobile accident.
Littlefield, Edmund W.
A leading San
Francisco business executive, and a major benefactor
of Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate
School of Business. Head of Utah International Inc.
until 1976 when it merged with General Electric. He
joined Utah Construction Co. in 1951 and began his
21-year career as the firm's principal officer in
1958. Under his leadership, the company was
transformed into a worldwide natural resources and
shipping company, which was renamed Utah
International Inc. In 1976 the company merged with
General Electric in what was then the largest merger
in history. Littlefield continued as a member of the
GE board of directors. Listed as a member of G.E.'s
largest stockholding family. Stayed in Rattlers in
2004. Littlefield served on numerous corporate
boards throughout his career including Bechtel
Investment Co., Chrysler Corp., Del Monte Corp.,
Hewlett-Packard Co., and Wells Fargo & Co. He was
also generous with his time, serving on the Stanford
University Board of Trustees from 1956 until 1969
and on the Graduate School of Business Advisory
Council from 1959 until 1984. He served on the
Hoover Institution Board from 1990 to 1994. He also
served at different times as a director of both the
San Francisco and the California chambers of
commerce, as chairman of SRI International, and as a
trustee of the Bay Area Council and the Center for
Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
President of the Bay
View Business Association.
Lockhart, James B.
Lockhart is the
co-founder and former managing director of NetRisk,
a risk management software and consulting firm
serving major financial institutions, including
banks, insurance companies and investment management
firms worldwide. He has an extensive background in
insurance. Prior to founding NetRisk, he was Senior
Vice President of Finance for National Re and a
Managing Director for Smith Barney. Earlier in his
career he was Vice President and Treasurer for
Alexander & Alexander, and worked for Gulf Oil in
Europe and the U.S., serving as Assistant Treasurer.
He served with distinction in the previous Bush
Administration as Executive Director of the Pension
Benefit Guaranty Corporation from 1989 until 1993.
He was a director of the Association of Private
Pensions and Welfare Plans (now the American
Benefits Council) from 1993 until 1995. Lockhart was
nominated by President Bush in July 2001 and
confirmed by the United States Senate on January 25,
2002 as the new Deputy Commissioner of Social
Famous writer at the
beginning of the 20th century.
Lozano, Ignacio E., Jr.
Ignacio E. Lozano,
Jr. served as the US Ambassador to El Salvador from
1976-1977. He was a Director of Bank of America, The
Walt Disney Company, Pacific Life and Sempra Energy.
He also has extensive experience in journalism
having been Publisher and Editor of La Opinion. He
is a graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees
of the University of Notre Dame.
Ludwig, Daniel K.
Set up National Bulk
Carriers, which became the largest shippin company
in the US. His shipyards pioneered the use of
welding rather than riveting the hulls of ships,
thereby saving valuable time during World War II
when demand for ships soared. He transported oil and
molasses around the world. He set up the Jari
project, which was an attempt to create a tropical
tree farm in Brazil for producing pulp for paper.
Later helped Meyer Lansky, chief of the Jewish
maffia in New York, to set his drug money laundering
empire in Bahamas. Ludwig is one of the richest
private citizens in the world and has been a member
of the 1001 Club, together with Meyer Lansky.
Former chairman of
the Bank of America.
Bought the San
Francisco Giants in 1976.
Product Development and Chairman, GM North America,
General Motors Corporation, USA. 1961, BSc in
Production Science (Hons) and 1962, MBA (Hons),
Univ. of California-Berkley. 1963-70, held a variety
of senior positions, Europe, General Motors;
1970-73, Exec. VP, Sales and Member, Board of
Management, BMW Munich. 12 years' experience with
Ford Motor Co.: Exec. VP, Truck Operations;
Chairman, Ford Europe; Exec. VP, Int'l Operations;
1982-86, Member of the Board. 1986, joined Chrysler
Corp.: Exec. VP; President and COO, Car and Truck
Operations Worldwide; Vice-Chairman. 2001-02,
Chairman and CEO, Exide Technologies. Currently,
Chairman, General Motors, North America and
Vice-Chairman, Product Development, General Motors
Corp. Chairman, The New Common School Foundation.
Trustee, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Inst. Goes to
DAVOS - World Economic Forum. Gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 2003.
MacDonnell, Robert I.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. where he was a partner
from 1982 to 2002. He is also a director of Xstrata
(Schweiz) AG. Director at Safeway Inc.
Chairman of Ian
Mackinlay Architecture Inc. Gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 2003.
Madden, Richard B.
Director of the URS
Corporation since 1992 and is known to have attended
Bohemian Grove. He has also served as CEO of
Potlatch Corporation from 1971 to 1994, director of
PG&E Corporation from 1996 to 2000, director of
Pacific Gas and Electric Company from 1977 to 2000,
and director of CNF Inc. from 1992 to 2002.
Madrid, Miguel de la
De la Madrid
received a degree in law from the Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City in
1957 and a master's degree in public administration
from Harvard University in 1965. He worked for the
National Bank of Foreign Commerce and the Bank of
Mexico, and, until 1968, he taught law at the UNAM.
Between 1970 and 1972 he was employed by Pemex,
Mexico's state-owned petroleum company, after which
he held several other bureaucratic posts in the
government of Luis Echeverría Álvarez. In 1976 he
was chosen to serve in José López Portillo's cabinet
as secretary of budget and planning. Was president
of Mexico from 1982 to 1988.
Mahoney, Richard J.
Chairman and CEO. Went in 1986. Monsanto manages the
Mound Facility in Miamisburg Ohio for the Department
of Energy. The main activity of the Mound Facility
is the production and maintenance of the non-nuclear
components for U.S. nuclear weapons: detonators,
timers, firing sets, and test equipment. Some work
with nuclear materials also occurs there.
He worked as an
executive at Standard Chartered Bank in May 1965
where he rose quickly through the ranks, before
leaving on his election to Parliament in 1979. He is
an Associate of the Institute of Bankers. Became a
Knight of the Companions of Honour 1998. Former
Prime Minister of the U.K. 1990-1997. Member
Carlyle Group's European Advisory Board since 1998 and
chairman of Carlyle Europe since 2001. Chairman of
the Ditchley Foundation since 2005 and a member of
the Queen's Privy Council. Major is one of the few
Brits that visited the Bohemian Grove. In 2002, it
became known that Major has had a four year
extramarital affair in the past. Le Cercle members
Robert Cecil and Norman Lamont were running his
election campaigns. In February 2005, John Major and
Norman Lamont were accused of holding up the release
of papers on Black Wednesday under the Freedom of
Information Act. Black Wednesday refers to September
16, 1992 when the British government was forced to
withdraw the Pound from the European Exchange Rate
Mechanism (ERM) by currency speculators - most
notably Le Cercle member George Soros who made $1
billion that day. Member of the Pilgrims Society.
Malott, Robert H.
Graduate of Kansas
University and Harvard Graduate School of Business
and attended NYU Law School, board member of the
Amoco Corporation, Bell & Howell, United
Technologies Corporation, Sovereign Specialty
Chemical Company, the Hoover Institution, Public
Broadcasting Service and the National Park
Foundation, chairman and chief executive officer of
FMC Corporation, chairman of Argonne National
Laboratory, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural
History, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago
Botanic Garden, trustee of the Aspen Institute,
American Enterprise Institute and the University of
Marshall, J. Howard
Was a wealthy oil
man and was briefly married to the actress, Anna
Nicole Smith. Shortly after the marriage Mr.
Marshall died and Anna Nicole Smith was involved in
a court battle with her former stepson. She was
eventually awarded $88 million. In 1931 J. Howard
Marshall graduated from the law school of Yale
University with a Magna Cum Laude. After graduating
he became assistant dean at Yale Law School. It was
here he studied oil, which took him on a lifelong
journey that eventually made him a
multi-millionaire. Just two years later he was
recruited by Secretary of the Interior, Harold Ickes
and later was a member of the Petroleum
Administration for War. A year before the end of
World War II began his career in the oil industry
when he joined Ashland Oil and Refining Co. He went
on to hold top positions at various oil companies
until 1984, when he founded Marshall Petroleum.
Martin, Robert C.
Sons of Rest
Robert C. Martin has
been a software professional since 1970. He is CEO,
president, and founder of Object Mentor Inc., a firm
of highly experienced software professionals that
offers process improvement consulting,
object-oriented software design consulting ,
training, and development services to major
corporations around the world.
Marting, Walter A.
Yale and Harvard.
President of Hanna Mining Company of Cleveland,
Ohio. President and Chief Executive Officer of Hcell
Technology. Early in his career he served as Vice
President Administration and Finance for Amax
Europe, a subsidiary of Amax,Inc., at the time a
Fortune 500 diversified mining concern. He worked
more recently as an investment banker with the Los
Angeles M&A boutique, L.J.Kaufman and Co. whose
clients included Carnation and Hughes Aircraft. With
Hughes he arranged a number of innovative lease
financings for their in-flight entertainment
equipment group. Most recently Mr. Marting has
served as CFO of a rapidly growing digital systems
firm based in Orange County for whom he arranged
seed and early stage capital fundings. He will be
involved at hCell in strategic partnering
initiatives and in helping the Company achieve its
longer term financial and market objectives.
MSNBC host. Gave a
speech at the Bohemian Grove in 2003. Matthews, a
Roman Catholic, graduated from The College of the
Holy Cross, and did graduate work in economics at
the University of North Carolina. Then he served in
the Peace Corps in Swaziland as a trade development
advisor. As a Democrat, Matthews has worked for
several Democratic politicians. He was a
presidential speechwriter for four years during the
administration of Jimmy Carter. He served as a top
aide to long-time Speaker of the House of
Representatives Tip O'Neill for six years. He worked
in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of
Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie before running
for U. S. House of Representatives from
Pennsylvania. Matthews worked as a print journalist
for 15 years, spending 13 years as Washington Bureau
Chief for The San Francisco Examiner (1987 – 2000),
and two years as a nationally syndicated columnist
for The San Francisco Chronicle.
architect who built the Bohemian Grove club house in
Exponent, Inc.of Exponent Inc., a company he joined
in 1978. 2004 lakeside talk: 'The Coming Virtual
McCaw, Craig O.
Net Worth: $2.5
billion. He gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in
1997. One of four sons of John Elroy McCaw, early
investor in cable TV. Second-oldest Craig took over
cash-strapped company after father's death in 1969;
sold cable, reinvested in cellular phone networks.
Sold McCaw Cellular to AT&T for $11.5 billion in
1993. Brothers dabble in business independently:
Craig stayed in telecom, rescued wireless carrier
Nextel and founded broadband provider XO
Communications. Also funds satellite communications
venture Teledesic, but telecom crash making it hard
to get business off ground. Finds solace on the high
seas: with Paul Allen (see), financed OneWorld
Challenge, yacht syndicate competing in the
McCollum, Leonard F., Jr.
University of Texas
B.S. in geology, staff geologist with Humble Oil and
Refining Company, president of Carter Oil Company (a
division of Standard Oil) at 39, making him the
youngest head of an oil company in America, director
and later CEO of the Continental Oil Company
McCone, John Alex
vice-president Llewelyn Ironworks. Established the
McCone Engineering Company, which built oil
refineries and industrial plants. On the brink of
WWII he established the California Shipbuilding
Company Bechtel-McCone Corp. Chairman of the Atomic
Energy commission. CIA director under Kennedy to
replace Allen Dulles. Director of ITT, Pacific
Mutual Life Insurance, United California Bank,
Standard Oil of California, and Western
Bancorporation. Member of the Knights of Malta.
McCourt, Frank J.
Member of Senate
(1967-70). Member, House of Delegates (1963-67).
President of City Center Democrats. Vice-President
of Second District Young Democrats. Director of 11th
Ward Democratic Club. Director of Downtown
Democratic Club. Director of Mount Royal Democratic
Club. Member of Bohemian Club. Member of Maryland
and Baltimore City Bar Associations. Member of
Forty-Niners Club. Member of YMCA. Member of
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Member of The
McFaul was born and
raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in
international relations and Slavic languages and his
M.A. in Slavic and East European studies from
Stanford University in 1986. He was awarded a Rhodes
scholarship to Oxford where he completed his Ph.D.
in international relations in 1991. Michael McFaul
is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the
Hoover Institution. He is also an associate
professor of political science at Stanford
University and a non-resident associate at the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Before
joining the Stanford faculty in 1995, he worked for
two years as a senior associate for the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace in residence at
the Moscow Carnegie Center. McFaul is also a
research associate at the Center for International
Security and Arms Control and a senior adviser to
the National Democratic Institute. He serves on the
Board of directors of the Eurasia Foundation,
Firebird Fund, International Forum for Democratic
Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy,
Institute of Social and Political Studies, Center
for Civil Society International, and Institute for
Corporate Governance and Law, the steering committee
for the Europe and Eurasia division of Human Rights
Watch, and the editorial boards of Current History,
Journal of Democracy, Demokratizatsiya, and
Perspectives on European Politics and Society. He
has served as a consultant for numerous companies
and government agencies. McFaul's current research
interests include democratization in the
post-communist world and Iran, U.S.-Russian
relations, and American efforts at promoting
democracy abroad. With Abbas Milani and Larry
Diamond, he co-directs the Hoover project on Iran.
In 2003, he gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove
about the dwindling US-Russian relations.
McDonald, Angus Daniel
President of the
Southern Pacific Company, the parent company of the
Southern Pacific Railroad. Trustee of Notre Dame.
Knight of Malta. Died in 1941.
McDonald, Robert A.
President/Divisional Vice Chairman at Procter &
A business executive
who took his Harvard diploma to Cincinnati to work
for Procter & Gamble. He worked through the ranks in
advertising and gained the post of president
(1948–57) then took some time off to serve in the as
Secretary of Defense under President Eisenhower
(1957–59). He returned from Washington and became
chairman of P&G (1959–72). Went to the Bohemian
Grove in the 1960's.
McHenry, Dean E.
Studied at UCLA,
Stanford, Berkeley and received a Ph.D., taught
government at Williams College in Massachusetts and
political science at Pennsylvania State College,
UCLA political science faculty 1939 and on, Carnegie
Fellow in New Zealand and Australia 1946-1947,
Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Western
Australia in 1954, authored books like The
American Federal Government and The
American System of Government, dean of social
sciences and chairman of the Department of Political
Science, assistent-president University of
California from 1958, drafted California's Master
Plan for Higher Education in 1960, founding
chancellor of the University of California - Santa
Cruz, driving force behind the growth of
California's multitiered system of public higher
education, his son is another geopolitical expert
with great interest in Africa.
Mandalay / Stowaway
/ Cave Man
His primary camp was
Stowaway where he was a co-captain. McLaren assisted
Firestone with his guest, Henry Ford, to meet
prominent republicans in different camps. One of
them was Gerald Ford. In 1954, on request of the
White House, McLaren arranged for the Prime Minister
of Pakistan to be received at the Bohemian Grove
that summer. He put him in the Stowaway camp and
made sure he could give a lake side talk.
McLean, John G.
who had written a visionary report predicting the
inevitability of an oil supply crunch. Became
president of Continental Oil Company. Died in 1974.
McNear, Denman K.
President of the
Southern Pacific Transportation Company in the
McPherson, Rene C.
Elected President of
Dana Corporation in 1968 and continued in that
office until becoming Chairman and CEO in 1972
(until 1980). Served as President of Hayes-Dana
Division in Canada, leading a turnaround to
profitability. Director of The Boeing Company and
Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Died in 1996.
McWilliams, James K.
Former coal operator
and current executive for utility giant American
Electric Power Service Corporation.
Meese, Edwin III
III served on the Council for National Policy (CNP)
Executive Committee in 1994 and as CNP President in
1996. Meese was distinguished fellow and holder of
the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy, the
Heritage Foundation; former Attorney General of the
U.S. 1985-1988; Counselor to the President,
1981-1985; former Chief of Staff and Senior Issues
Advisor for the Reagan-Bush Committee; former
president, Council for National Policy; former
professor of law, University of San Diego; former
vice president for administration, Rohr Industries.
As Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and the
National Drug Policy Board, and as a member of the
National Security Council, he played a key role in
the development and execution of domestic and
foreign policy. During the 1970s, Mr. Meese was
Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy
and Management and Professor of Law at the
University of San Diego. He earlier served as Chief
of Staff for then-Governor Reagan and was a local
prosecutor in California. Mr. Meese is a
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover
Institution, Stanford University, and a
Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of
United States Studies, University of London. He
earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D.
from the University of California, Berkeley. During
the Reagan Kitchen Cabinet, Joseph Coors and others
from the Heritage Foundation received a letter of
endorsement from White House Chief of Staff Ed Meese
in which Meese promised Edward J. Feulner, Jr., the
president of Heritage, that 'this Administration
will cooperate fully with your efforts.' After
leaving the Reagan administration, Meese joined the
staff of the Heritage Foundation. Walsh's
Iran/Contra Investigation Report, August 1993:
"Attorney General Edwin
Meese III became directly involved in the Reagan
Administration's secret plan to sell weapons to Iran
in January 1986, when he was asked for a legal
opinion to support the plan. When the secret arms
sales became exposed in November 1986, raising
questions of legality and prompting congressional
and public scrutiny, Meese became the point man for
the Reagan Administration's effort, in Meese's
words, 'to limit the damage.'"
Megeath, Samuel A. III
A former director
and chairman of PLM International Inc. (PLM).
Merrill, Harvie M.
Mortgage Investment Company. Director Hexcel
Corporation. Shareholder Fibreboard Corporation.
Merrill, Steven L.
Steve Merrill has
been active in venture capital investing since 1968,
and most recently was a Partner with Benchmark
Capital. He was president of BankAmerica Capital
Corporation in 1976 and managed this very successful
venture activity until 1980 when he formed Merrill,
Pickard, Anderson & Eyre (MPAE), a privately held
venture capital partnership. MPAE managed funds of
approximately $285 million provided by a group of 50
limited partners, including major corporations,
pension funds, insurance companies, university
endowments, and prominent families. Some of the
companies funded by MPAE include America Online,
Aspect Telecommunications, Cypress Semiconductor,
Documentum, and Palm Computing. MPAE stopped making
new investments in 1996 and the partners founded
Benchmark Capital and Foundation Capital. Steven is
a limited partner in both of these firms but is no
longer involved in the day-to-day management.
Currently, Steven is devoting more time to civic and
non-profit activities as well as his private
investments. He was chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Town School for Boys, a member of the
Committee to Restore the San Francisco Opera House,
and he is a past director of the Children’s Health
Council. Steven is also a past president of the
Western Association of Venture Capitalists and a
past director of the National Venture Capital
Association, and has been a director of numerous
privately held companies. He holds an MBA from the
Wharton School of Finance and a BA in Sociology from
Mettler, Ruben F.
B.A. of science
degree at California Institute of Technology, sent
to Bikini atol after WWII and witnessed some atomic
bomb explosions, later studied electrical and
aeronautical engineering at Caltech, where he earned
a Master of Science degree in 1947 and a Ph.D. in
1949, graduating at the top of his class. Recruited
into Hughes Aircraft Corporation and remained there
until 1954, after working in different military
systems he went to Washington and became a
consultant to the Department of Defense, joined
Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation in 1955 as assistant
director and worked for many years on missile
guidance systems and ICBM missiles, Ramo-Wooldridge
Corporation changed into TRW Inc. 1958, with TRW
Inc. he served as executive vice-president for Space
Technology Laboratories (STL) 1959-1962, TRW/STL
built the first satellites without government
funding and STL went on to become the first
contractor selected by NASA to design and build a
large scientific spacecraft, Mettler becomes
president of TRW Systems Group, which grew out of
STL and expanded its leadership in development of
large, complex spacecraft for both the Air Force and
NASA. All in all, Mettler has been president, chief
operating officer, chief executive officer and
chairman of TRW Inc. He completely resigned in 1994.
Mettler has been a member of the Japan Society, of
the Bretton Woods Committee 2004 and of the Council
on Foreign Relations.
He graduated from
UCLA in 1937 and spent three years in graduate
school working part-time as a teaching assistant at
UC Berkeley, before becoming an economist for the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. After three
years in the Air Force Miller joined Ford Motor Co.
in 1946. He became president of Ford in 1963 and
vice chairman in 1968, a year before moving to
Stanford. Arjay Miller became the fourth Dean of the
Graduate School of Business on July 1, 1969. Under
Miller’s ten-year deanship the Stanford Business
School became the top-ranked graduate school in the
U.S., taking over the position from Harvard.
Miller, Henry S., Jr.
Chairman emeritus of
the Henry S. Miller Companies and Henry S. Miller
Interests, Inc.; and is Managing Partner of Highland
Park Village and Preston Royal shopping centres. His
career in real estate began in 1938, when he joined
his father, the founder of the companies. By 1984
Henry S. Miller was the 5th largest real estate
brokerage firm in America.
Miller, Paul Albert
intercepting and deciphering secret German radio
transmissions and codes 1943-1945, Harvard
University, joined the family company Southern
California Gas Co. around 1949, in 1968 he became
chief executive officer of the gas company's parent
corporation, Pacific Lighting, which was the largest
private gas utility in the nation at the time,
providing energy to all of Southern California. he
company, which in 1988 changed its name to Pacific
Enterprise, acquired the Thrifty Drug Store chain,
which later bought out Pay'n Save drug stores and
Bi-Mart stores. It also acquired Big Five Sports and
other retail businesses. Served as president and
chairman of the Pacific Lightning until 1989, was a
trustee of Wells Fargo Bank, Newhall Land and
Farming and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New
York, served on the Arthritis Foundation Board,
chairman of the local and national United Way, the
American Enterprise Institute, the California
Chamber of Commerce, the World Affairs Council of
Los Angeles, the Civic Light Opera and the
University of Southern California, also a member of
the Pacific Union Club. He married 5 times, was a
gambler and always intensely competitive.
Miller, Richard S.
Miller, Richard Russell
the person involved in the Iran Contra scandal with
Oliver North, etc.
Miller, Robert F.
Miller, Robert Gordon
Miller, William Frederic
Milligan, R. Sheldon, Jr.
In the Eagle Scouts
when he was young, he and his wife were involved
with the University of California's Botanical
Electric Corporation director. Chairman and CEO of
the textile firm Milliken and Company.
Montgomery, George G. Jr.
Senior advisor to
Seven Hills merchant bankers. From 1981 until 2002,
George served as a General Partner, Managing
Director and then Advisory Director at Hambrecht &
Quist and its successor, JP Morgan H&Q. Previously,
George held senior management positions at Blyth
Eastman Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch, and White Weld
& Co. Throughout his career, George has specialized
in mergers and acquisitions, with a particular
expertise in the life sciences industry. George
received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a
BA from Yale. George is a Trustee and former Board
Chairman of the Environmental Defense Fund and
serves on the board of the California Academy of
Moore, Gordon E.
Gordon E. Moore is
currently Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation.
Moore co-founded Intel in 1968, serving initially as
Executive Vice President. He became President and
Chief Executive Officer in 1975 and held that post
until elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
in 1979. He remained CEO until 1987 and was named
Chairman Emeritus in 1997. Moore is widely known for
"Moore's Law," in which in 1965 he predicted that
the number of transistors the industry would be able
to place on a computer chip would double every year.
In 1975, he updated his prediction to once every two
years. While originally intended as a rule of thumb
in 1965, it has become the guiding principle for the
industry to deliver ever-more-powerful semiconductor
chips at proportionate decreases in cost. He is a
director of Gilead Sciences Inc., a member of the
National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the
IEEE. Moore also serves on the Board of Trustees of
the California Institute of Technology. He received
the National Medal of Technology from President
George Bush in 1990.
Moore, Thomas W.
Moorer, Thomas H.
Thomas Hinman Moorer
(1912 -2004) was a U.S. admiral. He served as the
chief of naval operations between 1967 and 1970. He
also served as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff from 1970 until 1974. While Chair, Moorer
received unauthorized material taken from the White
House offices of the National Security Council. He
was fiercely critical of Zionist influence on the US
government and protested to the end the official
version of the USS Liberty incident. In 1984 he
said: "I’ve never seen a president—I don’t care
who he is—stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just
boggles your mind. They always get what they want.
The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I
got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything
down. If the American people understood what a grip
those people have on our government, they would rise
up in arms. Our citizens don’t have any idea what
goes on." Moorer was a guest of one of his
bosses, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard.
well-known Neil Morgan, 50 year San Diego
Union-Tribune editor and columnist who was suddenly
fired in 2004 for unknown reasons. In the past he
was a friend to Union-Tribune Publishing Co.
chairman James Copley.
Morgan, Henry S.
A son of J.P.
Morgan, Jr. He worked at his family's business,
Morgan Stanley & Co. During World War I, one of the
most important elements of agent authentication was
the fabrication of passports, identification cards
and other documents. The censorship and documents
branch was headed by commander Henry S. Morgan of
the United States Naval Reserve. Morgan's agency
collected and compiled intelligence from mail,
cables, and telephone conversations intercepted by
the War Department under the government's wartime
censorship powers. Co-founder of Morgan Stanley in
1935, together with Harold Stanley of J. P. Morgan &
Co., and others from Drexel & Co.
Morgan, Charles F.
Son of Henry Morgan.
Invited in 1970.
Morris, Walter K.
Served in the U.S.
Air Force as a flight engineer on B-29s during World
War II, and after three years with United Airlines
he joined Chevron's engineering department in 1949.
He held positions in engineering and the company's
foreign operations staff before being elected
president of a London-based Chevron oil subsidiary
in 1963. Morris was appointed manager of the foreign
staff in 1967 and became general manager of what was
then the public relations department in 1969. He was
named assistant vice president, public affairs, in
1977 and was elected vice president in January 1978.
During his many years of community service, he was
chairman of the board of KQED, Inc., and chairman of
the board of Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation in
San Mateo. He served on the boards of the American
Red Cross, Golden Gate Chapter; California Council
for Environmental and Economic Balance; Meyer
Friedman Institute; Independent Colleges of Northern
California, Inc.; and the San Francisco Planning &
Urban Research Association (SPUR). He was a trustee
of the Citizens' Research Foundation. He also served
as chairman of the executive advisory committee,
Program in Business and Social Policy at the
University of California, Berkeley; vice chairman of
the Public Affairs Council; regional vice chairman
of the U.S. Council for International Business; and
vice president of the British-American Chamber of
Commerce. He was active with the World Affairs
Council of Northern California and United Way of the
Bay Area. Morris was a member of the Bohemian Club,
the Stock Exchange Club and the Burlingame Country
Club. He was an avid skier, hiker and enjoyed
traveling to remote corners of the world.
Morrow, Richard M.
Morrow began his
career with SoCalGas in 1974 as an engineer and has
held various positions in engineering, gas supply
planning and acquisition, transmission and storage,
distribution and customer operations, and marketing.
Retired president, CEO, and chairman of Amoco
Corporation. Chairman National Acadamy of
Engineering. Vice president of customer service for
Major Markets San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern
California Gas Company. President of the Commercial
Club in 1988-1989. Member of the Executive Committee
of The Chicago Community Trust 1991-1996. Brought
Stephen Bechtel, Jr as a guest to the Bohemian
Mosbacher, Emil, Jr.
Served on a navy
minesweeper in the Pacific in WWII, oversaw his
family's oil, natural gas, and real estate business,
Chief of protocol at the Department of State
1969-1972, overseer of the Hoover Institution
Made the 1915 photo,
which appeared in the National Geographic.
Mountbatten, Prince Philip
McLaren (1972) writes about how Prince Philip sought
to visit the Grove: Before leaving London for a
visit to California in November, 1962, Prince Philip
wrote to Jack Merrill, an old friend and expressed a
desire to visit the Bohemian Grove... Since the
weather was unpredictable at this time of the year;
we decided it would be safer to hold the party
inside the grill and bar building... we restricted
the invitation to former presidents of the club,
committee chairmen, and groups of our highly
talented entertainers... At luncheon... Charlie
Kendrick delivered the speech of welcome. However,
the show was stolen by Prince Philip, who made a
most amusing but salty speech in keeping with the
traditions of Bohemia. (p. 451)
- 'Taken from A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the
San Francisco Bohemian Club', by Peter Martin
Born in 1921 on the Isle
of Corfu, Greece. Parents were evacuated from Greece
after a revolution and both became depressed
(father) or mentally instable (mother). Studied in
Germany under Kurt Hahn and both came to Scotland in
1933. Played polo in his youth, often against Sir
Evelyn de Rothschild. Philip is the Duke of
Edinburgh, a Knight of the Order of the Garter, a
Knight of the Order of the Thistle, Grand Master and
First or Principal Knight of the Order of the
British Empire, and was a prince of Greece and
Denmark until he married. Patron or President of 814
organizations. His wife, Queen Elizabeth II is
patron of the Pilgrims Society. Long career in the
navy from the start of WWII as a midshipsman to
commanding his own frigate, the HMS Magpie. William
R. Denslow's 10,000 Famous Freemasons: "Philip
was initiated in Navy Lodge No. 2612 of London on
Dec 5, 1952. Present at the initiation were the Earl
of Scarbrough, grand master, q.v., and Geoffrey
Fisher, archbishop of Canterbury." Philip is a
Master Mason, never having shown great interest in
the organization, while his cousin, Prince Edward
(b. 1935) is the grand master of the United Grand
Lodge. He and his wife set off for a tour of the
Commonwealth, with visits to Africa, Australia, and
New Zealand in 1952. They went on to visit the
remote parts of the Commonwealth in 1956. Gordon
Creighton, a Foreign Service official and
Intelligence officer, concluded his story about a
reported 1960s UFO landing on the estate of Prince
Philip with: "So there had been a landing on the
estate of Mountbatten and there was Mountbatten's
great interest." The entire testimony was made
during an interview with the Disclosure Project in
September 2000. Prince Philip supposedly had a
drawer full of sketches and information on different
types of UFOs. Philip co-founded the WWF
International in 1961 with Julian Huxley and Prince
Bernhard. He has been the long time president of WWF
UK. Co-founded the 1001 Nature Trust and 1001 Club
from 1971 to 1974, together with Anton Rupert and
Prince Bernhard. Co-founded the Interfaith
consultations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims
in 1984, together with Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan
and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild at Windsor castle. In
August 1988, Prince Philip said to the West German
Deutsche Press Agentur: "In the event that I am
reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly
virus, in order to contribute something to solve
overpopulation". He wrote something along
similar lines in the foreword of the 1987 book 'If I
Were An Animal', written by Fleur Cowles. Philip was
supposedly hostile to Diana after she divorced
Charles in 1996. Mohamed Al-Fayed claimed Prince
Philip had ordered Diana's murder who was killed in
a car crash on August 31, 1997. Queen Elizabeth II
said to Diana's butler Paul Burrell in December
1997: "Nobody, Paul has been as close to a
member of my family as you have... There are powers
at work in this country about which we have no
knowledge." She advised him to be cautious and
to lay low. Unlike his son, Charles, Philip supports
genetically modified foods. On June 7, 2000, The
Guardian quoted the Duke of Edinburgh as saying:
"Do not let us forget we have been genetically
modifying animals and plants ever since people
started selective breeding." Philip is known to
be the head of the family; what he says, generally
goes. He is still president emeritus of the WWF
Formerr chairman of
A Scot (1838-1914)
who was one of the first persons to call for
practical action to safeguard and cherish the worlds
wild places. A founding father of the world
conservation movement and founder of the Sierra
Personal fortune of
about $1.1 billion. Head of Dole Food Company and
privately held Pacific Holdings has spent hundreds
of millions buying up developer Castle & Cooke and
its jewel: The Hawaiian island of Lanai. Promoted
Schwarzenegger for president.
Murphy, John M.
chairman, president and CEO of Home Loan &
Investment Bank, seemingly a relatively small, more
consumer-friendly bank. His father died when he was
young and he was raised by the The Boys & Girls Club
at Fox Point.
An American writer
and researcher. He is best known as the co-author of
The Bell Curve. Murray has been affiliated with the
American Enterprise Institute since 1990. During
1981-1990, he was a fellow with the Manhattan
Institute, where he wrote Losing Ground and In
Pursuit. During 1974-1981, Murray worked for the
American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the
largest of the private social science research
organizations, eventually becoming Chief Scientist.
While at AIR, Murray supervised evaluations in the
fields of urban education, welfare services,
daycare, adolescent pregnancy, services for the
elderly, and criminal justice. Before joining AIR,
Murray spent six years in Thailand, first as a Peace
Corps Volunteer attached-to the Village Health
Program, then as a researcher in rural Thailand.
Myers, Michael E.
Former president of
the The Texas Association of Insurance and Financial
Dr. Myhrvold is
co-president of Intellectual Ventures, a private
entrepreneurial investment firm he co-founded with
his former Microsoft colleague, Dr. Edward Jung.
Before Intellectual Ventures, Dr. Myhrvold spent 14
years at Microsoft Corporation. In addition to
working directly for Bill Gates, he was a top
technical and business strategist for the company
and was involved with founding the company’s
scalable operating systems efforts which lead to the
Windows NT and Windows CE product lines. During his
tenure, Dr. Myhrvold held several executive
positions, eventually retiring as Chief Technology
Officer in May 2000. In addition to advising Gates
and the company on future business and technical
strategies, Dr. Myhrvold was responsible for
founding Microsoft Research and numerous technology
groups that resulted in many of Microsoft's core,
leading products. Before joining Microsoft in 1986,
Myhrvold was founder and president of Dynamical
Systems. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral fellow
in the department of applied mathematics and
theoretical physics at Cambridge University and
worked with Professor Stephen Hawking on research in
cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space time
and quantum theories of gravitation. He has
published scientific papers in journals including
Science, Nature, Paleobiology and the Physical
Review. His paper "Cyberpaleontology - Supersonic
Sauropods," co-authored with Dr. Philip Currie, was
added to the Smithsonian Institution's 1998
Innovation collection and was one of the 1998
finalists for the Computerworld Smithsonian
Naegele, Robert E.
president and director of The Dow Chemical Company
and a long-time Midland resident. Died in 2000.
Chief of Police in
businessman, author, and columnist. Al helped to
build Gannett into the largest newspaper company in
the U.S. He also founded USA Today, the most widely
read newspaper in the U.S. Neuharth retired from
Gannett in 1989, at the age of 65. On December 22,
2004, Neuharth sparked controversy when he called in
his column for American troops to be brought home
from the "ill-advised adventures" in Iraq, which he
compared to the immorality of the Vietnam war.
Neuharth also stated that if he were eligible for
service in Iraq, he would do everything possible to
avoid it. Chairman of the Freedom Forum.
Neylan, John Francis
party leader and U.C. trustee. In 1950 he wrote to
Richard Nixon: "I'm sorry
I missed you during your visit to Mandalay Camp at
the Grove. Some of my fellow members told me they
had a very delightful visit with you. I shall be
very glad to be helpful and shall look forward to
seeing you on your return trip to San Francisco
Nixon, Richard M.
/ Owl's Nest / Mandalay
Raised as an
evangelical Quaker, Duke University law school,
served voluntary in WWII, congressman, senator, very
anti-communist, vice president under Eisenhower,
lost the presidency from JFK, who supposedly was his
friend, United States president 1969-1974, resigned
after the Watergate scandal, mentioned that the
Bohemian Grove was visited by a bunch of fags.
and CNN co-host. In 2003 he exposed Valerie Plane as
a CIA employee, which led to the capture and death
of many overseas agents. Earlier in 2003, her
husband, former U.S.Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, had
criticized George W. Bush for relying on false data
that Saddam Hussein supposedly was purchasing
uraniumin in Niger. Novak never disclosed who leaked
this information to him and has never been
director of Standard Oil of California since the
mid-1960s (at least up to 1975).
Poet. His membership
goes back to the 19th century. Wrote the poet "songs
of Bohemia", which was later edited by Ina
Coolbirth, who was librarian at the Bohemian Club.
Sandra Day O'Connor,
his wife, first woman Supreme Court Justice in 1981.
Member of the Pilgrims Society and the Bohemian
Secretary of the
Navy and Defense Comptroller, participated in a 1994
round table of the Frank Gaffney's Center for
Security Policy and argued vociferously for
increasing funding for the B-2 bomber, paid
consultant and advisory board member for the
manufacturer of the B-2, Northrop Grumman and
Raytheon, Office of Management and Budget, head of
Olson, James E.
Jim Olson took the
reins of AT&T following the divestiture of the
telecommunications field in the mid 80s. AT&T was no
longer the "giant," but just one more competitor in
a growing field. He spearheaded a reorganization and
cost reduction program that saved AT&T over $1
billion in 1987. In 20 short months, his strategies
returned the company to the forefront of the
industry, restoring its competitive edge and the
morale of its 300,000 employees.
Former owner of Los
O'Neill, George D., Jr.
Founder of the Lost
Classics Book Company.
University and a law degree from Harvard University,
chairman The BF Goodrich Company 1979-1997, chairman
of the Business Roundtable, National Alliance of
Business and the Ohio Business Round Table, chairman
New American Schools, chairman of the Board of the
Musical Arts Association of Cleveland, life trustee
of the University of Chicago, ambassador to Norway
since 2002. Member of the Bohemian Grove.
Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer of ChevronTexaco
since the completion of the merger between Chevron
and Texaco in October 2001 and, prior to the merger,
held the same positions with Chevron since January
2000. Prior Positions Held: Mr. O'Reilly was
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Chevron from 1998
until 1999. He was a Vice-President of Chevron from
1991 until 1998. He was President of Chevron
Products Company, from 1994 until 1998. He was a
Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of
Chevron Chemical Company from 1989 until 1991. Other
Directorships and Memberships: American Petroleum
Institute; Eisenhower Fellowships Board of Trustees;
the Institute for International Economics; The
Business Council; The Business Roundtable; JPMorgan
International Council; World Economic Forum's
International Business Council; the Trilateral
Commission; the National Petroleum Council; the
American Society of Corporate Executives.
Owens, William A.
Owens was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota,
graduating from Bismarck High School in 1958. On the
encouragement of his father, he decided to apply to
the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He
was accepted, graduating in 1962. Owen’s naval
career includes more than 10 years or 4,000 days of
service on a submarine, including duty in the
Vietnam War. He served in four strategic nuclear
powered submarines and three nuclear attack
submarines, including tours as Commanding Officer of
USS Sam Houston and USS City of Corpus Christi. From
November 1990 to July 1992, Owens commanded the U.S.
Sixth Fleet, from which the first attacks of Desert
Storm were launched, and NATO’s Naval Striking and
Support Forces Southern Europe. He then directed the
post-Cold War restructuring of the U.S. Navy as the
first Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Resources, Warfare Requirements and Assessments. On
March 1, 1994, Owens was appointed by President
Clinton to serve as Vice Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he was the
nation’s second highest-ranking military officer,
overseeing more than 1.5 million people in uniform.
Owens currently serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer
and Vice Chairman of Teledesic, a private company
based in Kirkland, WA. Owens gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 1997.
of the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Tractor, Chevron,
Genentech Inc. and the Wolf Trap Foundation, founder
and vice-chairman of the California Roundtable,
co-founder of Hewlett Packard with William R.
Hewlett, president of Hewlett-Packard 1947-1964,
chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard
1964-1968, chairman of the board of Hewlett-Packard
1964-1968 & 1972-1993, U.S. Deputy Secretary of
Defense under Nixon, trustee of the Herbert Hoover
Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and
the Hoover Institution, chairman of the U.S.-Japan
Advisory Commission 1983-1985, member of the
Trilateral Commission 1973-1981, chairman of the
Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, member
of the US-USSR Trade & Economic Council's committee
on science and technology 1975-1982, member of the
Business Roundtable , member of the President's
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
1990-1992, member of the Atlantic Council of the
Parker, Jack S.
Vice Chairman of
General Electric. TRW Corporation director. TRW
Corporation is a leader in Strategic Defense
Initiative Star Wars contracts and was recently
(1987) selected to manage the Pentagon's free
electron laser experiment program. They have been
researching a new method of producing weapons grade
plutonium using lasers (also 1987). TRW was an MX
Patten, Lord Christopher F.
Patten of Barnes. Patten worked in the Conservative
Party from 1966, first as desk officer and then
director (from 1974 to 1979) of the Conservative
Research Department. Patten was a Member of
Parliament from 1979 to 1992, serving as Minister
for Overseas Development at the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office from 1986 to 1989. Member of the
Privy Council since 1989. He was later Chancellor of
the Duchy of Lancaster (a sinecure) from 1990 to
1992, whilst also serving as Chairman of the
Conservative Party. In July 1992, he was appointed
the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong until its
handover to the People's Republic of China on 30
June 1997. After Hong Kong's handover, he left Hong
Kong on 1 July 1997, together with The Prince of
Wales, on board HM Yacht Britannia. Held a speech in
1998 in the Bohemian Grove titled 'Asia: What Comes
After the Miracle?'. In 1998-1999, he chaired the
'Independent Commission on Policing for Northern
Ireland', better known as the Patten Commission. In
1999, he was appointed one of the United Kingdom's
two members of the Commission of the European
Communities, with responsibility for Foreign
Relations. He held this position within the Prodi
Commission from 23 January 2000 to 22 November 2004.
Although nominated for the post of President in the
next Commission in 2004, he was unable to gain
support from France and Germany. Lord Patten of
Barnes is the Chancellor for the Universities of
Newcastle and Oxford and a patron of the Tory Reform
Patterson, William A.
President of United
Airlines from 1934 until 1966. Chairman and CEO of
United Airlines 1963-1968.
Patterson, William A., Jr.
Son of William A.
Patterson of United Airlines. Invited in 1970.
Paulson, Allen E.
He turned Grummann
Corp.'s struggling general aviation division into
top-of-the-line Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, Chatham's
largest industrial employer. He also was one of
Georgia Southern University's main benefactors.
Pauley, Edwin W.
Pauley made his
fortune running oil companies from the mid-1920s
onward. He became involved with the Democratic Party
as a fundraiser in 1930s, eventually becoming
treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. In
the summer of 1944, while treasurer of the DNC,
Pauley was part of a group that persuaded Roosevelt
to choose Truman over Henry Wallace as the
vice-presidential nominee. He later served as United
States representative to the Allied Reparations
Committee from 1945-1947. In May 1946, Pauley met
with Herbert Hoover to discuss the impact of food
relief on Japan's ability to pay reparations. Pauley
was en route to East Asia to discuss with General
MacArthur the Japanese situation in light of rising
tensions with the Soviet Union. When Truman
nominated Pauley to be Undersecretary of the Navy in
1946, he was opposed by Secretary of the Interior,
Harold Ickes. Ickes held that Pauley's ties to oil
interests was a clear conflict of interest. Truman
pressed ahead with the nomination, so Ickes
resigned. This effectively scuttled Pauley's
nomination, and led him to return to working behind
the scenes in the Democratic Party. Pauley served in
Truman's 'kitchen cabinet' and advised Presidents
Kennedy and Johnson. He also was an ardent supporter
of UCLA, both as a regent and as a financial donor.
Pauley Pavilion is named for him.
Percy, Charles H.
John D. [Jay] Rockefeller IV. Joined the company of
Bell & Howell; during the Second World War enlisted
in the United States Navy in 1943 as an apprentice
seaman and was honorably discharged in 1945 with the
rank of lieutenant; after the war, rejoined the
company of Bell & Howell, eventually becoming
president, chief executive officer, and chairman of
the board; appointed as President Dwight
Eisenhower’s personal representative to presidential
inaugurations in Peru and Bolivia with rank of
special ambassador 1956; unsuccessful candidate for
governor of Illinois in 1964; elected as a
Republican to the United States Senate in 1966;
reelected in 1972 and 1978 and served from January
3, 1967, until January 3, 1985; unsuccessful
candidate for reelection in 1984; chairman,
Committee on Foreign Relations (Ninety-seventh and
Ninety-eighth Congresses); president, Charles Percy
and Associates, Inc.; serves on the boards of
several foundations and committees; is a resident of
Washington, D.C. Member of the Council on Foreign
Perkins, John S.
Service Acquisition director.
Peterson, Rudolph A.
California raised, president and CEO of Bank of
America, member of the Council on Foreign Relations,
member of the Commission on Postal Organization,
Administrator of the United Nations Development
Programme 1972-1976, director of the James Irvine
Foundation 1971-1982, trustee of the Asia
Foundation, visited Bilderberg.
Pfeiffer, Robert J.
Matson Navigation Co. in 1956 and became its
president in 1973, then kept rising to A&B, Matson's
parent company. He led A&B for more than a dozen
years. Pfeiffer retired in 1999 but was named
chairman emeritus and continued to keep regular
office hours at Matson headquarters in San Francisco
until shortly before his death.
Phelan, James D.
Phelan was born in
San Francisco, California in 1861, the son of an
Irish immigrant who became wealthy during the
California Gold Rush as a trader , merchant and
banker. Phelan graduated from St. Ignatius College
in that city in 1881. He studied law at the
University of California, Berkeley and then became a
banker. He was elected Mayor of San Francisco and
served from 1897 until 1902. Phelan was president of
Relief and Red Cross Funds after the 1906 San
Francisco earthquake. He was then elected as a
Democrat to the United States Senate and served from
March 4 1915 to March 3 1921. He was an unsuccessful
candidate for reelection in 1920. During his time in
the Senate he was chairman of the U.S. Senate
Committee on Railroads during the 64th Congress and
of the U.S. Senate Committee on Irrigation and
Reclamation of Arid Lands during the 65th Congress.
After his time in the Senate, Phelan returned to
banking, and collected art. He died at his country
estate Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California in
Piggott, Charles M.
Retired chairman and
CEO of Paccar Inc. Haynes was a director of Boeing
from 1974 to 1982 and from 1984 until 1998. Former
director of Chevron.
Pigott, James C.
President of Pigott
Enterprises, Inc., a private investment company, and
has held that position since 1983. He was chairman
and chief executive officer of Management Reports
and Services, Inc., a provider of business services,
from 1986 until December 1999. He is the uncle of
Mark C. Pigott, a director of the Company. He has
served as a director of the Company since 1972.
Pings, Cornelius J.
chemical engineering, served as provost of the
University of Southern California from 1981 to 1993,
and as vice provost and dean of graduate studies at
Caltech from 1970 to 1981. He was also president of
the Association of American Universities from 1993
to 1998. Based in Washington, D.C., the AAU
represents the nation’s major research universities.
Pitchess, Peter J.
Sheriff of Los
Angeles County 1958-1982. A 1978 report:
"...The suspect was arrested a few days later and
pleaded guilty to the crime. Our actions were
commended by FBI special Agent in Charge, Ted L.
Gunderson and Sheriff Peter J. Pitches." (Ted
Gunderson? It's a small world after all)
Poett, Henry William III
While practicing law
in his native Youngstown, Ohio, he served the San
Francisco 49ers' front office in 1983 as vice
president and general counsel. By 1991 he had been
promoted to president and chief executive officer.
He played a key role in all five of the 49ers' Super
Bowl winning teams in 1982, '85, '89, '90 and '95.
He earned a reputation as one of the preeminent
executives in professional sports during his years
as president and chief executive officer of the
49ers. Policy was a member of the NFL Finance
Committee and the Committee on Opportunities and
Challenges. Both The Sporting News and Pro Football
Weekly named him NFL Executive of the Year in 1994,
the latter award having been determined by a vote of
NFL owners and executives. He serves on the board of
directors of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and
expects to maintain a high level of civic and
charitable involvement in the Cleveland area. He
holds the prestigious Silver Cable Car Award from
the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau and
The Mayor's Fiscal Advisory Committee Award in
recognition of his managerial skills. Some have
asked why Carmen Policy used to spent months at a
time defending some of the most notorious mobsters
between New York and Chicago. Other questions are
tougher. Like why his name was mentioned repeatedly,
and often cryptically, in secretly recorded 1980
conversations after mobsters laundered money through
Policy's law partner. Or what Policy might have
known about alleged links between the gangsters he
represented and one of his biggest business clients.
Or why so many of his business partners wind up in
trouble with the law. Policy will not answer these
or any other questions about his past. A Browns
spokesman turned down a request for an interview,
saying Policy does not have the time.
Pollock, Charles E.
Popoff, Frank P.
Joined Dow in 1959,
starting in technical service and development and
then moving through sales, marketing, business
management and other positions in the United States
and Europe. He was named Dow's president, chief
operating officer and then CEO in 1987, and chairman
of the board in 1992. He retired as CEO on his 65th
birthday in 1995 and continued to serve the company
as chairman of the board until November 2000. In
1989, the Queen of The Netherlands bestowed on him
the title of Knight Commander in the Order
Oranje-Nassau. Popoff has been recognized
internationally as a leading proponent of
sustainable development, which seeks to reconcile
economic growth with environmental protection. In
1991, he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush
to the President's Commission on Environmental
Quality and as chairman of the Committee on
International Cooperation. Popoff also is a director
of American Express Co., Qwest Communications
International Inc., United Technologies Corp. and
Chemical Financial Corp. He serves on the boards of
the Michigan Molecular Institute, the Kelley School
of Business Dean's Advisory Council, the National
Volunteer Center, and the Herbert H. and Grace A.
Dow Foundation. He is director emeritus of the IU
Foundation. Popoff is a past chairman of the
Chemical Manufacturers Association and a member of
the Business Council for Sustainable Development,
The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business
Council, the Council for Competitiveness and the
American Chemical Society.
Pouge, Richard W.
Powell, Colin Luther
In 1989, Powell was
promoted to four-star general, becoming the first
African American to hold that rank, and was named
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He had an
important role in planning the American invasion of
Panama in late 1989, and prior to the Persian Gulf
War (1991) he played a crucial role in planning and
coordinating the victory of U.S. and allied forces.
He declined to run for the U.S. presidency in 1995,
despite widespread encouragement to do so, and in
1997 became chairman of America's Promise–the
Alliance for Youth, a charitable organization formed
to help needy and at-risk U.S. children. Powell was
appointed secretary of state by President George W.
Bush in 2001. He advocated the so-called Powell
doctrine—that U.S. military power only be used in
overwhelming strength to achieve well-defined
strategic national interests—while promoting “a
uniquely American internationalism,” and he also
showed a particular interest in African affairs. As
secretary of state, however, his influence on
foreign policy issues was not as great as that of
National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice (who
succeeded him in 2005), Vice President Dick Cheney,
and others. Knight Commander of the Most Honourable
Order of the Bath (Honorary) 1993. Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg, the
Trilateral Commission, and the Pilgrims Society.
Former member of the Advisory Council of Forstmann
Little & Co. Director of AOL and Revolution. Has
been hired by the
Carlyle Group as a speaker. Joined
the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield
& Byers in 2005.
Prussia, Leland S.
In April 1981,
Leland Prussia assumed the offices of Chairman of
the Board of BankAmerica Corporation and Bank of
America NT&SA. Mr. Prussia joined Bank of America as
a Research Economist in 1956 after receiving
Bachelor's & Master's Degrees in Economics from
Stanford University. From this position, he rose
through the ranks and, in 1971, became Senior Vice
President in charge of the Bank Investment
Securities Division. By 1974, he was promoted to
Executive Vice President and Cashier (Chief
Financial Officer) and was named to the bank's
Managing Committee two years later. In 1979, Mr.
Prussia was named Executive Officer of the bank's
World Bank Division and retained that position until
becoming Chairman. Since his retirement from Bank of
America in 1987, Mr. Prussia has been primarily
involved in economic and financial consulting and
advisory work. He is currently a member of the Board
of Directors of Crowley Maritime Corporation
headquartered in Oakland, CA. In addition to his
duties with Bank of America, Mr. Prussia has also
been a former California Region Chairman of the
Securities Industry Association and past president
of the Bank Capital Markets Association. He has
served on the California State Senate Commission on
Corporate Governance, Shareholders Rights and
Securities Transactions and has been a director of
the California Economic Development Corporation. Mr.
Prussia is a former member of the Board of Trustees
of the University of San Francisco, the University
of San Diego, and a former member of the Advisory
Council of the School of Business at San Francisco
State University. In addition, he was the first
chairman of the Committee for a Responsible Federal
Budget of Washington, D.C. and a trustee of the
Neighborhood Housing Services of America Foundation.
Reagan , Ronald
president 1981-1989, Knight Grand Cross of the Most
Honourable Order of the Bath. He got rousing
applause when he called for greater regulation of
the media. "You know, the
press conferences were adversarial bouts -- they
were there to trap me in something or other."
Redding, Joseph D.
His father, B.B.
Redding, was a general land agent for Southern
Pacific Railroad Company (Harriman & Harkness
owned). Born in Sacramento, September 13, 1858. He
studied earnestly under the best masters of the
music business, and reached an eminence in musical
skill that but few can attain. He was also
considered a brilliant chess player. Admitted into
the scientific department of Harvard University in
1876. Attended Harvard Law School in 1878 and 1879.
In August, 1879, he entered the law offices of
McAllister & Bergen, in San Francisco, and was
admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of
California, in December of that year. He has also
practiced before the Supreme Court of the United
States and before the departments at Washington. He
has been one of the attorneys for the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company (Harriman & Harkness owned)
since 1881, with special reference to the land
departments. He had a wide experience in many
important legal cases, having been directly
connected with them. His practice was large and
lucrative and was estimated at between $15,000 and
$20,000 per year. In 1884, he delivered a lecture
before the Academy of Science, on the fish supply of
the Pacific coast, which was warmly applauded.
Elected president of the Bohemian Club in 1885 (age
27). Elected president of the San Francisco Art
Association in 1886. Elected president of the Haydn
Society in 1887. Member of the Pacific Club. In
1893, he devised the Cremation of Care ceremony and
played the High Priest. Somewhere between 1893 and
1899 he went to New York where he resided in
Pilgrims Society circles. He was still there at the
time of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
The New York Times on June 25, 1899: "The most
noteworthy performance of the kind occurred in 1893
when Joseph D. Redding, now a lawyer in New York,
devised a beautiful spectacle, "The Cremation of
Care." Time Magazine in 1933: "Origin of
the Grove plays goes back to one Joseph D. Redding,
San Francisco attorney who died last year. He
proposed and wrote the first play, The Man of the
Forest. In 1911 his Natoma was set to music by
Victor Herbert, produced in Philadelphia with Mary
Garden and John McCormack.' The best western
composers have contributed scores for the Grove
plays and Bohemians aver that much beautiful music
is thereby lost to the world, as the plays are
seldom given public performance." Redding was
respected as an attorney, musician, composer, chess
player, and scientist. Was very interested in marine
Director Council on
Foreign Relations 19891992. Reed is currently
Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, a position
he has held since September 2003, but he will be
stepping down from that position in April 2005. He
also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of
the New York Stock Exchange from September 2003 to
January 2004. Reed had also been the Chairman of
Citicorp and Citibank, 1984-1998. Reed had held
numerous positions with Citigroup Inc., and its
predecessors and affiliates since 1965. He is also a
member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, a director of the Spencer
Foundation, Manpower Demonstration Research Corp.,
and National Writing Project, and a trustee of The
RAND Corporation. Mr. Reed served as a director of
the Company from 1975 to September 2003, when he
resigned to serve as Interim Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the New York Stock Exchange. He
is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member
of the Audit, Executive, Finance, and Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committees. He's a director of
United Technologies and Altria Group, Inc.
Engineering and law degrees, admitted to the New
York State Bar Association 1925, patent counselor
Van Heusen Company, deputy director Materials
Division of the War Production Board 1942, working
with other Pilgrims from General Electric. Reed was
re-assigned to assist (Pilgrim) Averell Harriman as
the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission for Economic
Affairs in London in 1943, becoming chief of that
mission with the rank of minister in October 1943,
serving until January 1945. After leaving the U. S.
Mission for Economic Affairs, Reed served as legal
consultant to the U.S. delegation to the 1945 United
Nations Conference on International Organization in
San Francisco; this led to Reed's long affiliation
with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He
was a member of the ICC from 1945-1975; he served as
president from 1949 to 1951. Reed headed the U.S.
Mission on Anglo-American Council of Productivity, a
Marshall Plan agency, established in 1948. Reed was
vice chairman of the Business Advisory Council of
the Department of Commerce (became the Business
Council in 1961) from 1951 to 1952. He was also
active in the Committee for Economic Development
where he served as a trustee and a member of the
Research & Policy Committee from 1946 to 1975. Reed
acted as an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships trustee
from 1953 to 1975, serving as Vice Chairman from
1955 to 1975, and Chairman of the Finance Committee
from 1956 to 1958. Reed also served as a Trustee of
the Samuel H. Kress Foundation from 1960 to 1965,
and as a Trustee of the Winston Churchill Foundation
of the United States from 1970 to 1975. President
and chief executive officer General Electric Company
1940-1942 & 1945-1959, chairman International
General Electric 1945-1952, chairman Finance
Committee and General Electric Pension Trust
1952-1959, member Committee on the University and
World Affairs 1960, director Federal Reserve Bank of
New York 1959-1960, chairman Federal Reserve Bank of
New York 1960-1965, chairman Executive Committee of
the International Executive Service Corps 1966-1974,
director Council on Foreign Relations 1946-1969.
Director of American Express, Bankers Trust Company,
Bigelow-Sanford Inc., Cowles Communication, Kraftco
Corporation, Otis Elevator, Metropolitan Life
Insurance, Scott Paper, Tiffany & Co., U. S.
Financial Inc., Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace and the Ford Foundation, visitor Bohemian
Grove 1966-1988, member Pilgrims Society, stood in
contact with the American Ditchley foundation
Reichardt, Carl E.
Joined Wells Fargo
in 1970, president 1978-1981, chief operating
officer 1981-1983, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo &
Company 1983-1994, director of Ford Motor Company
since 1981, vice-chairman Ford Motor Company since
2001, director PG&E. Corp., McKesson Corp., ConAgra
Inc. and HCA (formerly Columbia/HCA) Healthcare
Richardson, Elliot L.
As a Lieutenant in
the U.S. Army (1942-45), he landed at Normandy, and
earned a purple heart and bronze star. He clerked
for Circuit Judge Learned Hand (1947-48) and Supreme
Court Justice Felix Frankfurter (1948-49). In five
cabinet departments, he served as Assistant
Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare
(1957-59); Under Secretary of State (1969-70);
Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare
(1970-73); Secretary of Defense (1973); Attorney
General (1973); and Secretary of Commerce (1976-77).
In diplomatic assignments, he was Ambassador to
Great Britain (1975-76); Special Representative of
the President to the United Nations Conference on
the Law of the Sea (1977-80); and Special
Representative of the President for Multilateral
Assistance to the Phillipines (1989-94). He was
awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.
Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1991 called
"Defining the New World Order' (Russia collapsed,
which ment there was a NWO). Member of the Pilgrims
Society and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Richardson, H. Leonard
Collaborative Inc., Sonoma, CA. Member of the
Bohemian Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
Richardson, William C.
president and chief executive officer of the W. K.
Kellogg Foundation. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and a
trustee of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust. He is
a member of the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academy of Sciences, and is a fellow of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the
American Public Health Association. He serves on the
boards of the Council of Michigan Foundations and
the Council on Foundations (trustee and chairman).
He also serves on the boards of directors of CSX
Corporation and The Bank of New York. He chairs of
the Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of
Sciences. As a member of Kellogg Company's Board of
Directors, Dr. Richardson chairs the Finance
Committee. He also serves on the Executive
Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Consumer
Marketing Committee and the Social Responsibility
Became America's top
flying ace (22 kills) in World War I; owned
Indianapolis Speedway (1927-45) and ran Eastern Air
Lines (1938-59). Died in 1973.
Ridder, Daniel H.
Chairman and trustee
of California State University 1969-1970. Trustee of
the California State University 1962-1975. Editor
and publisher of the Long Beach paper.
Robert, Donald R.
Roberts, George R.
Left Bear Stearns
with first cousin Henry Kravis (Bohemian Grove) and
Jerome Kohlberg to form investment boutique KKR.
Bought underperforming companies using high-yield
bonds. Immortalized as "barbarians at the gates"
during Nabisco buyout of 1989. Kohlberg left 1987;
partners still run firm using less debt in
prime minister. Rocard spoke at the Bohemian Grove,
remarking on topics such as French agricultural
policy and removing barriers to trade in Europe.
Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich
Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Director Rockefeller Center
1931-1958. Coordinator Office of Inter-American
Affairs 1940-1944. Chairman International
Development Advisory Board 1950-1951. Chairman
President's Advisory Committee on Government
Organization 1952-1958. Present at the United
Nations founding in San Francisco from April 25 to
June 26, 1945, and is said to have played a
prominent role. His father donated the land the
United Nations headquarters was built on. Governor
of New York 1959–1973. Vice-president of the United
States under Gerald Ford 1974–1977. Chairman
National Commission on Critical Choices for America.
Member Council on Foreign Relations. Died in 1979
when he was with his mistress, Megan Marshak. He was
cremated within 18 hours after his death. There is
no known "tell all" of the events by Marshak, and
she appears to have dropped out of public view since
Born in 1915 and
youngest son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Descendant
of the German-Jewish Roggenfelder family which came
to the United States in 1722. Attended school in New
York City and graduated with a bachelor's degree in
English history and literature from Harvard
University in 1936. Followed this with a Ph.D.
(1940) in economics from the University of Chicago,
following study at both Harvard and the London
School of Economics. Married Margaret "Peggy"
McGrath in September 1940 and they raised six
children, including son David Rockefeller Jr. Along
with his brothers - John D. II, Nelson, Laurance,
and Winthrop, David Rockefeller established the
Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) in 1940. Became a
trustee of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical
Research in 1940. Trustee Rockefeller University
1940-1995. Secretary to New York City Mayor Fiorello
H. LaGuardia 1940-1941. Assistant regional director
of the United States Office of Defense, Health and
Welfare Service 1941-1942. Enlisted in the U.S. Army
in 1942. Military Intelligence officer in North
Africa and Southern France 1942-1945. Assistant
Military Attaché in Paris in the last 7 months of
the war . Joined Chase National/Manhattan Bank in
1946 as an assistant manager under Winthrop W.
Aldrich (Rockefeller intermarried) in the Foreign
Department. Assistant manager in the Foreign
Department, Chase National Bank 1947-1948. Played a
major role in the development of the Morningside
Heights neighborhood on the Upper West Side of
Manhattan as president (1947-1957) and then chairman
(1957-1965) of Morningside Heights, Inc. Second vice
president Chase National Bank 1948-1949. Director of
the Museum of Modern Art 1948-1958. Vice president
Chase National Bank 1949-1952. Vice-president
Council on Foreign Relations 1950-1970. Chairman of
The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
1950-1975. Senior vice president of Chase National
Bank with responsibility for supervising the
economic research department and customer relations
in the metropolitan New York area, including all the
New York City branches 1952-1955. Attended the first
Bilderberg meeting in 1954 and was one of its
founders. When Chase National and the Bank of the
Manhattan Company merged in 1955, David Rockefeller
was appointed an executive vice president in charge
of the bank development department. In 1957, he
became vice chairman of the Board of Directors with
responsibility for the administrative and planning
functions of the bank as a whole. Briefly chairman
of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1958. Again in
1962-1972, and again in 1987-1993. Life trustee of
the University of Chicago (which his grandfather
helped establish) and an honorary trustee of
International House (New York), established by his
father. In 1958 David Rockefeller helped establish
the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association (D-LMA),
serving as its chairman 1958-1975. Primary founder
of the Dartmouth Conferences in 1960, which was
initiated at Dartmouth College in an effort to
prevent U.S.-Soviet nuclear conflict. Only
influential private citizens with no government
positions were supposed to meet here. President
Chase Manhattan 1961-1969. In 1962, the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey began plans to
build the World Trade Center, which was pushed hard
for by David and Nelson Rockefeller. Founding member
of the Commission on White House Fellows, 1964.
David had a two and a half hour meeting in Moscow
with Nikita Khrushchev in the summer of 1964. He
reported to president Johnson that Khrushchev would
like to do more trade with the United States and
David recommended that more credit should be
extended to the Russians. Met Khrushchev's
successor, Leonid Brezhnev, soon afterwards. Also
met Chou En-lai in the 1960s, to discuss economic
cooperation. Others David would meet with are Deng
Xiaoping, Nasser, Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, the
Shah of Iran, etc. David is on very good terms with
Nelson Mandela and they regularly meet each other.
It's interesting to note that Mandela is one of
George W. Bush's fiercest critiques. Instrumental in
the formation of the International Executive Service
Corps and chairman 1964-1968. Founder Americas
Society in 1965 (then called Council of the
Americas). Helped found the Rockefeller Family Fund
in 1967. Helped form The Business Committee for the
Arts in 1967. Chairman and CEO of the board of Chase
Manhattan 1969-1981. Chairman Council on Foreign
Relations 1970-1985. In May 1973 Chase Manhattan
Bank opened it Moscow office at 1 Karl Marx Square,
Moscow. Chairman of the Overseas Development Council
of the US-USSR Trade and Economic Council, Inc.,
which was founded in 1973. Founder of the Trilateral
Commission in 1973. Chairman Trilateral Commission
1977-1991. Founded the New York City Partnership in
1979 and chairman 1979-1988. Chairman Chase
Manhattan Bank Advisory Committee 1981-1999. Trustee
Carnegie Endowment International Peace since 1981.
President of the Harvard College Board of Overseers;
life trustee of the University of Chicago; one of
the most important members of the Bilderberg
committee; visitor of the Bohemian Grove Stowaway
camp; member American-Australian Association;
chairman Americas Society 1981-1992; chairman
Rockefeller Group 1981-1995. Helped to establish the
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
at Harvard University in 1994. Chairman of
Rockefeller Center Properties 1996-2001; became a
director of the Shinsei Bank in 2000; chairman
Rockefeller University; chairman of the Museum of
Modern Art; member International Council of J.P.
Morgan Chase; wrote 'Unused Resources and Economic
Waste' (1940), 'Creative Management in Banking'
(1964), and 'Memoirs' (2002); major shareholder of
Atlantic Richfield Petroleum and International
Petroleum Corporation (also a napalm manufacturer).
David is the last of the "Fortunate Five" brothers.
Winthrop died in 1972 after having been devastated
by a chemotherapy procedure; John D. III died in a
1978 car crash; Nelson died in 1979 in bed with his
mistress. Laurence, who was heavily into UFO
research, died in 2004 of natural causes. In
cooperation with Steven Greer, Laurence Rockefeller
supposedly also led an effort from 1993-1996 to get
the Clinton Administration (Bill supported it) to
declassify all UFO information held by the
government. They decided not to go through with it,
because of the danger associated with it. David and
Laurence were members of the Peace Parks foundation.
David was a member of Le Cercle.
Rockwell, Willard F. Jr.
Member of the
founding family of Rockwell Company. Willard was
chairman from 1967 to 1979. Rockwell wass the main
B-1B bomber and space shuttle contractor and they
worked on the MX and Trident missiles. They also
produced plutonium and nuclear triggers for hydrogen
Rogers, William P.
Under Thomas E.
Dewey he worked from 1938 to 1942 in the prosecution
of organized crime in New York City. He entered the
US Navy in 1942, serving on the USS Intrepid,
including her action in the Battle of Okinawa. While
serving as a Committee Counsel to a US Senate
committee, he examined the documentation from the
House Un-American Activities Committee's
investigation of Alger Hiss at the request of
then-Congressman Richard M. Nixon, and advised Nixon
that Hiss had lied and that the case against him
should be pursued. In 1950, Rogers became a partner
in a New York City law firm, Dwight, Royall, Harris,
Koegel & Caskey. Thereafter he returned to this firm
when not in government service. It was later renamed
Rogers & Wells, and subsequently Clifford Chance
Rogers & Wells. He worked in the firm's Washington,
D.C. office until several months before his death.
Rogers joined the Administration of President Dwight
D. Eisenhower in a Deputy-Attorney-General position
in 1953, and then served from 1957 to 1961, as
Attorney General. He remained a close advisor to
then-Vice-President Nixon, throughout the Eisenhower
administration, especially in the slush fund scandal
that led to Nixon's Checkers speech, and
Eisenhower's two medical crises. He also served as
Secretary of State in the Nixon Cabinet, from 1969
January 22 through 1973 September 3. Rogers is also
notable for leading the investigation into the
explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. This
panel, called the Rogers Commission, was the first
to criticize NASA management for its role in
negligence of safety in the Space Shuttle program.
Among the more famous members of Rogers' panel were
astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, Air Force
general Donald Kutyna, and physicist Richard
Feynman. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
and later member of the board of regents of the
University of the Philippines (1923-1941),
Philippine Resident Commissioner to the United
States (1944-46), President of the United Nations
General Assambly (1949), Philippine Secretary of
Foreign Affairs (1950-51,1969-84), Philippine
Ambassador to the U.S. (1952-53, 1955-62), President
of the United Nations Security Council (Jan. & Dec.,
1957), Philippine Secretary of Education (1962-68),
President of the University of the Philippines
(1966-68). Author of numerous bestsellers in the
Philippines and the United States.
(1901) Vice President and the twenty-sixth
(1901-1909) President of the United States,
succeeding to the office upon the assassination of
William McKinley. At 42, Roosevelt was the youngest
person ever to serve as President of the United
interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose
engages America's best thinkers, writers,
politicians, athletes, entertainers, business
leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in
one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
Charlie Rose is also a correspondent for 60 Minutes
II. Charlie Rose airs Monday through Friday on over
200 PBS affiliates throughout the United States.
Rose gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in 2003.
Yale, chairman of
the Presidio Trust under Bill Clinton and George W.
Bush, president and general partner of Founders
Investments, Ltd., director of the State Street
Research Mutual Funds, MetLife Series Mutual Funds,
AP Pharma, Inc., Pherin Corporation, Premier Pacific
Johnson & Higgins of California. Vice-president
Fletcher Jones Foundation. Director at Fremont
U.S. congressman, b.
Chicago. A Democrat, he was first elected as a U.S.
representative from Illinois in 1958. Rostenkowski
became chairman of the House Ways and Means
Committee in 1981. He helped secure (1983)
legislation to keep the social security system
solvent and played a major role in the passage
(1986) of a new federal tax code. In 1994,
Rostenkowski was indicted on corruption charges and
stepped down as Ways and Means chairman; he lost his
House seat in the Congressional elections later that
year. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud in 1996, and
was fined and served (1996–97) a 17-month sentence.
He has subsequently worked as a political consultant
and commentator. Rostenkowski was pardoned by
President Clinton in 2000.
Graduated from Yale
University in 1939 and began his career with Barber
Oil Corporation in 1947. He was also a director at
the Honolulu Oil Corporation from 1948-1950,
chairman of the board of Pacific National Life
Assurance Company from 1948-1950, vice president of
finance and a director of the Matson Nav. Co. from
1952-1961 and director of the McClatchy Newspapers.
Roth was employed by the government, serving as
Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations
from 1963-1966, and White House Special
Representative to the Trade Negotiations from
1967-1969. He was also Delegate to Democratic
National Convention from California in 1960. Mr.
Roth is known to have attended Bohemian Grove and is
a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
In 1970, as a
protégé of Donald Segretti (later convicted as a
Watergate conspirator), Karl Rove sneaked into the
campaign office of Illinois Democrat Alan Dixon and
stole some letterhead, which he used to print fake
campaign rally fliers promising "free beer, free
food, girls and a good time for nothing," and
distributed them at rock concerts and homeless
shelters. Rove admitted the incident years later,
saying "I was nineteen and I got involved in a
political prank." Rove learned at age nineteen,
during his parents' divorce, that the man who raised
him, a mineral geologist, was not his biological
father. Rove's mother committed suicide in Reno,
Nevada, in 1981. Rove dropped out of the University
of Utah in 1971 to become the Executive Director of
the College Republican National Committee and held
this position until 1972, when he became the
National Chairman (1973-1974). In this role, Karl
Rove had access to powerful politicians and
government officials of the Republican party, and
formed ties with George H. W. Bush, then Chairman of
the Republican National Committee (1973-1974). For
the next few years, Rove worked in various
Republican circles and assisted George H. W. Bush's
1980 vice-presidential campaign. Rove is credited
for introducing Bush to Lee Atwater, who would go on
to play a critical role in Bush's 1988 presidential
campaign. Like Atwater, Karl Rove is well known for
his effective campaign tactics, employing push polls
and frequently attacking an opponent on the
opponent's strongest issue. In 1981, Rove founded
direct mail consulting firm, Karl Rove + Company,
based out of Austin, Texas. This firm's first
clients included Republican Governor Bill Clements
and Democratic Congressman Phil Gramm, who later
became a Republican Congressman and United States
Senator. In 1993, Rove began advising George W.
Bush's gubernatorial campaign. He continued,
however, to operate his consulting business until
1999, when he sold the firm to focus his efforts on
Bush's bid for the presidency. In 1986, just before
a crucial debate in the election for governor of
Texas, Karl Rove claimed that his office had been
bugged by the Democrats. The police and FBI
investigated and discovered that bug's battery was
so small that it needed to be changed every few
hours, and the investigation was dropped. Critics
alleged that Rove had bugged his own office to
garner sympathy votes in the close governor's race.
Rove is thought to be behind misleading Swift Boat
Veterans for Truth television ads that quoted Kerry
as saying U.S. military personnel in Vietnam "had
personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads,"
"randomly shot at civilians," and "razed villages in
a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan," without
Kerry's qualification that he was reporting what
others said at a Vietnam veterans' conference, and
not what Kerry had personally witnessed. Another ad
from SBVT accused Kerry of lying to win his Vietnam
combat medals. George W. Bush called Rove the
"architect" of his 2004 Presidential Campaign in his
3 November 2004 acceptance speech. Rove has been
accused of pulling many other dirty tricks over the
years. In March 2001, Rove met with executives from
Intel, successfully advocating a merger between a
Dutch company and an Intel company supplier. Rove
owned $100,000 in Intel stock at the time. In June
2001, Rove met with two pharmaceutical industry
lobbyists. At the time, Rove held almost $250,000 in
drug industry stocks. On 30 June 2001, Rove divested
his stocks in 23 companies, which included more than
$100,000 in each of Enron, Boeing, General Electric,
and Pfizer. On 30 June 2001, the White House
admitted that Rove was involved in administration
energy policy meetings, while at the same time
holding stock in energy companies including Enron.
June 23, 2005, marked another controversial
statement from Rove. "Conservatives saw the savagery
of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war;
liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and
wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and
understanding for our attackers," said Mr. Rove at a
fund-raiser in New York City for the Conservative
Party of New York State. Presently embroiled in
controversy concerning his involvement in revealing
the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame,
allegedly in retaliation for her husband's
criticisms of the administration.
Rumsfeld, Donald H.
University. Attended Cap & Gown events, according to
Kay Griggs, just as Allen Dulles, William Colby,
Frank Carlucci, James Baker, George P. Shultz, ang
George R. Griggs (August 3, 2005, Rense). Naval
aviator 1954-1957. Administrative assistant to a
Congressman from Ohio 1957-1960. A.G. Becker
investment firm from 1960-1962. Congressman
1962-1969. Various assistent jobs to the Nixon
1969-1973. U.S. ambassador to NATO in Belgium
1973-1974. White House Chief of Staff 1974-1975. He
and Dick Cheney managed to keep the MKULTRA project
in part under wraps in 1975. US Secretary of Defense
under Gerald Ford 1975-1977. Presidential Medal of
Freedom 1977. CEO, president, and finally chairman
of G.D. Searle & Company 1977-1985. Chairman of the
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
1983-1986. In this period he managed to rammed
aspartame through the FDA. Rumsfeld is believed to
have earned around $12 million from the sale of
Searle to Monsanto. US Secretary of Defense under
George W. Bush 2000-2008. Member of an endless
stream of committees 1982-2000. Involved in selling
WMD to Saddam Houssein in the mid eighties. Chairman
of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and the RAND Corporation.
Member of PNAC, the Council on Foreign Relations,
Bilderberg, the Bohemian Grove, the Trilateral
Commission, and the Atlantic Institute for
International Affairs (identified as a governor in
1987). Former member of the Advisory Council of
Forstmann Little & Co, just as Henry Kissinger and
George P. Shultz.
Director Emeritus of
Tenneco.Tenneco operates the Newport News
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. and builds nuclear
submarines capable of carrying nuclear warhead armed
missiles and builds Nimitz class nuclear propelled
aircraft carriers. He invited James L. Ketelsen to
the Bohemian Grove.
Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Public relations
executive. Radio and television producer. United
States Army correspondent. NY Times columnist.
Author of 15 books. 1978 Pulitzer Prize winner.
Well-known critic of the Clintons and a big
supporter of the Jewish cause. Gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 2003.
Sagdeyev, Roald Z.
One of the leading
figures in Soviet space science from the 1960s to
the 1980s. Sagdeyev was involved in virtually every
Soviet lunar and planetary probe in this period,
including the highly successful Venera and Vega
missions. He also advised Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev on space and arms control at the 1986
Geneva, 1987 Washington, and 1988 Moscow summits. In
the late 1980s, Sagdeyev left the Soviet Union and
settled in the United States where he headed the
East-West Science and Technology Center at the
University of Maryland, College Park. Present at the
Bohemian Grove in 1989.
Andrew G. C.
Andrew G.C. Sage,
II, age 79, has been president of Sage Capital
Corporation since 1974. Immediately prior to that
time, he served as president of the investment
banking firm of Lehman Brothers. Presently, Mr. Sage
is chairman of Robertson Ceco Corporation, a
prefabricated metal buildings company, and a
director of Tom's Foods, Inc. Throughout his career,
Mr. Sage has served in board and executive positions
for numerous public companies. Director at American
from Italy to the United States. In 1998, he held a
speech at the Bohemian Grove titled 'Diplomacy:
Beyond Conventional Wisdom'.
Sauter, Van Gordon
President CBS News
in the early 1980s. Producer of the syndicated
'Voices of America with Jesse Jackson' 1990-1991.
general for the Office of Legal Counsel at the
Justice Department under Gerald Ford. Since 1986 US
Supreme Court Associate Justice. Gave a speech at
the Bohemian Grove in 1997.
President of A. Gary
Shilling & Co., Dr. Shilling is well known for his
forecasting record. A poll conducted by
Institutional Investor magazine twice ranked him as
Wall Street's top economist. Dr. Shilling has been a
Forbes columnist since 1983, and his articles appear
in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times , and
other well known publications. It is widely
speculated that if the ailing Chief Justice William
Rehnquist were to retire during President Bush's
term, which ends in January 2009, Justice Scalia
would likely be Bush's nominee to replace Rehnquist
as the Chief Justice.
One of the original
Mercury 7 astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury,
America's first effort to put men in space. He was
the only man to fly in America's first three space
programs: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo and has logged
a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space. He
served as a flight leader with the 136th Bomb Wing,
and then as operations officer with the 154th
Fighter Bomber Squadron. He flew 90 combat missions
between 1951 and 1952, Director, Rocky Mountain
Airways; U.S. Department of Interior Advisory Board
on National Parks, Historical Sites and Monuments;
Honorary Belgian Consul, Colorado; Director,
Electromedics, Colorado and Director Watt Count,
Nashville, Tennessee. Freemason, just as many other
He was elected to
the Bundestag in 1953, and in 1957 he became member
of the SPD parlamentary party executive. He was a
vocal critic of conservative government policy. In
1958 he joined the board of the SPD (Bundesvorstand)
and campaigned against nuclear weapons and the
equipping of the Bundeswehr with such devices. In
1958 he lost his seat. From 1961 he was 1965 he was
Minister of the Interior (Innensenator) on the
Hamburg Senate. He improved his reputation with his
active efforts during the 1962 flooding in the city.
In 1965 he was re-elected to the Bundestag and
became head of the SPD faction in 1967 and deputy
chairman of the party in 1968. He had his first
cabinet post in October 1969 as Defence Minister
under Willy Brandt. From July 1972 to November he
was both Minister for Economics and Minister of
Finance, and from December onwards until May 1974
Minister of Finance. He was Chancellor of the
Federal Republic of Germany from 1974 to 1982. He
tied his political future strongly to NATO expansion
following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and
tied his party firmly to the "double resolution" for
the elections in 1980. In 1983 he joined the
nationwide weekly Die Zeit newspaper as co-editor,
in 1985 he became Managing Director. With Takeo
Fukuda he founded the Inter Action Councils in 1983.
He retired from the Bundestag in 1986 but remained
active, in December 1986 he was one of the founders
of the committee supporting the EMU and the creation
of the European Central Bank. In his autobiography
he mentioned the Bohemian Grove was his favorite
retreat. His friend George Shultz invited him to it.
Schmidt, Chauncey E.
He has been Chairman
of C. E. Schmidt & Associates, an investment firm,
since April 1989. From 1987 to March 1989, he was
Vice Chairman of the Board of AMFAC, Inc., a New
York Stock Exchange-listed company engaged in
diversified businesses. He has previously served as
President of The First National Bank of Chicago and
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of
The Bank of California, N.A. Mr. Schmidt is on the
Board of Trustees of the U. S. Naval War College
Foundation and is active in several civic and
charitable organizations. Director at Docucon,
Incorporated. Director of the Palo Alto Medical
Schmidt, Jon Eugene
Head of Jon E.
Schmidt & Associates Co.
Schneider, Edward J.
movie star and later politician. Quite
controversial, because of his Nazi father and the
continues accusations about people, especially
women, he abuses. He's a Republican Catholic.
Schwarzkopf, H. Norman
Attended the 1990 Le
Cercle meeting in Oman. Born in Trenton, New Jersey
to Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., he graduated from West
Point in 1956, and earned a masters degree in
missile engineering from the University of Southern
California in 1964. After graduating from West Point
and receiving a commission in the infantry,
Schwarzkopf had assignments in the United States and
Germany before going back to school to earn his
masters in guided missile engineering. Schwarzkopf
then returned to West Point as a member of the
faculty. Following Schwarzkopf's first year as a
member of the faculty at West Point he requested a
reassignment to Vietnam. Schwarzkopf served as an
adviser to the Vietnamese airborne division during
his two combat tours in the Vietnam War and received
the Purple Heart after being injured. Schwarzkopf
made general in 1978, and in 1983 was deputy
commander during the US invasion of Grenada, and in
1988 was appointed to the U.S. Central Command. In
1990 he was chosen to run Operation Desert Storm,
and was responsible for the "left hook" strategy
that went into Iraq behind the Iraqi forces
occupying Kuwait, and widely credited with bringing
the ground war to a close in just four days. He was
personally very visible in the conduct of the war,
giving frequent press conferences, and was dubbed
"Stormin' Norman." He was awarded the United States
Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom and the
British Order of the Bath. Attended a 1990 meeting
of Le Cercle in Oman.
Scripps, Charles E.
of the Fores
Charles E. Scripps
served as chairman of the board of The E.W. Scripps
Company from 1953 until 1994. He continues as
chairman of the board of trustees of The E.W.
Scripps Trust and chairman of The E.W. Scripps
Company executive committee. Scripps is a grandson
of E.W. Scripps, who founded the newspapers that
eventually grew into the Cincinnati-based media
company known as The E.W. Scripps Company, or
Seaborg, Glenn T.
In 1939, Dr. Seaborg
was appointed an instructor in chemistry at the
University of California, Berkeley, where he was
promoted to Assistant Professor in 1941, and to
Professor of Chemistry in 1945. In 1946, he also
took responsibility for direction of nuclear
chemical research at the Lawrence Radiation
Laboratory, operated for the Atomic Energy
Commission by the University of California; from
1954 to 1961, he was Associate Director of LRL. In
the same year, he was appointed by President Truman
to be a member of the AEC's first General Advisory
Committee, a post he held until 1950. In 1958, he
was appointed Chancellor of the University of
California at Berkeley. In that capacity he served
until his appointment by President Kennedy to the
Atomic Energy Commission in 1961, when he was
designated Chairman of the Commission. His term of
office expires in 1968. From 1959 to 1961, he was
also a member of the President's Science Advisory
Committee. Dr. Seaborg was given a leave of absence
from the University of California from 1942-1946,
during which period he headed the plutonium work of
the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago
Metallurgical Laboratory. He was co-discoverer of
plutonium and all further transuranium elements
through element 102. In addition to the discovery of
transuranium elements, Dr. Seaborg and his
colleagues are responsible for the identification of
more than 100 isotopes of elements throughout the
Seeligson, Arthur, Jr.
University, one of two inventors of the Wigner-Seitz
unit cell, which is an important concept in solid
state physics, president of the National Academy of
Sciences 1965-1968, president of the Rockefeller
University 1968-1978, questions the reasons for
global warming, was a director and shareholder of a
company that operated coal-fired power plants,
chairman Science and Environmental Policy Project,
Chairman George Marshall Institute, violently
opposes the Kyoto protocols and is being criticized
for that, member of the New York City Commission for
Science and Technology, chairman of the United
States delegation to the U.N. Committee on Science
and Technology for Development.
President of the San
Francisco Stock Exchange in 1937.
Shultz, George P.
Born December 13,
1920, in New York City, the son or Birl E. and
Margaret Pratt Shultz. Charles Pratt (1830-1891),
Margaret's grandfather, became a partner of John D.
Rockefeller after merging his oil company with
Standard Oil in 1874. His son, Shultz's grandfather,
Charles Millard Pratt (1858-1933), was treasurer of
Standard Oil and his widow bequeathed their New York
mansion, the Charles Pratt House, to the Council on
Foreign Relations in 1945, which serves as its
headquarters ever since. Birl Earl Shultz
(1883-1955), George's father, was a personnel
director with the American International Corporation
and founded the New York Stock Exchange Institute
(November 10, 1955, NY Times, obituary). B.A. degree
in economics from Princeton University in 1942.
Attended Cap & Gown events, according to Kay Griggs,
just as Allen Dulles, Donald Rumsfeld, William
Colby, Frank Carlucci, James Baker, and George
Griggs (August 3, 2005, Rense). U.S. Marine Corps
1942-1945, attaining the rank of Captain. Faculty
member at MIT 1946-1947. At MIT, according to
several accounts, Shultz teamed up with the German
social engineer Kurt Lewin, who was setting up a
psychological research institute there (died in
1947). Lewin emigrated from Germany to the US in
1932 and is said to have been a leading member of
the Tavistock Institute (at the very least he served
as a source of inspiration to many of their
psychiatrists). Taught in both the MIT Department of
Economics and the MIT Sloan School of Management
1948-1957. Earned a Ph.D. from MIT in industrial
economics in 1949. Chairman of MIT's Industrial
Relations Division 1954-1957. Leave of absence in
1955 to serve on President Dwight Eisenhower's
Council of Economic Advisers as a senior staff
economist. Joined the University of Chicago Graduate
School of Business as professor of industrial
relations in 1957 and served as dean of the school
from 1962 to 1968. Involved in Nixon's election
campaign of 1968. Nixon's Secretary of Labor
1969-1970. One of the main organizers of the US-USSR
Trade and Economic Council in 1972. Nixon's
Secretary of the Treasury 1972-1974. It was during
this period that Schultz, along with Paul Volcker
and Arthur Burns, supported the decision of the
Nixon administration to end the gold standard and
the Bretton Woods system. Shultz also regularly
played golf with Stephen Bechtel Jr. at Burning
Tree. President and director of the Bechtel Group
1974-1982, a privately-held huge construction
company strongly linked to the intelligence
agencies. Also acted as president of the Bechtel
Foundation. Ran Ronald Reagan's election campaign in
1980, together with Bechtel vice-president Caspar
Weinburger. Chairman of the President's Economic
Policy Advisory Board from 1981-1982. Reagan's
Secretary of State 1982-1989. Hosted his good friend
Helmut Schmidt at the Bohemian Grove in 1982 and has
stayed at Camp Mandalay. Member of the Council on
Foreign Relations and Atlantic Council of the United
States. On Oct. 25, 1984, speaking at the Park
Avenue Synagogue in New York, Shultz delivered
remarks calling for the U.S. to adopt a preemptive
first-strike policy, such was implemented 20 years
later by the Bush-Cheney administration. According
to John Perkins, former chief economist and
"economic hitman", Shultz functioned as the heir to
Robert Strange McNamara (1001 Club) as one of the
top figures in the new imperial pyramid of power,
which employed the structure of economic hitmen to
bleed and crush nations. Examples are the
Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, and such as
the various attacks on Panama, culminating in the
1989 invasion. Then-Secretary of State Shultz had
spoken one day earlier, Sept. 30, threatening the
nations present that they had better stay in line,
and pay their debts to the IMF. As Secretary of
State, he automatically became a honorary member of
the Pilgrims Society and gave at least one speech to
this club in 1985. In August 1988, while travelling
from the airport to La Paz, Bolivia, Shultz's
motorcade was bombed, supposedly by drug dealers.
There was only material damage. In 1989 he rejoined
Bechtel as a director and senior counselor (he still
is anno 2005). Director at Gilead Sciences since
1996. Director Fremont Group, Inc. (owned by the
Bechtel corporation) and the Charles Schwab
Corporation. Chairman of Accenture's Energy Advisory
Board. Former member of the Advisory Council of
Forstmann Little & Co. (Henry Kissinger, Colin
Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld have been other
members). Has visited the Trilateral Commission in
the 1990s. Teamed up with George Soros in 1998 to
promote a series of referenda to legalize narcotics.
According to author James Mann, who wrote the Rise
of the Vulcans book about Bush's inner Cabinet,
Shultz initiated a discussion with George W. in the
Spring of 1998, whereby the future President sat
down in Shultz's living room on the Stanford
University campus, in order to see if he would be
the right man for the presidency. At that meeting
were Martin Anderson, the former advisor to both
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan; Abraham Sofaer, a
former Shultz aide; John Cogan and John Taylor, two
economics professors; and Stanford's provost, and
Shultz protege, Condoleezza Rice. After the scholars
associated with the Hoover Institution indicated
that they thought Bush would make a good
Presidential choice, Bush invited Shultz, Rice, and
Anderson down to Austin, Texas for a follow-up
meeting in the Summer. Out of that meeting, which
was joined by Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, came
the public decision for Bush to run for President.
Soon Richard Perle and Dov Zakheim were holding
Monday morning conference calls with Bush. Bush W.
became president in 2000, selecting the above
individuals as his primary staff members. Initial
member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
in 2002, a year before that country was invaded.
Co-chairman of the economic taskforce for California
gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger in
2003. Co-chairman of the Commonwealth Club
Centennial meeting in 2003, sponsored by Goldman
Sachs and Carnegie Corporation. Anno 2005, Shultz is
chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase's International
Advisory Council, co-chairman of the Committee on
Present Danger (together with James Woolsey), and an
advisor to the Washington Institute for Near East
Policy (together with Alexander Haig, Lawrence S.
Eagleburger, Richard Perle, James Woolsey, and,
until recently, Paul Wolfowitz). Honorary director
of the Institute for International Economics (headed
by Peter G. Peterson. Other directors are Paul
Volcker, Maurice R. Greenberg, and David
Rockefellers). Member of the Hoover Institution and
the American Enterprise Institute New Atlantic
Initiative. Shultz's most senior advisor and
confidant is Charles Hill, a former diplomat to
Israel, the Far East, and the secretary-general of
the UN, who now holds positions at Yale and
Stanford. Shultz has been a long time associate of
Shumway, Forrest N
vice-chairman of Allied-Signal Corporation (now
called Honeywell) and life trustee of University of
Astronomer at the
Sigler, Andrew Clark
Chairman and CEO of
Champion International. Trustee Emeritus of
Silha, Otto A.
During his senior
year at the University of Minnesota he "tried out"
for a newsroom job at the Minneapolis Star, where he
was hired in May 1940 as a copyeditor. Following
four years of service in the Air Force, Mr. Silha
was named promotion director of the Minneapolis Star
and Tribune Company. Four years later, in 1952, he
took on the added responsibilities of personnel
director. In 1954 he became the company's business
manager. Within two years he was general manager and
was elected vice president. In 1968 he became
executive vice president and publisher of The
Minneapolis Star and The Minneapolis Tribune. In
1973 he was elected president of the company. He
served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the
company, now renamed Cowles Media Company, from 1979
until his retirement from the Board in 1984. He then
founded his own consulting firm, Silha Associates.
Active in a variety of professional and civic
organizations and projects, Mr. Silha served as a
member of the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota and is a trustee and senior vice president
of the University of Minnesota Foundation. Silha has
played a leadership role in several major
professional groups, including the American
Newspaper Publishers Association, the Associated
Press, the Newspaper Advertising Bureau, the
International Newspaper Promotion Association, the
Newspaper Readership Project, and the Newspaper
Joint Postal Task force.
Simon, William E.
William E. Simon
became the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury on May 8,
1974. In August, he was asked to continue to serve
in this position by President Ford, who shortly
afterward appointed him Chairman of the Economic
Policy Board and chief spokesman for the
Administration on economic issues. On April 8, 1975,
President Ford also named him Chairman of the newly
created East-West Foreign Trade Board, established
under the authority of the Trade Act of 1974. At the
time of his nomination as Treasury Secretary, Mr.
Simon was serving as Deputy Secretary of the
Treasury, a post he had held from January 22, 1973.
As Deputy Secretary, he supervised the
Administration's program to restructure and improve
U.S. financial institutions. He also served as the
first Administrator of the Federal Energy Office.
From December 4, 1973, Mr. Simon simultaneously
launched and administered the Federal Energy
Administration at the height of the oil embargo. He
also chaired the President's Oil Policy Committee
and was instrumental in revising the mandatory oil
import program in April 1973. Mr. Simon was a member
of the President's Energy Resources Council and
continued to have major responsibility for
coordinating both domestic and international energy
policy. Castigated George H.W. Bush in 1994 at the
Bohemian Grove for abandoning the Reagan agenda. The
son of an insurance executive, Mr. Simon was born in
Paterson, New Jersey, on November 27, 1927. He was
graduated from Newark Academy and, after service in
the U.S. Army (infantry), received his B.A. from
Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1951.
He began his extraordinary career with Union
Securities in 1952. He served as Vice President of
Weeden & Company before becoming the senior partner
in charge of the Government and Municipal Bond
departments at Salomon Brothers, where he was a
member of the seven-man Executive Committee of the
firm. Following government service, Mr. Simon
co-founded Wesray Corporation, a successful pioneer
in mergers and acquisitions. Seven years later he
launched WSGP International, which concentrated on
investments in real estate and financial service
organizations in the western United States and on
the Pacific Rim. Most recently, in 1988, he founded
William E. Simon & Sons, a global merchant bank with
offices in New Jersey, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
During his remarkable business career, Mr. Simon
served on the boards of over thirty companies
including Xerox, Citibank, Halliburton, Dart and
Kraft, and United Technologies. In recognition of
his visionary leadership in business, finance and
public service, the Graduate School of Management at
the University of Rochester was renamed the William
E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration
in 1986. Mr. Simon was an active member of the
United States Olympic Committee for over 30 years.
He served as Treasurer from 1977 to 1981 and as
President of the U.S. Olympic Committee for the
four-year period, which included the 1984 Games in
Sarajevo and Los Angeles. He chaired the U.S.
Olympic Foundation, created with the profits of the
Los Angeles games, from 1985 through 1997, and was
inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1991.
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations .
Skinner, David .E.
David "Ned" Skinner
took over Alaska Steamship after the death of his
father, G. W. Skinner, in 1953. Increased
competition from state-subsidized ferries and barge
operations had put the company into a decline and
Skinner had to close it in 1971, a major
disappointment in his business life. But as head of
the Skinner Corporation, Ned branched out into real
estate (the Skinner Building and 5th Avenue Theatre
in Seattle, Carillon Point in Kirkland), Pepsi-Cola
bottling, and NC Machinery tractor sales. By 1988,
the Skinner Corporation was the 10th largest
privately held corporation in the U.S. In 1960,
Skinner joined with other investors to form the
Pentagram Corporation to build the Space Needle, a
futuristic, 605-foot tower and revolving restaurant
that would become the icon for the Century 21
Seattle World’s Fair and for Seattle itself. The
1962 World’s Fair marked the shift in Seattle from
"provincial backwater into a genuinely cosmopolitan
port city" (Crowley). Skinner is said to have raised
more than $5 million for the fair and was prepared
to take a loss on his own investment if it raised
Seattle’s profile in the world. Skinner sat on the
boards of the Boeing Company, Safeco, Pacific
Northwest Bell, Pacific National Bank, and actively
guided corporate policy. Skinner died of cancer in
Smith, F. Allen
Smith, Mark D.
President & CEO,
California HealthCare Foundation since its formation
in 1996. Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1999
titled "Is the Healthcare System Headed for a
Meltdown?" Smith is a member of the Institute of
Medicine and on the board of the Washington Business
Group on Health. He has served on the Performance
Measurement Committee of the National Committee for
Quality Assurance and the editorial board of the
Annals of Internal Medicine. A board-certified
internist, he is a member of the clinical faculty at
the University of California San Francisco and an
attending physician at the AIDS clinic at San
Francisco General Hospital. Prior to joining the
California HealthCare Foundation, Smith was
executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser
Family Foundation and served as associate director
of the AIDS Service and assistant professor of
Medicine and Health Policy and Management at Johns
Smith, Robert Michael
sculpture, 3D computer visualization/animation and
philosophy of aesthetics at the New York Institute
of Technology and Fine Arts. Smith is a member of
the Board of Directors for the New York City chapter
of SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer
Graphics) and president of the Sculptors Guild. He
is also a board member of the International
Sculptors Symposium, Inc., the Washington Sculptors
Group, and the Philadelphia Sculptors.
Smith, William French
In 1946 he joined
the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los
Angeles, where he was a senior partner when he was
appointed Attorney General by President Ronald
Reagan. Smith was a member of the American Law
Institute, American Judicature Society, and the
Institute of Judicial Administration's Board of
Fellows, as well as a fellow of the American Bar
Foundation. He served as Attorney General from 1981
to 1985 and then joined the President's Foreign
Intelligence Advisory Board. He has served as a
member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on
International, Educational and Cultural Affairs in
Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1978; a member of the
board of directors of the Los Angeles World Affairs
Council since 1970 and its president since 1975; a
member of the Los Angeles Committee on Foreign
Relations from 1954 to 1974; and a member of the
Harvard University School of Government since 1971.
He has also served as a member of the advisory board
of the Center for Strategic and International
Studies at Georgetown University, since 1978 and was
a member of the Stanton Panel on International
Information, Education and Cultural Relations in
Washington from 1974 until 1975. His business
affiliations included service as a director of the
Pacific Lighting Corp. of Los Angeles from 1967 to
1981 and the Pacific Lighting Corp. of San Francisco
from 1969 to 1981, a seat on the board of directors
of Jorgensen Steel Company from 1974 to 1981, and a
seat on the board of directors of Pullman, Inc. of
Chicago from 1979 to 1980. He was a member of the
California delegation to the Republican National
Convention in 1968, 1972, and 1976, serving as
chairman of the delegation in 1968 and vice chairman
of the delegation in 1972 and 1976.
Snyder, William Paul
Snyder served as
Chief Counsel of the Department of Energy's Oak
Ridge Operations Office from 1979 to 1991 and served
on the U.S. Commission on Government Procurement. He
received the rank of Meritorious Executive from
President Reagan for his work on various energy
projects. Mr. Snyder's practice includes litigating
contract claims before courts and administrative
bodies dealing with environmental regulatory
compliance and defending against environmental
claims, and defending against qui tam actions
brought under the False Claims Act.
Sparks, Jack D.
After being enlisted
in the Army Air Corps (WWII) he advanced to the rank
of captain before returning to his job on the
assembly line at the 1900 Corporation. People in
positions of authority knew Sparks and recognized
his potential. Within a few years, Sparks was moved
out of the factory into personnel work and labor
relations. Later, he moved into sales and marketing
where he became producer of a strong Whirlpool
product line. In the Whirlpool sales department he
was promoted to director of marketing, and later,
became chairman, president, and chief executive
officer of the Whirlpool Corporation. He started the
employee-training programs now in place at
Spencer, William I.
Citicorp from 1970 to 1982. Director of United
Technologies. Died in 1987.
Spencer, William M.
Stamper, Malcolm T.
graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with
a degree in electrical engineering and joined Boeing
in 1962 as director of the company's aerospace
electronics operations. In 1965, he was elected
company vice president and named general manager of
the Turbine Division. In the years that followed he
led the 747 program and, as vice president-general
manager of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company,
directed all the activities involving production,
sale and development of the 707, 727, 737, 747 and
SST. He served as president of the company and a
member of the board of the directors from 1972 until
1985, when he became vice chairman of the board. He
retired in 1990.
Stansbury, Herbert E.
Director of ACR
of History at USC and California state librarian
emeritus. Pro-Schwarzenegger. Member of the Bohemian
Grove Annals Committee in 1997.
Stephens, Donald R.
Stephens, Paul H.
Robertson Stephens & Company in 1978, which became
one of the world's premier boutique investment
banks, helping to finance hundreds of Silicon Valley
growth companies. (sold in 1997) Manager of
Robertson Stephens venture capital group 1984-1990,
chairman Stephens Investment Management LLC,
co-founder and Managing Director of RS Investments
(San Francisco-based mutual fund group that manages
over $7 billion in assets), chairman and board
member of the Haas Business School Advisory Board at
the University of California, active board member of
DUMAC (the Duke Management Company), which manages
Duke University's endowment fund, as well as a
director of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation.
In 1892, Sterling, a
real estate speculator, met the dominant literary
figure on the west coast, Ambrose Bierce, at Lake
Temescal and immediately fell under his spell.
Bierce -- to whom Sterling referred as "the Master"
-- guided the young poet in his writing as well as
in his reading, pointing to the classics as model
and inspiration. Sterling also met adventure and
science fiction writer Jack London. Sterling also
maintained a room at the Bohemian Club in San
Francisco, to whose exclusive fold Bierce had given
him entrée. This Club (founded in 1872, it was the
first in the U.S.) sponsored summer outings on the
Russian River, north of San Francisco, which were
called "High Jinks" and were attended by Sterling,
London, Stewart Edward White, and many others.
Sterling wrote and directed a number of plays for
these events, including 'The Triumph of Bohemia: A
Forest Play' and 'Truth; A Grove Play'.
Sterling, J. E. Wallace
Served as the
president of Stanford University between 1949 and
Stevens, Roger L.
impresario, together with David Rockefeller he
worked on the Business Committee for the Arts.
Stever, Horton Guyford
Phi Beta Kappa,
CalTech Ph.D. in physics, member of the MIT
Radiation Lab since 1941, Aeronautics and
Astronautics professor and head of two MIT
engineering departments, chairman Scientific
Advisory Board, Chief Scientist of the Air Force
Advisory Board, consultant to the United Aircraft
Corporation and Space Technology Laboratories,
Scientist and consultant for TRW Inc., but also
companies like Goodyear and Schering Plough,
president of the Carnegie Mellon University,
Director National Science Foundation, chairman of
the White House Energy R&D Advisory Commission,
chairman of the US-USSR Commission on S&T
Cooperation, founding Chairman of the US-Israel
Bi-national Science Foundation, member of the
National Academy Sciences, the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Academy
Engineering and the Carnegie Commission on Science
Technical and Government, also president of the
Universities Research Association, chairman of an
independent panel of experts established by the
National Research Council to advise NASA and monitor
its compliance with the recommendations of the
Rogers Commission that investigated the Challenger
explosion in 1986.
Stewart, James E.
Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of cement manufacturer Lone Star
Industries (1970's and 1980's).
Stewart, Samuel B.
Sticht, J. Paul
Sticht began his
career with United States Steel Corp. and then Trans
World Airlines Inc. He joined Campbell Soup Co.
where he became Vice President of Marketing and
later President of its international subsidiary. He
left Campbell to join Federated Department Stores as
Executive Vice President and a member of its board
of directors, and soon after became President of
Federated. "He became a member of the Board of
Directors of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1968
and in 1972, after retiring from Federated, was
elected Chairman of the Executive Committee. In
1973, Paul was elected President of RJR, which by
that time had changed its name to R.J. Reynolds
Industries, Inc. He was elected Chief Executive
Officer in 1978 and Chairman of the Board in 1979.
After his retirement as a full-time employee in
1984, Paul remained on the Board of Directors
serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee and a
coinsultant. Paul was brought back twice from his
retirement at R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. He
first returned from April until October of 1987 to
serve as Chairman of the company which had by then
become known as RJR Nabisco, Inc. and then returned
from February until April of 1989 as acting Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, following the
acqusition of RJR Nabisco by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
and Company." He has been a member of the boards of
directors of Celanese Corp., Chrysler Corp., S.C.
Johnson & Son, Inc., McKesson Corp., Textron Inc.,
Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. and Wachovia
Stone, Michael P.W.
Michael P. W. Stone
was born in London, England, on 2 June 1925; has
resided in the United States since 1929; served in
the British Royal Navy during World War II as an
aviator with the Fleet Air Arm of the British Royal
Navy and was assigned to the British carrier HMS
Glory , operating in the Mediterranean and Far East,
1943-1945; received a B.A. degree from Yale
University, 1948; studied at New York University Law
School, 1948-1949; founding partner in Sterling
International, a paper marketing and manufacturing
business, 1950-1964; was vice president of that
company and several of its subsidiaries including
Sterling Vineyards, 1960-1982; was Director of the
U.S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt, of the Agency for
International Development, 1982-1985; Director of
the Agency for International Development Caribbean
Basin Initiative, 1985-1988; was Assistant Secretary
of the Army (Financial Management), 27 May 1986-12
May 1988; served concurrently as Acting Under
Secretary of the Army, 28 February 1988-23 May 1988;
was Under Secretary of the Army and Army Acquisition
Executive, 24 May 1988-13 August 1989; while serving
as Army Under Secretary, performed the duties of the
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, 13 May
1989-10 August 1989; was Secretary of the Army, 14
August 1989-19 January 1993; chairman of the board
of the Panama Canal Commission, 1990-1993; died in
San Francisco, California, 18 May 1995.
Sullivan, Louis W.
One of the few black
man that have attended the Bohemian Grove. He gave a
speech in 1997. Louis W. Sullivan, president
emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.
Since completion of his medical training, Sullivan
has held both professional and administrative
positions in health care facilities and medical
training institutions. He joined Morehouse College
as Professor of Biology and Medicine in 1975 and was
the founding dean and director of the Medical
Education Program at the college. He was named
president of Morehouse School of Medicine in 1981.
He served as secretary, United States Department of
Health and Human Services, from 1989 to 1993. He
returned to Morehouse School of Medicine in 1993.
Sullivan retired as president in 2002. Sullivan is
on the boards of the following public companies in
addition to 3M: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., CIGNA
Corp., Equifax Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corp., Henry
Schein Inc. and United Therapeutics Corp. He also is
affiliated with certain nonprofit organizations,
including chairman of Medical Education for South
African Blacks and trustee of the Little League
One of the persons
who was thinking about establishing what would
become the Stanford Research Institute.
Swartz, Thomas B.
Land of Happiness
Class I Director of
Capital Alliance Advisors, Inc. (San Francisco
based) since 1995; current term expires in 2006;
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Capital
Alliance Advisors, Inc. (1989 to date); Chairman,
Sierra Capital Acceptance (1995 to 2000); Founder,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra
Capital Companies and its Affiliates (1980 to date);
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of
seven equity real estate investment trusts
(1980-1991); Attorney at Law, Thomas Byrne Swartz,
Inc. (1980 to date), and Bronson, Bronson, &
McKinnon, San Francisco, California (Senior Partner
1960-1980); Past President (1989-1990) and Member,
Board of Governors (1983 to 1993), National
Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts;
Director (representing Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation) of two subsidiaries of American
Diversified Savings Bank (in liquidation)) (1990 to
1992) Member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee
to California Commissioner of Corporations
(1972-1973); University of California at Berkeley
Boalt School of Law, L.L.B. 1959; Lieutenant,
U.S.N.R. 1954-1956 (active) and to 1967 (reserve);
Yale University, A.B. 1954.
Swearingen, John E.
Received a master of
science degree from Carnegie–Mellon University in
1939, honorary degrees by 15 colleges and
universities, among them the University of South
Carolina and Carnegie–Mellon, chairman Standard Oil
Company of Indiana (BP) 1965-1983, chairman National
Petroleum Council 1974-1975, chairman American
Petroleum Institute1978-1979, chief executive
officer Continental Illinois Corporation 1984-1987,
director of the Organization Resources Counselors,
Inc., served as a director of Aon Corporation,
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sara Lee Corporation,
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Chase Manhattan
Corporation, First Chicago Corporation, American
National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, and
McGraw Wildlife Foundation. Member of the National
Academy of Engineering, the Junior Achievement
National Business Hall of Fame, the Chicago Business
Hall of Fame, and the South Carolina Business Hall
of Fame, and he is a fellow of the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has been
decorated by the governments of Egypt, Italy, and
Iran. Received the Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award
by the Boy Scouts of America in 1980, the Charles F.
Rand Memorial Gold Medal by the American Institute
of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers in
1980, the Washington Award by the Western Society of
Engineers in 1981, and the Gold Medal for
Distinguished Achievement by the American Petroleum
Institute in 1983.
One of the persons
who were thinking about establishing what would
become the Stanford Research Institute.
Symington, James W.
1969-1977. Chief of protocol of the Department of
State 1966-1968. Counsel in the law firm of O'Connor
& Hannan since 1986. Director at Saul Centers, Inc.
since 1993. Chairman Emeritus of National
Rehabilitation Hospital. Member of the Atlantic
Council of the United States. Trustee of the Center
for Russian Leadership Development (Open World
Program), together with Bill Frist (Bohemian Grove)
and George Soros (Le Cercle). The program has
brought nearly 4,000 young Russian leaders from 87
regions to 680 communities in the United States,
including 150 members of the two houses of the
Russian Parliament, the Federation Council and the
State Duma. It has also brought 169 Russian judges
to the United States. These Russians will return to
Russia after having experienced the American way of
life. Symington is a member of the National Peace
Foundation's Advisory Board.
Symonds, J. Taft
Chairman of the
Board at TETRA Technologies, Inc. (Texas). He has
served as Chairman and a director of Maurice
Pincoffs Company, Inc., a private international
marketing company, and as President and a director
of Symonds Trust Co., Ltd., a private investment
firm, since 1978. Mr. Symonds also serves as a
director and a member of the audit and compensation
committees of the board of directors of Plains
Resources, Inc., an energy company, and as a
director and member of the audit committee of Plains
All American Pipeline, L.P., which is engaged in
crude oil transportation, terminaling and storage.
Mr. Symonds received his B.A. degree from Stanford
University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business
Son of the
co-founder of the Yale Skull & Bones Society,
himself Skull & Bones 1878, Cincinnati Law School
1880, member Ohio Superior Court 1890-1892,
solicitor general of the United States 1892-1900,
Governor of the Philippines 1901-1904, Secretary of
War 1904-1908, President of the United States
1909-1913, Chief Justice of the United States
Supreme Court 1921-1930, member of the Pilgrims
emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Gave
a speech in 1980. Teller is a physicist who played a
major role in developing the hydrogen bomb and he is
a leading promoter of Star Wars weaponry. The
Livermore Lab is the number one recipient of
Strategic Defense Initiative Star Wars research
dollars. (1987 description)
Terry, Walter E.
Thacher, Carter P.
Became President and
CEO of Willbur Ellis and its chairman in the 1980's.
Recently, Thacher stepped back a little and became
Vice-Chairman. Willbur Ellis is a California-based
leading international marketer and distributor of
agricultural and industrial products, with sales
exceeding $1.474 billion in 2004.
The first roving
newscaster, a film maker through the 1920s, a radio
presenter in the 1930s, an adventurer who wrote more
than 50 books, he was heralded as the father of
'Cinerama'. He was also the first man to film the
Dalai Lama in Tibet. Thomas died in 1981 in New York
at the age of 89.
Thomas, Lowell, Jr.
Son of the roving
newscaster Thomas Lowell. Former lieutenant governor
of Alaska, who is credited with leading the battle
to establish Alaska's Chugach State Park. He fought
to protect the Alaska wolves from aerial hunting and
helped to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge. Director of the Alaska State Bank.
Thomason, A. Mims
He was president,
general manager, and director of United Press
International from 1962 to 1972. Deceased. At the
Bohemian Grove, he was the guest of Jack R. Howard,
president of Scripps-Howard Newspapers.
Thomson, Hunter S.
who committed suicide in 2005. He was named by Paul
Bonacci as a participant in an off-season pedophile
homosexual snuff film made at the Bohemian Grove.
Bonacci would eventually be granted 1 million
dollars by the court. Senator John DeCamp wrote a
book about the affair.
Tight, Dexter C.
Tollenaere, Lawrence R.
Headed the Beavers
association for one year, Director Newhall Land and
Farming Company, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance
Company, Parsons Corp. (engineering giant), and
Avery Dennison Corporation (since 1964), trustee of
the Claremont Graduate University, has been a
chairman, chief executive officer, president and
director of Ameron Inc. (manufacturer of
Traub, Marvin S.
Former CEO and
Chairman of Bloomingdales, serves as senior advisor
to Financo, Inc. and is Chairman and CEO of Financo
Global Consulting (FGC), the consulting arm of
Financo. He also serves as President of his
marketing and consulting firm, Marvin Traub
Associates, Inc. (“MTA”) Mr. Traub served as
Chairman of The Home Company, which he founded in
1997, and the Johnnie Walker Collection which he
created in 1998. Prior to creating MTA, Mr. Traub
was Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s for 14 years.
Mr. Traub began his career at Bloomingdales in 1950
and served in various capacities including Vice
Chairman and Director of Campeau Corporation and a
Director of Federated Department Stores. Mr. Traub‘s
consulting clients include American Express, Ralph
Lauren, Jones New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Federated
Department Stores, Nautica Europe, Lanvin - France,
Coin - Italy, Men’s Health magazine, Yue Sai Kan –
China, Aishti, - Lebanon, Quartier 206 – Berlin, and
AOL Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle – New
Trent, Darrell M.
Currently a Senior
Research Fellow with the Hoover Institute at
Stanford University, Darrell Trent served as
Chairman of the US delegation to the European Civil
Aviation Commission. He has held various other
government positions that include Deputy Secretary
of the US Department of Transportation and Director
of the President’s Office of Emergency Preparedness.
His corporate positions include: Chairman, President
and CEO of Rollins Environmental Services, Inc.;
President and CEO of Food Service, Inc. and
Supermarkets, Inc. He served as a member of the
National Security Council and of the NATO Senior
Civil Emergency Planning Commission. Ambassador
Trent was Deputy Campaign Manager for Ronald
Reagan’s Presidential Campaigns of 1976 and 1981.
Ambassador Trent, who is a graduate of Stanford
University with post-graduate degrees from Columbia
University and the International Law School at The
Hague, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Acton Development Inc. (since 1988). Hosted CIA
director William Casey in the Bohemian Grove in
1980. The year before Trent went to Mandalay.
Son of financier and
philanthropist Henry Trione
Turner, Fred L.
Was one of the first
employees of McDonald's in 1956. He rose up the
ranks of the company and eventually became CEO in
1974 and was names Senior Chairman in 1990. In 2004
he retired as Senior Chairman. Turner is also a
director of Aon Corporation, Baxter International,
Inc., and W.W. Grainger, Inc. He has received an
honorary doctor of laws degree from Drake University
in 1983 and an honorary doctor of business
administration in foodservice management from
Johnson & Wales University in 1991.
Turner, William Cochrane
William C. Turner
served as the US Ambassador to the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from
1974-1977. He also held the following governmental
positions: Member of the US Advisory Commission on
International Educational and Cultural Affairs;
Member of the National Review Board of the East-West
Center; Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade
Negotiations; US Representative of the Consultative
Group of the parent organization of COCOM. He sat on
the Boards of Directors of Rural/Metro Corp., AT&T
International, Salomon Inc., Pullman Corporation,
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Microtest Inc., and
Nabisco Brands Inc.; Chairman of the AT&T
International European Advisory Council and Asia
Pacific Advisory Council; Chairman of the
International Advisory Council of Avon Products;
Member of the Europe Advisory Council of IBM, the
Asia Pacific Advisory Council of American Can, the
Brazilian Advisory Council of General Electric
Company, and the Brazilian and Asia Pacific Advisory
Councils of Caterpillar Tractor Co. Since returning
to the US, he has been chairman of Argyle Atlantic
Corp. that advises multinational corporations on
international strategy, investments, acquisitions,
joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also is a
trustee and past chairman of Thunderbird, The
American Graduate School of International
Management; a former director and member of the
executive committee of the US Council for
International Business; former chairman of the board
and director of Mercy Ships International; and
former Governor of the Lauder Institute of
Management and International Studies at the
University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of
the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, the
Conservation Foundation, the Bohemian Grove, the
Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council
of the United States, and the Atlantic Institute for
International Affairs (governor in 1987). Received
an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from
Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of
International Management, and the Distinguished
Service Award from the East-West Center.
Also a Pilgrims
Society member. Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel
Langhorne Clemens) was an American writer,
journalist and humorist, who won a worldwide
audience for his stories of the youthful adventures
of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Clemens was born
on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, of a
Virginian family. He was brought up in Hannibal,
Missouri. After his father's death in 1847, he was
apprenticed to a printer and wrote for his brother's
newspaper. He later worked as a licensed Mississippi
river-boat pilot. The Civil War put an end to the
steamboat traffic and Clemens moved to Virginia
City, where he edited the Territorial Enterprise. On
February 3, 1863, 'Mark Twain' was born when Clemens
signed a humorous travel account with that
pseudonym. In 1864 Twain left for California, and
worked in San Francisco as a reporter. He visited
Hawaii as a correspondent for The Sacramento Union,
publishing letters on his trip and giving lectures.
He set out on a world tour, traveling in France and
Italy. His experiences were recorded in 1869 in The
Innocents Abroad, which gained him wide popularity,
and poked fun at both American and European
prejudices and manners. The success as a writer gave
Twain enough financial security to marry Olivia
Langdon in 1870. They moved next year to Hartford.
Twain continued to lecture in the United States and
England. Between 1876 and 1884 he published several
masterpieces, Tom Sawyer (1881) and The Prince And
The Pauper (1881). Life On The Mississippi appeared
in 1883 and Huckleberry Finn in 1884. In the 1890s
Twain lost most of his earnings in financial
speculations and in the failure of his own
publishing firm. To recover from the bankruptcy, he
started a world lecture tour, during which one of
his daughters died. Twain toured New Zealand,
Australia, India, and South Africa. He wrote such
books as The Tragedy Of Pudd'head Wilson (1884),
Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc (1885), A
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) and
the travel book Following The Equator (1897). During
his long writing career, Twain also produced a
considerable number of essays. The death of his wife
and his second daughter darkened the author's later
years, which is seen in his posthumously published
autobiography (1924). Mark Twain was present at a
February 1908 Pilgrim dinner in New York, as
reported by the New York Times (The newspaper wrote
a huge amount of articles about him).
Has been chairman,
CEO, and president of the Motion Picture Association
of America (MPAA).
Chairman of the House Republican Campaign Committee,
which put George H.W. Bush into the office of
President.. Went to the Bohemian Grove in 1989.
Volcker, Paul A.
Volcker was born on
September 1927 in Cape May, New Jersey. He earned a
bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, from
Princeton in 1949, and a master of arts degree in
political economy and government from the Harvard
University Graduate School of Public Administration
in 1951. Research assistant in the research
department of the New York Fed during the summers of
1949 and 1950. Pilgrims Society member and later
Rockefeller Foundation vice-chair Robert Vincent
Roosa was his mentor there, and Paul Volcker became
part of his 'Brain trust', or 'Roosa bloc' in the
following years. Volcker would also become a member
of the Pilgrims Society. From 1951 to 1952, he was
Rotary Foundation Fellow at the London School of
Economics (Rotary International and the Lions Clubs
are still seen today by some as the most important
recruiting centers for the Masonic movement). He
returned to the New York Fed as an economist in the
research department in 1952, and special assistant
in the securities department from 1955 to 1957.
Financial economist at Chase Manhattan Bank
1957-1961. Director of the Office of Financial
Analysis at the Treasury 1962-1963. Deputy
Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs at the Treasury
1963-1965. Rejoined Chase Manhattan as vice
president and director of forward planning
1965-1968. Undersecretary of the Treasury for
Monetary Affairs 1969-1974. Senior fellow at the
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Affairs at Princeton University for the 1974-1975
academic year. Director Council on Foreign Relations
1975-1979 & 1988. President Federal Reserve Bank of
New York 1975-1979. On July 26, 1979 the New York
Times stated: "David Rockefeller, the chairman
of Chase, and Mr. Roosa were strong influences in
the Mr. Carter decision to name Mr. Volcker for the
Reserve Board chairmanship." Chairman Federal
Reserve System 1979-1987. Identified by BND officer
Hans Langemann as a person who attended the December
1, 1979 meeting of Le Cercle in the Madison Hotel in
Washington. Others that attended the meeting were
the German Karl-Heinz Narjes (Bundestag; soon went
to the ECC), William Colby (the recently retired CIA
director at the time), Ed Feulner (president of the
Heritage Foundation), Julian Amery (later chairman
of Le Cercle; Privy Councillor; father was one of
the closest Rothschild allies in building up
Israel), and Jean Violet (French intelligence
officer; Habsburg employee; Le Cercle co-founder and
chairman; Fascist militant before WWII). Volcker
became a member of the advisory board of Power
Corporation in 1988 and is a friend to Canadian Paul
G. Desmarais, Sr., a Privy Councillor and
controlling shareholder of Power Corporation since
1968 (Desmarais and the Belgian Albert Frère jointly
own about half of the major industries in France and
Belgium, including Suez, Société Générale, Total,
Imerys, and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert). Director of
Prudential Insurance 1988-2000. Chairman of
Wolfensohn & Co. in New York 1988-1996. North
American chairman of the Trilateral Commission
1991-2001. Chairman of the newly created J.
Rothschild, Wolfensohn & Company from March 1992 to
1995, Wolfensohn & Co.'s London-based joint venture.
Visited Bilderberg in 1997. Attended meetings of the
Ditchley Foundation and has chaired some of them.
Advisor to the Japan Society and the International
House. Member of the advisory board of Hollinger,
together with Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, and
Zbigniew Brzezinski. Director of UAL Corporation,
Bankers Trust New York Corporation, and Nestle, S.A.
Director United States/Hong Kong Economic
Cooperation Committee. Public member of the Board of
Governors of the American Stock Exchange American
Stock Exchange. Honorary trustee of the Aspen
Institute. American Council on Germany, and the
American Assembly. Co-chairman of the advisory board
of Leadership Forum International and a principal of
the Council for Excellence in Government. Member
Circle of Presidents RAND Corporation, which means
he has donated at least tens of thousands of dollars
if not millions. Trustee International Accounting
Standards Committee. Honorary chairman Financial
Services Volunteer Corps, a firm founded by Cyrus
Vance and John C. Whitehead in 1990. Honorary
chairman Committee to Encourage Corporate
Philanthropy. Chairman Independent Inquiry Committee
into the Oil-For-Food program, which also employed
Rockefeller’s granddaughter, attorney Miranda
Duncan. Chairman board of trustees Group of Thirty
(2005). Paul Volcker is a visitor of the Bohemian
Grove camp Mandalay. Director of the United Nations
Association of the United States of America
2000-2004. Director of the Fund for Independence in
Journalism. Wrote the foreword of George Soros' 2003
book 'The Alchemy of Finance'. Director of the
Institute for International Economics, Washington,
headed by Peter G. Peterson. Other directors of the
institute are Maurice R. Greenberg and David
Rockefeller. Trustee of the American Assembly anno
2005, together with Admiral Bobby Ray Inman (former
NSA head; director SAIC; Bohemian Grove; CFR;
Trilateral Commission), David Gergen (Bohemian
Grove; CFR; Trilateral Commission), and Frank A.
Weil (governor Atlantic Institute; CFR).
Volkmann, Daniel G., Jr.
Director of the San
Walker Brooks, Jr.
Chairman of San
Francisco Real Estate Investors, chairman of the
Board of USL Capital Corporation, director of the
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving (1999), W.M. Beaty
& Associates Inc. (CA area land and forest
management), emeritus chairman and trustee of the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2004 and 2005).
Walker, Robert W.
occupied a front- row seat at an array of historic
events in the post-World War II era, as a
translator, adviser, administrator and diplomat. He
spoke seven or eight languages, five of them
fluently, and served part time as an interpreter to
five presidents. Vernon Anthony Walters was born in
New York City on January 3, 1917, and attended
Stonyhurst College in England. He joined the United
States Army in 1941, and served in North Africa and
Italy during World War II, retiring in 1976 as a
Lieutenant General. From 1955 to 1960, he was a
staff assistant to President Eisenhower, acting as
interpreter for the President, Vice President and
senior diplomatic and military officials. Appointed
by President Nixon, General Walters was deputy chief
of the C.I.A. from 1972 to 1976. Just weeks after
Mr. Nixon sent him to the agency, the White House
tried to involve the C.I.A. in the Watergate scandal
that eventually forced Mr. Nixon's resignation.
According to later Congressional testimony by John
W. Dean 3d, the President's counsel at the time, Mr.
Nixon had picked General Walters for the job in
order to have a "good friend" in the intelligence
agency. Two Nixon aides, H. R. Haldeman and John D.
Ehrlichman, asked General Walters to caution the
Federal Bureau of Investigation to limit its
inquiries lest they compromise C.I.A. operations.
"It simply did not occur to me that the chief of
staff of the President might be asking me something
that was illegal or wrong," Mr. Walters wrote in his
memoir. But on orders from his superior, Richard M.
Helms, the director of central intelligence, the
general rescinded his advisory to the F.B.I.
According to General Walters, Mr. Dean subsequently
asked him repeatedly to pay off the Watergate
burglars with secret C.I.A. funds, but he refused to
do so and threatened to resign publicly if there was
one more such call. In 1981, President Reagan
offered General Walters the job of roving
ambassador, which he accepted. Finally, he served as
ambassador to the United Nations from 1985 to 1988,
and as ambassador to West Germany from 1989 to 1991.
He had many opportunities in his career to witness
the making of history. He was W. Averell Harriman's
aide in the early years of the cold war, accompanied
President Truman to a meeting with an insubordinate
General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War and
shuttled with President Eisenhower to a series of
summit meetings, held in Geneva and White Sulphur
Springs, West Virginia, among other places. As
translator for Vice President Nixon during his
good-will tour of Latin America in 1958, General
Walters was cut in the mouth by broken glass when a
mob stoned their car in Caracas. Later, as a
military attaché in Paris, General Walters is
remembered for borrowing the private plane of
President Georges Pompidou to smuggle Henry A.
Kissinger in and out of France for clandestine
meetings with Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam."He
was great as our James Bond, getting us in and out
secretly, even giving us code names," said
Winston Lord, former president of the Council on
Foreign Relations, who accompanied Mr. Kissinger to
the secret talks with the Vietnamese. General
Walters, a bachelor, leaves no immediate survivors.
Walters was a Knight of Malta.
Warner Rawleigh, Jr.
(American Telephone and Telegraph).
Earl Warren was an
immensely popular Republican governor when President
Dwight Eisenhower appointed him to the Supreme
Court. Ike later regretted his choice; he had hoped
toappoint a moderate conservative; Warren proved to
be an unabashed liberal.Went to the Bohemian Grove
in the 1960s. Became the president of the Warren
Commission. Pilgrims Society members John J. McCloy,
Allen Dulles, and Gerald Ford (at least honorary
member later on) were members of the commission.
Gave a speech at the
Bohemian Grove in 1999 titled "The Alaska Oil Spill
director and later chairman of its executive
Watson, Thomas J., Jr.
Eldest son of Thomas
J. Watson, the founder of IBM, known to have
struggled throughout his life with depression,
earned a business degree from Brown University in
1937, and worked a few years as an IBM salesman. In
May of 1956 Watson Jr. was named CEO of the company.
Only six weeks later his father died. Thomas Jr.
took the single biggest risk in IBM's history when
he decided to make all of its previous computer
software (and hardware, for that matter) obsolete,
by developing a uniform range of new IBM mainframe
computers. The new machines were compatible within
the range—i.e., they could run the same software and
use the same peripherals—but incompatible with the
former mainframes. The new series, called the
System/360, almost completely bankrupted the entire
company; its highly successful launch in 1964 was
called by Fortune magazine "IBM's $5 Billion
Gamble". That same year, because of this success,
Dwight D. Eisenhower at the New York World's Fair
awarded Thomas J. Watson Jr. the Medal of Freedom,
the highest award a U.S. President can bestow on a
civilian. Watson was CEO of IBM from 1956 to 1971
and became a US ambassador to the Soviet Union
1979-1981. He also was a trustee of the China
Institute and was called by Fortune Magazine “the
most successful capitalist who ever lived” (1976) He
was a member of the Pilgrims Society, the 1001 Club,
and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Webster, William H.
Director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1978 to
1987 and director of the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) from 1987 to 1991. He was a former federal
judge who ascended to the CIA after his successful
coups against the New York mafia families while
director of the FBI under President Jimmy Carter.
Since 1991, Webster has practiced law at the
Washington D.C. firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley &
McCloy where he specializes in arbitration,
mediation and internal investigation. He served as
Co-chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory
Council. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Born in Omaha, Neb.,
he graduated from West Point and served in China,
the Philippines, and Europe until World War II. As a
staff officer in the war-plans division of the U.S.
War Department (1941–43), he was the principal
author of the 1941 Victory Program for U.S. entry
into the war and helped plan such strategies as the
Normandy Campaign. He became chief of staff to Gen.
Chiang Kai-shek and commander of U.S. forces in
China (1944–46). He retired in 1951 and was promoted
to general in 1954. Went to the Bohemian Grove in
the 1960s. Barry Goldwater was his guest.
Weinberger, Caspar Williard
Aves / Mandalay
U.S. army in 1941. Captain on General Douglas
MacArthur's intelligence staff at the end of the
war. California State Assembly 1952-1958. Chairman
California Republican Party 1962-1967. Chairman of
the Commission on California State Government
Organization and Economy from 1967 (appointed by
governor Reagan). State director of finance from
1968-1970. Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
Deputy director Office of Management and Budget
1970-1972 and as director from 1972 to 1973.
Secretary of health, education, and welfare
1973-1975. Vice president and general counsel of the
Bechtel Group of Companies in California 1976-1980.
Secretary of Defense 1981-1987. Pushed for dramatic
increases in the United States' nuclear weapons
arsenal and was a fervent supporter of the Star Wars
program, indicted in the Iran-Contra Affair but
received a presidential pardon from George H.W.
Bush. Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987.
Publisher and chairman of Forbes magazine since 1989
(Forbes is long time Pilgrims Society family).
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of
the British Empire. Advisor to the American Ditchley
Welch, John F.
Chairman. G.E. operates a plant in Florida that
makes neutron generators for nuclear bombs. They
made the reentry vehicle for the Minuteman missile.
They make propulsion systems for nuclear submarines
and jet aircraft engines and are involved in
electronic warfare work. They are developing the
engine for the Stealth bomber.
Wheat, Francis M.
Harvard Law School,
commissioner of the Securities and Exchange
Commission 1964-1969, partner of Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher (LA law firm), member of the Board of
Governors of the NASD, member of the Legal Advisory
committee of the New York Stock Exchange, president
of the Los Angeles Country Bar Association
White, Robert M. II
He graduated from
the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico in 1933, and
Washington and Lee University in 1938. His
grandfather and father both served as editors of the
Mexico Evening Ledger. After his graduation from
Washington and Lee, White served as reporter for the
Evening Ledger until 1940, when he entered the armed
services. During the war White went to Australia
with General R. L. Eichelberger and was involved in
missions for General Douglas MacArthur's
headquarters. After serving overseas White returned
to the United States where he was on duty as a
reporter at the White House. White served as a
reporter for the U.S. Press Bureau in Kansas City
and was briefly editor of the New York Herald
Tribune. White returned to Mexico as the co-editor
and publisher of the Evening Ledger in the late
Author who published
a number of books of "channeled'' material. Born
March 12, 1873, at Grand Rapids, Michigan, he
studied at the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1895;
M.A., 1903). In 1904 he married Elizabeth (Betty)
Grant, and they settled in California where he
became well known as an author of many books,
articles, and short stories dealing with his
experiences around the state in mining and lumber
camps, and on exploration trips. In March, 1918,
Betty and Stewart Edward White had their first
experience with the spirit world. At a party with
friends, the Ouija board, being used as a parlor
game, spelled the name "Betty" over and over again.
When Betty took over the pointer, it spelled out a
number of messages, including the advice to try
"automatic writing." For over a year Betty and
Stewart experimented with "automatic writing,"
receiving a number of messages which proved
evidential. Betty was slowly led into another method
in which she entered a higher state of
consciousness, speaking in her own voice or the
voice of another entity. The entities communicating
through Betty declined to be identified, wishing to
remain anonymous, and thus were named "the
Invisibles" by the the Whites. "The Invisibles" led
her into another, higher world, teaching her to
create a new identity. Stewart recorded the messages
and experiences which Betty reported in her higher
state of consciousness. "The Invisibles" indicated
that they were not only teaching Betty to enter a
higher world of spiritual consciousness but were
interested in teaching all humans how to enter this
world. Betty and Stewart White continued the
sessions with "the Invisibles" from 1919 to 1936.
Having waited for seventeen years, they finally
decided to publish their first book outlining their
adventures in learning about and entering the higher
Wiegers, George A.
B.A. from Niagara
University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia
University, lLong time private investment banker,
general partner of Lehman Brothers, managing
director of Dillon, Read & Co. since 1983, director
of Darby Overseas Investments Ltd., active in the
development and financing of industrial, natural
resource and media/communications companies, trustee
of the University of Colorado Foundation, Wiegers
fellowships at Columbia University are named after
Wilbur, Ray Lyman
Dean of the Stanford
University School of Medicine from 1911 to 1916.
President of Stanford from 1916 to 1943. Physician
of president Warren G. Harding 1921-1923. 31st
United States Secretary of the Interior 1929-1933.
From 1943 until his death in 1949 he served as the
university's chancellor. Friend President Herbert C.
Hoover. His brother Curtis Wilbur became chief
justice of the California state supreme court.
playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer.
One of the most successful playwrights of late
Victorian London, and one of the greatest
celebrities of his day, known for his barbed and
clever wit. He suffered a dramatic downfall and was
imprisoned after being convicted in a famous trial
of "gross indecency" for his homosexuality. Died in
Williams, Barry Lawson
Sons of Rest
Williams spent seven
years as a consultant with McKinsey, several of
those in Latin America. He then joined Bechtel, the
global engineering and construction firm, to help
launch and manage their investment program. For the
past 14 years, he has run Williams Pacific Ventures,
a consulting and investment business based in San
Francisco. During this time, he has been CEO of a
communications company and a specialty construction
services firm. Mr. Williams has been a member of the
American Management Association Board since April,
1998 and became its president in 2000. He also
serves on the board of directors of several public
companies in the insurance, energy, and engineering
Williams, James Prior
Williams, John H.
president of First Union Securities (investment
banking) until 1999, director and later chairman of
Clear Channel Communications since 1984 where he
made 7.2 million just in 2003, director of GAINSCO,
Inc. Clear Channel owns over 1,200 radio stations
and 37 television stations, with investments in 240
radio stations globally, and Clear Channel
Entertainment (aka SFX, one of their more well-known
subsidiaries) owns and operates over 200 venues
nationwide. They are in 248 of the top 250 radio
markets, controlling 60% of all rock programming.
Williams, Joseph D.
Warner-Lambert through a merger with Parke-Davis,
where he was President and CEO. When elected
president of Warner-Lambert, and later as chairman
and CEO, he invested heavily in research. This
investment helped Warner-Lambert to generate over $4
billion in revenues by 1990. Director AT&T (American
Telephone and Telegraph).
Wilson , Harry Leon
Writer Harry Leon
Wilson won wide popularity with his humorous novels
and plays. Among the best known of Wilson's novels
are Bunker Bean (1912), Ruggles of Red Gap (1915),
and Merton of the Movies (1922). Each of these
novels, along with other Wilson works, were adapted
for Hollywood films.
Witter, William David
He joined his
father’s firm, Dean Witter Inc., in 1956 and founded
his own company, William D. Witter Inc., in 1967,
specializing in asset management and research for
institutional investors. A founding investor of
National Semiconductor, he was a longtime trustee of
the San Francisco-based Dean Witter Foundation and a
member of the Hoover Institution’s board of
Wriston, Walter B.
His father was a
president of Brown University who in 1950 became a
governor of the New York Stock Exchange. After
graduate school, Wriston became a junior Foreign
Service officer at the State Department in which he
helped negotiate the exchange of Japanese interned
in the United States for Americans held prisoner in
Japan. He was drafted into the US Army in 1942 and
served in the Signal Corps on Cebu in the
Philippines. Immediately after World War II in 1946,
Wriston entered the banking sector as a junior
inspector in the comptroller's division at the First
National City Bank (which would later be known as
Citicorp). Wriston's ascended quickly within the
Bank, becoming head of the overseas division in
1959. As a close adviser to then chairman James
Stillman Rockefeller, Wriston became executive
vice-president in 1960, chief executive of Citibank
in 1967, and chairman of Citicorp in 1970. He
remained chairman until 1984. He was chairman of
President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board, a
member and chairman of the Business Council, and a
co-chairman and policy committee member of the
Business Roundtable. Director of the Council on
Foreign Relations 1981-197. Trustee of the Rand
Corporation. Died in 2005. Wriston was venerated as
a the most influential commercial banker of his
Woolsey, Robert James
Went to Stanford,
Oxford (Rhodes scholarship), and Yale University
(Phi Beta Kappa). Director CIA 1993-1995, director
Atlantic Council, chairman Smithsonian Institute,
member advisory board America Abroad Media, member
advisory board Jewish Institute for National
Security Affairs. Held a lakeside talk; ‘The Long
War of the 20th Century'. He went in 1980 and was
still a member in 2004. Supposedly, Woolsey invited
dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project in 1993
to inform him about the back-engineering of alien
technology. According to Greer, Woolsey was quite
shaken by the fact that he wasn't informed about any
of this. Woolsey never denied having talked to
Steven Greer; he only disputes the characterization
of the meeting after the book of Steven Greer came
out. Chairman of the Board of Freedom House, the
Chairman of the Advisory Boards of the Clean Fuels
Foundation and the New Uses Council, and a Trustee
of the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
He also serves on the National Commission on Energy
Policy. He has been the Chairman of the Executive
Committee of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian
Institution, and a trustee of: Stanford University,
The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, and the
Aerospace Corporation. He has been a member of: The
National Commission on Terrorism, 1999-2000; The
Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to
the U.S. (Rumsfeld Commission), 1998; The
President's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform,
1989; The President's Blue Ribbon Commission on
Defense Management (Packard Commission), 1985-1986;
and The President's Commission on Strategic Forces
(Scowcroft Commission), 1983. Woolsey is presently a
principal in the Homeland Security Fund of Paladin
Capital Group (supposedly sent a gag order down the
line of the NY fire department relating 9/11) and a
member of the Board of Directors of four privately
held companies, generally in fields related to
infrastructure protection and resilience. He also
serves as Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board of
Global Options LLC. He has served in the past as a
member of the Boards of Directors of a number of
other publicly and privately held companies,
generally in fields related to technology and
security, including: Martin Marietta; British
Aerospace, Inc.; Fairchild Industries; Titan
Corporation; DynCorp, Yurie Systems, Inc.; and USF&G;
he has also served as a member of the Board of
Governors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
Novalist. Wrote a
book about Judaism. Held a lakeside talk titled
Chuck Yeager is
unquestionably the most famous test pilot of all
time. He won a permanent place in the history of
aviation as the first pilot ever to fly faster than
the speed of sound, but that is only one of the
remarkable feats this pilot performed in service to
his country. 2004 lakeside Talk: 'Flight'.
Educated in England,
Lee Kuan Yew led Singapore to independence and
served as its first prime minister. He was regularly
re-elected from 1959 until he stepped down in 1990.
Under his guidance, Singapore became a financial and
industrial powerhouse, despite a lack of abundant
natural resources. Lee ruled with ultimate
authority, and his zeal for law and order was
legendary. In 1990 he stepped down (though he
remained in the cabinet as senior minister) and was
succeeded as prime minister by Goh Chok Tong. At the
Bohemian Grove he was supposedly mistaken for a
Mayor of Los Angeles
other guests for entertainment and service purposes
Member of the
Grateful Dead, Produced their first album in 1967.
Went in 2004.
Member of the
Grateful Dead. Produced their first album in 1967.
Went in 2004.
Singer of the
classic-rock band the Steve Miller Band. Produced
their first Album in 1968.
Robert C. Bailey
Famous gay porn
star, worked as a valet in 2004. Probably 'serves'
some of the gay guests.
Former stint waiter
at the Bohemian Grove. Wrote about the it in his
pamphlet 'A Waitress in Bohemia'.