I have to agree, especially considering the current domination of the forum by members contributing opinions and information related to the authenticity of the Zapruder film, that there is not more interest in digging up as much of the background of the man who had the role of attempting (successfully, for more than a decade....) to hide the actual film from the public, almost immediately after it was shot and developed.
JFK certainly was "hemmed in", leading up to his assassination. The most prominent Washington news publisher publicly accused JFK of having the ex-wife of Cord Meyer Jr. as his principle mistress, his closest aid, Sorenson, is described below as sleeping at the time with a CIA asset recruited and paid by Cord Meyer and CD Jackson. I've documented in other threads that from late 1960 to March 1963, the JFK family spent most weekends on the estate in VA owned by the mother of Ernest Byfield Jr., the decade long boss of Henry Crown of General Dynamics' 1960 executive hire, Patrick H. Hoy. Byfield's white Russian wife had been married previously to a prominent minister in the fascist Franco Spanish government, and her sister was married to Placido Eversun, the first cousin and business partner of B. Rionda Braga, Cuban sugar magnate whose Cuban mills and plantations were confiscated by Castro. George HW Bush would later walk his late friend's (Edward G. Hooker) daughter down the wedding aisle and into the arms of Braga's son, Ames.....
J. Edgar Hoover was withholding from the WC, FBI reports that described a 1962 break in, witnessed by two of his SA, of Judith Campbell's LA apartment by the twin sons of former FBI SA, IB Hale, head of General Dynamic's security in Fort Worth, TX. Hoover's agents had gotten the tag number of their car as they drove away from Campbell's apartment after the break-in the agents had witnessed.
The LNs will all tell you that, all of the above, just as McCloy, Dulles, Warren, Ford, and Jenner just happening to be on the WC, the quick purchase and shelving out of view, of the Zapruder film by C.D. Jackson was another coincidence, an individual act performed out of sensitivity to the JFK family, and to provide Abe Zapruder with a windfall reward for just happening to be in the right place, at the right time. Of course, Henry Brunie's Empire Trust hire, Jack Crichton's presence in the motorcade filmed by Zapruder that day in Dallas, was also just another in an implausibly long line of coincidences. Probably just a group of friends united by a passion for tennis, who later in life happened to decide that they had to put their loyalty to their country's "Operation Paper Clip" enhanced, cold war policy, above the continuance in office of the President of the United States.
The Chairman: John J. McCloy, the Making of the American Establishment - Page 483-484
(Thanks to Daniel Brandt...) http://www.umsl.edu/~thomaskp/pfp.htm
"In the summer of 1959, just before McCloy took his fam- ily for an extended trip to Eu- rope, C.D. Jackson wrote to remind McCloy that later that sunnner a World Youth Fes- tival was scheduled to take place in Vienna. Jackson asked McCloy to contribute an article, perhaps on the "be- nign and constructive as- pects" of the U.S. occupation of Germany. The piece would appear in a daily newspaper to be published in Vienna in conjunction with the festival. McCloy agreed, and the ar- ticle was published (in five languages) in a newspaper distributed by a twenty-five- year-old Smith graduate named Gloria Steinem.
"McCloy's connection to Steinem went beyond contrib- uting an article to the propa- ganda operation of which she was an editor in Vienna. Late in 1958, he and Jackson had discussed how the United States should respond to the expected Soviet propaganda blitz in Vienna. Previous gath- erings of this kind had always been held in Moscow, East Berlin, or other cities in East- ern Europe. These events were major propaganda cir- cuses, and the CIA was deter- niined, in the words of Cord Meyer, a career CIA officer, 'to compete more effectively with this obviously successftil Communist apparatus.'
"Washington expected some twenty thousand stu- dents and young scholars from all over the world to con- verge on Vienna that summer for the three weel festival. Consequently, the CIA wanted an organized student presence in Vienna in order to counter Soviet propaganda.
"C.D. Jackson recognized the Vienna Youth Festival as 'an extremely important event in the Great Game.' He explained, 'This is the first time commies have held one of these shindigs on our side of the iron curtain; and what goes on, how it goes on, and what the follow-up will be is, I think, extremely important.'
"By the time Jackson first approached McCloy, in the autumn of 1958, he and Cord Meyer, head of the CIA's Interna- tional Organizations division (I0), had a plan. The Agency would provide discreet funding to an 'informal group of activists' who would constitute themselves as an alternative American delegation to the fes- tival. The CIA would not only pay their way but also assist them to distribute books and publish a newspaper in Vienna. Among other individuals, Jackson and Meyer hired Gloria Steinem to work with them. Steinem had recently returned from a two-year stint in India, where she had been a Chester Bowles Asian Fellow.
"'I came home in 1958,' Steinem later explained, 'full of idealism and activism, to discover that very little was being done. ... Private money receded at the men- tion of a Communist youth festival.' Convinced that a contingent of liberal but anticommunist American students should go to Vienna, she heard through her con- tacts at the National Student Association that there might be funding available to finance American participation in the fes- tival. Working through C.D. Jackson and Cord Meyer, Steinem then set up an or- ganization in Cambridge, Massachusetts called the Independent Service for Infor- mation on the Vienna Youth Festival. She obtained tax-exempt status, and Jackson helped her raise contributions from vari- ous American corporations, including the American Express Company. But most of the money came from the CIA, to be managed by Jackson in a 'special ac- count.' The entire operation cost in the range of $85,000, a not inconsiderable sum in those years. (Steinem's or- ganization, later renamed the Independent Research Service, continued to receive support from the CIA through 1962, when it financed an American delegation to the Helsinki Youth Festival.) Steinem ended up working closely with Samuel S. Walker, Jr., vice-president of the CIA- funded Free Europe Committee. Because the Austrians did not want to be associ- ated with the Free Europe Committee, the Agency set up a commercial front called the Publications Development Corpora- tion (PDC). Walker was made president of this dummy corporation, funded in part by 'a confidential one-year contract' worth $273,000 from the Free Europe Committee. His job was to super- vise the book-and-newspaper operation at the Youth Festival. . .
Background on Steinem's association with the CIA:
By Patricia Cronin Marcello Page 137http://books.google....enson#PPA137,M1
At the time JFK was assassinated, Cord Meyer's and C.D. Jackson's agent, Steinem, was allegedly sleeping with JFK's closest advisor:
http://books.google....l travel agency
Gloria Steinem: a biography - Page 85
by Patricia Cronin Marcello - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 173 pages
Earlier in 1963, she had met Ted Sorensen, aide to President John F. Kennedy ...
Gloria wrote of their relationship: "I once fell in love with a man only ...
One of a kind
By Dorothy B. Diamond Page 218
"...we had been in touch with our travel agent at Bristed Manning, Betty Nuthall
, a British Wimbledon women's tennis champsion from the 1920's whose husband was Bill Shoemacher, director of the New York office of the Commerce Department....."http://news.google.c...311397372920549
New York Times - Jun 2, 1935
... held up Mrs. Grace Bristed Jackson, a great-great-granddaughter of the ... to the office of Bristed Manning, Inc., of which Mrs. Jackson is president. ... http://news.google.c...b...ned=us&um=1
Mrs. Moody, Miss Nuthall and Other Favorites Gain in National Title...
- New York Times - Aug 18, 1931
Miss Betty Nuthall of England the defending titleholder, overcame Mrs. ... Miss Phyllis Mudford of England defeated Mrs. Anna Fuller Hubbard of Boston, ... http://news.google.c...s...ned=us&um=1
MRS. COLE BEATEN BY MISS ANDERSON; But Takes Second Set Before Passing Out of National Tennis Tourney.
By ALLISON DANZIG.
New York Times - Aug 18, 1926
... in the list of favorites, not to be outdone, -d Miss Grace Bristed at 6 -- 1, 6-4). ... 11se Grace Brtsted defeated .Aiiss 3can A. Burrltt. 6 -- 0, 6-1. ... http://select.nytime...78ED85F458385F9
"MISS GRACE BRISTED ENGAGED TO MARRY; Her Betrothal to Charles Douglas Jackson Is Announcedby Her Father.A JUNIOR LEAGUE MEMBER She Is Kin of First John Jacob Astor --Wedding Is to Take Place in Stockbridge, Mass. May 30, 1931, Saturday"
For years, Henry Brunie's wife, formerly Anna Fuller Hubbard, aka "Mrs. C.J. Hubbard" was a major tennis rival of Grace Bristed Jackson's friend and future employee, Betty Nuthall:http://news.google.c...hubbard nuthall
NURSE FUND DRIVE TO BEGIN MONDAY; Visiting Service Group Sets Tea and...
- New York Times - Oct 1, 1954
His executive aides include Mrs. Henry C. Brunie, Mrs. B. Brewster Jennings
, Mrs. Peter S. Paine, Mrs. Raymond H. Phillips, Mrs. John J. McCloy, ...
General Dynamics and Grumman were awarded the 1962, $6 billion TFX contract after submitting a joint proposal:
Sunday, May 31, 1998
...He graduated from Skidmore College. His father retired as the assistant to the president of Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, N.Y.
The bridegroom's great-grandfather Oliver Jennings was a founder of Standard Oil. The bridegroom's paternal grandfather, B. Brewster Jennings, was the chairman of the Socony Mobil Oil Company in New York, a Standard Oil successor that became Mobil Oil.
In 1930, Henry C. Brunie was best man in John McCloy's wedding and married tennis star, Anna Hayden Fuller Hubbard, the former wife of Charles J. Hubbard:http://books.google....nG=Search Bookshttp://news.google.c...user_hdate=1934
New York Times - Oct 2, 1934
And, by way of more surprise, Mr. Hubbard was among the missing. ... This is his second marriage, his first -- to Anna Hayden Fuller of Boston -- ending in ..http://news.google.c...s...ned=us&um=1
Women's Squash Racquets Team Beats New York, New...
- New York Times - Jan 5, 1933
... defeated Mrs. Henry C. Brunie in the morning after losing the first two games. ... Mrs. Brunie, the former Miss Anna Fuller of Boston, has perhaps thehttp://news.google.c...s...ned=us&um=1
TRAVELS BY AIRPLANE FOR ZINSSER WEDDING; F. Trabee Davison, Assistant...
- New York Times - Apr 25, 1930
and Mrs. :r Ci. , to John J. McCloy of New York and Philadelphia at the home of ... Harry Brunie of New York will be best man. After the reception that will ...
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HOPPE VANQUISHES DE ORO, 600 TO 391; Wins Afternoon Block, 50-13, in...
- New York Times - Oct 19, 1924
BRUNIE AND McCLOY WIN. Gain West Side Tennis Club Title, Beating Cragin and Ackerland. ... I man 11, Storma3ong 101. *Wynnewood 114, The Puritan 2d 103. ...
I think it is a safe bet that the wives of CD Jackson and Henry Brunie were well acquainted with each other,
in the small world of women's NE regional tennis and later as national contenders, from as early as 1918. The immediately preceding article snippet shows that John McCloy and Henry Brunie were Manhattan tennis partners as early as in 1924....
Edited by Tom Scully, 17 March 2009 - 11:28 PM.