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Thomas Devine was born in around 1926. After the Second World War he joined the Central Intelligence Agency. According to a de-classified memo, Devine left the CIA in 1953 to help his associate, George H. W. Bush to establish the oil company, Zapata Petroleum Corporation.

In his book Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty (2009) Russ Baker argues: "For Devine, who would have been about twenty-seven years old at the time, to resign at such a young age, so soon after the CIA had spent a great deal of time and money training him, was, at minimum, highly unusual. It would turn out, however, that Devine had a special relationship allowing him to come and go from the agency, enabling him to do other things without really leaving its employ."

After the sale of the company, Devine became a member of the investment firm of Train, Cabot and Associates in New York. According to a CIA memo this was an “investment banking firm which houses and manages the (CIA) proprietary corporation WUSALINE.” John Train was one of the founding editors of the CIA-connected The Paris Review.

Devine later rejoined the CIA under non-official cover (NOC) status on 12 June 1963, as a covert commercial asset for Project WUBRINY/LPDICTUM. Joan Mellen points out that: "This CIA document reveals that Thomas Devine had informed George Bush of a CIA project with the cryptonym WUBRINY/LPDICTUM. It involved CIA proprietary commercial operations in foreign countries."

Mellen goes onto argue that this links George H. W. Bush to George de Mohrenschildt and Lee Harvey Oswald. "WUBRINY involved Haitian operations, in which, the documents reveal, a participant was George de Mohrenschildt, the Dallas CIA handler of – Lee Oswald." Russ Baker interviewed Devine in 2008 and he refused to say whether he was involved with WUBRINY. However, another CIA officer, Gale Allen, confirmed in another interview that Devine did take part in the project.

Devine continued to work closely with George H. W. Bush. According to the CIA memo Devine "accompanied Bush on a trip to Vietnam from 26 December 1967-11 January 1968, for which he was issued an interim top-secret clearance by the US Department of Defense." Russ Baker has suggested that there might be a link with the controversial Phoenix Program.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKdevineTJ.htm

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Devine later rejoined the CIA under non-official cover (NOC) status on 12 June 1963, as a covert commercial asset for Project WUBRINY/LPDICTUM. Joan Mellen points out that: "This CIA document reveals that Thomas Devine had informed George Bush of a CIA project with the cryptonym WUBRINY/LPDICTUM. It involved CIA proprietary commercial operations in foreign countries."

Mellen goes onto argue that this links George H. W. Bush to George de Mohrenschildt and Lee Harvey Oswald. "WUBRINY involved Haitian operations, in which, the documents reveal, a participant was George de Mohrenschildt, the Dallas CIA handler of – Lee Oswald." Russ Baker interviewed Devine in 2008 and he refused to say whether he was involved with WUBRINY. However, another CIA officer, Gale Allen, confirmed in another interview that Devine did take part in the project.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=377542

MEMORANDUM: MESSRS. GEORGE BUSH AND THOMAS J. DEVINE

This memo does mention that Devine was used in Project Wubriny (CSA in June 1963 from Domestic Operation Division). It mentions he is a "cleared and witting contact in the investment banking firm which houses and manages the proprietary corporation WUSALINE."

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=452012

CONTACT REPORT WUBRINY HAITIAN OPERATIONS

Person with code name Wubriny called on "the sterile phone" to brief C. Frank Stone III (chief DO/COEO) on DeMohrenschildt's activities in Haiti in April 1963.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=256355

CONTACT REPORT: A MEETING WAS HELD IN THE LIBRARY OF THE KNICKERBOCKER

This is dated April 25, 1963 about a contact made between Wubriny/1 and C. Frank Stone III

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=8

Contact report from May 15, 1963 also mentions Wubriny/2 meeting with Stone and Wubriny/1 in New York.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=525220

HERBERT ITKIN

John K. Greaney, Assistant General Counsel, memo to file on 1/31/69

Concerns a meeting of Greaney, counsel Lawrence Houston and Rocca about a "confrontation" with NY FBI office on January 17, 1969. They discussed two individuals whose names were redacted. One was said to be a staff agent of the CIA since 8/28/61 who had been assigned in 1964 to write a monograph, which had been funded by a grant from a foundation whose cover was blown in MHDOWEL (I suspect that is code for U.S. Press). One of the individuals [name redacted] had been requested for use with Project DTPILLAR in November 1953 to Feb. 1955 and later in March 1964 for WUBRINY.

When the Domestic Operations Division advised Security that this person would not be used in WUBRINY, Rocca commented that "there are some rather ominous allegations against members of the firm of [redacted]," indicating one member of that firm was a "card-carrying member of the Communist Party." The memo went on to say that Rocca was investigating the use of the individual in Project DTPILLAR concerning whether that person had mentioned activities in Geneva in March 1966 in connection with Herbert Itkin.

What this last document indicates is that early in 1969 the legal counsel to the CIA were very concerned about two people who had been in contact with Herbert Itkin and had confronted the FBI about them. A month later Greaney had another meeting about Itkin, this time with Morgenthau:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=2

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In 1954, Zapata Off-Shore Company was formed as a subsidiary of Zapata Oil, with George H. W. Bush as president of the new company. According to the journalist Michael Hasty (2004), Eugene Meyer, the publisher of the Washington Post, and his son-in-law, Philip Graham, were major investors in the new company. At the time, Graham was working for the CIA on the Operation Mockingbird project.

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In 1954, Zapata Off-Shore Company was formed as a subsidiary of Zapata Oil, with George H. W. Bush as president of the new company. According to the journalist Michael Hasty (2004), Eugene Meyer, the publisher of the Washington Post, and his son-in-law, Philip Graham, were major investors in the new company. At the time, Graham was working for the CIA on the Operation Mockingbird project.

I'm not sure who Michael Hasty is or where he got his information. The best source of information is Bush himself. In his autobiography called Looking Forward at page 65 he said that, after working a few years for a Dresser subsidiary in Odessa, he decided to form his own oil company—Bush-Overbey—which was set up for him by his uncle, “Herbie Walker.” He says he went scrounging for funds in “the big cities,” where his best contact was Eugene Meyer, then owner of the Washington Post, who invested $50,000 for himself and another unspecified amount for his son-in-law, Phil Graham. George admits in his autobiography that he had met Meyer previously because “Brown Brothers, Harriman and Company managed a lot of his accounts.”

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In 1954, Zapata Off-Shore Company was formed as a subsidiary of Zapata Oil, with George H. W. Bush as president of the new company. According to the journalist Michael Hasty (2004), Eugene Meyer, the publisher of the Washington Post, and his son-in-law, Philip Graham, were major investors in the new company. At the time, Graham was working for the CIA on the Operation Mockingbird project.

I'm not sure who Michael Hasty is or where he got his information. The best source of information is Bush himself. In his autobiography called Looking Forward at page 65 he said that, after working a few years for a Dresser subsidiary in Odessa, he decided to form his own oil company—Bush-Overbey—which was set up for him by his uncle, “Herbie Walker.” He says he went scrounging for funds in “the big cities,” where his best contact was Eugene Meyer, then owner of the Washington Post, who invested $50,000 for himself and another unspecified amount for his son-in-law, Phil Graham. George admits in his autobiography that he had met Meyer previously because “Brown Brothers, Harriman and Company managed a lot of his accounts.”

Michael Hasty is an online writer. See, for example:

http://onlinejournal.org/Media/021104Hasty/021104hasty.html

Thank you for this information.

In 1960, Bush created a new company, Perforaciones Marinas del Golfo (Permargo) with Edwin Pauley of Pan American Petroleum. Pauley is alleged to have had close ties to Allen Dulles. Pauley is said to have aided the Dulles brothers former clients in shifting Nazi assets out of Europe.

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Some hints on Devine's background and some of his relationships....and on methods to find more....

Internet blows CIA cover: It's easy to track America's covert...

1.) There is a predictable, "Hobe Sound", aka Jupiter Island connection in his life, aside from the Bush family....

2.) Read the five pages or so, beginning at the linked page, for more background on one of Devine's close relationships:

Assassination in Khartoum

By David A. Korn

http://books.google.com/books?id=NDcwB0Lus...omber#PPA102,M1

3.) Consider this li'l "snippet" from Bush, himself......

http://books.google.com/books?q=Thomas+dev...nG=Search+Books

All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings‎ - Page 255

by George Bush - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 640 pages

May 12, 1976 Mr. Thomas Devine New York, New York 10036 ... and the only bright

spot was getting an all too short glimpse of you and Alex. ...

The secrets of the powerful have to be ferreted out...they don't seem to volunteer them.....

I'll reply to questions, and there are more names..... this one, for example, is not even directly related....but I found it while searching for Devine's relationships:

"Weeden", I found, was only part of "Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook", from 1979 to 1986....... who hired Marvin ???

http://www.winstonpartners.com/team.html

Marvin P. Bush, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Bush is the Managing Partner of Winston Partners. Prior to co-founding Winston in December 1993, Mr. Bush spent twelve years in the investment business with Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook and Weeden, Inc., Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc., and John Stewart Darrell & Company....

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archi...rames/read/9390

MAKE ROOM FOR MARVIN

by Blake, Rich

Content provided by Institutional Investor Magazine

Published on May 1, 2000

....In May 1981, degree in hand, Marvin Bush went to work as an entry-level trainee at a regional, Boston-based brokerage firm, Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook & Weeden. "It was a great way for me to get my feet wet and learn about the industry," he says. .....

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Michael Hasty is an online writer. See, for example:

http://onlinejournal.org/Media/021104Hasty/021104hasty.html

Thank you for this information.

In 1960, Bush created a new company, Perforaciones Marinas del Golfo (Permargo) with Edwin Pauley of Pan American Petroleum. Pauley is alleged to have had close ties to Allen Dulles. Pauley is said to have aided the Dulles brothers former clients in shifting Nazi assets out of Europe.

So Hasty's source appears to have been Kevin Phillips, but what is the source for this Permargo information?

In 1962, Bush was joined in Zapata Off-Shore by a fellow Yale Skull and Bones member, Robert Gow. By 1963, Zapata Off-Shore had four operational oil-drilling — Scorpion (1956), Vinegaroon (1957), Sidewinder, and (in the Persian Gulf) Nola III.

In 1960, Jorge Diaz Serrano of Mexico was put in touch with Bush by Dresser. They created a new company, Perforaciones Marinas del Golfo, aka Permargo, in conjunction with Edwin Pauley of Pan American Petroleum, with whom Zapata had a previous offshore contract. The deal with Pemargo is not mentioned in Zapata's annual reports. A Bush spokesman in 1988 claimed the deal only lasted seven months, from March to September 1960. Zapata sold Nola I to Pemargo in 1964.

By 1964, Zapata Off-Shore had a number of subsidiaries, including: Seacat-Zapata Offshore Company (Persian Gulf), Zapata de Mexico, Zapata International Corporation, Zapata Mining Corporation, Zavala Oil Company, Zapata Overseas Corporation, and a 41% share of Amata Gas Corporation.

Bush ran for the United States Senate in 1964 and lost; he continued as president of Zapata Off-Shore until 1966, when he sold his interest to his business partner, Robert Gow, and ran for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1966, William Stamps Farish III, age 28, joined the board Zapata Board.

That comes from Tarpley and Chaitkin:

http://www.kmf.org/williams/bushbook/bush8.html

And from me:

Although Zapata Offshore was a company of modest dimensions, under George H.W. Bush it had a network of subsidiaries which was suspiciously complex. Zapata Offshore filings with the SEC in Washington for the year 1960-1966 were "inadvertently" destroyed by a federal warehouse. During that time, a short profile of the Zapata Offshore corporate substructure researched by a Mr. Allan Mandel was submitted to Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough on October 13, 1964, which showed Zapata Offshore owned 50% of Seacat-Zapata Offshore Company, which operated the drilling rig NOLA III in the Persian Gulf. In addition, Mandel identified the following Zapata Offshore subsidiaries:

A. Zapata de Mexico

B. Zapata International Corporation

C. Zapata Lining Corporation

D. Zavala Oil Company

E. Zapata Overseas Corporation

F. Zapata owns 41 percent of Amata Gas Corporation.

Zapata Lining was the pipe lining concern; it was divested in 1964. Ownership of Amata Gas was shared with the American Research and Development Corporation of Boston. This Boston venture capital firm, closely tied to M.I.T., once had as its Technical Director our current Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel W. Bodman, who also worked for Fidelity Investments and the Cabot Corporation. Cabot Corp. was founded by Godfrey Lowell Cabot of the Massachusetts shipping family which made a great deal of money in the early 19th century in the opium trade in the Far East.

The Zapata Offshore filings with the SEC between 1955 and 1959 are cryptic, and the SEC files on Zapata Offshore between 1960 and 1966, when Bush had exclusive control of the company, were destroyed by the SEC either in 1981, when Bush had just become vice president, or somewhat later, in October, 1983, according to various SEC officials. Bush did resign as chairman and CEO of Zapata Offshore in February 1966, when he put his assets into a blind trust controlled by W.S. Farish III, our current Ambassador to the Court of St. James in London.

1979 Zapata Corporation SEC filing

William H. Flynn, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Chairman and CEO of Zapata from March 1969 to date. Pres. of Zapata from Feb. 1966 to March 1969 and from Oct. 1974 to date.

J.B. Harrison, President and CEO, Director

President of Zapata Corp. from Jan. 1970 to Sept. 30, 1974. V-P and Gen. Mgr. of International Exploration and Production for Atlantic Richfield Oil Co., NY, an oil and gas producing company from Sept. 1968 to Jan. 1970. President of the Company from Aug. 1972 to date.

W. Dow Hamm, Director

Independent petroleum consultant since December 1967. For the 25 years prior to that date, Mr. Hamm was employed by Atlantic Richfield Co. in various executive positions related to natural resources exploration, during the last three years of which he served as a Director, member of the Exec. Com. and Exec. VP for International Exploration and Production.

A.G. Gueymard, Director

Senior VP and head of the Petroleum and Minerals Dept. of First City National Bank of Houston for more than the past five years prior to his retirement in April 1973. Since that time, he has served as an advisory director of First City National Bank of Houston, and is an independent financial consultant.

Remuneration:

P.E. Baria VP, Gen. Mgr for Europe and Africa

D.S. Hare VP

[Zapata guaranteed payment for various companies. Here are a few references to those guaranties.]

March 29, 1979--Port Clyde Foods, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary, acquisition of sardine and herring processing.

May 22, 1979--Ocean Maid Foods Division of Granby, line of credit from The Toronto-Dominion Bank up to $5 million ($2MM increase), proceeds for working capital.

May 22, 1979--Ocean Maid line of credit from Bank of Nova Scotia up to $100,000 for plant payroll.

June 1, 1979--Zapata Off-shore, wholly-owned subsidiary, credit agreement with Manufacturers Hanover Trust, loans up to $16,700,000 for construction of two self-contained platform oil-drilling rigs.

Item 13. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management. {page 19}

The following persons are known by Zapata to be the beneficial owners, as of December 2, 1979, of more than five percent of any class of Zapata's equity securities.

International Mining Corp. 10% of common--869,004 shares

200 Park Ave., NY

John F. Maher 5.9% common--527,964 shares

2131 San Felipe, Houston

Irving Zwecker 17.9% $6 preferred--12,000 shares

3800 Oaks Country Club Dr.,

Pompano Beach, Fla.

Saul Zwecker 14.9% $6 preferred--10,000 shares

11 Olympic Street

Rockland, Maine

Hugh Smith Haynie 7.9% $6 preferred--5,286 shares

Springfields, Apache Road

Louisville, Kentucky

Grossi Brothers 29.3% $2 preference--12,000 shares

208 S. LaSalle St.

Suite 604

Chicago, Ill.

International Mining Corp. (IMC) filed Schedule 13D with SEC, indicating that IMC also owns Zapata debt securities presently convertible into 4.598 shares of Zapata common stock, not included in the table. IMC is wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Holding Corporation, which is in turn a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murdock Investment Corp., all the stock of which is owned by David H. Murdock, 10889 Wilshire Boulevard, L.A., CA. Mur Murdock will reportedly make all investment and voting decisions with respect to the shares held by IMC, and thus is deemed the beneficial owner of such shares.

Directors and percentage of Zapata stock owned (I did not list less than 2%):

David H. Murdock -- 869,004 shares of common; 4,598 conversions for 873,602 total -- 10%

Officers and directors

as a group (22 persons) -- total 12.8% common

Item 14. Directors and Exec. officers.

F. Arnold Daum, director since May 1979, senior partner of Cahill Gordon & Reindel (since 1943); also director of Apco Argentina, Inc., Devon Group, Inc., General Signal Corp., Northwest Energy Company, Tenneco Offshore Co., and Westates-Italo, Inc.

A.G. Gueymard, director since 1973, independent financial consultant in Houston for more than five years; advisory director to First City National Bank of Houston; director of Camco, Inc. and Midhurst Corp.

Sam Israel, Jr., director since 1967; Exec. VP, director and chairman of Exec. Com. of ACLI International Inc. for more than five years; also director of New Orleans Public Service, Inc.

Ronald C. Lassiter, director since 1974; Pres. and CEO of Zapata since 1978.

George A. Lorenz, director since June 1979; retired as general manager of marketing department of Shell Oil Company in 1969 after 34 years service with Shell and subsidiaries.

B. John Mackin, director since 1966; chairman and CEO of Zapata since March 1979; also director of Tenneco. [Does not mention here his previous connection to Baker & Botts law firm]

David H. Murdock, director since December 1979; more than last five years sole proprietor of David H. Murdock Development Co.; owns all of the stock of Murdock Investment Corp; engaged in commercial real estate development and financial investments.

[Other items noted which may be significant]:

Zapata Granby Corp, a subsidiary of Zapata, had a loan outstanding to Rogert P. Taylor, formerly the senior VP of Mining of Zapata and President of Zapata Granby. This was an interest-free loan made to enable Mr. Taylor to purchase a home. Largest aggregate amount of the loan was $44,000 (Canadian). On November 30, 1979 the loan was transferred to Noranda Mines Limited in connection with the sale by Zapata of its Canadian mining assets.

During the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 1979, Zapata had certain amounts of indebtedness owed to First City National Bank of Houston, largest of which was $19,949,576. Director Gueymard is an advisory director of First City.

Since Oct. 1, 1978 Baker & Botts has been paid $611,040 for legal services rendered to Zapata. B. John Mackin, chairman and CEO of Zapata was until March 1979 a senior partner of Baker & Botts. During same period Cahill Gordon & Reindel (NY) also provided legal services. Daum is a senior partner of Cahill. Zapata has not yet received a bill for such services.

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Re:...my last post....no takers?

Just a coincidental, quirk of fate that it can be established, to a much greater degree than much of the "stuff" posted in other threads on this forum, that Thomas J. Devine's "best man", was interested in/aware of L H Oswald, by name, as far back as in 1960?

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=ale...=1&ie=UTF-8

Miss Alexandra Mills Is Bride of TJ Devine

- New York Times - Apr 15, 1973

Miss Alexandra Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wynne Mills of Locust ... William B. Macomber Jr., United States. Ambassador to Turkey, was best man. ...

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Alexandra Mills to Marry in April

- New York Times - Jan 21, 1973

... Miss Alexandra Mills, to Thomas James Devine of New York, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. ... Mr. Devine is with Train, Cabot Associates, a company here. ...

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/servlet/...tation=portrait

Page 2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=3

It is a big country, but so often, I am struck by how small and concentrated the circle is/was....the WC appointees, then, Bush father and son, elected Prez or VP, five times, between them, in elections of 1980 through 2004....

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=two...=1&ie=UTF-8

DULLES UNDER KNIFE 2 1/2 HRS.

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Nov 4, 1956

A dip- assistant, William B. Macomber and two other aids, and Allan Dulles, brother and head of the central intelli. genre agency, also were pres- ent.

Section 1. Marines Who Participated in the Office of the OSS

In order to place Marine Corps Counterintelligence in its historical prospective ..... William B. Macomber. Alan K. Magary. Hugh A. McDevitt. John J. Meilly ...

http://mccia.org/History/cisec1.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?p...p;notFound=true

Diplomat William Macomber Jr., 82, Dies

By Patricia Sullivan

Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, November 21, 2003; Page B07

...... He was a Marine lieutenant assigned to the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, parachuting into France to work with the French underground twice. He later worked in Burma. His Marine Corps tour ended in 1946. Mr. Macomber taught government for two years at Boston University while in graduate school. He worked for the CIA from 1951 to 1953 in Washington before starting his career with the State Department.

He was appointed ambassador to Jordan by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and served until 1964, when he became assistant administer at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He was assistant secretary for congressional relations and then became the deputy undersecretary of state for administration and management from 1969 to 1973. He was appointed ambassador to Turkey in 1973. He also wrote the book "The Angels' Game: A Handbook of Modern Diplomacy" (1975).

He retired from government service in 1977 and became president of the Met, focusing on financial management and administration. ......

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...752C1A9659C8B63

...In 1971, as a State Department official, Mr. Macomber was called to testify on behalf of the government's effort to forestall publication of the Pentagon Papers. He warned of the irrevocable harm diplomatic disclosures might do....

How much confidential Dulles info was "Miss Bernau" passing on to "CIA careerist", Macomber and for how long?

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?hl=en...ber+miss+bernau

WB Macomber Jr. Weds Miss Bernau

- New York Times - Dec 29, 1963

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=c...nG=Search+Books

Dr. Kissinger's Role in Wiretapping: Hearings Before the Committee on ...‎ - Page 392

by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations, United States, Senate, Congress, Committee on Foreign Relations - Wiretapping - 1974 - 409 pages

Some press accounts appeared to indicate that CIA careerist Macomber, ostensibly

representing the Department of State, J. Fred Buzhardt, representing the....

http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/Researc...arch_Topics.pdf

101 POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR RESEARCH AT

THE EISENHOWER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

55. Confidential Secretaries: A case study of Ann Whitman (Eisenhower's personal secretary);

Phyllis Bernau, Secretary to John Foster Dulles; or Marie McCrum, Secretary to C.D.

Jackson.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&...;fp=ww2tTAXjuO8

The Uses and Limits of Intelligence - Google Books Result

by Walter Laqueur - 1993 - Political Science - 404 pages

13. Released by the Eisenhower Library, the Memoranda of Telephone Conversations of John Foster Dulles are written summaries of most of the phone conversations of the secretary of state, including the president. They were usually prepared by Dulles's secretary, Phyllis Bernau (Macomber). A few remain classified.

[PDF]

The Intelligence Community 1950–1955

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

Source: Eisenhower Library, Papers of John Foster Dulles, Telephone Conversa- tions, General. No classification marking. Drafted by Phyllis D. Bernau. ...

http://cryptome.org/grayback.pdf

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Perhaps TJ Devine, his "best man", William B. Macomber, his brother, John D. Macomber, and the great-grandson of Francis Smith Bush, George HW Bush, and his son, George W. Bush, should accurately be described as, the Rochester, NY, mafia?

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=p...nG=Search+Books

Rochester: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases‎ - Page 395

by Icon Group International, Inc.

He was the child of Obadiah Newcomb Bush and Harriet Smith (1800 - 1867). ...

John D. Macomber (born January 13, 1928) in Rochester, New York is the ...

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Miss Alexandra Mills Is Bride of TJ Devine

- New York Times - Apr 15, 1973

Mr. Devine is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Devine and of the late Prof. and Mrs. Charles W. Dodge, all of Rochester

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?p...p;notFound=true

Diplomat William Macomber Jr., 82, Dies

By Patricia Sullivan

Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, November 21, 2003; Page B07

...Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Phyllis Macomber of Nantucket; and a brother, John Macomber of Washington.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...752C1A9659C8B63

William Macomber, Diplomat and Met Chief, Dies at 82

By WOLFGANG SAXON

Published: November 22, 2003

William Butts Macomber Jr., a former government official and diplomat who in 1978 became the first full-time president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, died on Wednesday at his home in Nantucket, Mass. He was 82....

....William Macomber was born in Rochester, N.Y., on March 28, 1921, and graduated from Yale in 1943...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/fashion/.../08Weisman.html

Anne Weisman, William Macomber II

Published: October 8, 2006

Anne Lauren Weisman, a daughter of Elizabeth Barnett Weisman and Dr. Michael Herman Weisman of Los Angeles, is to be married this afternoon to William Butts Macomber II, the son of Caroline Morgan Macomber and John DeWitt Macomber of Washington....

....The bridegroom, 32, is the principal editor at Fancy Film, a documentary editing business in Los Angeles, which he founded. His credits include “Raising Teens,” which was shown on Logo, a cable television network for gays and lesbians; and episodes of “Deep Sea Detectives,” a series on the History Channel. He graduated from Wesleyan University.

His mother is a trustee of the Phillips Collection, the Washington art museum, and of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. His father was from 1988 to 1992 the chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington and had retired as the chairman and chief executive of the Celanese Corporation in New York.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...nyt&emc=rss

Export-Import Bank Nominees

By REUTERS

Published: June 26, 1989

...President Bush has chosen John D. Macomber to be president of the Export-Import Bank and Eugene K. Lawson to be first vice president, the White House announced last week.

Mr. Macomber, chairman of his own private investment and advisory firm, is a former chairman and chief executive of the Celanese Corporation. Mr. Lawson has been Deputy

Under Secretary of Labor for international affairs since last year. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Macomber would succeed John Bohn and Mr. Lawson would replace William Ryan.

http://www.warrenpharmaceuticals.com/pages...s/Macomber.html

John D. Macomber, MBA

Member, Board of Directors

John Macomber is a Principal of JDM Investment Group, a private investment firm, since 1992. He was nominated by President Bush Sr. to become Chairman and President of the United States Export-Import Bank, serving from 1989 to 1992.

He was a Senior Partner at McKinsey until 1973 and Chairman and CEO of Celanese Corporation until 1986. He is a Director of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, Mettler-Toledo International, Mirror World Technologies, Sovereign Chemical Company, and Textron, Inc.

Mr. Macomber is also Chairman of the Council for Excellence in Government, Rand McNally and Company, and Vice Chairman of the Atlantic Council. He has retired from serving on the Board of Directors of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, The Brown Group, Inc., Chase Manhattan Bank, RJR Nabisco, Pilkington Ltd., Rand McNally and Xerox Corporation.

Mr. Macomber received his BA from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard University.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...751C0A966958260

Plan to Cut Ex-Im Bank Draws Business Protest

New York Times - Feb 6, 1990

John D. Macomber, six months on the job as Export-Import Bank chairman and a friend of Mr. Bush, denies that the institution has been weakened.

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Soft on Saddam

Subscription - Washington Post - HighBeam Research - Apr 10, 1990

After Congress voted at the end of 1989 to bar US Export-Import Bank credits to Iraq, President Bush signed a waiver on Jan. 17. He said it was in America's ...

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Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President‎ - Page 66

by James Hatfield - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 417 pages

Some of the largest financiers included: John D. Macomber, CEO of Celanese Corp.

and William H. Draper HI, a leading venture capital investor. ...

http://books.google.com/books?id=pD6qyySpU...rch_s&cad=0

Amiraqa and the New American Century‎ - Page 22

by Chris Wogan - Social Science - 2004 - 380 pages

The Eximbank had insured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shipments to Iraq from 1987 to 1990.

Companies that exported goods to Iraq under the Eximbank guarantees include John Deere, Snap On Tools, Bristol Myers, and DOW Chemical. The Atlanta-BNL financed 51 transactions worth just shy of $50 million through Eximbank loan guarantees. Overall, Eximbank had to pay over $50 million in insured

shipments due to Iraqi nonpayment, $3.2 million of which was owed to the BNL. Once again, can you guess who had to cover the $50 million? That's right, it was the American taxpayer!

Following the BNL scandal in 1989, Congress enacted sanctions against Iraq prohibiting Eximbank financing without a presidential waiver. The State Department quickly drafted a waiver and President

Bush signed it January 17, 1990. Bush declared that a prohibition on Eximbank loan guarantees for Iraq would not be, "in the best interests of the United States."

Interestingly enough, the two men in charge of the Export-Import Bank for the duration of the Reagan and Bush's presidencies, John D. Macomber and William H Draper III, were two major contributors to George W. Bush's early oil ventures and were close to the Bush family...

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Amiraqa and the New American Century‎ - Page 88

by Chris Wogan - Social Science - 2004 - 380 pages

...Investors in Bush's early oil ventures included drug store magnate (Rite Aid) and PNAC-member Lewis Lehrman, George L. Ball (head of EF Hutton Inc), George L. Ohrstrom, venture caplitalist William H. Draper III, John D. Macomber (CEO of Celanese Corp), Russell E. Reynolds, Salem bin Laden, James Baker III (who held many positions for both Reagan and Bush Sr) Philip Uzielli, Stephen Kass, and Khalid bin Mahfouz of the BCCI (identified as a defendant in the 9/11 families' lawsuit against finaciers of 9/11), among others. Draper and Macomber both held the position of head of the Export Import Bank (Eximbank) during both the Reagan and Bush administrations, the Eximbank being essential in the arming of Iraq....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/polit.../bush073099.htm

Bush Name Helps Fuel Oil Dealings

By George Lardner Jr. and Lois Romano

Washington Post Staff Writers

Friday, July 30, 1999; Page A1

Sixth of seven articles

...Reynolds put up $23,250 for Arbusto's 1980 drilling program and a similar amount in a later partnership. He doesn't invest in oil and gas ventures anymore. "I think I ended up getting back 20 cents on the dollar," Reynolds recalled, though the write-offs he got "mitigated the pain."

The roster of prominent partners in Bush's oil ventures could have been extracted from a business world's who's who: drugstore magnate and onetime New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman and Lehrman family trusts ($140,500 over a three-year period); George L. Ball, then head of E.F. Hutton Inc., a New York stock brokerage ($100,000); George L. Ohrstrom, head of a New York investment management company and scion of one of Virginia's richest families ($100,000); California venture capitalist William H. Draper III ($93,000); and John D. Macomber, chief executive of the Celanese Corp. and an old Yale friend of Jonathan's ($79,500). Draper became president of the Export-Import Bank under President Ronald Reagan and Macomber held the same post under President George Bush.

Not all were recruited by Jonathan Bush, who was paid commissions for his work. Ball, for instance, was enlisted by Barbara Bush's brother-in-law Scott Pierce, an associate at E. F. Hutton. Ohrstrom, who doesn't give interviews, said through his wife that he and Bush's father went to school together (they were four years apart at Greenwich Country Day). And Bush lined up others on his own, like Stephen Kass, a friend and classmate from Harvard Business School. ....

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EDWARD G. HOOKER, EX-STOCKBROKER, 43

- New York Times - Mar 30, 1967

Edward Gordon Hooker, a stockbroker formerly with E.F. Hutton Co., died yesterday in his home at 1160 Park Avenue,

George Bush Presidential Library Foundation » Trustees

Denver, Colorado, John D. Macomber Washington, D.C.. Jack S. Blanton, Sr. ... William H. Draper, III Atherton, California (Emeritus), Samuel K. Skinner ...

http://www.georgebushfoundation.org/articles/Trustees

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Perhaps TJ Devine, his "best man", William B. Macomber, his brother, John D. Macomber, and the great-grandson of Francis Smith Bush, George HW Bush, and his son, George W. Bush, should accurately be described as, the Rochester, NY, mafia?...

Hmmmm....what do we have, here? Why...it's the grandson, Prescott, of Francis Smith Bush:

http://books.google.com/books?id=23HR-Y6bQ...r+prescott+bush

Support Any Friend - Page 62

By Warren Bass

...For regional ambassadors, Kennedy turned mostly to career foreign service officers....There were two main exceptions.

First, William B. "Butts" Macomber, a former top Dulles aide, longstanding Republican, and Eisenhower Doctrine enthusiast, was sent to Jordan. Macomber first saw JFK in action the day the future president was sworn in as a senator--a ceremony that Macomber attended as the guest of a senator from the other side of the aisle, Prescott Bush of Connecticut, the scion of a Republican dynasty. During Macomber's stint as Dulles's assistant secretary of state for congressional relations, he and Kennedy had struck up a rapport....

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Aside from the observation that the Bush, Devine, and Macomber families all hailed frpm Rochester, NY, around the same time in the nineteenth century, I wracked my brain, trying to figure out the reason Thomas Devine was so close to William Macomber. I think I've found a clue....and I found it odd that David Korn does not inform readers that Macomber was OSS in Europe and in Burma, then officially in the CIA for two years, and then married John Foster Dulles's personal secretary.

David Korn describes Macomber as akin to a Marine drill Sergeant at the State Dept.:

http://books.google.com/books?id=NDcwB0Lus...illiam+macomber

Assassination in Khartoum‎ - Page 102

by David A. Korn - History - 1993 - 262 pages

An aide hurriedly fetched William B. Macomber, the State Department's deputy

under secretary for management, from the elegant executive dining suite...

When the US Ambassador to Haiti was kidnapped.....

http://books.google.com/books?id=NDcwB0Lus...clinton+e.+knox

Assassination in Khartoum‎ - Page 116

by David A. Korn - History - 1993 - 262 pages

Late in the afternoon of January 23, 1972, Clinton E. Knox, the US ambassador to

Haiti and one of the few black Americans serving as ambassador, ...

William Macomber was quickly dispatched to Haiti to maintain the US "no negotiations" policy, and possibly free Knox:

http://books.google.com/books?id=NDcwB0Lus...=haiti+macomber

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Assassination in Khartoum‎ - Page 252

by David A. Korn - History - 1993 - 262 pages

Chapter 13: Interviews with Timothy Wells, Robert E. Fritts, George Thompson,

Curtis Jones, William B. Macomber, and two persons who asked to remain unnamed...

15 months after US Ambassador to Haiti Knox was kidnapped and Macomber took charge on the ground in Haiti,

Thomas J. Devine got married:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=ale...&lnav=hist6

Miss Alexandra Mills Is Bride of TJ Devine

$3.95 - New York Times - Apr 15, 1973

William B. Macomber Jr., United States. Ambassador to Turkey, was best man. Mrs. Devine attended the Green Vale School in Glen Head, L. r., and graduated....

And....what's "all this"???? My, my!

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...78BD95F428485F9

MISS NANCY BUSH BECOMES A BRIDE; She Is Attended by Nine at Marriage in Glenville, Bonn., to Alexander Ellis Jr. ESCORTED BY HER FATHER William Maoomber Best Man for Yale Alumnus, Former Airborne Lieutenant

Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

October 27, 1946, Sunday

Page 58, 474 words

GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 26-- St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in near-by Glenville was the scene today of the marriage of Miss Nancy Bush, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prescott Sheldon Bush of Greenwich, to Alexander Ellis Jr., ....

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MISS NANCY BUSH BECOMES A BRIDE; She Is Attended by Nine at Marriage ...

$3.95 - New York Times - Oct 27, 1946

William Butts Macomber of Rochester, N. Y., was best man. The ushers were George H. W. and Jonathan James Bush, brothers of the bride; David A. and . ...

BUSH CITES PERIL TO UN DIPLOMATS; Bids Congress Enact a Bill …

$3.95 - New York Times - Mar 17, 1972

George Bush, the United States representative at the United Nations, ... Another committee witness, William B. Macomber Jr., Dep. uty Under Secretary of ...

...And, this refers to "usher" William B. MAcomber Jr., but the NY Times has omitted his last name in the marriage announcement:

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...78ED85F448585F9

MISS A. KUNHARDT TO BE WED JUNE 17; Sister Will Be Honor Matron at Marriage in Greenwich to Harry W. Walker 2d

Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

May 19, 1950, Friday

Page 24, 325 words

GREENWICH, Conn., May 18-- Miss Alethea Kunhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley Kunhardt, has chosen June 17 as the date of her marriage to Harry Webster Walker 2d, son of Mr. and Mrs. Webster Upson Walker of Fairfield....

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MISS A. KUNHARDT TO BE WED JUNE 17; Sister Will Be Honor Matron at …

$3.95 - New York Times - May 19, 1950

Van Ingen, brother-in-law of the bride: Prescott S. Bush 3r, of Green ich, Theodore F. Turner of Fairfield, William B. Jr. of Rochester, \', Y.; Henry C,.

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...78AD95F4D8585F9

Kingsley Kunhardt Dead at 62; Retired Guaranty Trust Official

Special to The New York Times.

November 2, 1959, Monday

To recap, William B. Macomber Jr. was best man in the wedding of GHW Bush's sister Nancy, usher in the wedding of Bush's first cousin, Harry W. Walker, 2d. and Macomber was best man in the wedding of Bush's friend and business partner and Viet Nam traveling companion, Thomas J. Devine.

The Bush family certainly has a knack for hiding intimate realtionships in plain sight!

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Sorry, Linda. I got Bush's Rochester ancestor mixed up with Judge Francis Macomber, the grandfather of WB Macomber Jr. and John Macomber.

In between my two Mary Ferrell links in my old post quoted below, I had inserted a link to this document:

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In view of what we now know about William Butts Macomber Jr.; that he was a close friend of Prescott Bush, his son-in-law Alexander Ellis, Bush cousin Harry Walker, and of Thomas J. Devine, it seems even more important to point out that he was aware of Oswald's name and background in 1960. Macomber either commissioned the "survey" of defection statistics, or was one of a small group of principals who requested it. Doesn't it seem convenient, in the scheme of the subsequent chain of events, that this "study" was undertaken?

Joan Mellen wrote about the background of the document displayed above, but did not mention Macomber's name in her essay, only in her notes:

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/...Sheridan_Oswald

Otto Otepka, Robert F. Kennedy, Walter Sheridan, and Lee Oswald

by Joan Mellen, 4 Sep 2007

.....Otepka at first believed that his ordeal was based on his having denied security clearances to some Kennedy appointees. This was not the case. Rather, his removal from authority was based upon his development of a file relating to one “Lee Oswald, tourist,” a name on a list of “defectors.” The quotation marks were added by the CIA itself for an October 24, 1960 document that marks the beginning of Otto Otepka’s investigation of Lee Harvey Oswald.

“DEFECTORS”

It began that October, 1960, even before John F. Kennedy was elected. Several offices at the Department of State undertook to identify and research a list of Americans who had defected to the Soviet Union, to Soviet bloc nations, or to Communist China. The assignment to check on Oswald, and to explore whether his name appeared in any existing security files, came to Otepka as chief security evaluator at State. Otepka contacted the FBI at once. This was routine. The CIA was next on his list.

At the Department of State’s “Office of Intelligence/Resources and Coordination,” Robert B. Elwood wrote to Richard Bissell, CIA’s then DDP [Deputy Director, Plans, a designation synonymous with the clandestine service]. The subject of his letter was “Request For Information Concerning American ‘Defectors.’” The quotation marks raise an implied question: were they really defectors or were they American agents introduced into the Soviet Union working for CIA Counter Intelligence?

It became a variation on La Ronde. The files danced from Agency to Agency, component to component. Bissell shipped the file to James Angleton at Counter Intelligence and to Robert L. Bannerman, Deputy Chief of the Office of Security at CIA. Bannerman sent Oswald’s name back to Otto Otepka. “It would all have gone through Angleton,” Bannerman told retired military intelligence officer and author, John Newman.

Beginning on June 1, 1960, Oswald’s background and file began to be examined by employees in the Office of Security at the State Department. On December 5th, 1960, the Intelligence Collection and Distribution Division informed Otepka that he and the Office of Security would handle the official list of Americans who had defected to the Communist bloc. By now, John F. Kennedy had been elected President, but had not yet taken office.

Otepka began the work of determining whether “Lee Oswald” had bearing on any existing security case, either of an applicant for a position with the State Department, or of an existing employee. As he would any file, Otepka distributed the one bearing the name “Oswald” to his subordinates, eight or ten people, he told me, whose work he would then review. He sent Oswald’s name over to the Bureau of Soviet Affairs. It seemed to be all a matter of routine.

Oswald’s file was marked #39-61981. Sitting as it did in the Central File Room of the Office of Security, the “39” denoting an “Intelligence File,” the Oswald material raised questions. As the months passed, more questions surfaced. Otepka examined Oswald’s return from the Soviet Union with the unlikely assistance of a State Department loan. Otepka also pondered the speed with which Oswald’s wife, Marina, was cleared for entrance into the United States. By 1963, Otepka would be wondering why Oswald was issued a passport for travel to Cuba and, seemingly, the Soviet Union, despite a possible “criminal” flag in Oswald’s ONI [Office of Naval Intelligence] file. It was at this time that Otepka’s security safe was burgled and his Oswald file disappeared for good.

BOBBY KENNEDY MEETS OTTO F. OTEPKA, DECEMBER 1960 ......

NOTES....

--Document id number: 1993.06.10.18:04:90000. JFK 201-289248. OSW 12. Vol/Folder V53B. Title: Comparative Statistics Concerning Bloc and US Defectors. 9/23/60. Who from: Richard D. Gatewood, IRC/STATE. Whoto: William B. Macomber, Jr. /State. NARA.

Re:...my last post....no takers?

Just a coincidental, quirk of fate that it can be established, to a much greater degree than much of the "stuff" posted in other threads on this forum, that Thomas J. Devine's "best man", was interested in/aware of L H Oswald, by name, as far back as in 1960?

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=ale...=1&ie=UTF-8

Miss Alexandra Mills Is Bride of TJ Devine

- New York Times - Apr 15, 1973

Miss Alexandra Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wynne Mills of Locust ... William B. Macomber Jr., United States. Ambassador to Turkey, was best man. ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=ale...=1&ie=UTF-8

Alexandra Mills to Marry in April

- New York Times - Jan 21, 1973

... Miss Alexandra Mills, to Thomas James Devine of New York, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. ... Mr. Devine is with Train, Cabot Associates, a company here. ...

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/servlet/...tation=portrait

Page 2

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=3

It is a big country, but so often, I am struck by how small and concentrated the circle is/was....the WC appointees, then, Bush father and son, elected Prez or VP, five times, between them, in elections of 1980 through 2004....

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=two...=1&ie=UTF-8

DULLES UNDER KNIFE 2 1/2 HRS.

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Nov 4, 1956

A dip- assistant, William B. Macomber and two other aids, and Allan Dulles, brother and head of the central intelli. genre agency, also were pres- ent.

Section 1. Marines Who Participated in the Office of the OSS

In order to place Marine Corps Counterintelligence in its historical prospective ..... William B. Macomber. Alan K. Magary. Hugh A. McDevitt. John J. Meilly ...

http://mccia.org/History/cisec1.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?p...p;notFound=true

Diplomat William Macomber Jr., 82, Dies

By Patricia Sullivan

Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, November 21, 2003; Page B07

...... He was a Marine lieutenant assigned to the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, parachuting into France to work with the French underground twice. He later worked in Burma. His Marine Corps tour ended in 1946. Mr. Macomber taught government for two years at Boston University while in graduate school. He worked for the CIA from 1951 to 1953 in Washington before starting his career with the State Department.

He was appointed ambassador to Jordan by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and served until 1964, when he became assistant administer at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He was assistant secretary for congressional relations and then became the deputy undersecretary of state for administration and management from 1969 to 1973. He was appointed ambassador to Turkey in 1973. He also wrote the book "The Angels' Game: A Handbook of Modern Diplomacy" (1975).

He retired from government service in 1977 and became president of the Met, focusing on financial management and administration. ......

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...752C1A9659C8B63

...In 1971, as a State Department official, Mr. Macomber was called to testify on behalf of the government's effort to forestall publication of the Pentagon Papers. He warned of the irrevocable harm diplomatic disclosures might do....

How much confidential Dulles info was "Miss Bernau" passing on to "CIA careerist", Macomber and for how long?

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?hl=en...ber+miss+bernau

WB Macomber Jr. Weds Miss Bernau

- New York Times - Dec 29, 1963

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=c...nG=Search+Books

Dr. Kissinger's Role in Wiretapping: Hearings Before the Committee on ...‎ - Page 392

by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations, United States, Senate, Congress, Committee on Foreign Relations - Wiretapping - 1974 - 409 pages

Some press accounts appeared to indicate that CIA careerist Macomber, ostensibly

representing the Department of State, J. Fred Buzhardt, representing the....

http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/Researc...arch_Topics.pdf

101 POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR RESEARCH AT

THE EISENHOWER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

55. Confidential Secretaries: A case study of Ann Whitman (Eisenhower's personal secretary);

Phyllis Bernau, Secretary to John Foster Dulles; or Marie McCrum, Secretary to C.D.

Jackson.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&...;fp=ww2tTAXjuO8

The Uses and Limits of Intelligence - Google Books Result

by Walter Laqueur - 1993 - Political Science - 404 pages

13. Released by the Eisenhower Library, the Memoranda of Telephone Conversations of John Foster Dulles are written summaries of most of the phone conversations of the secretary of state, including the president. They were usually prepared by Dulles's secretary, Phyllis Bernau (Macomber). A few remain classified.

[PDF]

The Intelligence Community 1950–1955

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

Source: Eisenhower Library, Papers of John Foster Dulles, Telephone Conversa- tions, General. No classification marking. Drafted by Phyllis D. Bernau. ...

http://cryptome.org/grayback.pdf

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Early in the new thread, started here; http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=14879

a photo of a 1947 obituary is displayed, showing that the woman described in this wedding announcement is Devine's sister,

John Addison Cobb Bucknell, Princeton '49, wed Devine's sister in August, 1952. The thread linked above also contains info showing that

in the 1940's, Thomas Devine's home addresis Rochester, NY was not far from the homes of John and William Macomber and of Joseph F. Dryer:

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...78FD85F468585F9

New York Times - Apr 13, 1952

Louise Wolcott, to John Cobb BuckneU, son of Mr. and M.,. Howard Bucknell Jr. of A{ 'Hall Farm, Virginisu The wedding has Been planned for the summer. ...

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John AC Bucknell's father, Howard had served as ranking US diplomat in Madrid in 1940, and in a lower capacity, by 1943 at the US Embassy in London.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?um=1&...resident+it%26t

New Special Assistant To IT&T. President

- New York Times - Dec 12, 1944

....President Howard Bucknell Jr. Howard Bucknell Jr., former Minister Counselor of the American Embassy in London and Minister since January, 1944, ...

Devine's brother-in-law, John Bucknell was lost in June, 1961, in an incident apparently not covered in the Washington Post or in the NY Times. It is probably impossible

to know if Bucknell was also serving as an intelligence officer in Bern, under official cover (the wedding announcement shows, in 1952, he was serving under the US military occupation command, "in a civilian capacity."), or whether Bucknell was a victim of cold war intrigue. Given what little we know, the sudden death of 33 years old John Bucknell is a curious event.

http://books.google.com/books?um=1&q=j...nG=Search+Books

Foreign service journal‎ - Page 8

by American Foreign Service Association - Political Science - 1961

L. John AC Bucknell, a Foreign Service Reserve Officer and son of Howard

Bucknell, FSO-retired, was drowned off the island of Corsica, on June 10.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=joh...n&scoring=a

Body of American Attache Found

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Jun 12, 1961

IThe body of John Bucknell, 133. political attache at the IU.S. Embassy in Bern miss-. ing since he went undersea fishing Friday, was fo u n d Sunday washed ...

In the same year, 1973, William B. Macomber, Jr., served in Devine's wedding as his best man, and Macomber's brother, John, hired Devine ias a VP at Celanese Corp.:

(Devine's VP job at Celanese is quite a feat for a man who has left no record that I can find on the internet that he ever attended or graduated from a college or university. )

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&so...sa=N&tab=wp

Business week‎ - Page 81

Business & Economics - 1973

In the first lent," Celanese last month picked Thomas J. Devine, an oil and gas

consultant, to fill a new corporate vice- presidential post, which includes

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/88056308-6...p;start_page=41

Celanese Corporation Annual Report 1974

Page 42: aam01e00 Log in for more options!

I Committees of the Board, Corporate Office and Management Executives Executive Committee

John W. Brooks, Chairman Peter H. Conze Berkeley D. Johnson James R. Kennedy John Macomber Paul L. Miller Grayson M-P. Murphy John B.M. Place J. Paul Sticht Audit Committee Berkeley D. Johnson, Chairman Paul L. Miller Grayson M-P. Murphy John B.M. Place J. Paul Sticht Public Responsibility Committee Jerome B. Wiesner, Chairman EleanorT. Elliott Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Grayson M-P. Murphy Salary and Stock Option Committee J. Paul Sticht, Chairman Berkeley D. Johnson Paul L. Miller Grayson M-P. Murphy Management Executives John W. Brooks* Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Conze* Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer John Macomber* President and Chief Administrative Officer James R. Kennedy Vice Chairman Kenneth G. Anderson Vice President Bart H. Bossidy Group Vice President Arthur A. Cooksey Vice President and Controller Thomas J. Devine....

News of Thomas J. Devine's more recent venture:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/fashion/...ml?ref=weddings

Published: September 23, 2007

...Thomas J. Devine of New York. ....is a financial consultant in New York and a managing member of Nine Exploration, an oil and gas exploration company in Dallas. ....

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Bucknell appears to have been a professional tennis player as well. He was defeated by a Wimbledon champion in July 1960 in Switzerland:

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) —John Bucknell, a staff member of the U.S. Embassy in Bern, gave Neale Fraser of Australia, a rugged workout Wednesday in the Swiss International Tennis Tournament before losing 6-1, 7-5. Bucknell, unknown in big-time tennis, was drafted to play Fraser when numerous scratches depleted the field.

Bucknell had been born in 1928 in Peking, China while his father served in the Foreign Service. His brother, Howard Bucknell III was born in Canton, China. On his mother's side, he was descended from a long line of southerners from Georgia named Cobb. His mother's stepfather was Nathaniel B. Stewart, a diplomat to Europe and Africa at various times.

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