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John Bucknell's father, Howard Bucknell Jr., in 1937 had been named U.S. consul in Bern, Switzerland. He would undoubtedly have know Allen Dulles, who was there during that time. John Bucknell was then 9 years old. He later married the sister of Thomas J. Devine.

China Note Submitted to League

GENEVA, Sept. 1, 1937—(UP)—China paved the way Monday for a formal appeal to the League of Nations against Japan's invasion when her Geneva delegate submitted a note charging the Japanese with violating the league covenant, the Kellogg anti-war pact and the nine power treaty. The note asked no immediate action from the league and pointed merely to Japan's "deliberate aggression."

Observers said China apparently was maneuvering into position for an outright demand for intervention at next month's meeting

of the assembly. The communications, delivered by Dr. Victor Hoo, asked the league secretariat to transmit to all league members and the advisory committee for Sine-Japanese disputes, of which the United States is a member. The secretariat forwarded immediately a copy of the Chinese note to the U. S. legation at Berne and the American consulate at Geneva. The new U. S. consul, Howard Bucknell, arrived here Monday, succeeding Prentiss Bailey Gilbert.

Washington. Sept. 11, 1937--(UP)- Secretary of State Cordell Hull has instructed Leland Harrison, American minister to Switzerland, to bring to the attention of the League of Nations Hull's statement of July 16 on American foreign policy and the replies of more than 50 world governments, it was revealed today. Hull's action was considered significant in view of China's pending protest to the current session of the league council over Japan's new invasion of China, the situation in the Spanish civil war in which a number of European nations, particularly Italy and Germany, are involved and the explosive European situation generally growing out of submarine "piracy" in the Mediterranean.

Observe Obligations

Hull's July 16 statement declared it was the studied policy of the United States to refrain from interference in the internal affairs

of other nations, and to abide strictly by treaty obligations. In response to his inquiries through diplomatic channels more than 50 foreign governments officially placed themselves on record as being in fundamental agreement with Hull's policies. Many of these governments are members of the League of Nations.

and Hull's action is calculated to call to the attention of the league council the pledges which these, of peace and in opposition to aggression and to the employment of force to intervene in the affairs of other nations, and Hull's action is expected to mark the limit of United States participation in the league meeting. Harrison was instructed to file Hull's July 16 statement and the replies thereto with the league secretariat. No plans have been made, it was said, for active United States representation at the council meetings, either in official or in unofficial capacity. It was anticipated however, that Howard Bucknell, American consul at Geneva, might occupy a place in the visitors' gallery, along with officials of other governments and unofficial witnesses during the council's sessions.

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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://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

Phyllis Bernau's father was Arthur Bernau, and her mother was Miriam Cohen Bernau. All four of Phyllis' grandparents were Jewish and born in either Poland or Germany, though her parents were born in Massachusetts. In 1930 Arthur was employed in insurance work. Phyllis's parents lived for many years in Milton, MA, just a few blocks from where Prescott and Dotty Bush were living when their son George was born.

Dec. 12, 1957--(AP)...Another top government secretary who has no hopes for a gay stay in Paris Is Phyllis Bernau. She's been to Paris about as many times as her boss, Secretary of State [John Foster] Dulles, since January 1954, when she joined his staff. Phyllis, from Milton. Mass., knows what it's like to work on trains and planes and even in cars.
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It now seems that Devine was probably brought into "the fold" via his acquaintance with Alexander Aldrich, when they were classmates at M.I.T.

http://sigmachi.mit.edu/docs/beaver_sigs/1946_bsig_vol1946_no1.pdf

Page 4 of 1946 newspaper from Tom Devine's fraternity at M.I.T. Home address displayed matches 3550 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY address in image displayed in earlier post of Devine's father's obituary on this thread. Same lists also contains names, addresses, and military branch and rank of Devine's fraternity brothers.

Left column on page 1, also at the link above, lists the name Thomas Devine and the names of the other fraternity

initiates Devine pledged with.

I have seen no other record related to Devine's university attendance. I find no information as to whether he graduated from M.I.T., or that he made later donations as an alumni. It seems as if he does not want his activities

of the late 1940's or of his education to be public knowledge.

http://www.google.com/search?tbs=bks%3A1&tbo=1&q=Matlack+lansdale&btnG=Search+Books#sclient=psy&hl=en&tbs=bks%3A1&q=%22*.+Dec-9-26+Rochester+NY.+Mass+Inst+Tech+BS+49.+State+Dept%2C+Wash+DC%2C+%22&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=%22*.+Dec-9-26+Rochester+NY.+Mass+Inst+Tech+BS+49.+State+Dept%2C+Wash+DC%2C+%22&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=b805e95cb0de89a2

DEVINE, THOMAS J. 375 Park Ave, NY NY l0022. Dec-9-26 Rochester NY. Mass Inst Tech BS 49. State Dept, Wash DC, admin asst 50-53| Midiand Tex, indep oil operator 53-64. Train Cabot & Associates, NY, ltd partner 59-. Finance.

Class of 1948 Active classmates, sorted by Living Group

- Oct 13

Apr 16, 2003 ... MIT Class of 1948 · Class Leadership. 1948 Beaver. Missing Classmates .... Mr Alexander Aldrich, PH, DP. Mr Thomas S Barrows, CH, DP ...

http://alumweb.mit.edu/classes/1948/active_alumns.html

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ELIZABETH HOLLINS MARRIED IN MAINE; Becomes Bride of Alexander Aldrich, Noted Banker's Son, in Dark Harbor Church

- New York Times - Aug 12, 1951

The ushers were Pfc. Henry Cabot of Boston, Pfc. William C. Hartnp of Princeton, ... attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1945-46 and was ..

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ELIZABETH HOLLINS MARRIED IN MAINE; Becomes Bride of Alexander Aldrich, Noted Banker's Son, in Dark Harbor Church

- New York Times - Aug 12, 1951

The ushers were Pfc. Henry Cabot of Boston, Pfc. William C. Hartnp of Princeton, ... Albert Carter of Washington and J. Reid Heuer of Palm Beach, Fla...

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Diplomats' Kin Usher at Barbara Pullman's Wedding Today

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 1, 1955

One of the young men is Alexander Aldrich, whose ... broth- ers of the bride; Thomas Devine of Midland, Tex., Andre Rhe- ault and Henry Cabot. of Bos- ton, ...

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Drugs, oil, and war: the United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, ... - Page 197

Peter Dale Scott - 2003 -

The war conspiracy: the secret road to the second Indochina war

Peter Dale Scott - 1972

"For it is a striking fact that the law firm of Tommy Corcoran, the Washington lawyer for CATCL and [China Lobbyist] T.V. Soong, had its own links to the interlocking worlds of the China Lobby and of organized crime. His partner W.S. Youngman joined the board of U.S. Life and other insurance companies, controlled by C.V. Starr (OSS China) with the help of Philippine and other Asian capital. Youngman's fellow-directors of Starr's companies have included John S. Woodbridge of Pan Am, Francis F. Randolph of J. and W. Seligman, W. Palmer Dixon of Loeb Rhoades, Charles Edison of the postwar China Lobby, and Alfred B. Jones of the Nationalist Chinese government's registered agency, the Universal Trading Corporation. The [senate] McClellan Committee heard that in 1950 U.S. Life [later part of AIG] (with Edison as a director) and a much smaller company (Union Casualty of New York) were allotted a major Teamsters insurance contract, after a lower bid from a larger and safer company had been rejected, [Jimmy] Hoffa was accused by a fellow trustee, testifying under oath before another committee, of intervening on behalf of US Life and Union Casualty, whose agents were Hoffa's close business associates Paul and Allen Dorfman

"We find the same network linking CIA proprietaries, war lobbies, and organized crime, when we turn our attention from CAT to the other identified supporter of opium activities, Sea Supply, Inc. Sea Supply, Inc. was organized in Miami, Florida, where its counsel, Paul E. Helliwell, doubled after 1951 as the counsel for C.V. Starr insurance interests, and also as the Thai consul in Miami..."

All of Beverly Pullman's and Albert Carter's ushers named below, except Thomas Devine, but including Alexander Aldrich, who had transferred from M.I.T., were members of the Harvard class of 1950, and most were members of the Crew team. Devine partner John Train was also Harvard, '50, as was the Rockefeller financed, former intelligence officer, Henry Kissinger, who studied under Arthur Norman Holcombe, who JFK also studied under. Arthur Holcombe and the CIA's Paul Linebarger were advisers to Chiang Kai-shek.

The obituaries of both Albert B. Carter, Jr. and of Andre Rheault state that they were CIA, and we know Thomas Devine was. Edwin Curtis "Buff" Bohlen was accused of being CIA and later worked for John Train's cousin, Russell. Another usher named below, Charles Hubbard, is Charles J. Hubbard, step-son of John McCloy's best man in 1930, Henry Brunie, Jack Crichton's boss at the Empire Trust. Newspaper misprint- Should be Beverly Pullman, not "Barbara":

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&tbs=nws%3A1%2Car%3A1&q=%22*Devine+of+Midland+Tex+Andre+Rhe+ault+and+Henry+Cabot+of+Bos+ton+and+Charles+Hubbard+Palmer+Dixon+of+New+York+City%22&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Diplomats' Kin Usher at Barbara Pullman's Wedding Today

- Chicago Tribune - Oct 1, 1955

... broth ers of the bride Thomas Devine of Midland Tex Andre Rheault and Henry Cabot of Bos ton and Charles Hubbard. Palmer Dixon of New York City will be best man.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=rheault+charles+hubbard&btnG=Search&hl=en&ned=us&um=1&scoring=a

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 2, 1955

... Edwin Bohlen, whose uncle, Charles E. Bohlen, is am- bassador to Russia, ... Tex., Andre Rheault and Henry Cabot of Boston, and Charles Hubbard. ..

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/access/506701202.html?dids=506701202:506701202&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Oct+02%2C+1955&author=&pub=Chicago+Tribune&desc=MISS+PULLMAN+IS+MARRIED+TO+ALBERT+CARTER&pqatl=google

MISS PULLMAN IS MARRIED TO ALBERT CARTER Oct 2, 1955

The rosepointe lace veil Miss Beverly Pullman wore as part of her bridal ensemble for her marriage to Albert B. Carter Jr. at 5 p. m. yesterday has special sentiment since it has been worn by three generations of brides in her family.

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Albert B. Carter Jr., 63 Retired SBA administrator

‎Pay-Per-View - Boston Globe - Jan 26, 1992

Mr Carter leaves his wife BeverlyPullman of Washington a son

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Albert B. Carter Jr., 63 Retired SBA administrator

‎ - Boston Globe - Jan 26, 1992

Mr Carter was a former Soviet specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency working for the CIA in Munich Germany from 1950 to 1952 and in Washington from

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MISS SHARP WED TO PALMER DIXON; Church of St. Thomas More...

- New York Times - May 17, 1957

Peter Thorpe Dixon was best man for his brother. The ushers were William T. Wetmore, his stepbrother; Albert B. Carter Jr., John AS Cushman and EI Parker ..

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MISS SHARP WED TO PALMER DIXON; Church of St. Thomas More...

- New York Times - May 17, 1957

... of Wilton, Conn., became the bride of Palmer Dixon. is the son of W. Palmer Dixon of New York and Mrs. Charles Winn of Southampton, L. L, and London. ...

Paid Notice: Deaths DIXON, PALMER

Published: September 7, 1999

DIXON-Palmer. Died suddenly of a heart attack on the morning of September 3rd at his home in Wilton, CT. He was born July 1, 1928 in New York City, the son of W. Palmer Dixon and Theodora Thorpe Dixon. He attended St. Mark's School, and graduated from Harvard College, Class of 1950. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, participating in the fighting as a forward observer for the artillery. After the Armistice, he returned to the United States in 1953, working at NBC before becoming a Partner at the Wall Street firm of Loeb, Rhoades & Co. He later worked as a Vice President at Moseley, Hallgarten & Estabrook, and then for a number of years at Standard & Poor's as Head of Programming. After retiring, he continued to work as a computer specialist and private consultant. He was a keen Court Tennis player, and was for many years an active member of the New York Racquet and Tennis club....

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. .....

Alexander Aldrich's uncle, J.D. Rockefeller, Jr. knew John Train's father, Arthur C. Train because Arthur also had a home in Bar Harbor, ME and because, until her death in 1923, Arthur had been married to Ethyl Kissam, niece of the wife of William Henry Vanderbilt.

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Worthwhile places: correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and ... - Page 174

John Davison Rockefeller, Horace Marden Albright, Joseph W. Ernst - 1991 - 354 pages - Preview

... entirely under the influence of a man named Charles Pike, who has always been a trouble maker. Pike lives near Palmer. It is rumored that Pike has cancer and cannot live. Arthur Train told Mr. Dorr this a few days ago, and also said ..

The Rockefellers founded and funded Colonial Williamsburg and later recruited Gen. John C. Marshall's former secretary, Carlisle Humelsine to oversee Williamsburg development and administration. Humelsine and sons of John D. Rockefeller seemed quite involved with Richmond, VA's Samuel M. Bemiss. Bemiss and his wife were seasonal Kennebunkport, ME neighbors and close friends of the Prescott and the George HW Bushes. Bemiss came to my attention because his daughter, Cynthia, married William Alexander Stuart, Jr., best man in the 1950 wedding of John Whitney Shepardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney H. Shepardson.

Another Virginia associate of Samuel Bemiss was WWII intelligence agent, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. who was also a trustee and the general counsel of Colonial Williamsburg, before he was appointed to the Supreme Court by Richard Nixon.

It seems beyond coincidence that members of Nancy Bush's wedding party in 1946, and THEIR relatives, just happen to have such intricate realtionships with Rockefeller connected persons of interest.:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ta_y9iUHg8UC&pg=PA169&lpg=PA169&dq=%22Thomas+M.+Debevoise%22+rockefeller&source=bl&ots=7RLb6MyRke&sig=PI38LoWKxeiYSB5NV-iravGPuTs&hl=en&ei=NfS0TOiNFsOAlAfZ4oyKCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CCQQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Dear father/dear son: correspondence of John D. Rockefeller and John D ...

By Joseph W. Ernst, John Davison Rockefeller -Page 169

Thomas M. Debevoise was the last in a series of in-house counsels for Senior and Junior. He was a fraternity brother of Junior's at Brown and entered the office in 1925...

http://www.rockarch.org/collections/individuals/family/

Biography: Eli Whitney Debevoise (1899-1990) co-founded the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in 1931. He was the son of Thomas M. Debevoise (1874-1958), longtime senior counsel to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

John J. McCloy was groomed to take the place of Thomas M. Debevoise. The Rockefellers had a history of using front men to operate their businesses, as in the examples of Samuel Bush and Samuel F. Pryor, front men for Rockefeller owned industrial enterprises.

During sensitive operations, such as the dramatic, early release of the imprisoned Nazi industrialists, both John McCloy and Thomas Debevoise's son, Eli Whitney, were dispatched to Germany in tandem to spin the justification for the release and restoration of the wealth of the powerful Nazi business leaders, and to contain any anticipated repercussions.

In truly delicate, high stakes situations like the Warren Commission "investigation" and the unelected presidency of Gerald Ford, a former Warren Commissioner, McCloy himself was inserted in the first instance, and Nelson Rockefeller in the second.

The men in the Nancy Bush wedding party were best man, Wm. B. Macomber, Jr., ushers, the twins, David and John Lindsay, George HW Bush, and by his own admission, the groom, Alexander Irwin, Jr.'s Yale roommate, John Chafee. Chafee also claimed he roomed at Yale with CIA's Sheldon Whitehouse, a man whose mother's sister was the wife of Wintrhop Aldrich and mother of Alexander Aldrich.

George, a brother of David and John Lindsay, was hired the year after the Nancy Bush wedding, and succeeded Eli Whitney Debevoise as principal partner of his and George Plimpton's father, Francis's lawfirm, Debevoise, Plimpton.

Brothers Francis and Dr. Calvin H. Plimpton, as was John McCloy, were graduates of Amherst College. In 1960, Amherst head Trustee, John McCloy, appointed Dr. Calvin H. Plimpton as president of Amherst.

Nancy Bush best man, William Macomber, Jr., was credited by John Chafee for his appointment by Melvin Laird as Nixon's Secretary of the Navy. Macomber attended, as an invited guest of Prescott Bush, the swearing in ceremony in 1956, of newly elected US Senator JFK. Macomber and David Lindsay, both Yale '44, lettered in football (pg. 119) as teammates in 1942.

Wiliam Macomber, Jr. was a USMC Captain in WWII, an OSS operative in France and in Burma, was officially in the CIA for two years, and was State Dept. liason to CIA and assistant to Sec. of State John Foster Dulles. He married Dulles's personal secretary, Phyllis Bernau.

The Bush wedding party members and their friends linked to George DeMohrenschildt were GHW Bush, acquainted with DeMohrenchildt through his school and college roommate, Edward G. Hooker who was the step-nephew and later DeMohrenschildt oil exploration partner, and Bush business partner, Thomas J. Devine, a CIA operative who met, as Wubriny-1, with Demohrenschildt and Haiti's Clemard Charles in May, 1963. CFR member and Manufacturers Hanover VP, James R. Greene, associated with Francis Plimpton and later with Brent Scowcroft, was associated with DeMohrenschildt and Clemard Charles after a referal by CIA's Anthony Czaikowski. In 2007, Ashton Gray in a post on this forum, offered his opinion that the "Mr. Green" Clemard Charles was told he would meet later in the day, was actually "Nelson Rockefeller crony", J.C. King, head of the CIA's Western Hemisphere Division.

In 1960, William Macomber, Jr. requested a list of U.S. defectors to the Soviet Bloc and requested that Otto Otepke turn the short list wich included Lee Harvey Oswald's name, over to the FBI for further investigation. In 1973, Thomas Devine invited the then Ambassador to Turkey, William Macomber, Jr., to be the best man in his Jupiter Island marriage ceremony to the daughter of Yale bonesman, Samuel Wynne Mills.

Also in 1973, Macomber's brother, John, left his position as a McKinsey & Co. partner, to take the job as President of Celanese Corp. He then hired Thomas Devine, a Train, Cabot partner, as V.P. and controller at Celanese.

In 1972, GHW Bush escorted Susan Butler Hooker, daughter of his late roommate, Edward G. Hooker, down the church aisle to marry Ames Braga, son of Rionda Braga. Rionda Braga "shared" his sugar refining company and brokerage executive, the CIA asset, Michael JP "Jack" Malone, with Richard Kleberg. Kleberg's sister was CEO of their Texas, King Ranch, and her late husband had been a founder of Celanese.

Before leaving McKinsey & Co., John Macomber had mentored a young Harvard MBA graduate, Michael Ainslie, the son of George, a former NCR executive.

In addition to being mentored at McKinsey by John Macomber, Michael Ainslie's brief experience working six weeks for NYC mayor and Bush wedding usher, John Lindsay, is offered as the explanation for Ainslie's selection by Carlisle Humelsine to be at age 36, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

As we can see in what follows, not much changes, does it?

http://www.archive.org/stream/commencement2009may/commencement2009may_djvu.txt

"...Panetta earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a law degree from Santa Clara

University in California. He has served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel

of California; special assistant to the secretary of health, education and welfare; director of the

U.S. Office for Civil Rights; and executive assistant to former Mayor John Lindsay of New

York. Panetta served as an Army intelligence officer from 1964 to 1966 and received the Army

Commendation medal. He also spent five years practicing private law...."

Ainslie completed a "trifecta" of sorts, after working for John Macomber and Humelsine, via Lindsay. He married

Susan Hooker after her divorce from Ames Braga. He was hired by shopping center magnate Taubman and rose to the

presidency of Sotheby's and resigned a few years before the prosecution of Sotherby's chairman Taubman.

Ainslie gave this ridiculous opinion of Taubman as he testified in court, under oath.:

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… TAUBMAN BOSS HAS NO HEAD FOR FIGURES, EX-CEO SAYS

Pay-Per-View - Detroit Free Press - Nov 27, 2001

Asked by Taubman lawyer Scott Muller whether he had ever discussed. nonnegotiable sellers commissions with Taubman Ainslie repliedI cant ...

Taubman Log: Professions Of Ignorance - Forbes.com

Forbes - Nov 28, 2001

Ainslie quibbled with the figures and said he never discussed Taubman's net worth. "Well, he was a wealthy man?" Jannaco asked. "I would say that's probably ...

It's nine years later, and not much has changed. In September, 2008, when Lehman suddenly imploded, both Ainslie

and John Macomber were Lehman directors, serving on the firm's audit committee.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-04-26/lehman-director-says-he-doesn-t-remember-barclays-profit-talks.html

Lehman Director Says He Doesn’t Remember Barclays Profit Talks

April 26, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

By Linda Sandler and Don Jeffrey

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- A Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. director said he didn’t remember any discussion that Barclays Plc might profit from its purchase of Lehman’s brokerage after the securities firm collapsed in 2008.

Michael Ainslie, the former chairman of Sotheby’s and a Lehman director since 1996, was the first witness in a trial that began today over whether Barclays should pay as much as $11 billion to Lehman for the “windfall” the bank received when it bought the brokerage.

The fight in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan before Judge...

John Macomber has been a backbone of and currently Treasurer of the right wing Atlantic Council. He and Thomas Devine are also longtime members of CFR.

Fellow Atlantic Council board member and former treaurer was the late William HG Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was a devote Roman Catholic and a founding American Knight of Malta. In spite of this, in 1943, Fitzgerald chose US Army Captain and OSS agent Ernest L. Byfield, a Jew, as the best man in his wedding to Jewish Czech, Annilese Petschek.

From the time of his father's death in 1950, Byfield, Jr. was the boss of Sherman Hotel president, Patrick Hoy, until Hoy went to work for Henry Crown as a General Dynamics V.P. in 1960, and was the partner of Hoy's nephew, William McCullough, in the Lincoln Park Hotel and restaurant. Byfield and Hoy hosted Irv Kupcinet, nightly in the Pump Room of their Ambassador East Hotel. In his posthumous Diaries published in 1974, Drew Pearson wrote that J. Edgar Hoover and Tom clark had informed him that FBI investigators had confirmed informant Ragen's testimony that

billionaires Henry Crown, "the Hilton Hotel chain, and Walter Annenberg were at the top of Chicago organized crime.

From 1955 until her sudden death in 1970, Byfield was married to a White Russian noblewoman whose sister was married to Placido Ervesun, first cousin and business partner of Rionda Braga. The former husabnd of Byfield's late wife was Oscar Pelayo, Franco's fascist government's long time diplomat in Havana and in New York, and a "distant cousing" of Rionda Braga who Braga corresponded with. Jack Malone, the shared Braga Kleberg executive and CIA asset, had a bsiness relationship with kenaf entepreneur and DeMohrenschildt contact, Joseph Dryer.

Byfield's mother, Gladys Tartiere, through the facilitation of JFK friend, William Walton, and at the urging of Clark Clifford, leased her 400 acres, Middleburg, VA estate for three years to the JFK family. Mrs. Tartiere was the former wife of the mob affiliated Ernest L Byfield, Sr., the step-mother of the British and French army intelligence operative Jacques Tartiere and his French resistance operative wife, Drue Tartiere, and Mrs. Tartiere was the wife of OSS associated French English banker Raymond Tartiere, and the mother of OSS officer, Byfield, Jr. She was also close to partisan JFK enemy, NY US Senator Kenneth B Keating.

Four years after Byfield, Jr. died in 2000, Robert S. McNamara married Byfield, Jr/'s widow and second wife of nearly 30 years, Countess Diana Masieri Byfield.

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From page 2 of the "Lee Henry Oswald" thread.:

Here's a little more about the use of Lee Henry Oswald as a "marked card". The website below is the hyperlinked version:

http://www.opednews.com/Diary/THE-JFK-CASE-THE-TWELVE-W-by-Bill-Simpich-100918-692.html

THE JFK CASE: THE TWELVE WHO BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part 3: Counterintelligence goes molehunting with Oswald's file)

Third in the series. This chapter focuses on how Lee Harvey Oswald threatened to reveal military secrets to the Soviets about the U-2, and how US counterintelligence used his file as a "marked card" to capture supposed Communist spies who were trying to infiltrate the CIA....

...The CIA's position was that "Since Oswald was a former Marine and a U.S. citizen, his defection was of primary interest to the State Department, the FBI, and the Navy Department. CIA does not investigate U.S. citizens abroad unless we are specifically requested to do so by some other Government security agency. No such request was made in this case."

One CIA officer, however, shows extraordinary interest in Oswald.

This CIA officer is Ann Egerter, an analyst at the small, super-secret Counterintelligence Special Investigations Group (CI/SIG). Egerter called CI/SIG "the office that spied on spies". Her boss, legend maker #1 CI chief James Angleton, admitted that one of CI/SIG's purposes was to monitor defectors.

An FBI officer is also playing close attention - Marvin Gheesling, a supervisor at FBI Headquarters.

Oswald and the Moles

The October 31 and November 2 memos prepared by Snyder and his colleague Ed Freers about Oswald's defection are used by Ann Egerter, legend maker #5, to fill Oswald's file with items of false information known as "marked cards". "Marked cards" are designed to capture a mole who spreads the information to unauthorized individuals.

The "marked card" technique has been around for a long time. Peter Wright in Spycatcher refers to this method as a "barium meal". Tom Clancy in Patriot Games calls this trick a "canary trap". Author Peter Dale Scott mentions that the "marked card" was one of the methods used to try to catch the infamous CIA mole Aldrich Ames during the 1990s. The marked card didn't work because Ames himself was the chief of the CIA's Soviet Russia counterintelligence staff.

Freers and Snyder mentioned in their initial October 31 note about Oswald's visit that Oswald's mother's last address was at 4936 "Collinwood St.". Not only had Mrs. Oswald not lived on Collingwood since May 1957, but her address on September 4, 1959 was 3124 West Fifth Street, the very address Oswald had used on his passport application.

Keep in mind that when Snyder prepared his reports, he was a trained observer and reporter of minutiae that the average person would not notice. This "Collinwood St." entry was just one of several misspellings and errors that were purposeful and not accidental. This deliberate error was a "marked card" to see if a mole leaked this information elsewhere.

Two days later, the November 2 dispatch prepared by Freers and Snyder adds three more marked cards to the deck. One was that Oswald was "discharged" from the service. Another was that Oswald's highest grade was corporal. The third was that Oswald applied for his passport in San Francisco.

Peter Dale Scott, the author of the highly revealing essay "Oswald and the Search for Popov's Mole", carefully examined each of these marked cards. Oswald was not discharged, but received a dependency release and placed in the reserves with duties to perform until 1962. Oswald's highest grade was not corporal, but private first class. Finally, Oswald's passport states that it was issued in Los Angeles, not in San Francisco, as can be seen here:

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Scott focuses on the importance of these anomalies that fill Oswald's CIA file, stating that they are evidence of "a significant, sophisticated multi-agency counterintelligence operation." Scott advances the thesis that "Oswald himself was a low-level part of a CI search for a leak or mole", and that Oswald's unexplained talk of espionage right in front of the KGB microphones (the KGB had the US embassy thoroughly bugged) is a very poor way to convince the KGB of his bona fides but "makes perfect sense as a test for leaks in response to Popov's arrest fifteen days earlier".

The American and Soviet embassies have long and famous histories for placing bugs in each other's embassies, tapping each other's phones, and reading each other's mail. The KGB confirmed in 1959 that Freers was not CIA, and that the KGB maintained a microphone in Freers' office.

In "Popov's Mole", Scott points out that the errors detailed above, and others that we will soon discuss, was repeatedly circulated in the documentary history of Oswald's files by Jim Angleton's colleague Ann Egerter and other CI/SIG officials. By embedding these false statements within Oswald's file, and tracking who had access to the file information, Egerter could determine if this information had surfaced elsewhere, and that would be evidence of unauthorized access....

In 1956, career U.S. diplomat, Robert O. Gates married CIA's Charles S. Whitehouse's sister, Sylvia.

My last post here details the names of the ushers in the 1955 wedding of CIA's Albert Bradley Carter, Jr., including known CIA Thomas Devine and Andre Rheault, later named CIA Edwin Curtiss "Buff" Bohlen, as well as Charles and Sylvia Whitehouse's first cousin, Alexander Aldrich, Henry Brunie's stepson, Charles Hubbard, Henry Cabot of Boston, and best man, later linked to the CIA by PD Scott, W. Palmer Dixon.

Henry Cabot was also an usher in the Alexander Aldrich's wedding.

So, the wedding of Sylvia Whitehouse is also noteworthy because hers and her brother Charles' mother is the sister of Alexander Aldrich's mother. Besides Edward Freers and CIA's Andre Rheault and Charles Whitehouse, another usher in the Sylvia Whitehouse-Robert O. Gates wedding is J. Woodward Redmond, son-in-law of Winthrop Aldrich and brother-in-law of his son, Alexander Aldrich.

John McCloy was the Rockefeller family lawyer and he had taken the position at Chase bank formerly held by Winthrop Aldrich.

Just a month befor the 1956 Gates-Whitehouse wedding, Edward Freers was also an usher in the wedding of Stuart Wesson Rockwell, the U.S. Ambassador in Tehran in 1953, during the Mossadegh coup. Other ushers in Rockwell's wedding were Marshall Green, U.S. Ambassador in Indonesia, who reportedly took an active role in the "emergence" of General Suharto, and D. Chadwick Braggiotti, a U.S. diplomat whose sister was married to the brother of Henry Cabot Lodge.:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbs=nws%3A1%2Car%3A1&q=edward+freers+mar+shall+green+shadwick&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=m1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Miss Morgan Weds Mr. Rockwell

‎ - The Sun - Jun 24, 1956

... George Wyeth Mr Fraser Wilkins Mr Mar shall Green and Mr Edward Freers all of Washington Mr Percy Haythorne brotherin law of the bride and Mr D Shadwick Braggiotti She is...

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ROSALIND MORGAN BRIDE IN CAPITAL; Wellesley Alumna Married...

‎ - New York Times - Jun 20, 1956

Bradford Bachrach Mrs. Stuart Wesson Rockwell ROSALIND MORGAN BRIDE IN CAPITAL Wellesley Alumna Married to Stuart W. Rockwell of the Foreign Service Special ...

Meredith Morgan Wed to JE Cross

‎- New York Times - Nov 29, 1958

Mrs. Stuart W. Rockwell was her sister s only attendant and Charles Whitehouse was best man for his cousin. The bride, daughter also of the late Mr. Morgan, ..

As you can read above, two years after Rosalind Morgan married Stuart W. Rockwell, her sister married the cousin of Sylvia and Charles Whitehouse, James Eliot Cross. Cross was later the author of "Battle In The Jungle", and the following is some of his background during WWII, and later.

http://www.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22office+of+strategic+services.+as+an+officer+of+the+special+operations+branch%2C+whose+task+was+to+give+aid+comfort+and+support+to+the*%22&btnG=Search+Archives&scoring=a

Battle In The Jungle .

The Age - Google News Archive - Jul 18, 1964

... with the US Office of Strategic Services As an officer of the Special Operations branch whose task was to give aid comfort and support to the anti nazi... .

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Meredith Love Dies; DC Hostess, Businesswoman

‎Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - May 11, 2002

... the area in the late 1950s At the time she was married to James Eliot Cross special assistant to the secretary of the Navy in the Kennedy administration ..

So what seems to have existed was a small, close group of extended Rockefeller family members, covert CIA members, and "diplomats" Stuart W Rockwell, Marshall Green, Charles Whitehouse, and William B. Macomber, Jr. Edward Freers and Macomber had early knowledge of Oswald, Thomas Devine was connected with Andre Rheault and Macomber, Devine and Macomber were connected with members of the Bush family, Devine and GHW Bush were connected with DeMohrenschildt, and John McCloy was connected with Eli Whitney Debevoise and the Aldrich-Rockefellers. Nancy Bush's husband, Alexander Ellis, was connected to his, and later Devine's best man Macomber, and to David and John Lindsay, the twin brothers of George, law partner of Debevoise and Francis Plimpton. Alexander Ellis was also the roommate of John Chafee, who was close to Charles Whitehouse and to Macomber. Nancy and her new husband Alexander Ellis were sent off to live in Montreal where Ellis managed the Montreal office of his father's Fairfield & Ellis insurance brokerage.

Debevoise's partner Francis Plimpton's son, George was a witting CIA asset in Paris and the partner of John Train, later partner of "former" CIA and former Bush oil partner, Thomas Devine.

By mid-1964, John McCloy, who had chosen Francis Plimpton's brother as president of Amherst College in 1961, knew almost all of the information above, since it was either public knowledge or had emerged in the WC "investigation", except possibly the relationship of Devine and Macomber.

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It now seems that Devine was probably brought into "the fold" via his acquaintance with Alexander Aldrich, when they were classmates at M.I.T.

http://sigmachi.mit.edu/docs/beaver_sigs/1946_bsig_vol1946_no1.pdf

Page 4 of 1946 newspaper from Tom Devine's fraternity at M.I.T. Home address displayed matches 3550 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY address in image displayed in earlier post of Devine's father's obituary on this thread. Same lists also contains names, addresses, and military branch and rank of Devine's fraternity brothers.

Left column on page 1, also at the link above, lists the name Thomas Devine and the names of the other fraternity

initiates Devine pledged with.

I have seen no other record related to Devine's university attendance. I find no information as to whether he graduated from M.I.T., or that he made later donations as an alumni. It seems as if he does not want his activities

of the late 1940's or of his education to be public knowledge.

http://www.google.com/search?tbs=bks%3A1&tbo=1&q=Matlack+lansdale&btnG=Search+Books#sclient=psy&hl=en&tbs=bks%3A1&q=%22*.+Dec-9-26+Rochester+NY.+Mass+Inst+Tech+BS+49.+State+Dept%2C+Wash+DC%2C+%22&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=%22*.+Dec-9-26+Rochester+NY.+Mass+Inst+Tech+BS+49.+State+Dept%2C+Wash+DC%2C+%22&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=b805e95cb0de89a2

DEVINE, THOMAS J. 375 Park Ave, NY NY l0022. Dec-9-26 Rochester NY. Mass Inst Tech BS 49. State Dept, Wash DC, admin asst 50-53| Midiand Tex, indep oil operator 53-64. Train Cabot & Associates, NY, ltd partner 59-. Finance.

Class of 1948 Active classmates, sorted by Living Group

- Oct 13

Apr 16, 2003 ... MIT Class of 1948 · Class Leadership. 1948 Beaver. Missing Classmates .... Mr Alexander Aldrich, PH, DP. Mr Thomas S Barrows, CH, DP ...

http://alumweb.mit.edu/classes/1948/active_alumns.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=ushers+henry+cabot+massachusetts+institute+of+technology&hl=en&safe=off&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=Wr22TPiqC4KglAemspSyCQ&ved=0CBcQpwU

ELIZABETH HOLLINS MARRIED IN MAINE; Becomes Bride of Alexander Aldrich, Noted Banker's Son, in Dark Harbor Church

- New York Times - Aug 12, 1951

The ushers were Pfc. Henry Cabot of Boston, Pfc. William C. Hartnp of Princeton, ... attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1945-46 and was ..

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ELIZABETH HOLLINS MARRIED IN MAINE; Becomes Bride of Alexander Aldrich, Noted Banker's Son, in Dark Harbor Church

- New York Times - Aug 12, 1951

The ushers were Pfc. Henry Cabot of Boston, Pfc. William C. Hartnp of Princeton, ... Albert Carter of Washington and J. Reid Heuer of Palm Beach, Fla...

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Diplomats' Kin Usher at Barbara Pullman's Wedding Today

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 1, 1955

One of the young men is Alexander Aldrich, whose ... broth- ers of the bride; Thomas Devine of Midland, Tex., Andre Rhe- ault and Henry Cabot. of Bos- ton, ...

.............

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Page 4 of the M.I.T. newspaper, "The Tech", dated 29 September, 1944, lists the names of 18 Sigma Chi fraternity pledges for that school year, one of the names is Thomas J. Devine. (William J. Casey is also on the list, but the group of pledges were born about 1926, thirteen years after the birth of the late DCI of the same name.)

Did Killian, Bissell, or Leghorn, mentor young Tom Devine? It is obvious Bissell could have been one of Devine's economic instructors, and Killian and Leghorn met through the relatively small, M.I.T. chapter of Sigma Chi, despite the fact that Killian was born in 1904 and Leghorn in 1919. Killian and Leghorn were involved in U-2, and Tom Devine and his close buddy, GHW Bush, were involved with George DeMohrenschildt, a man described as the closest associate of a young former US Marine, also associated with U-2 operations, Lee Harvey Oswald.

http://www.google.com/search?tbs=bks%3A1&tbo=1&q=By+Philip+Taubman+the+two+men+known+each+other+1939+m.i.t.+through+sigma+chi++&btnG=Search+Books#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=1&tbs=bks:1&q=By+Philip+Taubman+killian+m.i.t.+through+sigma+chi&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=aa0092ba45e9cc83

Secret empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of ... - Page 146

Philip Taubman - 2003 - 441 pages - Preview

Killian immediately telephoned Leghorn, who was back in Rochester by then, and asked him to come to Washington the next morning for a meeting. The two men had known one another since 1937 when they met at MIT through the Sigma Chi ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Rhyne_Killian

Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. He was an MIT alumnus, S.B. in management, 1926...

http://cryptome.info/0001/cia-spy-tech/cia-spy-tech.htm

(Scroll down 45 percent of page, above page 18...)

...At the end of August 1954 Land got around to conferring with DCI Dulles's

special assistant, Dick Bissell, who came away from the meeting without any

definite ideas as to why Land had contacted him.15 Project Three panel members,

it should be recalled, were not very happy with the status of US intelligence

agencies at the time. But, Killian had confidence in Bissell. A special relationship

existed between Killian and Bissell going back to 1942. In that year, Killian, the

executive assistant to MIT President Karl Compton, headed a panel that recruited

this brilliant young economist from Yale in order to strengthen MIT's Economics

Department. Since that time, Killian held Bissell in high esteem.16...

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/bissellr.htm

Oral History Interview with

Richard M. Bissell Jr.

BISSELL: I had been working in Washington during the war in the War Shipping Administration and in the fall of 1945 a neighbor of mine in Washington by the name of Hans Klagsbrun, a lawyer, was the deputy director of the Office of War Mobilization

[2]

and Reconversion under John Snyder. He approached me and asked if I would be interested in shifting from the War Shipping Administration which was clearly nearing the end of its activities to OWMR. I said I was and did so forthwith.

My predecessor was Robert Nathan who was a very well-known economist. I had known him personally -- not terribly well, but moderately well. And he had decided to leave. His position, I think, was really senior economist on the staff. Klagsbrun knew of my background in economics and in effect I became Bob Nathan's successor. I think it was about three months after I joined the agency that Klagsbrun himself resigned and John Snyder then asked me to take over his position. I joined the office in the autumn, possibly in September. My recollection is that Klagsbrun left in January, and I was in effect the deputy until the following summer, when I left to rejoin the faculty at MIT....

http://www.afspc.af.mil/library/biographies/bio.asp?id=9942

COLONEL RICHARD SULLY LEGHORN

Retired.

Colonel Richard S. Leghorn was born on 7 February 1919 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a reserve commission as an Army second lieutenant. He began working for Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, but soon accepted an active-duty assignment at Wright Field's Aeronautical Photographic Laboratory. Arriving there in March 1941, he worked with such topnotch experts as James Baker, Amrom Katz, Richard Philbrick, and Duncan MacDonald. He commanded the 30th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron during 1943-45 and shot film over Normandy in preparation for the D-Day invasion.

As he prepared to rejoin Eastman Kodak at war's end, then reserve Lieutenant Colonel Leghorn was persuaded to return temporarily to active duty as deputy commander of Task Unit 1.52, with the assignment of photographing the July 1946 Project Crossroads atomic tests on Bikini Atoll. While en route to the Pacific, he read a summary of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Europe). Based on that report, consideration of atomic weapons' destructive power, and his personal experience with collection of "pre-D-Day photography," Leghorn became acutely aware of the need for a new reconnaissance philosophy--one focused on warning indicators, force levels, and an enemy's capability to launch an attack rather than on traditional targeting and damage assessment. Speaking at the dedication of the Boston University Optical Research Laboratory (BUORL) in December 1946, he enunciated the need for an extremely high-altitude strategic reconnaissance capability.

Recalled to active duty once again during the Korean War, he headed the Reconnaissance Systems Branch at Wright Air Development Center before being assigned in early 1952 to the development-planning staff of Colonel Bernard A. Schriever in the Pentagon. In the latter position, Colonel Leghorn contributed extensively to MIT's Air Force-funded Project Lincoln, which issued the June 1952 Beacon Hill Report that identified extremely high-altitude vehicles--balloons, sounding rockets, air-breathing missiles, and aircraft--that could carry improved sensors near or over Soviet territory. This laid the groundwork for the U-2. Although Leghorn and other members of the Beacon Hill Group considered the possibility of observation satellites, it took the launch of Sputnik to garner their active support for immediate development of such platforms.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Leghorn became deeply involved with public policy related to national security, arms control, and disarmament. He said in the 5 August 1955 issue of U.S. News & World Report, "And we might announce a start on construction of a reconnaissance earth satellite, the transmitted results from which we would be willing to turn over to a U.N. inspection agency." As a consultant to President Eisenhower's Assistant for Disarmament Affairs during 1955-56, Leghorn was instrumental in formulating the "Open Skies" doctrine.

Leghorn established strong credentials in industry as a manager of innovative technology. He founded Itek, a high-tech "document retrieval" company that legally incorporated in Lexington, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1957. Itek Corporation developed the high-resolution photographic system for Corona reconnaissance satellites during 1960-72. In 1963, he became president of Dasa Corporation, a manufacturer of communications equipment. During 1966-85, he owned and operated nine cable television systems in five states. He created Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs) in 1988 to apply systems engineering to manage technological change in the cable industry. Also, during 1987-88, he founded Eidak Corporation to provide copy protection for video and television programming; with Jerome Wiesner, co-founded Magnascreen Corporation to develop large, flat-panel television displays; and, from the latter company, spun off Mirror Systems, Inc., to develop liquid-crystal mirrors for trucks and automobiles. In 1994, Leghorn formed OKTV, Inc., to create an alternative parental control system for managing television's impact on children.

In addition his previously mentioned intellectual and government advisory contributions, Leghorn participated in early Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and, in 1959-60, served as technology deputy on the President's Joint Disarmament Study Commission in preparation for the ten-nation Geneva Conference. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a long-term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1989, MIT honored him by establishing the Richard S. Leghorn Professorship in Management of Technological Innovation.

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It now seems that Devine was probably brought into "the fold" via his acquaintance with Alexander Aldrich, when they were classmates at M.I.T.

http://sigmachi.mit....vol1946_no1.pdf

Page 4 of 1946 newspaper from Tom Devine's fraternity at M.I.T. Home address displayed matches 3550 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY address in image displayed in earlier post of Devine's father's obituary on this thread. Same lists also contains names, addresses, and military branch and rank of Devine's fraternity brothers.

Left column on page 1, also at the link above, lists the name Thomas Devine and the names of the other fraternity

initiates Devine pledged with.

I have seen no other record related to Devine's university attendance. I find no information as to whether he graduated from M.I.T., or that he made later donations as an alumni. It seems as if he does not want his activities

of the late 1940's or of his education to be public knowledge.

http://www.google.co...805e95cb0de89a2

DEVINE, THOMAS J. 375 Park Ave, NY NY l0022. Dec-9-26 Rochester NY. Mass Inst Tech BS 49. State Dept, Wash DC, admin asst 50-53| Midiand Tex, indep oil operator 53-64. Train Cabot & Associates, NY, ltd partner 59-. Finance.

Class of 1948 Active classmates, sorted by Living Group

- Oct 13

Apr 16, 2003 ... MIT Class of 1948 · Class Leadership. 1948 Beaver. Missing Classmates .... Mr Alexander Aldrich, PH, DP. Mr Thomas S Barrows, CH, DP ...

http://alumweb.mit.e...ive_alumns.html

http://www.google.co...CQ&ved=0CBcQpwU

ELIZABETH HOLLINS MARRIED IN MAINE; Becomes Bride of Alexander Aldrich, Noted Banker's Son, in Dark Harbor Church

- New York Times - Aug 12, 1951

The ushers were Pfc. Henry Cabot of Boston, Pfc. William C. Hartnp of Princeton, ... attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1945-46 and was ..

http://www.google.co...l=&oq=&gs_rfai=

ELIZABETH HOLLINS MARRIED IN MAINE; Becomes Bride of Alexander Aldrich, Noted Banker's Son, in Dark Harbor Church

- New York Times - Aug 12, 1951

The ushers were Pfc. Henry Cabot of Boston, Pfc. William C. Hartnp of Princeton, ... Albert Carter of Washington and J. Reid Heuer of Palm Beach, Fla...

http://news.google.c...1959&lnav=hist3

Diplomats' Kin Usher at Barbara Pullman's Wedding Today

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Oct 1, 1955

One of the young men is Alexander Aldrich, whose ... broth- ers of the bride; Thomas Devine of Midland, Tex., Andre Rhe- ault and Henry Cabot. of Bos- ton, ...

.............

http://docs.google.c...urfDgZwA5x5A7rA

Page 4 of the M.I.T. newspaper, "The Tech", dated 29 September, 1944, lists the names of 18 Sigma Chi fraternity pledges for that school year, one of the names is Thomas J. Devine. (William J. Casey is also on the list, but the group of pledges were born about 1926, thirteen years after the birth of the late DCI of the same name.)

Did Killian, Bissell, or Leghorn, mentor young Tom Devine? It is obvious Bissell could have been one of Devine's economic instructors, and Killian and Leghorn met through the relatively small, M.I.T. chapter of Sigma Chi, despite the fact that Killian was born in 1904 and Leghorn in 1919. Killian and Leghorn were involved in U-2, and Tom Devine and his close buddy, GHW Bush, were involved with George DeMohrenschildt, a man described as the closest associate of a young former US Marine, also associated with U-2 operations, Lee Harvey Oswald.

http://www.google.co...a0092ba45e9cc83

Secret empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of ... - Page 146

Philip Taubman - 2003 - 441 pages - Preview

Killian immediately telephoned Leghorn, who was back in Rochester by then, and asked him to come to Washington the next morning for a meeting. The two men had known one another since 1937 when they met at MIT through the Sigma Chi ...

http://en.wikipedia....s_Rhyne_Killian

Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. He was an MIT alumnus, S.B. in management, 1926...

http://cryptome.info...ia-spy-tech.htm

(Scroll down 45 percent of page, above page 18...)

...At the end of August 1954 Land got around to conferring with DCI Dulles's

special assistant, Dick Bissell, who came away from the meeting without any

definite ideas as to why Land had contacted him.15 Project Three panel members,

it should be recalled, were not very happy with the status of US intelligence

agencies at the time. But, Killian had confidence in Bissell. A special relationship

existed between Killian and Bissell going back to 1942. In that year, Killian, the

executive assistant to MIT President Karl Compton, headed a panel that recruited

this brilliant young economist from Yale in order to strengthen MIT's Economics

Department. Since that time, Killian held Bissell in high esteem.16...

http://www.trumanlib...st/bissellr.htm

Oral History Interview with

Richard M. Bissell Jr.

BISSELL: I had been working in Washington during the war in the War Shipping Administration and in the fall of 1945 a neighbor of mine in Washington by the name of Hans Klagsbrun, a lawyer, was the deputy director of the Office of War Mobilization

[2]

and Reconversion under John Snyder. He approached me and asked if I would be interested in shifting from the War Shipping Administration which was clearly nearing the end of its activities to OWMR. I said I was and did so forthwith.

My predecessor was Robert Nathan who was a very well-known economist. I had known him personally -- not terribly well, but moderately well. And he had decided to leave. His position, I think, was really senior economist on the staff. Klagsbrun knew of my background in economics and in effect I became Bob Nathan's successor. I think it was about three months after I joined the agency that Klagsbrun himself resigned and John Snyder then asked me to take over his position. I joined the office in the autumn, possibly in September. My recollection is that Klagsbrun left in January, and I was in effect the deputy until the following summer, when I left to rejoin the faculty at MIT....

http://www.afspc.af....bio.asp?id=9942

COLONEL RICHARD SULLY LEGHORN

Retired.

Colonel Richard S. Leghorn was born on 7 February 1919 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a reserve commission as an Army second lieutenant. He began working for Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York, but soon accepted an active-duty assignment at Wright Field's Aeronautical Photographic Laboratory. Arriving there in March 1941, he worked with such topnotch experts as James Baker, Amrom Katz, Richard Philbrick, and Duncan MacDonald. He commanded the 30th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron during 1943-45 and shot film over Normandy in preparation for the D-Day invasion.

As he prepared to rejoin Eastman Kodak at war's end, then reserve Lieutenant Colonel Leghorn was persuaded to return temporarily to active duty as deputy commander of Task Unit 1.52, with the assignment of photographing the July 1946 Project Crossroads atomic tests on Bikini Atoll. While en route to the Pacific, he read a summary of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Europe). Based on that report, consideration of atomic weapons' destructive power, and his personal experience with collection of "pre-D-Day photography," Leghorn became acutely aware of the need for a new reconnaissance philosophy--one focused on warning indicators, force levels, and an enemy's capability to launch an attack rather than on traditional targeting and damage assessment. Speaking at the dedication of the Boston University Optical Research Laboratory (BUORL) in December 1946, he enunciated the need for an extremely high-altitude strategic reconnaissance capability.

Recalled to active duty once again during the Korean War, he headed the Reconnaissance Systems Branch at Wright Air Development Center before being assigned in early 1952 to the development-planning staff of Colonel Bernard A. Schriever in the Pentagon. In the latter position, Colonel Leghorn contributed extensively to MIT's Air Force-funded Project Lincoln, which issued the June 1952 Beacon Hill Report that identified extremely high-altitude vehicles--balloons, sounding rockets, air-breathing missiles, and aircraft--that could carry improved sensors near or over Soviet territory. This laid the groundwork for the U-2. Although Leghorn and other members of the Beacon Hill Group considered the possibility of observation satellites, it took the launch of Sputnik to garner their active support for immediate development of such platforms.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Leghorn became deeply involved with public policy related to national security, arms control, and disarmament. He said in the 5 August 1955 issue of U.S. News & World Report, "And we might announce a start on construction of a reconnaissance earth satellite, the transmitted results from which we would be willing to turn over to a U.N. inspection agency." As a consultant to President Eisenhower's Assistant for Disarmament Affairs during 1955-56, Leghorn was instrumental in formulating the "Open Skies" doctrine.

Leghorn established strong credentials in industry as a manager of innovative technology. He founded Itek, a high-tech "document retrieval" company that legally incorporated in Lexington, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1957. Itek Corporation developed the high-resolution photographic system for Corona reconnaissance satellites during 1960-72. In 1963, he became president of Dasa Corporation, a manufacturer of communications equipment. During 1966-85, he owned and operated nine cable television systems in five states. He created Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs) in 1988 to apply systems engineering to manage technological change in the cable industry. Also, during 1987-88, he founded Eidak Corporation to provide copy protection for video and television programming; with Jerome Wiesner, co-founded Magnascreen Corporation to develop large, flat-panel television displays; and, from the latter company, spun off Mirror Systems, Inc., to develop liquid-crystal mirrors for trucks and automobiles. In 1994, Leghorn formed OKTV, Inc., to create an alternative parental control system for managing television's impact on children.

In addition his previously mentioned intellectual and government advisory contributions, Leghorn participated in early Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and, in 1959-60, served as technology deputy on the President's Joint Disarmament Study Commission in preparation for the ten-nation Geneva Conference. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a long-term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1989, MIT honored him by establishing the Richard S. Leghorn Professorship in Management of Technological Innovation.

Additional information......

I know this is not THE Thomas J Devine, but it might provide a genealogy insight.

First Name: Thomas

Middle Name: J

Last Name: Devine

Name Suffix:

Birth Date: 15 September 1925

Place of Issuance: New York

Last Residence: Albany, New York

Zip Code of Last Residence: 12203

Death Date : 23 December 1996

Estimated Age at Death: 71

from familysearch.org

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - December 24, 1996

Deceased Name: THOMAS J . DEVINE

ALBANY -- Thomas J. Devine, age 71, died Monday at his residence. Born in Albany he lived here all his life. He was a member of Holy Cross Church and retired after many years with the N.Y. State Highway Department. He was a U.S. Navy Seabees Veteran of WWII, a member of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America and Treasurer of the Local Navy Seabee SVA Island X10 , he recently attended a 50 year reunion on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Mr. Devine was the son of the late Dr. John G. and Marian Devine. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Bendon and 2 brothers, Edward G. and James L. Devine of Albany, and the late Lt. John E. Devine U.S.A.F.; cousin of, Sister Mary Vincentia Devine R.S.M., Mrs. John (Rose) Thoma of Loudonville and Paul L. Devine of Gulf Breeze, FL. Funeral services, Friday morning at 8:45 a.m. from the Hearly & Son Funeral Home, 1561 Western Ave., and 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. Burial, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. HEARLY & SON FUNERAL HOME

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NARA Record Number: 104-10414-10180

MR. THOMAS J. ATTRIDGE, DEPT MANAGER, EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE U.S., MADE AVAILABLE A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING LETTER WRITTEN BY GEORGE DEMOHRENSCHILDE TO HIM

http://www.maryferre...c.do?docId=5926

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - February 27, 1995

Deceased Name: THOMAS J. ATTRIDGE

THOMAS J. ATTRIDGE, 83, of Gulfport died Friday at Majestic Towers Health Care Center in South Pasadena. A native of New York City, he moved to the area in 1975 from Dallas. He was retired from Equitable Life Insurance Co., a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. He is survived by a brother, Dominic of Gulfport; a sister, Helen M. Kinney of South Pasadena; a niece; and two nephews. National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

I am still extremely disappointed there was practically no reaction whatsoever to the following.

Hasn't anybody here ever heard of Oswald's connections to Albert Schweitzer College,in Switzerland

or Turku, Finland, or George Wing and George DeMohrenschildt, in relation to UT....I mean really

February 17, 1952

Texas Swedish Cultural Foundation Will Meet

Col. Sigurd N. Ekdahl, president of the recently organized

Texas Swedish Cultural Foundation will preside at a Dallas meeting

of the foundation Sunday which will be attended by Swedish consul

and Mrs. Gunnar Dryselius of Houston.

Meeting at 7 pm at the home of Mrs. Alice M. Roberts, 8935 Douglas,

the group will discuss the foundation's work of providing international

exchange scholarships for outstanding students in the arts and sciences.

Three Texas students already have been sent to Stockholm, Sweden this year.

Ekdahl is a retiring faculty member of the University of Texas.

If the point needs to be made any more clearly

SWEDEN 1955-1966

http://www.namebase....en?Na=1955-1966

Re: Dubya

See

09-12-1963 DMN

Ex-Senator's Son Likes Goldwater

As early as 1955, Zapata, Offshore was trading at about $5.50 a share.

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ERLANDER TAGE

Sweden 1957-1963

wiki : 'De Mohrenschildt spent the summer of 1938 with his older brother Dimitri..'.? Sweden and Poland has an interesting history, Centuries of war, dominance and peace. No doubt people of all stations of life mixed.

edit add sideline, Johnson spent time with the Swedish - American (in Sweden) club in 62 at least. It might have been a us-vietnam-europe-us tour.

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Wow. what a list.

ERLANDER TAGE

Sweden 1957-1963

wiki : 'De Mohrenschildt spent the summer of 1938 with his older brother Dimitri..'.? Sweden and Poland has an interesting history, Centuries of war, dominance and peace. No doubt people of all stations of life mixed.

edit add sideline, Johnson spent time with the Swedish - American (in Sweden) club in 62 at least. It might have been a us-vietnam-europe-us tour.

Its also important to remember someone who Russ Baker mentions alongside George H W Bush and Thomas J.

Devine, and that is a Defense Intelligence Agency employee.....

page 11, Family of Secrets: Poppy’s Secret

Several years later, in 1991, former Texas Observer reporter David Armstrong would track down the other person listed in the Hoover memo, Captain William Edwards. Edwards would confirm he had been on duty at the Defense Intelligence Agency the day in question. While he said he had no idea who the George Bush was, who was also questioned.

John, I think I owe you an apology, it turned out that there was an

association at least alleged regarding GDM and Sweden.

"Voshinin went on to explain that their family [DeMohrenschildt ]

was originally from Sweden and when they moved to Russia

several generations ago, they Germanized their name."

See

http://www.maryferre...5&relPageId=133

I don't want to get off into meanderings, but on the previous page,

"Voshinin advised that DeMohrenschildt belonged to a discussion

group called the Bohemian Club, which was a group of free-thinkers

who used to meet periodically at the Old Warsaw Restaurant.

They had about 40 members and a Mr. Bill Hudson who has a wife

named Betty, and who is a wealthy oil-man was the president."

I'm sure you remember the Koons Kreek Klub - See

May 21, 1956 "A Business of Brim"

To Texan Clint Murchison and his cronies.......

http://sportsillustr...69698/index.htm

I have no trouble at all thinking Jack Ruby may have popped

up at one of these little social gatherings, although the Koons

Kreek Klub, is a better possibility, although Jack Ruby wasn't

what I would call a free-thinker, it's not like you had to be one

to attend......

Anyway, apologies for my condescending remark.

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I didn't find it condescending, Robert, nor was my reply on any issue meant to be so. Alls good afaiamc.

edit add : imo keeping the kkk club topical is a good thing

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My last post links Tom Devine to men from his MIT fraternity, Sigma Chi, who were founders of the U-2 program. Is it coincidental that John Train, Devine's partner for more than thirty years, was close to these people?

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Covertaction information bulletin: Issues 25-30

Covert Action Publications, Inc - 1986

...letters to President Reagan objecting to McMahon's policy."

Freedom House and the Afghanistan Relief Committee Rosanne Klass is the director of the Afghanistan

Information Center (AIC) which is located at Freedom House in New York. She is also the vice president of

the Afghanistan Relief She is also the vice president of the Afghanistan Relief Committee, and was a founding member of the Afghanistan Council of the Asia Society (disbanded in 1982). Since its inception in 1981, the Afghanistan Information Center (AIC) has been effective in disseminating pro-contra propaganda throughout the western media. Their success is in part due to access provided by Freedom House where the honorary chair is Leo Cherne, a close associate of the late CIA Director William Casey.

Cherne is also vice-chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which is charged with

oversight of the CIA. Klass is also the vice president (and one of the original founders) of the

Afghanistan Relief Committee (ARC) which is housed in the New York offices of attorney John Train. Visitors to the ARC headquarters seeking more information 43...

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Vixi: memoirs of a non-belonger

Richard Pipes - 2006 - 264 pages - Preview

... consisting of sixteen persons, was chaired by an ebullient New York economist and head of the International Rescue Committee, Leo Cherne. It counted among its members Clare Boothe Luce; Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid; ...

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Diplomacy was represented by Clare Boothe Luce, the former ambassador to Italy, who had also been a Connecticut ... 15 Leo Cherne straddled several of Anderson's categories. He had a law degree, was executive secretary of the Research ...

Silent Blood Suckers of the Tangled Webs - Page 67

Gyeorgos C. Hatonn - 1992 - 252 pages - Full view

EDWIN LAND, PRESIDENT OF POLAROID; CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN AND AMBASSADOR; NELSON ROCKEFELLER, FORMER GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK; AND DR. EDWARD TELLER, NUCLEAR PHYSICIST AND "FATHER " OF THE HYDROGEN BOMB. ...

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

‎ - New York Times - Oct 27, 1946

... Macomber of Rochester, NY, was best man. The ushers were George HW and Jonathan James Bush, brothers of the bride; David A. and .John V. Lindsay of New

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Miss Alexandra Mills Is Bride of TJ Devine

- New York Times - Apr 15, 1973

William B. Macomber Jr., United States. Ambassador to Turkey, was best man. Mrs. Devine attended the Green

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/nov/22/local/me-passings22.4

William Macomber, 82; Former Metropolitan Museum President - Los ...

Nov 22, 2003 – William B. Macomber Jr., a former ambassador to Jordan and Turkey and former president of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art,....

Arthur Houghton Jr., 83, Dies; Led Steuben Glass

Published: April 04, 1990

(Page 2 of 3)

Mr. Houghton, who was a member of more than 100 organizations dedicated to education and the arts, served on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1952 to 1974.

Led Museum

While he was president from 1964 to 1969, the museum's charter was redrawn to modernize its administration and curatorial system. He was responsible for the museum's centennial celebration, and he worked to give the museum's staff more of a voice in its operation. He was also active in its thrust to acquire a strong primitive-art collection.

In 1969, Mr. Hougton became the museum's chairman. He was succeeded as president by C. Douglas Dillon, an investment banker who had been an official in the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. Mr. Houghton served as chairman until 1972.

(Page 3 of 3)

...He also donated his estate, Wye Plantation on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where he had bred Black Angus cattle, to the Aspen Institute, an international public policy study organization. He transferred ownership of the major part of his breeding herd to the University of Maryland ....

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/about/history'>http://www.aspeninstitute.org/about/history

...In 1979, Corning Glass industrialist and philanthropist Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. donated to the Aspen Institute a thousand-acre parcel on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The location now hosts the Aspen Wye River Conference Center. Its three distinct facilities near the Chesapeake Bay provide another setting for Aspen-style reflection and dialogue....

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/about

....The Institute is based in Washington, DC, Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and has an international network of partners.

"Aspen is full of walking corpses....," Hunter S. Thompson's 1969 complaint letter to a CBS executive...

(Although one has to assume Dr. Thompson's letter is satirical, the relevance to this topic are reflected in the "corpses'" names.)

In his 1969 letter, Hunter S. Thompson is complaining that Aspen Institute director, William E. Stevenson, et al,

have the clout to convince CBS not to broadcast a news program on Aspen by CBS correspondent, Hughes Rudd.

Mentioned in Paul Nitze's 2004 obituary, linked below this Hunter S. Thompson quote.:

"...his creature Merrill Ford at the Institute ..."

http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20041021/NEWS/110210021

I suspect a major objective of the Aspen Institute is to project the reputation of Henry Crown in a very positive way. Crown's grandson, James, is quoted in Paul Nitze's obituary, linked above.

The coincidences related to the relationships of the founding partners of the Debevoise & Plimpton are many.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debevoise_%26_Plimpton

The founding partners were William E. Stevenson, mentioned above, and Eli Whitney Debevoise. Their law partnership was soon expanded to include Francis Plimpton and Robert G. Page.

My curiousity about this lawfirm was escalated when I read the following obituary. In 1946, Nancy Bush married Alexander Ellis, Jr. Their best man was William B. Macomber, Jr. Their ushers were John Chafee, Nancy's brother, George HW Bush, James Buckley, and twin brothers, David and John Lindsay. The following year, their brother, George, joined Debevoise & Plimpton, and later became presiding partner....

Land sakes, alive! They're talking about the people who were in Nancy Bush's 1946, wedding party, (Macomber, John Lindsay...his brother George became lead partner at Debevoise, Plimpton) and people close to them. Debevoise was Skull and Bones and McCloy's assistant HICOG in Germany. What are they all doing at the Met?

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AID BY CIA PUT IN THE MILLIONS; GROUP TOTAL UP; A Wide...

$3.95 - New York Times - Feb 19, 1967

The president of t.lac FoundsLion for Youth and Student Affairs, Arthur A. Houghton Jr., who is president of Steuben Glass, conceded in v statement last ...

Lyndon Asks Probe of CIA

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - Feb 16, 1967

Three named by Ramparts magazine, a publication of the student left, ... Arthur HOughton Jr., presi- dent of the Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs, ...

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New York Magazine - Dec 8, 1969 - Google Books Result

Vol. 2, No. 49 - 88 pages - Magazine

Francis TP Plimpton — father of George Plimpton, a lawyer and former Deputy US ... He serves on Arthur Houghton's Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs, once linked to CIA...

books.google.com/books?id=q9sCAAAAMBAJ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00252.htm

Antiquities Whistleblower Oscar White Muscarella

Sunday, 25 December 2005, 9:05 am

Article: Suzan Mazur

The Whistleblower & The Politics Of The Met's Euphronios Purchase: A Talk With Oscar White Muscarella

...OWM: No, he's not. He was a member for years. He had power. He could handle things privately in the State Department.

I met a State Dept. man once regarding Turkey's Lydian treasure. And he told me that Ashton Hawkins - the consigliere of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - went to him in the State Dept. to officially ask on the part of the board of trustees, the mayor of New York City and the rich and powerful - to "get those Turks off the Met's back". I asked him what he'd done.

He said he told him he wouldn't do it. I'm talking about a man from the State Dept. Now you go back to 1973 around the time of the Euphronios purchase and my firing, you have the mayor of New York City John Lindsay - who was a personal friend of Hoving's for years. Who also worked together with Dillon and the Rockefellers. You get the controller of the City of New York, the president of the city council. Over decades people who held these elected public offices have participated in and accepted every theft and crime committed by the trustees and their employees, the directors and curators.

So in 1973 we have Arthur Sulzberger, the Haughton family, C. Douglas Dillon, Francis Plimpton (Debevoise & Plimpton). . .

[board of Trustees as of September 12, 1973:

Ex Officio:

John V. Lindsay, Mayor of New York City

Abraham Beame, Comptroller of the City of New York

Sanford Garelik, President of the City Council

Richard M. Clurman, Administrator for Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

Alfred Easton Poor, President of the National Academy of Design

Thomas Hoving, Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Board of Trustees Standing Committees:

Acquisitions:

Douglas Dillon, Chairman

Mrs. Vincent Astor

J. Richardson Dilworth

Mrs. James W. Fosburgh

Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen

Roswell L. Gilpatric

Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.

Andre Meyer

Mrs. Charles S. Payson

David T. Schiff

Arthur O. Sulzberger

Charles Wrightsman

Executive:

Douglas Dillion, Chairman

Mrs. Vincent Astor

R. Manning Brown, Jr.

Mrs. McGeorge Bundy

Daniel P. Davison

J. Richardson Dilworth

Roswell L. Gilpatric

Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.

Arnold P. Johnson

Robert M. Pennoyer

Richard Perkins

Francis T.P. Plimpton

Francis Day Rogers

Joseph A. Thomas

Arthur K. Watson

Charles Wrightsman...

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NEWS GUILD AIDED BY GROUPS LINKED TO CIA CONDUITS; Union...

$3.95 - New York Times - Feb 18, 1967

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Boys' Clubs Overseers Reelect Paul Hellmuth

Pay-Per-View - Boston Globe - Apr 29, 1964

OFFICERS REELECTED by Boys Clubs of Boston from left Sec Henry R Guild Jr 1st Vice Pres Richard Harte Jr Pres Paul F Hellmuth Treas David B Stone ...

Boston's $3 Million Aquarium Will Be Modern and Functional

Pay-Per-View - Boston Globe - Jan 25, 1965

David B. Stone has assembled an outstanding group of technical people and ... and Directors Alexander H. Bright, Paul F. Hellmuth, William S. Brewster, ...

Hellmuth now Aquarium head

Pay-Per-View - Boston Globe - May 17, 1970

Paul Hellmuth active in the New England Aquarium since 1957 has been elected president of the aquarium association succeeding David Stone ...

Pay-Per-View - Boston Globe - Feb 17, 1967

Boston Foundations' Records Show Pattern

- Boston Globe - Feb 17, 1967

A striking pattern of receipts and contributions of three Boston foundations, purportedly used by the Central intelligence Agency as conduits for funds for the National Student Assn., emerges from records on file at the...

...Records identify Atty Paul Hellmuth senior partner of the law firm of Hale ... ...

David Stone vice president of the investment firm of Hayden Stone Inc 10 Post Office sq and president of the. New England Aquarium is also listed as trustee ...

http://www.cia-on-campus.org/nsa/nsa.html

Ramparts, March 1967, pp. 29-38

"A Short Account of International Student Politics and the Cold War with Particular Reference to the NSA, CIA, etc....

...Paul F. Hellmuth, a well-known Boston attorney and a member of Hale and Dorr, and David B. Stone, a Boston businessman and philanthropist, are the trustees of the Independence Foundation. Hellmuth alone is the trustee of the J. Frederick Brown Foundation.

Of the two, J. Frederick Brown is less important as a source of NSA funds. It made only $3300 in contributions to NSA, in 1963. It also made contributions to the American Friends of the Middle East, among other organizations with overseas interests. In an article in the May 9, 1966 issue of The Nation, Robert G. Sherrill implied that the American Friends had CIA ties. No official of the organization denied the allegations.

As far as NSA is concerned, the Independence Foundation is the more important of Mr. Hellmuth's two interests. Independence got its tax-exempt status in 1960. Since then, most of its funds have come from other trusts and foundations. In 1962, for example, the Independence Foundation received a total of $247,000, of which only $18,500 came from individuals or corporations; all the rest came from other foundations. Of the total, the four Funds cited in the Patman investigation gave $100,000.

Between 1962 and 1965, NSA received $256,483.33 in grants for its international programs from Independence. Much of that sum went to pay for NSA's International Student Relations Seminars, yearly extravaganzas which served as effective training grounds for future NSA international leaders.

NSA is still coasting on Independence's largesse. The building which houses NSA's present headquarters is occupied under a 15-year rent-free agreement with the Independence Foundation. Originally, NSA purchased the building with a down payment and a yearly mortgage payment to be secured from Independence. But Independence suddenly changed its mind and bought the property back from NSA. Deeds on file with the clerk of the District of Columbia reveal that NSA sold the property on October 20th, 1965, to the First National Bank, but that the bank was acting as a "trustee under an undisclosed trust." The undisclosed party is Paul Hellmuth, who secured the property, and leased it to the Independence Foundation which turned it over to NSA for the 15-year free rent agreement.

Shortly after NSA moved into its new plush Washington offices in the fall of 1965, a reporter from the Washington Post, who was doing a feature article on NSA, asked NSA President Phil Sherburne who was paying the rent on the building. Sherburne refused to divulge this information. This secrecy in protecting the names of NSA's benefactors was not unusual. In fact, NSA has never made a full financial accounting to its own Congresses.

The Independence Foundation has served NSA's overseas operations in other indirect ways. It has provided a number of scholarships for former NSA officers, usually in the neighborhood of $3000 per year. The purpose of these scholarships was to enable former NSA officers to function as overseas representatives where they were free to make contacts with foreign student unions and roam as free operatives for NSA, sending back periodic reports. Ostensibly, the overseas representatives were supposed to be in overseas universities, but this was entirely pro forma.

Independence has not restricted its largesse exclusively to NSA. In the period between 1961 and 1965 it spent $180,000 in financing an interesting operation known as the Independent Research Service (IRS). This was the organization that made life so miserable for the organizers of the communist-leaning world youth festivals in Vienna in 1959, and in Helsinki in 1962. The Independent Research Service actively recruited a delegation of hundreds of young Americans to attend the festivals in order to actively oppose the communists. The travel expenses of all the delegates were fully paid for and the bill was footed as well for a jazz group, an exhibition of famous American painters and a daily newspaper printed in five languages, all of which accompanied the delegates.

Although the official position of the NSA Congress was not to participate in the youth festivals, important NSA officers and ex-officers were very active in the Independent Research Service activities in Vienna and Helsinki. The director of the IRS during the Helsinki Youth Festival was Dennis Shaul, who was elected NSA president shortly thereafter. Shaul has also been the recipient of one of the Independence Foundation's "scholarships" in 1964.

When questioned by a Ramparts reporter about some of the activities and sources of funds for his Independence Foundation, Mr. Hellmuth, a normally outgoing man, became guarded and curt. He refused to divulge the addresses or any other information about the money which had been donated to both of his foundations. However, he was quite voluble about his close friendship with the officers of NSA. ..."

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

Alison Devine, William Bardeen - New York Times

New York Times - Sep 23, 2007

She is the daughter of Alix Mills Devine and Thomas J. Devine of New York. ... member of Nine Exploration, an oil and gas exploration company in Dallas.

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/Dallas/nine-exploration-llc/34796020.aspx

Updated 3/30/2011 - This profile of Nine Exploration LLC was created using data from Texas Secretary of State

Officers

David S Crockett

Thomas J Devine

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/Dallas/stonetex-oil-corp/29448915.aspx

Stonetex Oil Corp. Company Profile - Located in Dallas, TX - David ...

- 1:15am

Mar 30, 2011 – Stonetex Oil Corp. has a location in Dallas, TX. Active officers include David S Crockett, Thomas J Devine, Jacob F Brown and David B Stone.

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100430/NEWS03/4300334/-1/NEWSMAP

David Barnes Stone Sept. 2, 1927-April 12, 2010

BOSTON — David Barnes Stone, of Boston and Marion, Massachusetts, died of complications from a stroke on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Mass. General Hospital. He was 82 years old....

....Like his older brother Bobby, David loved the ocean, whether on the sea, in the sea, or under the sea. He attended Milton Academy, and during World War II graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy. He spent the better part of a year as a junior officer on a freighter circumnavigating Latin America. After returning home he attended Harvard University (AB 1950, MBA 1952). In later years he was awarded honorary degrees from Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and Curry College.

David's career in the investment business began in New York at Hayden, Stone, a brokerage and investment bank founded by his grandfather. In 1963, David joined his father at the investment firm North American Management Corp. in Boston, where for the balance of his career he cared for the investment needs of hundreds of individuals and families. He served as Director, President, and Chairman of North American for decades.....

....Read who the best man was in William HG Fitzgerald's 1943 wedding.:

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... http://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aunofficial&biw=811&bih=493&noj=1&tbs=ar%3A1&tbm=nws&source=hp&q=stone+marion+reockefeller&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

Marion Rockefeller Wed To Robert G. Stone, Jr.

Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - May 30, 1948

Greenwich, May 29.--(AP.)-- Marion Rockefeller, a great grand niece of the late John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and Robert G. Stone, Jr., of Dedham.

http://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aunofficial&biw=811&bih=493&noj=1&tbs=ar%3A1&tbm=nws&source=hp&q=%22Helen+R.+Stone%2C+to+Desmond+G.+FitzGerald+of+New+York%2C+son+of+Mr.+and+Mrs.*%22&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

Muffie Stone Plans Bridal in May

$3.95 - New York Times - Dec 15, 1974

She is Mrs. Rockefeller and Mr. and Mrs. Robkert G. Stone of Dedham and Marion, Mass. Mr. FitzGerald is a graduate of St. Mark's School and Harvard College,

Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Stone Jr. of Greenwich, Conn., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Helen R. Stone, to Desmond G. FitzGerald of New York, son of Mr. and Mrs. William HG FitzGerald of Washington, A May wedding in Greenwich Is planned. ... ....

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2002/10/15/deceptive-investing-harvards-early-1990s-partnership/?print=1

October 15, 2002

Deceptive Investing

Harvard’s shady deal with Harken smacks of corporate decadence and irresponsibility

By The CRIMSON Staff,

....Harvard’s involvement in Harken Energy Company began just a couple of months after George W. Bush joined Harken’s board of directors. At the time the Harvard Corporation, the University’s seven-member top governing board, included Robert G. Stone Jr. ’45 among its members. Stone retired from the Corporation last spring; he remains a director of Harvard Management Company, Harvard’s investment arm. Stone is a fellow Texas oil executive and a contributor to Bush-family political campaigns. Such close ties between Harvard and Harken offer a possible explanation for Harvard’s involvement with the ailing company, raising the troubling possibility of cronyism driving Harvard’s investments.....

http://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+G.+Stone+Jr.+crew&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&q=%22Robert+G.+Stone%22+Jr.+devine&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbm=bks&source=og&sa=N&tab=np&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=c36ab537f28c9eef&biw=811&bih=493

Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible ... - Page 341

Russ Baker - 2009 - 592 pages - Google eBook - Preview

... spoke with Robert G. Stone Jr., the longtime chairman of the seven-member Harvard Corporation, the university's ... Most in- triguingly, Stone turns out to have been in business with the “former” CIA officer Thomas J. Devine. ..

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/24726502/DWS-MUTUAL-FUNDS-INC---Notes-to-Mutual-Funds-Financial-Statements---3-6-1995

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DWS MUTUAL FUNDS, INC. - Notes to Mutual Funds Financial ...

Feb 7, 2010 – Thomas J. Devine Director; Consultant Gordon Shillinglaw ... Robert G. Stone, Jr. Director; Chairman of the Board, Kirby Corporation

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