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Do Marina Oswald's Autumn 1964 Travels Have Any Connection with Dr. Arthur M. Sackler?

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.....Several of the writers for the Daily Worker and New Masses worked in fields unconnected with politics and did well. A. B. Magil was one of a dozen former Communists who found jobs in medical journalism, especially.especially Medical Tribune and MD magazine. The first openings came in the1950s through the William Douglas McAdams agency, specialists in medical advertising. The agency was bought up by the Sackler Brothers, all three of whom had briefly passed through the Communist Party. Arthur Sackler (1913–87), a prominent medical researcher and later a major philanthropist, became chairman of the board. Sackler had got his start in publishing as a student activist who single-handedly put out a crude strike bulletin; decades later, at its peak, the flourishing Medical Tribune appeared throughout the United States three times a week.31 A few writers found....
http://articles.courant.com/2001-09-02/business/0109020319_1_purdue-pharma-abuse-of-painkiller-oxycontin-oxycontin-problem/2 Thrust Under Microscope - Page 2 of 3
Stamford Drug Company's Low Profile Shattered By Controversy Over Abuse Of Painkiller Oxycontin
September 02, 2001|By STACY WONG; Courant Staff Writer

.....UConn President Philip Austin said Raymond Sackler and his wife, Beverly, support programs in the arts, human rights and health sciences, and have attended some of the lectures and events produced by those programs.

He called them ``elegant and thoughtful'' people interested in high-quality work.

In October, the Sackler Center of Arts Education at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will open with a gala dinner honoring architect Charles Gwathmey, musician Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Mortimer Sackler. Interested? Tickets cost $1,000 each.

Stuart Baker, an attorney for the Sacklers and a partner at the law firm Chadbourne & Parke, confirmed that the family comes from Brooklyn, and that Mortimer and Raymond Sackler had a psychiatry practice in New York City. He also said the brothers did research on using drug therapies to treat depression.

In 1952, the two brothers bought what was then called the Purdue Frederick Co., in Greenwich Village. The company had been established in 1892 by Dr. John Purdue Gray and W.W. Frederick.

Mortimer and Raymond Sackler took over and built up the company through acquisitions and new-product development, creating new companies along the way.

The original Purdue Frederick Co. today handles mostly consumer items. Among the best-known products to come out of the Sackler companies are the laxative Senokot and the antiseptic Betadine, which was used to wash down the Apollo 11 spacecraft after its historic moon mission in 1969.

NASA officials had feared that the astronauts might bring back microbes harmful to life on earth, but their fears proved unfounded.

The Sacklers had in the meantime moved their headquarters to Yonkers, N.Y., then Norwalk. The company continued to grow in Norwalk during the next 27 years, and contributed to local organizations such as the Maritime Aquarium and the United Way.

In the past several years, Purdue, like other pharmaceutical companies, has been pushed to speed its drug research and development efforts by the sequencing of the human genome and the introduction of faster, automated lab technologies.

In June, the company announced an expansion of its New Jersey research operations, in a move similar to the one many pharmaceutical companies have been making as they compete to develop new drugs.

The Sackler family also controls the Napp Pharmaceutical Group in the United Kingdom, which develops and markets pharmaceuticals, and Mundipharma (``world medicines'') in Germany, which handles pharmaceutical marketing and licensing agreements.

Baker said the company is owned by the next generation of Sackler family members and their trusts, with major decisions made by the company's board.

Purdue's executive director for public affairs, Robin Hogen, said Mortimer and Raymond Sackler continue to actively participate in the business. ``They are so spry and with it that if I'm that healthy when I'm that age I will be a happy and lucky man,'' he said.

Mortimer lives in England, and Raymond in Greenwich. Both were knighted during the 1990s by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of their contributions to the arts and sciences.

Their brother, Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, owned the William Douglas McAdams medical advertising agency in New York and started the Medical Tribune trade publication for doctors. He died in 1987.

Arthur, in particular, is credited with revolutionizing the way drugs are marketed by transforming the catalog look of most trade advertising in the 1950s and '60s into slick, colorful promotions.

He also conducted intensive campaigns for Pfizer, aggressively marketing the drug Terramycin, and was one of the first to try direct-to-consumer marketing.

In 1997, he posthumously became one of the first inductees into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame.

William Castagnoli, the hall of fame's executive director, said Arthur Sackler was a creative and remarkable man who was so well known in the industry that people referred to him by his first name only.

He said Arthur showed pharmaceutical companies that their ads did not have to look boring. ``They could look classy, and they could drive pharmaceutical sales by spending,'' Castagnoli said.

Baker said Arthur M. Sackler was not one of Purdue's owners, and Castagnoli said he did not think Arthur's agency handled any of Purdue's advertising.

It's unclear how much of an effect OxyContin will have on the company and the Sackler family, which will mark 50 years of ownership next year. The Sacklers got into the pain business around the late 1970s, when St. Christopher's Hospice in London asked Napp Pharmaceuticals, a Sackler company in England, to develop a morphine pill.

Napp had developed an intravenous drug delivery system called Continus for the asthma drug Uniphil, and the system was adapted to deliver morphine to control pain in cancer patients.

St. Christopher's staff believed that morphine delivered in pill form would give the hospice patients sustained pain relief while freeing them from the IVs.

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Chicago Tribune - Aug 16, 1954
RIES William Douglas McAdims Services for William Doug- las McAdams, 67, of 734 Lin- coln av., Wlnnetka, who died Saturday in his home, will be held at 10 am Wednesday in the Congregational churc4, Winnetka. He had been a Winnetka resident for forty years and also maintained a home ..Mr. McAdams leaves his wife, Marguerite Bowman McAdams; a son, William D. ... three daughters, Joan A. McAdams, Mrs. IVarilyn Barton and Mrs. Marguerite Borregaard.....
1940 U.S. Census snippet of a household in New Trier (Winnetka)Illinois:
WD FM)AS, 68, ADN1RTISIbI6 MKlq; Charrman of Agency !s Dead...

New York Times - Aug 16, 1954

-I William Douglas ]V[, chair-] man of the board of the New] York, Chicago and Paris ... died yesterday at home here of a coronary throm-I bosis at the age of 68. He had been a Winnetka resident for forty years and also maintained a ... Mr. McAdams had addressed the Association of National Advertisers and the ....

New President Elected By Drug Ad Specialists

New York Times - Apr 18, 1957

The election of Dr: DeForest Ely as president of William Douglas McAdams, Inc., ... Dr. Ely, a vice . president ' since 1950, . succeeds Dr. Arthur M: Sackler, . who : continues as chairman, a position he has had since 1954: The agency also...
Paid Notice: Deaths SACKLER, ELSE - New York Times

New York Times - Mar 17, 2000

Vice president of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, president of the Else Sackler Foundation, former owner of William Douglas McAdams, Inc. Survived by her ...

Five Are Named To a Hall of Fame - New York Times

New York Times - Dec 27, 1996

... New York, now owned by NCI Advertising Inc., and the late Arthur M. Sackler, former chairman and chief executive of William Douglas McAdams in New York, ...
Kefauver Subpoenas Advertising Records

Hartford Courant - Dec 24, 1961

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler. chairman o( McAdams. a scheduled witness in the wind-up hearings, has been described as a pioneer in advertising aimed at physicians.


Sackler, a psychiatrist, joined the William Douglas McAdams agency in 1942 and later took the reins. He oversaw Pfizer's seminal campaign for Terramycin in 1952, incorporating pioneering techniques like field-force materials and a multi-page journal inserts. He also piloted radio and TV in the 1960s. Sackler sagely positioned indications for Roche's Librium and Valium, he developed Scope, a newspaper house organ for Upjohn, and began publishing Medical Tribune for physicians. Many medical institutions and museums bear Sackler's name.



By GRACE GLUECK Published: May 27, 1987

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, a research psychiatrist, entrepreneur and philanthropist who became one of this country's leading art collectors and patrons, died of a heart attack yesterday at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was 73 years old and lived in Manhattan.

Dr. Sackler's collecting ranged over many cultures, from China and India to the Middle East; from pre-Columbian and Renaissance periods through the School of Paris. His holdings numbered in the tens of thousands.

The physician, who made his fortune in medical advertising, medical trade publications and the manufacture of over-the-counter drugs, gave much of the art away, along with museums and galleries to house it. His latest benefaction is the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, a museum of Asian and Near Eastern art based on the gift of 1,000 items from his collections and a contribution of $4 million. The museum is to open in Washington next September. Benefactor to Harvard

Dr. Sackler was also the principal donor of the museum at Harvard that opened two years ago bearing his name, built to contain works from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. With his brothers, Raymond and Mortimer, he helped to finance the construction and installation of the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which houses the Temple of Dendur and the Met's new Japanese galleries. And last September, he attended ground-breaking ceremonies for the Arthur M. Sackler Museum on the grounds of Beijing University; an archeological facility supported by Dr. Sackler and his wife, Jill, it will also teach museology to students.

The sciences and humanities also benefited from Dr. Sackler's largess. Contributions of more than $2 million to Long Island University, where he established a laboratory for therapeutic research at the school of pharmacy, made him one of the largest donors to that institution. An $8 million contribution to Clark University in Worcester, Mass., helped to establish the Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center there. And with his brothers, he helped set up biomedical institutions at Tufts University and New York University, as well as the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv. More Than 140 Research Papers

Known in the scientific field as a pioneer in biological psychiatry, Dr. Sackler published, with his physician brothers and other collaborators, more than 140 research papers, most dealing with how alterations in bodily function could affect mental illness.

He was the first to use ultrasound for medical diagnosis, and among other pioneering activities, identified histamine as a hormone and called attention to the importance of receptor sites, important in medical theory today.

His art interests were eclectic, and he preferred the purchase of entire collections to that of individual pieces. He liked to think of himself as ''more of a curator than a collector.''

''I collect as a biologist,'' he once said. ''To really understand a civilization, a society, you must have a large enough corpus of data. You can't know 20th-century art by looking only at Picassos and Henry Moores.'' Studied at N.Y.U. Dr. Sackler, born in Brooklyn on Aug. 22, 1913, to Isaac and Sophie Sackler, took a premedical course at New York University. He also studied art history at N.Y.U. and at the Cooper Union. To finance his medical studies at N.Y.U., he joined the William Douglas MacAdams advertising agency, a medical advertising concern, and eventually became its principal owner.

In 1960, he began publication of Medical Tribune, a biweekly newspaper for doctors, which expanded into an international publishing organization with offices in 11 countries. In 1958, he founded the Laboratories for Therapeutic Research, a nonprofit basic research center at the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy of Long Island University, and served as its director until 1983. With his two brothers, Dr. Sackler also had an interest in the Purdue-Frederick drug company. Introduction to the Orient

Dr. Sackler's art collecting began in the mid-1940's. Picking his way from field to field, he went from pre-Renaissance to post-Impressionism to the School of Paris, and also supported contemporary American painters.

He made the acquaintance of Oriental art by happening on a small Chinese table at a cabinetmaker's. ''I came to realize that here was an esthetic not commonly appreciated or understood,'' he said.

Later, advised in the Chinese paintings field by the chairman of the Metropolitan Museum's Far Eastern department, Wen Fong, and in other areas by trusted dealers, he wound up with what Mr. Fong has called ''by far the largest and most important collection of ancient Chinese art in the world.''

His collection became a subject of controversy at the Metropolitan Museum, which had provided him in the 1960's with a small enclave that housed thousands of the Chinese works.

Material from the enclave was to be used for an exhibition of masterpieces from the Sackler Chinese holdings, according to Dr. Sackler. But, though discussed by him and the Met for years, the show never took place. Metropolitan officials said they were waiting for assurance that the museum would eventually receive a substantial part of the enclave's contents as a gift. But their hopes were dashed when the Smithsonian Institution approached Dr. Sackler with a proposal for the new museum in Washington.

Dr. Sackler is survived by his wife; his two brothers, both of New York; and four children: .....

If you have read this far, since this once was a forum frequently contributed to by researchers, I present all this in the hope that actual researchers will post meaningful reactions without requoting this whole damned post, or any other large posts. If we can stick close to the subject matter in this opening post and progress in posts that follow, there should be little need to quote large blocks of prior posts.

The 1940 census segment image above contradicts the description in the 1954 obit of William Douglas McAdams which clearly gives an impression he is married to Marguerite Bowman McAdams. Marguerite is listed in the census with divorced marital status and "lodger" Jerome Hasty is later described as much more than that, despite being 18 years younger than Marguerite Bowman McAdams.:


As some may be aware, the article above was published in Santa Fe, NM in 1966, and soon after, Jerome Allen Hasty published a legal notice in a Sante Fe newspaper announcing his petition to legally change his name to Jerome Allen Hastings. David Davenport mentioned in the above article was Priscilla Johnson's first cousing and was described in a 2001 bookl published by Sam Ballen as a "former CIA man who became disillusioned."

In 1967, now under the name Jerome Allen Hastings, Jerome married Fredrika Tuttle Blair, daughter of former CPA member and Hollywood directior Frank Tuttle, described in the early 1950's as a man who turned in many of his Hollywood colleagues, to the HUCA, naming them as former or current CPA members.

Jerome Hasty / Hastings is described in the 1940 census as being a buyer for a country club working 48 hours per week for an annual salary of $306. $900 annually was an average salary at that time.

About the same time in the late 1950's Jerome was awarded several US patents for "driver training devices" and Joan A. McAdams, listed at the 734 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL address detailed in her father's 1954 Chicago Tribune obit, had applied for and was later awarded a U.S. patent for a "grater". It seems obvious Joan is the woman taking court actions against her step-father, Jerome, David Davenport, and several physicians on the grounds of her accusations that they had forced her commitment to a mental hospital for at least two weeks.

I think the info presented in this opening post needs to be thoroughly examined by more eyes and brains than solely my own because.:

7/T66 Doo 1546, con't. Interviews with Marina, pp. 229-49, inc. 9/8 ...
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She and Priscilla Johnson stayed at Santa Fe with a relative of. Miss Johnsons named Davenport and Declan Ford advised that anyone wantingnto speak



(A revised version of the FBI document in the image above describes the license plate of the car

associated with Jerome Hastings as a state of Alaska plate, not of Arizona. In early 1964, just before

the devastating Anchorage, AK earthquake (recenlty revised to a 9.2 magnitude quake), David Davenport

had resigned from his position of ten years with the First National Bank of Sante Fe and took a position

as V.P. of the newly legislated Alaska State Devlepment Corp. Davenport was reported in the Princeton

Alumni newsletter as leasing the Anchorage, AK home of a Princeton '43 classmate and of avoiding the

effects of the 1964 earthquake despite his recent move to Anchorage.)

.... considered in its entirety, the background and connections of Jerome Hasty / Hastings is as odd, contradictory, and confusing in ways that have commonality with the background of Lee Harvey Oswald. Jerome married in 1967 a woman with a father who had a contradictory, Communist flavored background including a white Russian, second wife. The backgrounds of the three Shackler brothers, also with a CPA history are amazing in their relative anonymity considering their accomplishments, connections, credentials and resources. Jerome was a 29 year old "lodger" with a college degree in 1940 and a six day per week job that paid almost nothing. He has no background I can find. He moved from Carmel, CAL, to Winnetka, IL, and ends up as David Davenport's trusted friend in Santa Fe, driving Priscilla and Marina from Dallas to Sedona and then watching over them.

He ends up described as married to the much older widow of the chairman of the advert agency that still monoplolized medical advertising into the 1990's, but it was Arthur Schackler, former CPA member who made all the money and reputation in that business niche, and not William Douglas McAdams. A year after Jerome and Dave Davenport are sued for forcing the involuntary commitment of Jerome's step-daughter, Jerome divorces and remarries a woman formerly married to David H. Blair, and important WWII and cold war intelligence officer, and also becomes the brother-in-law of the former OSS man, Terry Votichenko, a whitel Russian who has become a psychology Prof. in Arizona and is married to Jerome's new wife's sister.

Davenport's family is related to these sisters, Votichenko's wife, Helen was Helen Davenport Tuttle,and Davenport's four children's grandfather is WWII OSS Stockholm espionage chief, George E. Brewer, Jr., installed in London by Ellery C. Huntington, a founding trustee and 1958 chairman of the Equity Corporation.

Again, a lot of time has been put into this, please post in the spirit of advancing or refining this research. Priscilla Johnson McMillan's rehash of Marina and Lee will soon be marketed and she has been holding knowledge clarifying the meaning and possible motives of much of what is presented in this post. I have a small hope she might want to influence where this research goes, since I have never seen it presented like this before.

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I wrongly described the level of Jerome Hasty / Hastings' education in my last post, as 4 years.

On a U.S. Census form enumerated on April 26, 1940 in New Trier Township, Cook County, IL


23 days later:

On a U.S. Census form enumerated on May 18, 1940 in New Trier Township, Cook County, IL :


On April 26, 1940, Jerome A Hastings was a 29 year old man who was born in Wisconsin and was employed as a buyer at a country club. His education level was C2, two years of college. Hastings' annual income was just over $300. In 1935 his residence was in Flemington, NJ.

On May 18, Jerome Hasty was a 29 year old man who was born in Wisconsin and was employed as a officer at a country club. His education level was C1, one year of college. Hasty's annual income was just over $600. In 1935 his residence was in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CAL.

26 years later, Jerome Allen Hasty files a notice of legal change of name from Hasty to Hastings:


Jerome Hasty is apparently married to the woman he had boarded with on May 18, 1940.:





....Dave Davenport probably introduced Fredrika to Jerome Hastings. Fredrika's sister Helen was the wife of Eisenhower's OSS leader, Votichenko and her middle name was Davenport. BTW, Dave Davenport worked out the logistics and played host on the Santa Fe leg of this sequester of Marina despite the impediment of having moved to Anchorage, AK in March, 1964 after resigning from his V.P. position at the First National Bank of Santa Fe. A PAW article on his Princeton class of '43 reported that he had survived the Anchorage earthquake after taking a position as V.P. of the new Alaska State Development Corp., and his '43 classmate, Dr. Jesse Rodman "Rod" Wilson, Jr. was Davenport's Anchorage landlord.

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