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I have no idea if this means anything or not but thought I would mention it.

Declan Ford's resume contains the information that he attended the University of California between 1946 and 1948. One of the subjects he took was American History and Government.

Interesting to note that David Morales attended the same University in 1946 graduating in 1947. Morales also did American History and Government.

Small world.

The first attachment shows Rachel Oswald's christening. The woman on the right is Declan Ford's wife, Katherine.

The second attachment is the appropriate information from Ford's resume.

FWIW.

James

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There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence.

The only two individuals besides employees of credit bureaus the FBI included statements from with regard to the backgrounds of Declan and Katherine Ford were Max Clark and George Bouhe.

Declan Ford worked for Degolyer and McNaughton, Inc. from 1953 until 1962. George Bouhe told the FBI that Ford had been discharged from Degolyer with two years

salary as part of a downsizing. From 17 October, 1953 until 24 April, 1959, Ford lived and was working in Spain, mainly out of Madrid, and from 26 April, 1959, to 15 September, 1959, in Ankara, Turkey. Ford returned to the U.S. and married divorced Katherine Skotnicki, divorced with two children and formerly married to a Texan she had met when he served in the U.S. military during WWII. She arrived already married, in New York from Le Havre, France on May 25, 1946.

The Fords were two of several people who seemed to put their routine lives aside to assist in sequestering - shepherding Marina Oswald through her own life in the year before and during a surprising number of years after the arrest and sudden death of Marina's husband, Lee Harvey Oswald.

"....On July 6, 1964, Mr. Ford advised that the Fords and Marina Oswald were leaving on that date for a vacation together in Oklahoma...."

....The testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, Edith Whitworth, and Gertrude Hunter was taken at 11 a.m., on July 24, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex.

http://www.google.com/search?q=knowlton+book+without+their+permission+for+at+least+a+year+after+Its+publication.+wyeth&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=newspapers

Oswald Widow's Book .By Lynn Galloon . - Google News

news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19770714&id...

Marina's New York Agent, Perry Knowlton, and Harper and Row editors have forbidden ... book without their permission for at least a year after Its publication.

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Book To Be Published In The Fall .Oswald's Widow Breaks Silence .

news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2194&dat=19770718&id...

Marina's New York Agent, Perry Knowlton, and Harper and Row editors have ... their permission for at least a year after its publication Harper and Row editor ..

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Marina Oswald Biography Is Brutally . - Google News

news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19770918&id...

Marina's editors and her agent, Perry Knowlton, won't allow Marina to discuss the book in any way without their permission for at least a year after its publication.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E5DB103AF93AA2575BC0A9619C8B63&pagewanted=print

August 19, 2007

Paid Notice: Deaths

KNOWLTON, PERRY H

KNOWLTON--Perry H. Renowned literary agent and the former Chairman and CEO of Curtis Brown, Ltd., one of the world's oldest literary agencies, died on July 6, 2007 at the New York State Veterans' Home at Montrose in Westchester County, after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 80 years old. Born at Miss Lippincott's Lying-In Hospital in New York City on March 25, 1927, he grew up in Rye, New York. Among his childhood cohort was a young Barbara Pierce, later Barbara Bush. Upon graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he served in the army from 1945 to 1946. Adventurous from a young age, at 19 Knowlton and a friend crossed the Atlantic from New York to England in a 21-foot sailboat. He returned to the United States to a comparatively more settled existence as a member of Princeton's class of 1949, but his continued peripatetic nature is apparent from his roundabout journey to the center of the New York literary world. After a stint as an English teacher at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, he took a job in regional sales for the college textbook division of Charles Scribner's Publishers, initially in Cincinnati and then in Tucson. Knowlton married Louisa C. Tripp in 1954 and finally reached Gotham in 1956. He took a job as an editor at Scribner's, where he stayed for several years before moving into the world of agenting in 1959, when he was hired by Alan Collins, the president of Curtis Brown, Ltd. Knowlton ran the agency's book department and in 1968, following Collins's death, became President and owner of the firm. He personally represented dozens of authors and their estates, a veritable Who's-Who of 20th Century literature, including W.H. Auden, Daphne DuMaurier, Robertson Davies, Ogden Nash, Ayn Rand, Diana Gabaldon, Tony Hillerman, Frank Robinson, Jean Craighead George, Betty Friedan, Nicholas Monsarrat, Samuel Eliot Morison, A.A. Milne, Frederik Pohl, Harrison Salisbury, Frederick Forsythe, Brian Moore, Pauline Kael, Louis Auchincloss, John Knowles, C. S. Lewis, and Alvin and Heidi Toffler. He also represented Svetlana Alliluyeva, the daughter of Joseph Stalin, after her defection in 1967. He worked fiercely to protect author's rights and interests, and served on the executive board of the Society of Authors' Representatives for more than 20 years. He was one of the principal engineers in bringing about the merger of the SAR with the Independent Literary Agents Association to form the Association of Author's Representatives in 1991 and served as its President from 1993 to 1995. Perry Knowlton was known for his keen intellect, courtly manners, and good looks. He was a handsome man-more than a man of letters ever needed to be. As a sideline in the late 1950's and early 1960's, while still practicing as an agent, he modeled for print and TV advertising for Xerox and Budweiser, among others. Most notably, he was one of the original ''Marlboro Men''. He was also one of the founding members of the Friends of the Earth in 1969, along with former Sierra Club president David Brower. In 1995, several years before fully retiring from his agency practice at Curtis Brown, he returned to his boyhood interest in falconry, describing himself, at the age of 68, as ''the world's oldest apprentice to a falconer.'' After becoming a fully-licensed falconer he also became a wildlife rehabilitator, and eventually provided a home to 28 birds of prey. In addition to literary agent, teacher, falconer, editor, actor and model, his other occupations and hobbies included life - long sailor, horseman, athlete, licensed airplane pilot, navigator, certified scuba diver, beekeeper, farmer and chef. Divorced in 1961, he is survived by his three children, Timothy Knowlton, Elizabeth Knowlton McNamara and Virginia Knowlton Canfield, along with three grandchildren,....

http://paw.princeton.edu/memorials/1/60/index.xml

paw.princeton.edu/memorials/1/60/index.xml

Perry H. Knowlton '49. Published in Dec. 12, 2007, issue. Doc died July 6, 2007, after a valiant battle against Alzheimer's disease. He was 80. He prepared at

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http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2012/02/08/sections/memorials/0347/

Marion S. Wyeth Jr. '48......died at the Preakness Health Care Center in Wayne, N.J., Sept. 25, 2011. The cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease.

Buz was born in New York City on Nov, 16, 1926. He attended the Allen Stevenson School in New York before his family moved to Palm Beach, Fla., during the Depression. There, his father, Marion Sims Wyeth Sr., established Wyeth & King, a successful architecture firm, which later became Wyeth, King, and Johnson. ....

....and then by Harper & Bros. as a representative along the same route, he ascended to the editorial staff at HarperCollins. He was soon working with writers such as George Plimpton, Richard McKenna, and Ursula Le Guin.....and George Plimpton’s The Paper Lion (1966), among others.

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books.google.com/books?id=cT8jAQAAMAAJ

1962 -

WYETH, MARION STMS ; AIA 42, F AIA 54. ... Factory for Shultin, Inc, Clifton, NJ, 45; Res. for Philip D. Armour, Palm Beach, Fia, 48; Res. for Philip T. Sharples, P.B, 51

"....Priscilla's next editor, the patient one who told Peter Whitmey he had no problem waiting a decade for "Marina and Lee's" publication, was Marion S. Wyeth, Jr. He spent his teen years on Woodbridge in West Palm. His architect father lived there upon completion of his self-designed home in 1940, until his death in 1983. Two doors down was the home of Didi's parents, the Philip Sharples. Some blocks up the barrier island, lives another man well acquainted with Didi's ex, George DeMohrenschildt."

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You could come away from considering what happened to Marina Oswald and be impressed that she was captured and tucked away, told where to go, what to do, what to say. However, if you look at the people who surrounded her, and a little later, Svetlana as well, and how small a number of people controlled who got published and by whom and for how much, how little diversity there is among those few who decide these things, as well as of the beneficiaries who liked things just fine that way, and how closely the people at Langley had backgrounds and friends who matched those of the people who did the monitoring and picked the authors, you may change your mind and half suspect Marina Oswald has plenty of company in that fish bowl.

It occurred to me only a few days ago that Nancy Perrin Rich brought Robert Perrin's body back from NOLA in early September, 1962 to be buried in

her town in Maine and that she lived just nine miles from Walker's Point.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/30/opinion/30iht-edcarroll.4.6900205.html?_r=0

The peril of valuing celebrity over history

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Yet, speaking of history, this conjuring of the appearance of opposition where none actually exists has been mandated by the American political system since the onset of the Cold War. The quadrennial political puppet show, highlighting not opposition but its appearance, is essential to keeping the captive-taking war machine running and to inoculating the American people from the viral knowledge that they themselves were first to be captured.

A minimal acquaintance with history, including dissections of American culture already performed by both Sinclairs, would undermine our national complacency. Upton Sinclair, for example, showed the rapaciousness of capitalism, the vampire-like appetite with which it feeds on the blood of human beings. Even with "reforms" ("The Jungle" led to the establishment of the Food and Drug Administration), the profit-worshipping economy to this day eludes controls that would protect majorities of citizens in this country and across the world. Sinclair Lewis, for his part, showed how the simultaneously banalizing methods of capitalist enterprise (false advertising, consumerism, pieties of affluence, amoral bureaucracy) are exactly what that enterprise created to keep from being criticized......

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This is cobbled together from a set of hyperlinked wiki articles.

Everette Lee DeGolyer (October 9, 1886 – December 14, 1956)...In 1946, working on behalf of the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner to the Central Intelligence Agency, DeGolyer recruited Jack Crichton of Dallas, to operate a group of companies which frequently were given new names, presumably to make it more difficult to trace their operations. Crichton became a prominent oil and gas industrialist and was the 1964 Republican gubernatorial nominee....Everette DeGolyer was active in publishing, where he had controlling interest...DeGolyer served on the boards of the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arboretum, and Dallas Public Library.[6] The DeGolyers lived at Rancho Encinal near Dallas. The 1940 estate, located on the shores of White Rock Lake,...Everette and Nell DeGolyer had four children: Nell Virginia, born in Norman, Oklahoma, Dorothy Margaret, Cecilia Jeanne and Everett Lee Jr,[3] all born in Montclair, New Jersey.[5] Cecilia married George C. McGhee, a protégé of Everette's, who would go on the become a U.S. Undersecretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to West Germany and Turkey....Everette DeGolyer took his own life in his office in Dallas on December 14, 1956.

John Alston Crichton, known as Jack Crichton (October 16, 1916–December 10, 2007),[1] was an oil and natural gas industrialist from Dallas, Texas, who was among the first of his ranks to recognize the importance of petroleum reserves in the Middle East.[2] In 1964, he carried the Republican banner in a fruitless campaign against the reelection of Governor John B. Connally, Jr., then a Democrat, who in 1973 switched parties.

In 1990, Crichton (pronounced KREI-tun) wrote in an opinion piece for the Dallas Morning News, stating that he first realized the vastness of the Middle Eastern oil reserves prior to 1950. He and a coworker determined, he said, that the Burgan Field in Kuwait, for example, held ten billion barrels of crude oil. In 1951, he helped to establish San Juan Oil Company in Dallas, where he became the vice president of operations. During the 1950s, he took a group of American businessmen to Yemen to search for oil. During his long career, he was the president of the Yemen Development Corporation and the Dorchester Gas Corporation, Crichton was also involved in the mining of copper, zinc, gold, silver, and nickel through his Arabian Shield Development Company.[2]

...He graduated in 1933 from C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport and then enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station. He played tennis, basketball, and ran cross country track. His classmates included future industrialist H.R. "Bum" Bright and Earle Cabell,...During World War II, Crichton served in Europe in the Office of Strategic Services...In 1946, Crichton was recruited by Everette DeGolyer, a former conservation director in the administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and later a co-founder of Texas Instruments, to operate a group of companies which renamed frequently, presumably to make it more difficult to trace their operations. According to investigative journalist Russ Baker, the companies "operated largely below the radar,...In 1952, Crichton joined a syndicate that included DeGolyer and Clint Murchison of Dallas to use connections in the government of General Francisco Franco to obtain drilling rights in Spain. The operation was handled by Delta Drilling, owned by Joe Zeppa. In August 1953, Crichton joined the Empire Trust Company, of which he later became the vice president. The company maintained a network of associates similar to a "private CIA". Empire Trust was an investor of the Fort Worth-based General Dynamics....In 1956, Crichton became commander of the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment, which operated under Lieutenant Colonel George Whitmeyer, the overall commander of all United States Army Reserve units in East Texas. According to Crichton, there were about a hundred men in the unit, with nearly half of them coming from the Dallas Police Department....Crichton was also involved with several other oilmen who negotiated drilling rights in Cuba under President Fulgencio Batista. Standard Oil of Indiana signed an agreement with the Cuban-Venezuelan Oil Voting Trust Company (CVOVTC), a unit originally established by William F. Buckley, Sr., for access to 15 million acres (61,000 km2). CVOVTC was one of the four or five most traded entities on the American Stock Exchange during the middle 1950s. Batista's communist successor, Fidel Castro, reduced the size of claims for oil exploration to a maximum of 20,000 acres (81 km2) and ended large-scale explorations by private companies.[3][better source needed]

The rise of Castro ruined CVOVTC, which had invested $30 million looking for oil in Cuba. The company was de-listed in December 1960 from the American Stock Exchange....Prior to his 1964 political campaign, Crichton had developed a close association with the future President George Herbert Walker Bush. In 1959, the two raised funds for the CIA's "Operation 40", which organized sabotage against Castro...Critchton was appointed head of the intelligence component of Dallas Civil Defense. The conservative radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote in September 1960: "The Communists, since 1917, have sold Communism to more people than have been told about Christ after 2,000 years." He urged his readers to support the "counter-attack . . . mounted in Dallas."...In November 1963, Crichton was involved in the arrangements of the fatal visit of U.S. President John F. Kennedy to Dallas.

Crichton's friend, Deputy Police Chief George L. Lumpkin, a member of the 488th Military Intelligence Detachment, drove the pilot car of Kennedy's motorcade. Lieutenant Colonel George Whitmeyer, the East Texas Army Reserve commander, was also in the car. The pilot car stopped briefly in front of the Texas School Book Depository, where Lumpkin spoke to a policeman controlling traffic at the corner of Houston and Elm.

The Warren Commission report on the Kennedy assassination states that Crichton arranged for a member of the local Russian community to translate for the Russian-born Marina Oswald in the wake of the Kennedy assassination. Crichton's volunteer translated for Oswald during her initial questioning by the Dallas authorities in the hours immediately after her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, had been arrested. Marina soon implicated her husband in the crime.[3][better source needed]

At the time of the assassination of President Kennedy and the wounding of Governor Connally, Crichton was attending the annual luncheon held that year at the Adolphus Hotel

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Guest Tom Scully

There are no coincidences, Delia. Only the illusion of coincidence.

The only two individuals besides employees of credit bureaus the FBI included statements from with regard to the backgrounds of Declan and Katherine Ford were Max Clark and George Bouhe.

Declan Ford worked for Degolyer and McNaughton, Inc. from 1953 until 1962. George Bouhe told the FBI that Ford had been discharged from Degolyer with two years

salary as part of a downsizing. From 17 October, 1953 until 24 April, 1959, Ford lived and was working in Spain, mainly out of Madrid, and from 26 April, 1959, to 15 September, 1959, in Ankara, Turkey. Ford returned to the U.S. and married divorced Katherine Skotnicki, divorced with two children and formerly married to a Texan she had met when he served in the U.S. military during WWII. She arrived already married, in New York from Le Havre, France on May 25, 1946.

The Fords were two of several people who seemed to put their routine lives aside to assist in sequestering - shepherding Marina Oswald through her own life in the year before and during a surprising number of years after the arrest and sudden death of Marina's husband, Lee Harvey Oswald.

"....On July 6, 1964, Mr. Ford advised that the Fords and Marina Oswald were leaving on that date for a vacation together in Oklahoma...."

....The testimony of Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, Edith Whitworth, and Gertrude Hunter was taken at 11 a.m., on July 24, 1964, in the office of the U.S. attorney, 301 Post Office Building, Bryan and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Tex.

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Tom Scully,

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If you wish (and if you are capable of doing so) boil down your views to something that is readable and cogent, and then I will try to reply. But note what I said: "readable and cogent": please do not respond with long-winded and largely irrelevant posts which contains scads of "geneological data" (as to who married who, and when, or who is distantly related to whom, etc.--from which we are supposed to draw inferences)........

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Tom Scully--Moderator, or editorialist with a personal agenda?

Finally, and back to my previous thought: You are (or are supposed to be) a moderator on the London Forum. Please stop attacking me personally, or--as you previously did--tell me that I'm "unrepentent". If you have genuine "evidence," then go present it. (And please don't fill this thread with long geneological posts that wander all over the place, and prove nothing.)

My views are based on my extensive knowledge of the evidence in this case, and the many conversations I had with Marina Oswald Porter starting in January, 1981 (when I met her in Dallas when Best Evidence was published) and which went on for the better part of a decade. These conversations --I believe--probably assisted her in changing her mind (by 1988) about her husband. Certainly, they played a role in making sure that the movie produced by Wolper et al ("Fatal Deception: The Marina Oswald Story", on which I was a consultant, and in connection with which I had many conversations with screenwriter Steve Bello) was reasonably close to the truth, in portraying Marina's complex journey--i.e., her own mind-bending experiences, and the journey Marina took from Leningrad to Minsk, and then to the U.S., where--17 months after her arrival on U.S. soil--her husband became the accused assassin of President Kennedy.

DSL

5/27/13 6 PM PDT

Los Angeles, California

"This" isn't about me, and I stand by my methods because they are effective and the results I present are unique, fresh, diverse, frequent, and thought provoking without seeming sensational and I am seldom caught with my foot in my mouth.

James C. Ford, DA Aide, Dies

‎Los Angeles Times - Nov 22, 1969

.....four brothers, Robert, Justice John .1. Ford of the Dis- trict Court of Appeal, Joseph B. Ford and De-

clan P. Ford, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Keating and Mrs. Owen J. Brady. Rosary will be recited ......

Obituary 4 -- No Title

Los Angeles Times - Aug 9, 1982

John J.-Ford, veteran municipal, superior and appellate court judge, died Aug. 4 of a heart attack in Newport Beach.

Ford, 75, chief enforcement offi- cer for the Office of Price Adminis- tration-during World War II, was named to the

municipal court in 1943 by Gov. Earl Warren, and to the superior bench in 1948 , also by Warren. His elevation to the 2nd District Court of Appeal came in 1959 .

Ford's key judicial rulings over the years involved musicians' re- use payments for phonograph rec- ords; a decision to approve issuance of $8-million worth of

bonds for the Los Angeles Sports Arena, and his upholding of the California Air Pol- lution Control Act as constitutional in 1949. He also upheld the right of an employer to arm himself as protec- tion against threatening pickets and was involved in the trials of picke- ters arrested in connection with a bitter film studio strike in 1946.

John J. Ford - California Courts
www.courts.ca.gov/documents/FordJ.pdf‎

Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court. December 17, 1943 - February 18, 1948, Appointed by Governor Earl Warren. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND. Professor

Key Events in the History or Air Quality in California
www.arb.ca.gov/html/brochure/history.htm

Feb 6, 2012 – 1947, June 10, 1947, California Governor Earl Warren signs into law the Air Pollution Control Act, authorizing the creation of an Air Pollution ....

Air Pollution Law Held Constitutional

Los Angeles Times - Mar 10, 1949

Superior Judge John J. Ford yesterday ruled that the California Air Pollution Control Act is constitutional, in that he held the exemption of agriculture a

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