Intro
d
d Death list
d Solutions
American Security Council
d AFIO & OSS Society
Le Cercle
1001 Club
Pilgrims Society
Bohemian Grove
JASON Group
Unacknowledged SAPs
d JFK
d Robert Crowley
d 9/11: part 1
d 9/11: part 2
d Boston 2013
d Far West (Russia)
Peak Oil
ddddd Beyond Dutroux
ddddd "La Nebuleuse"
ddddd French connection
Joris Demmink/ Westerflier cult

"In this grove the trees stand so thick together that at midday the sunlight filters through only dim rays. The trees are not so large as in many other parts of the timber belt of this State, but they are extremely graceful, rising like Greek columns to a height of 200 or 300 feet. The peculiarity of the redwood is the absence of all branches for the first 50 to 100 feet. Then the upper foliage has a feathery, delicate appearance that distinguishes the tree from the pine, hemlock, or cedar. The green of the foliage is the darkest shade known in nature, and the balsamic odor is more pronounced than that of the pine. The mases of dark foliage come out strongly against the cloudless blue of the sky and the deep red columnar trees, producing effects which few California painters have been able to faithfully reproduce, though many have attempted the task."

"Nothing can exceed the solemnity and the stillness of the redwood groves of California, unless it be the great eucalyptus forests of Australia. The song of birds is seldom heard in these dimly lit aisles, and even the smaller animals do not appear to haunt the groves."

- June 25, 1899, New York Times, 'Bohemia in California'


"...In july 1979, during one of these visits to California, George Shultz invited me to be his guest in Bohemian Grove during the traditional yearly summer encampment. This weekend gave me one of the most astounding experiences I ever had in the United States. Later I went to Bohemian Grove a second time and my impressions intensified. The landscape in which the encampment (the term used) takes place is uncommonly beautiful. The valley, a few meters wide and several kilometres long, is protected along both slopes and on the valley floor by venerable sequoias, some of them a thousand years old. Though the sky can be glimpsed through the loosely grouped treetops, the horizon is concealed. It was very quiet with a total absence of traffic noise..."

- Helmut Schmidt in his 1991 biography


 

 
         
    Bohemian Grove: Summer hideout for America's Republican establishment
   
   

By: Joël v.d. Reijden | Written: Sep. 7, 2005 | Updated: Oct. 13, 2006 | Members list | Camps | Symbolism

Contents

1. Intro
2. Timeline of the Grove
3. Analysis of Mandalay visitors
4. British visitors
5. Layout and location

Intro
The Bohemian Grove is one of the more important places in the United States where businessmen, politicians, army officers, and scientists can sit around with each other and talk about anything they're interested in. Although networking is officially not allowed, going on summer camp together clearly aids in the "bonding process" - a concept everyone knows from school or work. It's no surprise then that the expression "makes it easier to pick up the phone" has been mentioned more than once. In contrast to business, politics can be discussed openly in the Grove and it seems that whether or not a particular candidate is liked by the Bohemians can make or break his career.

If you are interested in my thoughts on the symbolism surrounding the Cremation of Care and the Bohemian Grove you can take a look here. Nothing of that is discussed in this article.

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1970s or 1980s, dinner in the forest. About 85% of the Bohemian Grove members are from California.

On this page you can find a short historical timeline of the Bohemian Grove, a list of some of the relatively recent visitors of camp Mandalay, an analysis of the British visitors, and the layout and location of the Bohemian Grove itself. The membership list included with this article consists of almost 600 names, all of them with biographies, some more extensive than others. There's a separate list of the 104 Bohemian Grove camps. At the bottom of this article you can find many cached references in which a lot of the names in the membership list can be found.

The material in this article deals with topics I generally missed in all the other articles about the Bohemian Grove, so I guess most of you will find it a useful expansion.

Brief timeline of the Bohemian Club and the Bohemian Grove.

1872
The Bohemian Club is organized in San Francisco as a gathering place for men who like the arts and literature. The clubhouse is located in the Astor Hotel on Sacramento Street and the owl is chosen as the club's symbol.
1874
The Club has 182 members.
1875
The Bohemian Club's motto, "Weaving spiders, come not here", first appears on a Club announcement. It was taken from Shakespeare's "A midsummer Night's Dream".
1877
The Club has outgrown the Astor Hotel and moves to 430 Pine Street in San Francisco.
1878
In 1878, several dozen Bohemians hold a Jinks in the forest in Sonoma County near what is now known as Camp Taylor (California Historical Society, Bohemian Club 1947). This was the start of a long Bohemian tradition of trekking to the Sonoma County redwoods during July and August of each year for camping and self entertainment.
1882
The Club's patron saint becomes John of Nepomuk. The legend says that St. John was killed in 1393 at the orders of Wenceslaus IV, King of the Bohemians & King of the Holy Roman Empire, because he didn't want to disclose the confessional secrets of Queen Johanna of Bohemia. Today, St. John symbolizes the right to privacy of the Bohemians.
1885
The extremely successful Joseph D. Redding is elected president of the Bohemian Club. He will devise the Cremation of Care in 1893. Where he got his inspiration for the ceremony isn't clear. Redding is a very successful attorney for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, which is owned by the Rockefeller-connected Pilgrims Society families of Harriman & Harkness. Redding is considered a musical genius. (2) More details on this in the article that deals with the symbolism surrounding the Bohemian Grove. Also more information in the membership list.
1887
The Club has 561 members, which are a combination of literary figures and San Francisco businessmen. Among them are 4 members of the Crocker banking family, 3 Spreckles, William Randolph Hearst, Bay Area shipbuilder Arthur W. Moore, columnist and writer Ambrose Bierce, writer Henry George, and 14 officers from the Army and Navy. Other Bohemian Club writers are Charles K. Field, Ina Coolbrith, Bret Harte, Daniel O'Connell, and Mark Twain.
1892
The 70 ft. high Buddha statue is built within the Sequoia Valley, now known as the Bohemian Grove. It is modeled after the Daibutsu of Kamakura, the Great Buddha from Japan. The statue used to be part of the Cremation of Care.
1893
Joseph D. Redding creates the Cremation of Care and serves as High Priest of Bohemia during this ceremony. Within a couple of years he will move his business to New York where he again becomes part of 'high society'. The Bohemian Club starts renting a piece of land in the Sequoia Valley from the Sonoma Lumber Company. They will do this until 1899 when they make their first land purchase.
1899
The Bohemian Club buys a 160 acre piece of land in the Sequoia Valley, today known as the Bohemian Grove. The Club will make twenty-eight purchases of land over a 67 year period. Today it owns 2,712 acres. The New York Times writes two articles about the Cremation of Care and how impressive it is.
1905
The Washington Post reads: "The Taft party to-day visited the Bohemian grove of redwoods...", which is the first reference I have seen to presidents visiting the Bohemian Grove.
1913
The Cremation of Care ceremony is moved to the first weekend of the encampment.
1914
The Bohemian Club has 1259 members, of which 787 resident members, 241 non-resident members, 19 Navy officers, 49 Army officers, 29 faculty members, 114 associate members, and 20 honorary members.
mid 1920's
The Lake is built. It is about 100 feet wide and 400 feet long. Or for everybody outside of the United States: 30 meters wide and 124 meters long.
1929
The concrete owl is built and there are 169 camps in the Bohemian Grove.
summer 1933
The Club takes up residence at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel when the dismantling of the old clubhouse begins. The club has grown to about 2000 members. A large new Club House is opened the following year.
1941
Membership drops to 1643 due to World War II.
1981
The Lake is relined with earth and concrete. It has an artificial waterfall tumbling into it, and water lilies are kept in natural-looking patterns by water jets embedded in the lake bottom. The only natural aspect to the lake is the early morning mist rising off of it every morning.
1994
There are 124 camps in the Bohemian Grove.

Mandalay
Many camps in the Bohemian Grove contain very prestigious visitors. You have camps like
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July 23, 1950, Eisenhower, Hoover, Edward Teller, and Ernest Lawrence in one of the camps of the Bohemian Grove.
 
Cave Man, Hideaway, Hill Billies, Hillside, Isle of Aves, Lost Angels, Mandalay, Midway, Owl's Nest, Sempervirens, Silverado Squatters, and Stowaway. Mandalay seems to be the camp for international relations and consists of many members officially or otherwise connected to the intelligence agencies. Mandalay is the only camp you cannot just walk into, and before you are allowed on the compound someone will ask you who you have an appointment with. If you're cleared for access, you are taken up the hill with an electric pulley, designed by Bechtel. Many members
of camps like Hill Billies or Stowaway (Rockefellers and Morgans) have been to Mandalay at one time or another.

Visitors of Mandalay They primarily represent
Armacost, Samuel H.
Sources:1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; Weiss, Peck & Greer L.L.C.; Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International; Chevron; CFR.
Atwater, H. Brewster, Jr.
Sources: July 24, 2004, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 'Eclectic Crowd for Annual Bohemian Grove Gathering-Powell, Rumsfeld, Grateful Dead top Guest List'

General Mills.
Bailey, Ralph E.
Sources: Sonoma County Free Press, 'Bohemian Grove Fact Sheet'

J.P. Morgan; Morgan Guarantee Trust; Du Pont; Continental Oil Co.; Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.; Fuel Tech.
Bechtels (3)
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club' (Bechtel designed part of Mandalay); July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'; June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'; June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Bechtel Company; Trilateral Commission; Heritage Foundation (primary funder); directors Chase Manhattan; CFR; 1001 Club.
Brady, Nicholas F.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'; June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Dillon Read & Co.; Rockefeller University; SMOM; CFR.
Brandi, Frederic H.
Sources: 2005 email exchange between me and G. William Domhoff

Dillon, Read & Co.; Father German Steel Trust; Pilgrims Society.
Brandi, James H.
Sources: 2005 email exchange between me and G. William Domhoff

UBS Warburg; ThyssenKrupp.
Bush, George H.W.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'

CIA; U.S. president; Trilateral Commission; CFR; Atlantic Council of the United States; Father was SMOM.
Casey, William J.
Sources: 1993, Robert Parry, 'Trick or Treason - The October Surprise Mystery'; Sonoma County Free Press, 'Bohemian Grove Fact Sheet'

SEC; CIA; Wackenhut; Export-Import Bank; Iran-Contra; CFR; Le Cercle; Atlantic Council of the United States; SMOM; Associate of Armand Hammer.
Cooley, Richard P.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Wells Fargo; Seafirst Bank; Smithsonian; RAND; CFR.
Ducommun, Charles E.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Stanford psychology and education; Ducommun Inc. (formerly Ducommun Metals & Supply Co.); Lockheed Leadership Fund
Ehrlichman, John D.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Hullin, Ehrlichman, Roberts & Hodge, Seattle; Top adviser to Nixon. Convicted for Watergate.
Firestone, Leonard K.
Source: July 17, 1975, G. William Domhoff, 'Is there a ruling class?'; 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'; June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'

Firestone empire; World Affairs Council of L.A.
Flanigan, Peter M.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'; 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove';

Assistant to Nixon; Dillon, Read, & Co.; UBS Warburg; Anheuser-Busch; SMOM; CFR.
Flanigan, John
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix I'

Relative of Peter.
Ford, Gerald R.
Sources: July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'

United States president 1974-1977; Citigroup; CFR; Bilderberg
Ford, Henry
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'

Ford. Built everything for the the nazis and bolsheviks. antisemite.
Gates, Thomas S., Jr.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Drexel & Co.; Morgan Guaranty Trust Company; Smith, Kline & French Laboratories; CFR; Pilgrims Society
Hawley, Phillip M.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; Sonoma County Free Press, 'Bohemian Grove Fact Sheet'

Carter Hawley Hale Stores; Trilateral Commission; Business Roundtable.
Horton, James K.
1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Shell; Standard Oil; Pacific Gas & Electric; Southern California Edison Co.; First Interstate Bank of California; Pacific Mutual Life Insurance; Lockheed
Houghton, Amory, Jr.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Corning Glass Works; Congressman; CFR; Business Council; Pilgrims Society.
Johnson, Charles B.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Franklin Resources.
Kaisers (3)
Sources: July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'; June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'; 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; July 24, 2004, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 'Eclectic Crowd for Annual Bohemian Grove Gathering-Powell, Rumsfeld, Grateful Dead top Guest List'

ICF Kaiser Consulting Group, Kaiser Foundation; CFR.
Kearns, Henry
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Bechtel; Export-Import Bank.
Kennedy, David M.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Continental Illinois Bank; Trust Company; CFR; Mormon bishop.
Kissinger, Henry
Sources: November 1989, Spy Magazine, 'Masters of the Universe Go to Camp: Inside the Bohemian Grove'; 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'; July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'; June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Rockefeller and Fritz Kraemer protege; Le Cercle; Pilgrims; Bilderberg; CFR; Trilateral Commission; Atlantic Council of the United States; Open Russia Foundation; Forty Committee; J.P. Morgan; Kissinger Associates; Hollinger International; AIG.
Knight, Andrew S. B.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix F' June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'

UK; The Economist; Rothschild & Murdoch interests; Reuters; Ditchley; Bilderberg; RIIA; Stanford Hoover Institution.
Lewis, Drew L.
Sources: June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Union Pacific Corp.; CFR.
Littlefield, Edmund W.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'; July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'

General Electric; Bechtel Investment Co.; Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International.
Marting, Walter A.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Hanna Mining Company.
McCone, John Alex
Sources: 1993, Robert Parry, 'Trick or Treason - The October Surprise Mystery'; July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'

Atomic Energy commission; Bechtel; CIA; SMOM.
McLean, John G.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Continental Oil Company; CFR.
Mettler, Ruben F.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Hughes Aircraft Co.; consultant DoD; Ramo-Wooldridge Corp.; TRW Inc.; Space Technology Laboratories (STL); Goodyear Tire; Merck & Co.; CFR; Trilateral Commission; Japan Society; Japan-U.S. Economic Relations; Defense Industry Advisory Council; President's Task Force on Scientific Policy; Business Roundtable; Business Council
Morrow, Richard M.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Amoco Corporation; National Acadamy of Engineering; Commercial Club; close to the Bechtels.
Nixon, Richard M.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'

CFR; United States president 1969-1974; Le Cercle; Pilgrims Society.
O´Reilly, David
Sources: July 24, 2004, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 'Eclectic Crowd for Annual Bohemian Grove Gathering-Powell, Rumsfeld, Grateful Dead top Guest List'

ChevronTexaco; J.P. Morgan; Business Roundtable; Business Council; Trilateral Commission; National Petroleum Council; DAVOS.
Peterson, Rudolph A.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C'

Bank of Hawaii; Bank of America; Gianninni Foundation; CFR; Bilderberg; Asia Foundation.
Powell, Colin Luther
Sources: June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Four-Star General; Joint Chiefs of Staff; US Secretary of State; Pilgrims Society; Trilateral Commission; CFR.
Reed, Philip D.
1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix C

NY Fed; American Express; Bankers Trust; International Executive Service Corps; Winston Churchill Foundation of the US; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; CFR; Pilgrims Society
Reichardt, Carl E.
Sources: June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'

Wells Fargo; Ford Motor Company.
Rocard, Michel
Source: November 1989, Spy Magazine, 'Masters of the Universe Go to Camp: Inside the Bohemian Grove'

French socialist prime minister.
Sage, Andrew G. C.
Sources: 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Lehman Brothers; Sage Capital Corporation; Robertson Ceco Corporation; American Superconductor Corp.
Shultz, George P.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'; July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'; June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'; Sources: June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'; July 24, 2004, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 'Eclectic Crowd for Annual Bohemian Grove Gathering-Powell, Rumsfeld, Grateful Dead top Guest List'

Bechtel; J.P. Morgan Chase; Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Pilgrims Society; Trilateral Commission; CFR.
Smith, William French
Sources: July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'; 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'

Attorney general under Reagan; President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; General Electric.
Trent, Darrell M.
Sources: 1993, Robert Parry, 'Trick or Treason - The October Surprise Mystery'

Rollins Environmental Services, Inc.; National Security Council; NATO; Twice a deputy campaign manager for Reagan; President’s Office of Emergency Preparedness; hosted CIA director William Casey in 1980.
Volcker, Paul A.
Sources: Alex Jones

Chase Manhattan; FED; CFR; Bilderberg; Group of Thirty; Trilateral Commission; RAND; Le Cercle; Pilgrims Society; Japan Society; Ditchley; J. Rothschild Wolfensohn & Co.; Power Corporation; Hollinger International.
Watson, Thomas J., Jr.
Sources: Sonoma County Free Press, 'Bohemian Grove Fact Sheet'

IBM; Pilgrims Society; 1001 Club; CFR.
Weinberger, Caspar W.
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'

Federal Trade Commission; Bechtel; Iran-Contra Affair; Forbes magazine; Ditchley; CFR; Trilateral Commission; Pilgrims Society; Chatham House Foundation; Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

The 48 gathered members of camp Mandalay represent the following organizations:

CFR 24
Pilgrims Society 11
Trilateral Commission 10
Bechtel (counted only 1 for 3 Bechtels) 8
Morgan banking interests 5
Knights of Malta (SMOM) 5
Le Cercle 4
Atlantic Council of the U.S. 3
CIA directors 3
Ditchley 3
1001 Club (several Bechtels were members) 2
RAND 2
SRI International (chairman) 2

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Pictures taken in 2004 and-or 2005. The lake, Hillbillies camp, and the owl shrine

British visitors

British visitors always seem to be closely connected to the British Crown and the major banks in the City of London. If they stay more than one day it is quite possible that all of these British representatives spent the night in camp Mandalay. The individuals below are the only ones I have found so far. Look for longer biographies in the membership list.

Prince Philip
Sources: 1972, Norman Loyall McLaren, "Prince Philip in the Grove (p. 456; page includes picture of Prince Philip at the Grove)"

Made an off-season visit to the Bohemian Grove in November 1962.
Queen Elizabeth
According to Texe Marrs the Queen visited the Bohemian Grove in 1983. Would be interesting to confirm or disprove. Normally women aren't allowed in the Bohemian Grove.
Andrew Knight
Sources: 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club, Appendix F' June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'

Recent visitor of camp Mandalay. Governor of the Ditchley Foundations since 1981. Editor of The Economist and expanded its offices to Brussels. Director of Rothschild Investment Trust since 1997. Important functions at News Corp. and BskyB. Director of Reuters. Governor of the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs. Governing council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Member of the Steering Committee of Bilderberg.
John Major
Sources: July 12-18, 2001 issue of the Northern California Bohemian

Recent visitor who gave at least one speech at the Bohemian Grove. Prime Minister of the U.K. 1990-1997. Chairman of Carlyle Europe since 2001. Chairman of the Ditchley Foundation since 2005 and a member of the Queen's Privy Council. Le Cercle members Robert Cecil and Norman Lamont were running his election campaigns.
Lord Christopher F. Patten
Sources: date unknown, Mary Moore, Sonoma County Free Press

Held at least one speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1998. Member of the Privy Council since 1989. As the last Governor of Hong Kong, he left the state on July 1, 1997, together with The Prince of Wales, on board of the HM Yacht Britannia.
Lord Peter Levine
Sources: August 5, 1999, Mary Moore, Sonoma County Free Press, 'Bohemian Grove - Lakeside talks & other mischief'

Former advisor to Margaret Thatcher. Became Lord Mayor of London in 1998. Gave a speech at the Bohemian Grove in 1999 called 'We Reinvented Government Before You Did'. Chairman of Lloyd’s of London in 2004. Patron of the Lloyd's Yacht Club.
Sir John Keegan
Sources: August 12, 1929, Time Magazine, 'Revived Rails'

An English military historian specializing in 20th-century wars. Lectured for 26 years at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Defence Correspondent. Knighted in 2000.
Sir Hubert Brand
Sources: August 12, 1929, Time Magazine, 'Revived Rails'

Rear-Admiral in the British navy, extra equerry to the King (1922), principal naval aide to the King (1931-1932), and a visitor of the Bohemian Grove in the early part of the 20th century (at least in 1929). One of his brothers, Lord Robert Brand, was a major player in Milner's Round Table. One of Robert's many positions was as a financial adviser to Lord Robert Cecil, chairman of the Supreme Economic Council of the Versailles Peace Talks (1919). Robert Cecil was a member of one of the most powerful dynastic families behind the British throne since the 1500s. The father of Robert Cecil also was a primary founder and coordinator of both the initial Rhodes secret society and the later Round Table, according to Carroll Quigley. Other family members of Sir Hubert Brand also played a large role in the British empire.

Layout and location

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Don't forget the membership list, the camps list, or the article on the symbolism of the Bohemian Grove.

References

[1] 1892, Lewis Publishing Co., 'San Francisco County Biographies'
[2] June 25, 1899, New York Times, '"Bohemia" in California'
[3] July 9, 1899, New York Times, 'An Entertainment in a Forest Grove'
[4] April 22, 1906, New York Times, 'California's Women Here are Going to Aid' (Redding in New York)
[5] August 12, 1929, Time Magazine, 'Revived Rails'
[6] November 22, 1932, New York Times, 'Joseph D. Redding, Coast Attorney, Dies'
[7] August 7, 1933, Time Magazine, 'Bohemians'
[8] August 7, 1964, Time Magazine, 'Walden West'
[9] May 13, 1971, Nixon expresses his opinion about the Bohemian Grove
[10] July 17, 1975, G. William Domhoff, 'Is There a Ruling Class?'
[11] August 5, 1985, Fortune Magazine, 'The male manager's last refuge'
[12] 1987, Kerry Richardson, 'The Bohemian Grove and The Nuclear Weapons Industry: Some Connections'
[13] November 1989, Spy Magazine, 'Masters of the Universe Go to Camp: Inside the Bohemian Grove'
[14] November/December 1991, Extra!, 'Inside Bohemian Grove: The Story People Magazine Won't Let You Read'
[15] June 11, 1993, Washington Times, David Gergen comment about running naked
[16] 1994, Peter Martin Phillips, 'A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club'
[17] July 1997, Sonoma County Free Press, 'Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks at the Grove'
[18] 1997, anonymous, 'A Summer Job at the Grove'
[19] August 2, 1999, The Sacramento Bee, Bohemian Grove update
[20] July 2000, Alex Jones, 'Cremation of Care Transcript'
[21] July 2000, Don Eichelberger, 'Bohemian Club and the Power "Crisis"'
[22] 2000, Alex Jones, 'Occult Activities at the Elite Bohemian Grove in Northern California Exposed!'
[23] June 8, 2001, Peter Phillips, 'San Francisco Bohemian Club: Power, Prestige and Globalism'
[24] June 19, 2001, Counterpunch, 'Meet the Secret Rulers of the World'
[25] January 22, 2002, The Press Democrat, 'In jailhouse interview, suspect says he sneaked into exclusive Monte Rio club prepared to kill'
[26] June 18, 2003, SF Weekly, 'The World According to Bechtel'
[27] July 23, 2003, SF Gate, 'Hallinan panned for giving alleged Fajitagate victim a break Some say D.A. tries to help credibility of his star witness'
[28] July 2003, Sonoma County Free Press, 'Bohemian Grove'
[29] July 2004, San Francisco Chronicle, 'Bohemian Grove Gathers Again'
[30] July 22, 2004, New York Post, 'Gay Porn Star Services Bohemian Grove Members'
[32] July 24, 2004, Indymedia, 'The Grateful Dead Play At Bohemian Grove!'
[33] July 30, 2005, San Francisco Examiner, 'Bohemian Grove endorses Roberts; 10 yrs in Iraq'
[34] 2005, G. William Domhoff, 'Social Cohesion & the Bohemian Grove'
[35] September 6, 2005, Coast to Coast AM, Jon Ronson talks about the fanaticism during the Cremation of Care. Alex Jones and Ronson also talk about their tapes that got erased.
   
         
 
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