C. D. Jackson

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(soldier, spook, deep state operative, propagandist, JFK/Assassination/Premature death?)
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BornMarch 16, 1902
DiedSeptember 18, 1964 (Age 62)
Cause of death
Member ofNational Committee for a Free Europe, Office of Strategic Services
OSS, US Deep sate operative, first Bilderberg

General Charles Douglas "C. D." Jackson was an expert on psychological warfare who served in the Office of Strategic Services in World War II and later as Special Assistant to the President in the Eisenhower administration. He later assisted the cover-up of the JFK assassination.


Jackson was born in New York City in 1902. He graduated from Princeton University in 1924.


In 1931 Jackson took a position with Time Inc. In 1940 he was President of the Council for Democracy. From 1942-1943 he was special assistant to the Ambassador to Turkey. From 1943-45 he served with the OSS. From 1944 to 1945 he was Deputy Chief at the Psychological Warfare Division, SHAEF.[1]

After the war, he became Managing Director of Time-Life International from 1945-49. He then became publisher of Fortune Magazine. From 1951-52 he was President of the anti-communist Free Europe Committee. He was a speech writer for Dwight Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign. He was assigned to be President Eisenhower's liaison between the newly created CIA and the Pentagon. From February 1953 to March 1954, Jackson was adviser to the President on psychological warfare.[2] He worked closely with the Psychological Strategy Board and was a member of the Operations Coordinating Board. He was also a member of the Committee on International Information Activities known, after its chairman William Jackson, as the Jackson Committee.[3]

Bilderberg founding

During 1953 and 1954, C. D. Jackson was key in establishing the Bilderberg Group and ensuring American participation. He attended meetings of the group in 1957, 1958 and 1960.[4]


Jackson was a defender of Radio Free Europe, stating, "Over the years, Radio Free Europe has never, in a single broadcast or leaflet, deviated from its essential policy, and did not broadcast a single program during the recent Polish and Hungarian developments which could be described as an 'incitement' program."[5][6]

He later served in a position at the United Nations. From 1958 to 1960 he was a speechwriter and White House manager, after the departure of Sherman Adams and the death of John Foster Dulles. In 1960 he was publisher of Life magazine.

Jackson became acquainted with Whittaker Chambers while at Time Inc. He developed a harsh opinion of Chambers as a psychopath.[citation needed] During the first two years of the Eisenhower administration, Jackson urged strong action by the President in dealing with personalities like Senator Joe McCarthy and Chambers.[citation needed] In Jackson's opinion they were damaging the anti-Communist cause with self-serving and unstable behavior. Sherman Adams, Chief of Staff urged a more moderate, political approach which the President followed.

JFK Assassination Cover Up

After Abraham Zapruder took the famous film in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Jackson purchased it on behalf of Time/Life to "protect the integrity of the film"...that is, to ensure the truth was kept from the American people. Upon viewing it on Sunday morning he ordered it locked in a vault at the Time/Life building in Manhattan. He bought the rights to Marina Oswald's memoirs and never published them.


C. D. Jackson reportedly died on 18th September 1964. He was the third of three regular Bilderberg visitors who attended the March 1964 Bilderberg; George Nebolsine died one day after the meeting, Paul Rykens a month after.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/195429 May 195431 May 1954Netherlands
Hotel Bilderberg
The first Bilderberg meeting, attended by 68 men from Europe and the US, including 20 businessmen, 25 politicians, 5 financiers & 4 academics.
Bilderberg/195611 May 195613 May 1956Denmark
The 4th Bilderberg meeting, with 147 guests, in contrast to the generally smaller meetings of the 1950s. Has two Bilderberg meetings in the years before and after
Bilderberg/1957 February15 February 195717 February 1957US
St Simons Island
Georgia (State)
The earliest ever Bilderberg in the year, number 5, was also first one outside Europe.
Bilderberg/195813 September 195815 September 1958United Kingdom
The 7th Bilderberg and the first one in the UK. 72 guests
Bilderberg/196028 May 196029 May 1960Switzerland
The 9th such meeting and the first one in Switzerland. 61 participants + 4 "in attendance". The meeting report contains a press statement, 4 sentences long.
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
The 10th Bilderberg, the first in Canada and the 2nd outside Europe.
Bilderberg/196218 May 196220 May 1962Sweden
The 11th Bilderberg meeting and the first one in Sweden.
Bilderberg/196329 March 196331 March 1963France
Hotel Martinez
The 12th Bilderberg meeting and the second one in France.
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
A year after this meeting, the post of GATT/Director-General was set up, and given Eric Wyndham White, who attended the '64 meeting. Several subsequent holders have been Bilderberg insiders, only 2 are not known to have attended the group.
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  1. http://www.ibiblio.org/lia/president/EisenhowerLibrary/finding_aids/Jackson,_CD_Papers.html
  2. Eisenhower Picks a 'Cold War' Chief New York Times February 17, 1953 pages=16 quote=the appointment of C. D. Jackson, a New York City publisher, as adviser to the President on psychological warfare
  3. http://eisenhower.archives.gov/Research/Finding_Aids/J.html
  4. Aubourg, Valerie (2003). "Organizing Atlanticism: The Bilderberg group and the Atlantic Institute, 1952-1963". Intelligence and National Security. 18:2: 92–105.
  5. Johanna Granville, "Caught With Jam on Our Fingers”: Radio Free Europe and the Hungarian Revolution in 1956,” Diplomatic History, vol. 29, no. 5 (2005): pp. 811-839.
  6. Granville, Johanna (2004). The First Domino: International Decision Making During the Hungarian Crisis of 1956. Texas A & M University Press, College Station, Texas. ISBN 1-58544-298-4.