Century Group

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Group.png Century Group
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SuccessorFight For Freedom Committee
Formation1940
Extinction1941
Membership• Francis Pickens Miller
• Henry P. Van Dusen
• Lewis W. Douglas
• Ulric Bell
• Ward Cheney
• Herbert Agar
• Geoffrey Parsons
• Major George Fielding Eliot
• John L. Balderston
• Joseph Alsop
• Elmer Davis
• William L. Clayton
• Whitney Hart Shepardson
• James P. Warburg
• George Watts Hill
• Frank L. Polk
• Dean G. Acheson
• Allen W. Dulles
• James B. Conant
• Ernest M. Hopkins
• William Agar
• Henry Sloane Coffin
• Henry W. Hobson
• Henry R. Luce
• Harold Guinzburg
• Robert E. Sherwood
• Walter Wanger
• William H. Standley
A pro-allied interventionist group active in the United States prior to American entry into World War Two.

The Century Group was a pro-allied interventionist group active in the United States prior to American entry into World War Two.

The group evolved over the summer of 1940 out of the earlier Miller Group which had met at the home of Francis Pickens Miller in June that year. It took its name from the exclusive Century Club in New York City where it met. By the spring of 1941 it had evolved into the Fight for Freedom Committee. In this form it was claimed as a British front in a 1941 report by SOE agent Sydney Morrell.[1]

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References

  1. Thomas E. Mahl, Desperate Deception, Brassey's,1999, pp.23-24.
  2. Mark Lincoln Chadwin, The Hawks of World War II, University of North Caroline Press, 1968, pp.43-65.