Crosby Kelly

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Person.png Crosby KellyRdf-icon.png
(businessman, spook?)
Born1918
Died1986 (Age 68)
Alma materUniversity of Arizona, University of Mexico
Member ofLe Cercle

Crosby Moyer Kelly was a spooky US businessman known as a public relations pioneer.

Career

Kelly worked at Ford Motor Co. 1941-1948. He designed and launched the sales campaign for the first Ford motorcar produced after the Second World War, and was among Robert McNamara's original 'whiz kids' at Ford. For thirteen years he had been on the board of Litton Industries.

Worked at several other companies the following 7 years. Assistant to the CEO at Litton Industries 1955-1965, a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001. Worked at the Department of State in 1962. Head of the American delegation to the International Congress Air Force Associations, Turin, Italy, 1964. Chairman of Crosby M. Kelly Associates Ltd. 1965-1973. Chairman President Advertising Measurements, Inc. 1965-1970. Chairman of Performance Measurements Co., Detroit, 1968-1970. Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy 1969. Senior vice president at Litton Industries, Inc. 1973-1976.

According to Len Horowitz, Litton Industries was given over $5 billion in military contracts during the first term of the Nixon administration, $10 million of which went towards the development of AIDS-like viruses.[citation needed]

He was Vice president of communications at Rockwell International 1976-1978. Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School Business 1978. Again Chairman of Crosby M. Kelly Associates Ltd. 1978-1986. President of the Sage Institute in Portland, Oregon, 1980-1983. Director Western World Insurance Co. Guest lecturer European Institute Business Administration Fontainebleau, France, 1966. Robert Hutchinson: "Crosby Kelly made no bones about his political leanings. ‘I am a Rightist, Conservative and anti-Communist." he told Hodgson.

Deep political connections

Crosby Kelly attended Le Cercle.[1] He was said to be a sometime CIA operative.[citation needed] Jean Violet canvassed Kelly as a potential source of funding for the sniffer plane project.[2]


1918|1986| 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Le Cercle/1970 (Washington)2 December 19702 December 1970US
Washington DC
Rockefeller family mansion
Exact dates uncertain


References