Elliott Bell

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Person.png Elliott Bell  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(journalist, financier)
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BornSeptember 25, 1902
DiedJanuary 1983 (Age 80)
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Historical Members
Financial writer for The New York Times, Superintendent of Banks. Attended the 1960 and 1962 Bilderbergs

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In office
1950 - Present

Elliott V. Bell was a financial writer for The New York Times and editor of BusinessWeek[1].


On 15 June 1938 Bell co-founded the New York Financial Writers' Association.[2]

Bell managed the two successful gubernatorial campaigns for his friend, Thomas E. Dewey. Bell was appointed Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York in 1943 by then Governor Thomas E. Dewey.[3] Bell was also editor and publisher of BusinessWeek[4] from 1950-67; the same years he was Chairman of the executive committee of the financial corporation McGraw-Hill Publishing Co..

He was on the Board of Directors in: Chase Manhattan Bank, New York Life Insurance Company, New York Telephone Company, Carrier Corporation, American Agricultural Chemical Company, Revere Copper and Brass, Inc., TriContinental Corporation, and McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc..

He was member of: Banking Board of the State of New York; Committee for Economic Development (Research and Policy Committee); University Development Plan Committee, Columbia University; and New York State Pension Commission. Trustee of: Commission on Race and Housing, Fund for the Republic; Vassar College; Teachers' Insurance and Annuity Association (of stock); and Community Service Society of New York.[5]

He was Vice President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1965-72.

From 1976, the New York Financial Writers Association has a prize named in his honor[6].

Award Committee

He was on the board of the William the Silent Award for Journalism, a Dutch prize "entirely from private, individual sources". The Prize (a gold medal and $2500, a fair amount in the 1950s), was awarded to the journalist who, "in an American newspaper or magazine, writes the best story pointing out the democratic affinites between the United States and the Netherlands." Allen W. Dulles of the CIA was invited to the 1953 award dinner, held on 26 March, where Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was the guest of honor.[7]


Events Participated in

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/196218 May 196220 May 1962Sweden
The 11th Bilderberg meeting and the first one in Sweden.
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