Frank Wisner

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Person.png Frank Wisner   Powerbase Sourcewatch SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(deep politician, spook)
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Born June 23, 1909
Died October 29, 1965 (Age 56)
Cause of death
Children Frank Wisner II
Founder of The Georgetown Set
Member of Office of Strategic Services, The Georgetown Set
Victim of Premature death
Perpetrator of Operation Mockingbird

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In office
23 August 1951 - 1 January 1959
Preceded by Allen Dulles
Succeeded by Richard Bissell

Frank Gordon Wisner was a US deep politician. He founded the spooky social group which came to be known as The Georgetown Set (or the "Wisner Gang"[citation needed]).


Wisner was Head of the Office of Strategic Services operations in southeastern Europe at the end of World War II, head of the CIA's covert action arm, the Office of Policy Coordination from 1 September 1948 and the head of the Directorate of Plans of the Central Intelligence Agency during the 1950s. .[1] Later he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, founding Operation Mockingbird.


Frank Wisner reportedly committed suicide with one of his son's shotguns on October 29, 1965.[2]


An event carried out

Operation Mockingbird1950 - Present


  1. Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Penguin, 2007, pp.36-38.