Irving Brown

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Person.png Irving Brown   PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Trade unionist, spook)
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Born5 October 1911
Bronx, New York City, United States
Died14 July 1989 (Age 77)
Paris, France
Alma materColumbia University
Founder ofAmerican Institute for Free Labor Development
US Trade unionist and and consigliere for the CIA who attended the 1956 Bilderberg

Irving Brown was a US labor leader[1] and consigliere for the CIA. European labor union leaders certainly paid attention when Brown came on a visit[citation needed].


In 1949, alongside Jay Lovestone, he supported the spin-off of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU).

Established in France, he headed the international relations of the AFL-CIO from his offices at 10, rue de la Paix in Paris. From 1951 to 1954, the CIA division headed by Thomas Braden provided $1 million a year to Brown and Lovestone ($1,600,000 in 1954).[2]


Events Participated in

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
Congress for Cultural Freedom/Founding Conference26 June 195029 June 1950Founded the Congress for Cultural Freedom. The participants had a "a culpable incuriosity about funding" of the luxurious conference, which was later exposed as CIA money.
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  2. Frédéric Charpier, La CIA en France. 60 ans d'ingérence dans les affaires françaises, Seuil, 2008, p. 40-43. See also Les belles aventures de la CIA en France, 8 January 2008, Bakchich.