Leonard Beaton

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Born20 June 1929
Died9 June 1971 (Age 41)
Venice, Italy
Alma materMcGill University, Cambridge/St Catharine's
Member ofInternational Institute for Strategic Studies
Victim ofpremature death
Interestsarms control
Died aged 41, three years after attending the 1968 Bilderberg. His book, The Reform of Power, was posthumously published in 1972.

Donald Leonard Beaton was a Guardian journalist who wrote about nuclear disarmament and held several appointments at military think-tanks, including director of studies at the Institute of Strategic Studies, and with connections to the Milner Group.


Out of McGill and Cambridge universities, he joined Reuters in 1954[1]. In 1956, he joined The Times as a general reporter and, particularly, Naval Correspondent, a post usually held by a retired naval officer, and he made a name for himself so quickly with his knowledge of aeronautics and nuclear strategy that The Guardian engaged him as defence correspondent. He also reported the negotiations in Brussels on Britain's application to join the European Common Market.[2]

Between 1965 and 1970 he was editor of the imperialist foreign policy Round Table Journal, traditionally connected to the Milner Group. The magazine was at a point "where it either should either aquire a new lease of life or be allowed to die".[3]

His The Reform of Power was posthumously published in 1972.


His New York Times obituary did not mention a cause of death.[4]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/196826 April 196828 April 1968Canada
Mont Tremblant
The 17th Bilderberg and the 2nd in Canada
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