Shepard Stone

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Person.png Shepard Stone   PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(spook, propagandist)
Shepard Stone.jpg
Born March 31, 1908
Died May 4, 1990 (Age 82)
Cause of death
heart attack
Member of Bilderberg/Steering committee
Bilderberg Steering committee member who was Director of International Affairs of the Ford Foundation for 15 years.

Background

Dr. Stone graduated from Dartmouth in 1929 with a history degree. He also earned a doctorate in history from the University of Berlin. [1]

Career

Stone joined the New York Times in 1933, but in 1942 joined the U.S. army and was active in wartime intelligence work. He served in Military Government in 1945, establishing a press in the American Occupation Zone in Germany.[2] He rejoined the NY Times in 1946, but in 1949 returned to Germany, having been recruited as Assistant Director of Public Affairs for Occupied Germany by the newly appointed High Commissioner John J. McCloy. He was subsequently promoted to Director.

On McCloy's departure, Stone returned to the States as Director of International Affairs at the Ford Foundation, serving from 1952 to 1967.

From 1967 to 1974, he was President of the International Association For Cultural Freedom.

In 1974, Stone went again to Berlin in a role as first director of Aspen in Berlin, a partner institute to American non-profit organization, the Aspen Institute. He remained there until retirement in 1988.

Bilderberg

He was a participant in many of the Bilderberg and Pugwash conferences, and the index of his papers has assisted in decoding the Bilderberg reports.[3] He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[4]

Denis Healey wrote in his memoirs that on 27 October 1957 he was at the 1957 Bilderberg meeting and approached Shepard Stone to ask for a £1,000 to continue the distribution of American articles among his associates at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Stone replied that the Ford Foundation would not provide anything less than $100,000.[5] Healey returned to London and drafted the application and the Ford Foundation duly granted $150,000.

 

Events Participated in

EventDateLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 1957 - 6 October 1957Fiuggi
Italy
Bilderberg/196121 April 1961 - 23 April 1961St-Castin
Quebec
Canada
Bilderberg/196420 March 1964 - 22 March 1964Williamsburg
Virginia
US
Bilderberg/19652 April 1965 - 4 April 1965Villa d'Este
Italy
Bilderberg/196625 March 1966 - 27 March 1966Wiesbaden
Germany
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Bilderberg/196731 March 1967 - 2 April 1967UK
United Kingdom
St John's College (Cambridge)
Bilderberg/196826 April 1968 - 28 April 1968Mont Tremblant
Canada
Bilderberg/19699 May 1969 - 11 May 1969Hotel Marienlyst
Elsinore
Denmark
Bilderberg/197017 April 1970 - 19 April 1970Hotel Quellenhof
Bad Ragaz
Switzerland
Bilderberg/197123 April 1971 - 25 April 1971Woodstock Inn
Woodstock
Vermont
US
Bilderberg/197221 April 1972 - 23 April 1972Hotel La Reserve
Knokke
Belgium
Bilderberg/197311 May 1973 - 13 May 1973Saltsjobaden
Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 1974 - 21 April 1974Hotel Martinez
Cannes
France
Bilderberg/197525 April 1975 - 27 April 1975Golden Dolphin Hotel
Cesme
Turkey
Bilderberg/198018 April 1980 - 20 April 1980Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen
Germany


References