The Georgetown Set

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Group.png The Georgetown Set
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The Georgetown Set.jpg
FounderFrank Wisner
Extinction29 October 1965
Membership• Dean Acheson
• Joseph Alsop
• Stewart Alsop
• James Angleton
• Richard Bissell
• Tracy Barnes
• Thomas W. Braden
• Chip Bohlen
• David Bruce
• Clark Clifford
• John Sherman Cooper
• Allen W. Dulles
• Desmond FitzGerald
• Felix Frankfurter
• Philip Graham
• William Averill Harriman
• George Kennan
• Cord Meyer
• John McCloy
• Paul Nitze
• James Reston
• Eugene Rostow
• Walt Rostow
• Frank Wisner
Deep state faction which creating the CIA.

The Georgetown Set, or Wisner's Gang, was a US deep state faction which played a part in the development of the US deep state, principally by creating the OPC and CIA.


The group has a considerable overlap with Skull and Bones. It lead to the creation of the OPC, which J. Edgar Hoover described as "Wisner's gang of weirdos".[1]


Frances Stonor Saunders, author of Who Paid the Piper: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War? (1999) observed that:

“In long exchanges, heated by intellectual passion and alcohol, their vision of a new world order began to take shape. Internationalist, abrasive, competitive, these men had an unshakeable belief in their value system, and in their duty to offer it to others. They were the patricians of the modern age, the paladins of democracy, and saw no contradiction in that. This was the elite which ran American foreign policy and shaped legislation at home. Through think-tanks to foundations, directorates to membership of gentlemen's clubs, these mandarins were interlocked by their institutional affiliations and by a shared belief in their own superiority.”
Frances Stonor Saunders [2]


Cord Meyer's wife, Mary Pinchot Meyer, was shot dead in 1964. On 29 October 1965 Frank Wisner was shot dead. Desmond FitzGerald.


Known Participants

23 of the 24 of the participants already have pages here:

Dean AchesonUS deep state operative who was the 51st Secretary of State
Joseph AlsopInfluential journalist very close to the CIA
Stewart Alsop
James Jesus Angleton"The dominant counterintelligence figure in the non-communist world", according to Richard Helms, DCI.
Tracy BarnesUS Deep state actor involved in the Bay of Pigs
Richard M. Bissell
Charles BohlenUS diplomat member of The Georgetown Set, advisor to all US Presidents from 1943 to 1968
Thomas W. BradenOSS, Georgetown Set, CIA
David Brucespooky US diplomat
Clark Clifford
John Sherman Cooper
Allen DullesDulles served the longest ever term as Director of Central Intelligence and dominated American intelligence for a generation. He personified a cadre of Ivy League pragmatic elitists in high echelons of the government who greatly admired Germany’s scientific achievements.<a href="#cite_note-1">[1]</a> Dulles was fired by JFK after the Bay of Pigs and bore a grudge against him thereafter.
Desmond FitzGeraldA US Spook and Georgetown Set member who died of a "heart attack"
Felix Frankfurter"The most controversial justice of his time."
Philip Graham
W. Averell Harriman
George KennanSuspected US deep politician, member of the Georgetown Set
John J. McCloyUS deep politician, Warren Commission, CFR Chair for 17 years, President of the World Bank ...
Cord MeyerCIA spook who may have run the cover up of the JFK assassination
Paul NitzeUS deep politician, hawkish United States Deputy Secretary of Defense.
James RestonGeorgetown Set, Bilderberg 1965
Walt Rostow
Frank WisnerUS deep politician, and an architect of Operation Mockingbird. Reportedly killed himself.