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Name Roster of the Secret EstablishmentThere were so many “Yalies” in the OSS that Yale’s drinking tune, the “Whiffenpoof Song”, became an “unofficial” song of the OSS. Many in the OSS were “Bonesmen” or belonged to the other Yale senior societies.

Robert Lovett (’18), Harriman’s childhood friend, had been tapped into Skull & Bones by Prescott Bush’s cell of ’17 and was a director at Brown Brothers, Harriman.

Again, from “ George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography“:

“On October 22, 1945, Secretary of War Robert Patterson created the Lovett Committee, chaired by Robert A. Lovett, to advise the government on the post-World War II organization of U.S. intelligence activities…. The new agency would ’consult’ with the armed forces, but it must be the sole collecting agency in the field of foreign espionage and counterespionage. The new agency should have an independent budget, and its appropriations should be granted by Congress without public hearings. Lovett appeared before the Secretaries of State, War, and Navy on November 14, 1945….Lovett pressed for a virtual resumption of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS)…. The CIA was established in 1947 according to the prescription of Robert Lovett, of Jupiter Island.”

Gaddis Smith, a history professor at Yale, said, “Yale has influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion.” And “Bonesman” have been foremost among the “spooks” building the CIA’s “haunted house.”

F. Trubee Davison (’18) was Director of Personnel at the CIA in the early years. Some of the other “Bonesmenconnected with the intelligence community are:

  • Sloane Coffin, Jr. (’49)
  • V. Van Dine (’49)
  • James Buckley (’44)
  • Bill Buckley (’50)
  • Hugh Cunnigham (’34)
  • Hugh Wilson (’09)
  • Reuben Holden (’40)
  • Charles R. Walker (’16)
  • Yale’s ’unofficial’ Secretary of War, Robert D. French (’10)
  • Archibald MacLiesh (’15)
  • Dino Pionzio (’50), CIA Deputy Chief of Station during Allende overthrow
  • William and McGeorge Bundy
  • Richard A. Moore (’3?)
  • Senator David Boren (’63)
  • Senator John Kerry (’66)
  • …and, of course, George Herbert Walker Bush.
  • Bush tapped Coffin, who tapped Buckley.

Some other prominent Bonesmen include:

  • Henry Luce (’20), Time-Life
  • John Thomas Daniels (’14), founder Archer Daniels Midland
  • Gifford Pinchot (’89), President Theodore Roosevelt’s chief forester
  • Frederick E. Weyerhaeuser (’96)
  • Harold Stanley (’08), founder of Morgan Stanley, investment banker
  • Alfred Cowles (’13), Cowles Communication
  • Henry P. Davison (’20), senior partner Morgan Guaranty Trust
  • Thomas Cochran (’04) Morgan partner
  • Senator John Heinz (’31)
  • Pierre Jay (’92), first chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • George Herbert Walker, Jr. (’27), financier and co-founder of the NY Mets
  • Artemus Gates (’18), President of New York Trust Company, Union Pacific, TIME, Boeing Company
  • William Draper III (50), the Defense Department, UN and Import-Export Bank
  • Dean Witter, Jr.(’44), investment banker
  • Senator Jonathan Bingham (’36)
  • Potter Stewart (’36), Supreme Court Justice
  • Senator John Chaffe (’47)
  • Harry Payne Whitney (’94), husband of Gertrude Vanderbilt, investment banker
  • Russell W. Davenport (’23), editor Fortune Magazine, created Fortune 500 list
  • Evan G. Galbraith (’50), Ambassador to France and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley
  • Richard Gow (’55), president Zapata Oil
  • Amory Howe Bradford (’34), husband of Carol Warburg Rothschild and general manager for the New York Times
  • C. E. Lord (’49), Comptroller of the Currency
  • Winston Lord (’59), Chairman of CFR, Ambassador to China and assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton administration

Ever since Nixon re-established America’s political relationship with China, many of our ambassadors to that country have been Bonesmen, including George Bush, the first Chief U. S. Liaison Officer to the Peoples Republic of China.

Source: bibliotecapleyades