Anthony Griffin

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(businessman, deep state operative?)
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BornAnthony George Scott Griffin
15 August 1911
Died15 September 2015 (Age 104)
NationalityCanadian
Alma materAppleby College, University of Toronto, Royal Military College
Parents• Edward Scott Griffin
SpouseKathleen Lockhart Gordon
Member ofBilderberg/Advisory Committee, Bilderberg/Steering committee
InterestsS.G. Warburg.
Worked for S.G. Warburg. A member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years.

Anthony "Tony" George Scott Griffin was a member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years. A prominent businessman. Griffin he rose to the pinnacle of Canadian finance. Much in demand as a corporate director, Griffin was a director of 24 companies over the course of his life, from Consumer's Gas to Scurry-Rainbow Oil and chairman of Home Oil Company, and numerous financial firms in between.

Background

Griffin was a step-grandson of Canadian railway magnate William MacKenzie, but the family fortune was said to have been lost in the 1929 crash.

Career

In 1937, Mr. Griffin married Kathleen Lockhart Gordon, the daughter of decorated WWI veteran Colonel H. D. Lockhart Gordon. The following year, the couple’s son Scott, the first of five children, was born. In WW2 he was a submarine commander. After the war, Mr. Griffin joined the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, which was dismantling the total government control of the economy during the war, when Ottawa set everything from food prices to rents. He then joined External Affairs in the economic division[1]

After six years of government service,, Griffin was employed by S.G. Warburg. Griffin went to London, as Mr. Warburg introduced him to his contacts across Europe since he was to run Mr. Warburg's operations in Canada.

In 1953 in Toronto he started a subsidiary called the Triarch Corporation. It worked on deals, including the acquisition of The Globe and Mail by Montreal financier Howard Webster.

Warburg was the first British banking house to sponsor a Eurobond issue for a Canadian company (Hydro-Quebec in 1969) and has since managed more than 200 Canadian borrowings. By 1986, they had raised än astonishing" $29 billion, "though the Warburg name is hardly known outside the tight-mouthed circle of corporate treasurers." Customers have included six of the 10 Canadian provinces, several Crown corporations and 37 corporate clients, ranging from Calgary’s Trizec Corp. Ltd. and Montreal’s Credit Foncier to Genstar Corp. and the Hudson’s Bay Company. Warburg has also acted as an adviser and fiscal strategist to such Canadian companies as Sceptre Resources Ltd., Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., Edper Investments Ltd., International Thomson Organisation Ltd. and Consolidated-Bathurst Inc. Its was one of the investment firms advising the Mulroney government on how to privatize The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., and the talks for the sale of Canadair Ltd. and Eldorado Nuclear Ltd.[2]

He went "to the office until his late 80s and skiing until he was 90".[3]

Connections

He was a member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee, attending from 1964 to 1996.

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/196329 March 196331 March 1963France
Cannes
Hotel Martinez
The 12th Bilderberg meeting and the second one in France.
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
Virginia
Williamsburg
A year after this meeting, the post of GATT/Director-General was set up, and given Eric Wyndham White, who attended the '64 meeting. Several subsequent holders have been Bilderberg insiders, only 2 are not known to have attended the group.
Bilderberg/19652 April 19654 April 1965Italy
Villa d'Este
The 14th Bilderberg meeting, held in Italy
Bilderberg/196625 March 196627 March 1966Germany
Wiesbaden
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Top of the agenda of the 15th Bilderberg was the restructuring of NATO. Since this discussion was held, all permanent holders of the position of NATO Secretary General have attended at least one Bilderberg conference prior to their appointment.
Bilderberg/196731 March 19672 April 1967St John's College (Cambridge)
UK
England
Possibly the only Bilderberg meeting held in a university college rather than a hotel (St. John's College, Cambridge)
Bilderberg/196826 April 196828 April 1968Canada
Mont Tremblant
The 17th Bilderberg and the 2nd in Canada
Bilderberg/19699 May 196911 May 1969Denmark
Hotel Marienlyst
Elsinore
The 18th Bilderberg meeting, with 85 participants
Bilderberg/197017 April 197019 April 1970Switzerland
Hotel Quellenhof
Bad Ragaz
the 19th Bilderberg meeting, in Switzerland.
Bilderberg/197123 April 197125 April 1971US
Vermont
Woodstock
Woodstock Inn
The 20th Bilderberg, 89 guests
Bilderberg/197221 April 197223 April 1972Belgium
Hotel La Reserve
Knokke
The 21st Bilderberg, 102 guests. It spawned the Trilateral Commission.
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
Saltsjöbaden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 197421 April 1974France
Cannes
Hotel Martinez
The 23rd Bilderberg, held in the UK
Bilderberg/197525 April 197527 April 1975Turkey
Golden Dolphin Hotel
Cesme
The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests
Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
Torquay
England
The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.
Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
Aachen
The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mail
Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Quebec
Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/198625 April 198627 April 1986Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel
The 34th Bilderberg, 109 participants
Bilderberg/198724 April 198726 April 1987Italy
Cernobbio
35th Bilderberg, in Italy, 106 participants
Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
Interalpen-Hotel
Telfs-Buchen
The 36th meeting, 114 participants
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Baden-Baden
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
The 39th Bilderberg, 114 guests
Bilderberg/199322 April 199325 April 1993Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
Vouliagmeni
The 41st Bilderberg, held in Greece
Bilderberg/199630 May 19962 June 1996Canada
Toronto
The 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada
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