Frank Wisner

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Person.png Frank Wisner   Powerbase Sourcewatch SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(deep politician, spook)
Frank Wisner I.jpg
BornJune 23, 1909
DiedOctober 29, 1965 (Age 56)
Cause of death
gunshot
ChildrenFrank Wisner II
Founder ofThe Georgetown Set
Member ofOffice of Strategic Services, The Georgetown Set
Victim ofPremature death
Perpetrator ofOperation Mockingbird

Employment.png CIA/Deputy Director for Plans Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
23 August 1951 - 1 January 1959
Preceded byAllen Dulles
Succeeded byRichard Bissell

Frank Gordon Wisner was a US deep politician. He founded the spooky social group which came to be known as The Georgetown Set (or the "Wisner Gang"[citation needed]).

Career

Wisner was Head of the Office of Strategic Services operations in southeastern Europe at the end of World War II, head of the CIA's covert action arm, the Office of Policy Coordination from 1 September 1948 and the head of the Directorate of Plans of the Central Intelligence Agency during the 1950s. .[1] Later he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, founding Operation Mockingbird.

Death

Frank Wisner reportedly committed suicide with one of his son's shotguns on October 29, 1965.[2]

23 June 1909|29 October 1965| 

An event carried out

EventDescription
Operation MockingbirdOperation Mockingbird is a CIA covert operation that began in the 1950s and is a continuing manipulation and control of the media by the CIA.


References

  1. Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Penguin, 2007, pp.36-38.
  2. http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKwisner.htm