George Ball

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Person.png George Ball   IMDB ModernHistoryProjectRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(banker, diplomat, lawyer, deep politician)
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BornGeorge Wildman Ball
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
DiedMay 26, 1994 (Age 84)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materNorthwestern University
Member ofBilderberg/Advisory Committee, Bilderberg/Steering committee, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members
US deep politician who attended all 40 Bilderberg meetings up to his death, he helped make key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.

Employment.png United States Ambassador to the United Nations

In office
June 26, 1968 - September 25, 1968

Employment.png Under Secretary of State

In office
December 4, 1961 - September 30, 1966
Preceded byChester Bowles

Not to be confused with Canadian academic/soldier, George Bell

George Wildman Ball was a US deep politician. One of his main milieux was the Bilderberg, which he attended 40 times. He helped make some key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.

World War II

Full article: World War II

In 1942 he became an official of the Lend Lease program. During 1944 – 45 he was director of the Strategic Bombing Survey in London.[1]

In 1945 Ball began close collaboration with Jean Monnet and the French government in its economic recovery in its negotiations regarding the Marshall Plan. In 1950 he helped draft the Schuman Plan and the European Coal and Steel Community Treaty. He played a major role in the in Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign in 1952. He was the liaison between Stevenson and President Truman, and help publicize Stevenson's viewpoint in major magazine articles. He was the executive director of the Volunteers for Stevenson, focused on winning over independent and Republican voters. It was also a speechwriter in the Stevenson campaign. Ball likewise played a major role in Stevenson's 1956 presidential campaign, and his unsuccessful 1960 bid to gain the Democratic nomination.[2]

Later activities

Ball was the 5th most frequent Bilderberg guests of all time.[3] His name is on the guest list for the first Bilderberg meeting (in 1954) - and all subsequent conferences until his death in 1994, a total of 40 conferences.


A Quote by George Ball

Document:The Deep State and 9/11“Many of the people who were associated with the war were looking for any excuse to initiate bombing. The sending of a destroyer up the Tonkin Gulf was primarily for provocation. ... There was a feeling that if the destroyer got into some trouble, that it would provide the provocation we needed. [1]1977


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/1955 March18 March 195520 March 1955France
The second Bilderberg meeting, held in France
Bilderberg/1955 September23 September 195525 September 1955Germany
The third Bilderberg, in West Germany. The subject of a report by Der Spiegel which inspired a heavy blackout of subsequent meetings.
Bilderberg/195611 May 195613 May 1956Denmark
The 4th Bilderberg meeting and the first in Denmark.
Bilderberg/1957 February15 February 195717 February 1957US
St Simons Island
Georgia (State)
The earliest ever Bilderberg in the year, number 5, was also first one outside Europe.
Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 19576 October 1957Italy
The 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.
Bilderberg/195813 September 195815 September 1958Buxton
The 7th Bilderberg and the first one in the UK
Bilderberg/195918 September 195920 September 1959Turkey
Bilderberg/196028 May 196029 May 1960Switzerland
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
Bilderberg/196218 May 196220 May 1962Sweden
Bilderberg/196329 March 196331 March 1963France
Hotel Martinez
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
Bilderberg/19652 April 19654 April 1965Italy
Villa d'Este
Bilderberg/196625 March 196627 March 1966Germany
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Bilderberg/196731 March 19672 April 1967St John's College (Cambridge)
Bilderberg/196826 April 196828 April 1968Canada
Mont Tremblant
Bilderberg/19699 May 196911 May 1969Denmark
Hotel Marienlyst
Bilderberg/197017 April 197019 April 1970Switzerland
Hotel Quellenhof
Bad Ragaz
Bilderberg/197123 April 197125 April 1971US
Woodstock Inn
Bilderberg/197221 April 197223 April 1972Belgium
Hotel La Reserve
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 197421 April 1974France
Hotel Martinez
Bilderberg/197525 April 197527 April 1975Turkey
Golden Dolphin Hotel
Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
New Jersey
Princeton University
Bilderberg/197927 April 197929 April 1979Austria
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen
Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
Bilderberg/198214 May 198216 May 1982Norway
Rica Park Hotel
Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Château Montebello
Bilderberg/198411 May 198413 May 1984Sweden
The Grand Hotel
Bilderberg/198510 May 198512 May 1985New York
Arrowwood of Westchester
Rye Brook
Bilderberg/198625 April 198627 April 1986Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel
Bilderberg/198724 April 198726 April 1987Italy
Villa D'Este
Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
Bilderberg/198912 May 198914 May 1989Spain
Island of La Toja
Gran Hotel
34th Bilderberg meeting
Bilderberg/199010 May 199013 May 1990New York
Glen Cove
Bilderberg/19916 June 19919 June 1991Germany
Steigenberger Hotel Badischer Hof
Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian
Bilderberg/199322 April 199325 April 1993Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
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  1. Robert D. McFadden (May 28, 1994). "George W. Ball Dies at 84; Vietnam's Devil's Advocate". The New York Times.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
  2. Eleonora W. Schoenebaum, ed. Political Profiles: The Truman Years (1978) pp 19-22
  3. Surpassed only by David Rockefeller, Otto Wolff von Amerongen, Victor Halberstadt and Henry Kissinger