| Richard McCormack |
(spook, businessman, deep politician)
|Born||Richard Thomas Fox McCormack|
March 6, 1941.
Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
|Alma mater||Georgetown University, University of Fribourg|
|Spouse||Karen Louise Hagstrom|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
Deep politician a long history and connections back to Vietnam, Nixon administration, succeeded Ted Shackley as US Chair of Le Cercle.
As a consultant to the White House Office of the Special Trade Representative, he analyzed potential international commodity agreements.
In 1981, he received "a White House promise that he will be given the department's second-ranking economic policy job as soon as Myer Rashish quits the top-ranking State Department slot in that field".
As the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States, he received the superior honor award for outstanding sustained performance .
Deep political connections
In an interview for The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project, he describes his approach "I never had any interest in press attention. In fact for years, I tended to avoid the press. My desire was to cultivate relationships of trust with people who actually made our decisions." He appears to have succeeded in this ambitions since he later describes his attendance at and chairmanship of Le Cercle, though he does not mention it by name.
"...I am flying to Austria where I am the Chairman of the U.S. branch of an informal organization that was set up 40 years ago to provide clear communications across the Atlantic. This organization includes retired senior officials from a number of governments of NATO countries. We meet three days a year in Europe, and three days a year here in the United States to discuss global affairs."
Richard T. McCormack, interviewed on January 2, 2002
Events Participated in
|Le Cercle/1982 (Wildbad Kreuth)||Wildbad Kreuth, West Germany|
|Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)||Germany|
|Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)||US|
- Le Cercle Membership List The reference is: The Atlantic Cercle, Inc. - Incorporated by Julian Amery, Richard McCormack, Robert Zoelly, Theodore G Shackley, Thomas R Spencer, The Atlantic Cercle, Inc. is located at 801 Brickell Ave Ste 1901 Miami, FL 33131. The Atlantic Cercle, Inc. was incorporated on Wednesday, August 17, 1994 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Thomas R Spencer represents The Atlantic Cercle, Inc. as their registered agent."