| Shepard Stone |
|Born||March 31, 1908|
|Died||May 4, 1990 (Age 82)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, University of Berlin|
|Founder of||Aspen Institute Germany|
|Member of||Aspen Institute Germany, Bilderberg/Steering committee|
Stone joined the New York Times in 1933, but in 1942 joined the U.S. army and was active in wartime intelligence work. He worked in Military Government in 1945, establishing a press in the American Occupation Zone in Germany. He rejoined the NY Times in 1946, but in 1949 returned to Germany, having been recruited as Assistant Director of Public Affairs for Occupied Germany by the newly appointed High Commissioner John J. McCloy. He was subsequently promoted to Director.
On McCloy's departure, Stone returned to the States as Director of International Affairs at the Ford Foundation, serving from 1952 to 1967.
From 1967 to 1974, he was President of the International Association For Cultural Freedom.
In 1974, Stone went again to Berlin in a role as first director of Aspen in Berlin, a partner institute to American non-profit organization, the Aspen Institute. He remained there until his retirement in 1988.
He was a participant in many of the Bilderberg and Pugwash conferences, and the index of his papers has assisted in decoding the Bilderberg reports. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.
Denis Healey wrote in his memoirs that on 27 October 1957 he was at the 1957 Bilderberg meeting and approached Shepard Stone to ask for a £1,000 to continue the distribution of American articles among his associates at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Stone replied that the Ford Foundation would not provide anything less than $100,000. Healey returned to London and drafted the application and the Ford Foundation duly granted $150,000.
Events Participated in
- "Guide to the Papers of Shepard Stone, 1925 - 1990".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- "Former Steering Committee Members". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- Denis Healey, The Time of My Life (London: Penguin, 1989) p.239