Shepard Stone

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Person.png Shepard Stone   PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, propagandist)
Shepard Stone.jpg
BornMarch 31, 1908
DiedMay 4, 1990 (Age 82)
Cause of death
heart attack
Alma materDartmouth College, University of Berlin
Founder ofAspen Institute Germany
Member ofAspen Institute Germany, Bilderberg/Steering committee
New York Times propagandist and Bilderberg Steering committee member who was Director of International Affairs of the Ford Foundation for 15 years.

Dr. Shepard Stone was a US propagandist and member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.


Stone graduated from Dartmouth College in 1929 with a history degree. He also earned a doctorate in history from the University of Berlin. [1]


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.[2] 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.[3] He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[4]

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.[5] Healey returned to London and drafted the application and the Ford Foundation duly granted $150,000.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 19576 October 1957Italy
The 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
The 10th Bilderberg, the first in Canada and the 2nd outside Europe.
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
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
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Top of the agenda of the 15th Bilderberg in Wiesbaden, Germany, 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)
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
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
Woodstock Inn
The 20th Bilderberg, 89 guests
Bilderberg/197221 April 197223 April 1972Belgium
Hotel La Reserve
The 21st Bilderberg, 102 guests. It spawned the Trilateral Commission.
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 Mont d' Arbois
The 23rd Bilderberg, held in France
Bilderberg/197525 April 197527 April 1975Turkey
Golden Dolphin Hotel
The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror
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