| 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
|Bilderberg/1957 October||4 October 1957||6 October 1957||Italy|
|The 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.|
|Bilderberg/1961||21 April 1961||23 April 1961||Canada|
|The 10th Bilderberg, the first in Canada and the 2nd outside Europe.|
|Bilderberg/1964||20 March 1964||22 March 1964||US|
|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/1965||2 April 1965||4 April 1965||Italy|
|The 14th Bilderberg meeting, held in Italy|
|Bilderberg/1966||25 March 1966||27 March 1966||Germany|
Hotel Nassauer Hof
|Top of the agenda of the 15th Bilderberg 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/1967||31 March 1967||2 April 1967||St John's College (Cambridge)|
|Possibly the only Bilderberg meeting held in a university college rather than a hotel (St. John's College, Cambridge)|
|Bilderberg/1968||26 April 1968||28 April 1968||Canada|
|The 17th Bilderberg and the 2nd in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1969||9 May 1969||11 May 1969||Denmark|
|The 18th Bilderberg meeting, with 85 participants|
|Bilderberg/1970||17 April 1970||19 April 1970||Switzerland|
|the 19th Bilderberg meeting, in Switzerland.|
|Bilderberg/1971||23 April 1971||25 April 1971||US|
|The 20th Bilderberg, 89 guests|
|Bilderberg/1972||21 April 1972||23 April 1972||Belgium|
Hotel La Reserve
|The 21st Bilderberg, 102 guests. It spawned the Trilateral Commission.|
|Bilderberg/1973||11 May 1973||13 May 1973||Sweden|
|The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.|
|Bilderberg/1974||19 April 1974||21 April 1974||France|
Hotel Mont d' Arbois
|The 23rd Bilderberg, held in the UK|
|Bilderberg/1975||25 April 1975||27 April 1975||Turkey|
Golden Dolphin Hotel
|The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests|
|Bilderberg/1980||18 April 1980||20 April 1980||Germany|
|The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror|
- Denis Healey, The Time of My Life (London: Penguin, 1989) p.239