The Frank C. Carlucci Page

Frank Charles Carlucci was originally from Bear Creek, Penn., a suburb of Wilkes-Barre. He was an officer in the Navy for two years after graduating from Princeton in 1952. He married Jean Anthony in 1954, and joined the Foreign Service in 1956. (Dynamic Diplomat. New York Times, Feb 24, 1964.) He married Marcia Myers in 1976. ( Frank Charles Carlucci III. Washington Post, Nov 6, 1987.) As second secretary of the US embassy in Leopoldville, Congo, Carlucci was expelled for engaging in subversive activities. (Soviet Writer Says Gizenga Regime In Stanleyville Ousted U.S. Diplomat. Washington Post, Times Herald, Jun 12, 1961.) As US consul at Zanzibar, Frank C. Carlucci III was again expelled for engaging in subversive activities. (Tanzania Expels 2 U.S. Diplomats. AP. New York Times, Jan 16, 1965.) W. Averell Harriman, S&B 1913, was Undersecretary of State. (U.S. Envoy in Capital. New York Times, Feb 15, 1965.)

Carlucci was Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1969 to 1970 [he was Donald H. Rumsfeld's successor after Rumsfeld resigned to become White House counsel, and continued Rumsfeld's policies (New OEO Head Backs Rumsfeld. Chicago Tribune, Dec 13, 1970)]; Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1970 to 1972 [he was replaced by Fred Malek]; Under Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973-1975; Ambassador to Portugal, 1975 to 1978; Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, 1978-1980; Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1980-1982; Secretary of Defense, 1987-1989; and Chairman (now Emeritus) and partner of The Carlyle Group, a merchant bank, 1989-2003. He was a foreign service officer from 1956 to 1980. (Texas Biotechnology Corporation 2003 director bio.) He was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1983, then Chairman and CEO of Sears World Trade Inc. from 1984 to 1986 [succeeding Roderick M. Hills]. (Neurogen 2003 director bio.)

Defense Department

Five members of the Subcommittee on Readiness of the House Committee on Armed Services (Nicholas Mavroules (D-MA), Chairman, Subcommittee on Readiness; Marvin Leath (D-TX), Chairman, and David O'B. Martin (R-NY), Ranking Minority Member of its Morale, Welfare & Recreation Panel); Bill Nichols (D-AL), Chairman of its Subcommittee on Investigations; and member Jack Davis, R-IL) protested Secretary of Defense Carlucci's anti-tobacco activities, Oct. 13, 1988. They pointed out that his price increases were contrary to Title 10, U.S.C., and "the military already has a more restrictive policy on smoking than their civilian counterparts."

Rep. Mavroules et al. to Carlucci, 1988 / UCSF (pdf, 3)

RAND Corporation

Carlucci has been a trustee of RAND since at least 1989, and is a current trustee, along with a fellow member of The Carlyle Group, Arthur Levitt. He was a member of the RAND President's Council as of Jan. 2001, along with Hushang Ansary, Chairman and CEO of IRI International, on whose board of directors Carlucci served.

Administration / RAND Corporation (pdf)
President's Council / RAND Corporation

Quaker Oats Company

Carlucci was a director of Quaker Oats from 1983 to 1987, and again from 1989 until it merged with Pepsico in August 2001. Fellow directors included Silas S. Cathcart (1964-1987 and 1989-1997), retired chairman of Kidder Peabody, director of Baxter International and Illinois Tool Works; W. James Farrell (1998-2001), Chairman and CEO of Illinois Tool Works; and Vernon R. Loucks Jr. (1981-2001), former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International. Fellow RAND trustee Gertrude G. Michelson was a director from 1971 to 1994.

Quaker Oats 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Carlucci was a director of Westinghouse from 1989 until it merged with CBS in 1997. Richard R. Pivirotto, director of General American Investors Co. Inc., was a director of Westinghouse since 1973.

Westinghouse Electric 1996 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Bell Atlantic

Carlucci was a director of Bell Atlantic from 1989 to 1997. The company merged with GTE in 2000. Other directors included the anti-smoker former governor of New Jersey, Thomas H. Kean; James G. Cullen, a director of Johnson & Johnson; two who were also directors of Metropolitan Life Insurance, Helene L. Kaplan and Hugh B. Price (also a director of Sears); two who had ties to General Motors, Eckhard Pfeiffer and Shirley Young; two who were directors of American Home Products, Ivan G. Seidenberg and John R. Stafford; and James H. Gilliam Jr., a director of Household International.

Bell Atlantic 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Nortel Networks

Carlucci was a director of various entities of Nortel Networks from 1989 to 2000.

Nortel Networks 2001 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Ashland Inc.

Carlucci was a director of Ashland Inc. from 1989 to 2003. Theodore M. Solso, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Engine Co., joined its board in 1999.

Ashland Inc. 2001 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

The Carlyle Group

Carlucci has been a managing director of the Carlyle Group since 1989, Chairman since 1993 and Chairman Emeritus since January 2003. Frederic V. Malek was briefly affiliated with the Carlyle Group while he headed Northwest Airlines (which had banned smoking) and Caterair. Malek made a deal with President George H.W. Bush for "certain F.A.A. restrictions" which cannot be disclosed on Pacifica Radio, in return for putting his son, George W. Bush, on the boards of Carlyle and Caterair - subsequent to which the FAA banned smoking on all domestic flights.

Frank C. Carlucci / The Carlyle Group

(How George Bush Got Bounced From Carlyle Board, by Susan Mazur.Behind the Bushes The New Generation) "[David Rubenstein, co-founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, the 'world's largest private equity firm,' recently recounted his first meeting with the current president and Bush's days on the Carlyle board in a speech to the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association. LACERA has invested $95 million in Carlyle, now the 11th largest defense contractor in America as majority shareholder in United Defense. For ethical reasons, many in the association would like to see LACERA funds pulled and invested elsewhere...

"DAVID RUBENSTEIN - ...Let me talk about a bad deal. At the beginning of Carlyle - early - we didn't have any funds. We didn't have any dedicated funds. And we had a deal that seemed like it would be the greatest deal since sliced bread. It was handed to us. Marriott said to us, look, we're going to sell our airline catering business [Caterair]. It's number one in the world. Management team has been there for ten years. We dominate all the markets and we're not going to do an auction. We're going to sell it to you guys 'cause some of our people [Carlyle co-founders Steve Norris and Dan D'Aniello and Bush crony Fred Malek] used to work at Marriott. You know, what could be better? So the financing was there. And we thought, this is an easy business. So they're going to give us a company. Number one in the world. Gold plated. Got all the equipment you need. Good management team... But when we were putting the board together, somebody [Fred Malek] came to me and said, look there is a guy who would like to be on the board. He's kind of down on his luck a little bit. Needs a job. Needs a board position. Needs some board positions. Could you put him on the board? Pay him a salary and he'll be a good board member and be a loyal vote for the management and so forth. I said well we're not usually in that business. But okay, let me meet the guy. I met the guy. I said I don't think he adds that much value. We'll put him on the board because - you know - we'll do a favor for this guy; he's done a favor for us."

Behind the Bushes / Progressive Review

"In 1987 T. Rowe Price director Edward Mathias brought together David Rubenstein, a former President Carter aide, Stephen Norris and Daniel D'Aniello, both executives with Marriott Corp., William Conway, Jr., the CFO of MCI; and Greg Rosenbaum, a VP with a New York investment firm. They pooled their experience along with a load of money from T. Rowe Price Associates, Alex Brown & Sons (now Deutsche Banc Alex Brown) First Interstate (now part of Wells Fargo), and Pittsburgh's Mellon family to form a buyout firm. Named after the Carlyle Hotel in New York, the firm opted to make Washington, DC, its headquarters so it wouldn't get lost in the crowd of New York investment firms. The company spent its first years investing in a mish-mash of companies, using Norris' and D'Aniello's Marriott experience to focus primarily on restaurant and food service companies (including Mexican restaurant chain Chi-Chi's). In 1989 it wooed the well-connected Frank Carlucci, who had served as President Reagan's secretary of defense, to join the group..." (Carlyle Group, taken from Hoover's Online by Disinfopedia.)

Carlyle Group / Disinfopedia

Meridian House International

Norman R. Augustine, Frank C. Carlucci, and LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. were trustees of Meridian House International, a State Department-connected nonprofit to which the Tobacco Institute has donated. (Meridian International Center Newsletter, Spring/Summer 1992;IV(2), page 7).

Meridian International Center Newsletter, Spring/Summer 1992 / UCSF (pdf, 11 pp)

Neurogen Corporation

Carlucci has been a director of Neurogen Corp. from 1989 to the present. Fellow directors include Robert N. Butler, founding director of the National Institute of Aging and a correspondent of Florence Mahoney and Mary Lasker, who testified at the 1993 "Preventive Health" hearings for exorbitant cigarette taxes to fund their socialized medicine scheme. The company's big shareholders include Andrew H. Tisch, Daniel R. Tisch, James S. Tisch, and Thomas J. Tisch.

Neurogen 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Kaman Corporation

Carlucci has been a director of Kaman Corp. from 1989 to the present.

Kaman Corp. 2003 Form 10-K / Securities and Exchange Commission

BDM International Inc.

Carlucci was a director of BDM International, a company controlled by The Carlyle Group, from 1990 to 1997.

BDM International 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Texas Biotechnology Corporation

Carlucci has been a director of Texas Biotechnology Corporation since 1990. Fellow directors include Robert J. Cruikshank, past chairman of the American Heart Association; Suzanne Oparil, past president of the AHA; and James A. Thomson, who has been affiliated with the RAND Corporation since 1981 and its President and CEO since 1989. The Chairman of the Board of Texas Biotechnology, John M. Pietruski, was President and CEO of Sterling Drug between 1983 and 1988, succeeding W. Clarke Wescoe.

Texas Biotechnology Corp. 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Upjohn - Pharmacia

Carlucci was a director of Upjohn from 1990 through its merger with Pharmacia, and has continued to 2003; Fred Hassan was Chairman and CEO of P&U during its support of the World Health Organization's Tobacco Free Initiative. Mary Lasker's corrspondent Theodore C. Cooper was the CEO of Upjohn from 1990 until his death in 1993, and former EPA Administrator William D. Ruckelshaus joined the board of Pharmacia when it acquired Monsanto.

Pharmacia 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

General Dynamics

Carlucci was a director of General Dynamics from 1991 to 1997.

General Dynamics 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

United Defense Industries Inc.

Carlucci has been a director of United Defense Industries since 1997, when it was acquired by The Carlyle Group. Gen. John Shalikashvili joined the board in 1998.

United Defense Industries 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

IRI International

Carlucci was a director of IRI International from 1994 until it merged with National Oilwell in 2000. The majority owner, Chairman and CEO of the company was Hushang Ansary, former Iranian ambassador to the US and other countries. Other directors include former US Rep. Stephen Solarz, and Alexander B. Trowbridge, who is a director of the EM Warburg Pincus Counsellors Fund. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board held over 5% of shares in 2000.

IRI International 2000 Form 10-K / Securities and Exchange Commission

United States Military Cancer Institute

Carlucci is Chairman of the Committee for the U.S. Military Cancer Institute, of which Fred Malek's wife, Marlene, is a member.

Committee / US Military Cancer Institute

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation

Mrs. Marvin P. Bush (wife of President George W. Bush's younger brother) was a director of the Cancer Research Foundation of America (the original name of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation when it was founded in 1985), circa 1995. Fellow directors included Mrs. James G. Aldige III; James G. Aldige 3d was a director of the Seniors Coalition (Lobbying Group That Is Like a Family Store. By Erik Eckholm. New York Times, Nov 12, 1992), and a vice president of the Richard A. Viguerie Co. (Va. Firm Elects Sr. Vice President. The Washington Post, Feb 18, 1974.). Harold M. Keshishian, a founding director, was a trustee of the Textile Museum and "a member of a Washington family of renowned rug dealers." (Time for Eyeing Carpets. By Anne H. Oman.Washington Post, Dec 2, 1977.) Founding director Alan P. Dye was a lawyer for the Rev. Jerry Falwell's organizations. (Falwell Forming Group to Look At Broad Issues. By Robert Pear. New York Times, Jan 4, 1986.) Alan P. Dye was also the attorney for the Seniors Coalition, which was started in 1989 with Richard Viguerie as fund-raising consultant. Mrs. Marvin P. Bush was chairman of the Entertainment Committee, and Mrs. J. Stanley Huckaby, the wife of the treasurer of Bush-Quayle '92 General Committee, Inc., was chairman of the Invitations Committee of its "Il Carnevale Veneziano" fund-raiser (pages 3-5).

A raffle donation: "16. Talking Heads. Want the behind the scenes scoop on the election and the candidates? Here's your chance to pick the brains of the couple in the know and on the go. Mary Matalin and James Carville will host a dinner for twelve, graciously donated by the Madison Hotel, while sharing their witty and unique perspective of insiders, outsiders, and diapers. Set your date prior or post election at a mutually agreed-upon time. Donated by Mary Matalin, James Carville and Mr. Marshall B. Coyne. Value: $3,500." Other raffle donors included ABC Daytime Television; Mr. Alan Bush; Mr. Steven Bush, in memory of Carol Bush; Northwest Airlines / Miss Jane Naetigal; and Time-Life Books. (Pages 14-18.)

Cancer Research Foundation of America 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 23 pp)

Cancer Research Foundation of America's Spring Gala Raises Over 1.3 Million For Cancer Prevention (Charity Wire, March 16, 2000), attended by the Carluccis, Sam Donaldson, Sen. and Mrs. Bill Frist, Fred Hassan of Pharmacia-Upjohn, Rep. and Mrs. Billy Tauzin, and others.

CRFA Gala, 2000 / Charity Wire

Marcia Myers Carlucci was a director of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (Cancer Research Foundation of America). Frank Carlucci and his crony from IRI International, Hushang Ansary, were donors to the Foundation, as were other corporations with which Carlucci has been affiliated, including General Dynamics, Nortel, and United Defense. Its Medical Advisory Board included Gilbert S. Omenn, LaSalle Leffall Jr., and Graham A. Colditz of the Harvard School of Public Health. (Board / Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Dead Link

Marcia Myers Carlucci is vice chairman in 2006. (About us: board of directors, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, 09-23-06.)

About us: board of directors / Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation

Graham A. Colditz, LaSalle Leffall, Jr., and Gilbert S. Omenn are still members of the Medical Advisory Board in 2006.

Medical Advisory Board / Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation

Contributions $8,201,773 + Bequests and Other Income $458,332 + Investment Income $630,973 + In-kind Contributions $294,510 + Special Events, Net of Costs $2,984,746 = TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE $12,570,334 in 2005. "Lifetime Friends of Cancer Prevention" (lifetime donors of more than $25,000) include Mr. and Mrs. Hushang Ansary; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin P. Bush of Winston Investment partners, of which Margaret M. Bush, vice chairman emeritus, is a member); and Frank C. Carlucci and Marcia Myers Carlucci. There is a long list of corporate and non-profit contributors, including the American Cancer Society, AT&T, BlueCross BlueShield Association, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Duke Energy Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, General Motors Foundation, H. J. Heinz Company, IBM Employee Services Center, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Kellogg's Corporation, National Association of Convenience Stores, New York Life Insurance Company, News Corporation Ltd./FOX, Qwest Communications, SBC Foundation and SBC Telecommunications, Inc., Sprint, Time Warner, Inc., Tribune Company, Union Pacific Corporation, Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless, Verizon Communications, Vodafone U.S. Foundation, Walt Disney Company, and assorted pharmaceutical companies. (2005 Annual Report, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation.) It has received over $25,000 from the Doll Foundation ("Sir William Richard Shaboe Doll (1912-2005), distinguished English physician and epidemiologist, was the first scientist to establish the link between smoking and lung cancer. This singular discovery has led scientists to the discovery of a genetic mutation which is caused by the chemicals in tobacco." [SIC; see The Lie That p53 Mutations Are the Mechanism Behind Lung Cancer)." Estate of Ms. Jennie C.C. Li, over $100,000; The Peto Society ("Sir Richard Peto is a distinguished physician and epidemiologist whose 1981 research at Oxford University, with Sir William Doll, connected diet and cancer. This work, along with that of other investigators, confirmed that 35 percent of certain cancers in America may be prevented by eating a healthy diet." [SIC; see Confounding By Infection]).

2005 Annual Report, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (pdf, 52pp)

Hushang Ansary

Hushang Ansary was the new Ambassor from Iran in 1967. His 25-year-old wife was the widow of a Foreign Office official. The family moved to Washington so that her brother could study at Georgetown University. Hushang Ansary also served at the Embassy in Japan, as Ambassador to Ceylon, and Roving Ambassador to East and West Africa. In Teheran, he was Minister of Information, vice president of the Teheran Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Teheran Chamber of Industries and Mines. (Tito Names New Envoy. By Judith Martin. Washington Post, Times Herald, May 14, 1967.) Mrs. Ansary was a guest at a dinner by Lt. Gen. John P. McConnell, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, honoring Iranian Lt. Gen. Mohamad Khatami, commanding general of the Iranian Air Force, and his wife, Princess Fatemeh Pahlavi, a half sister of the Shah of Iran. (Iran General Honored. Washington Post, Times Herald, Sep. 8, 1967.) Mr. and Mrs. Ansary had Christmas dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, along with Ambassador and Mrs. Talat Ghoussein of Kuwait. (To Them Also, Yule Has Wonder. By Nancy L. Ross. Washington Post, Times Herald, Dec. 23, 1967.) Ansary was called back to become Secretary of Economic Affairs. Mrs. Ansary was Mariam Panahy. "Her father, A. Panahy, was Iran's Secretary of Labor before his death in 1954. After his death, her mother brought young Maria to Washington to to be near the latter's brother, Faradj Panahy, who was studying at Georgetown University." Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was their frequent guest. (Called Home. By Dorothy McCardle. Washington Post, Times Herald, July 18, 1969.) Ansary and Henry A. Kissinger negotiated a pact for the US to develop Iran's atomic enegy industry. (Iran Will Spend $15-Billion in U.S. Over Five Years. New York Times, Mar 5, 1975.) Ansary negoiated a deal with Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation to develop oilfields in the Caspian Sea, although Iran's side was not known to contain oil. Ansary was chairman of the National Iranian Oil Company. (Iran to Pay $125 Million For Occidental Oil Stake. By Eric Pace. New York Times, Jun 22, 1976.) Iranians believed that the Shah's Pahlavi Foundation "long has served as a tax-free slush fund" to buy loyalty. The First National Wisconsin Bank in Milwaukee was one of its assets. Ansary left the country during the turmoil. (Crackdown on Corruption in Iran Could Ensnarl Shah. By By Jonothan C. Randal. The Washington Post, Nov 19, 1978.) Ansary donated at least $100,000 to the Republican National Committee in 1988. (Prodded by Lobbying Group, G.O.P. Reveals $100,000 Donors. By Richard L. Berke. New York Times, Jan 24, 1989.)

Abol Ghassen Panahy was the Iranian Consul-General in New York. (Estrin Heads Iranian Group. New York Times, Jun 4, 1946; Brother of Shah Here As Student. New York Times, Jun 4, 1947; Persian Prince, on Way to Newport School, Plays Hookey Here, Takes Plane for Paris. New York Times, Jun 25, 1947.) He was managing director of Iran's seven-year plan for economic development. (Teheran Talks Pressed. New York Times, Oct 23, 1953.)

"Mr. Ansary is a Trustee of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and serves on the National Finance Advisory Council of the George and Barbara Bush Endowment Fund for Innovative Cancer Research at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is a John Harvard Fellow and a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. He is a founding member of the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University and serves on its Senior Advisory Board. Mr. Ansary is Vice Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University." He is currently married to the former Shahla Nazemian. (Ansary Gallery Of American History Opens Friday At Bush Museum. Aggie Daily, Texas A&M University, April 27, 2004.)

Ansary Gallery Of American History / Texas A&M University

Ansary was elected an Overseer of the Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998. Fellow Overseers include Robert A. Belfer (of Enron fame); Maurice R. Greenberg, formerly of AIG; and Rupert Murdoch, former director of Philip Morris.

Board of Overseers 2005-2006 / Cornell Medical College (pdf, 1 p)

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