The David J. Mahoney Page

Mahoney was a founder and Chairman of the American Health Foundation until his death in 2000.

Mahoney was the Chairman of Norton Simon Inc. from 1970 to 1983. In 1978, he was the highest paid executive in the US. (Executive pay: Up, up, and away! Business Week 1999.)

Executive Pay / Business Week 1999

Norton Simon

Norton Simon was chairman of Hunt Foods from 1944 to 1956, and chairman of its finance committee after 1956. In 1964, he and American Cancer Society activist and Lazard Freres partner James S. Adams were elected to the board of directors of the Canada Dry Corporation. (Canada Dry Changes Its Mind; Adds Hunt Foods Men to Board. New York Times, Aug. 25, 1964. A Correction. Aug. 26, 1964, p. 57.) Hunt Foods and Canada Dry became part of the Norton Simon Inc. conglomerate. Simon was a famous alumnus of San Francisco's Lowell High School, Class of 1923. Other famous alumni include his classmate, former California Gov. Pat Brown; Eugene Meyer, the father of Katherine Graham of the Washington Post; Walter A. Haas of Levi Strauss; Paul Hoffman's crony, James D. Zellerbach; Daniel Koshland Sr., also of Levi Strauss, and father of Daniel Koshland Jr. of the Lasker Foundation; William R. Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard; President Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger; Louis Bantle, former president of US Tobacco Co.; investment banker Warren Hellman; and investment banker Richard C. Blum, husband of anti-smoker Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a business crony of Thomas L. Kempner. (Famous Alumni. Lowell Alumni.)

Famous Alumni / Lowell Alumni

Simon was a Regent of the University of California when the Institute for Health Policy Studies (the employer of anti-smoker Stanton A. Glantz) was established at the University of California - San Francisco. "Simon, Norton, b. Feb. 5, 1907, Portland, Ore.; d. June 2, 1993. Appointed, vice Regent Storke, 1960-76. Career: partner with father in steel salvage co., 1923-26; partner, 1926-31, L.A. Steel Products. Pres.: 1931-35, Orange County Canners, Inc.; 1936-42, Val Vita Food Products, Inc.; 1943-44, Hunt Bros. Packing Co. Chmn. of bd., 1945-58, Hunt Foods, Inc.; chmn., pres., 1958-64, Hunt Foods and Industries, Inc.; dir., chmn. of finance comm., McCall Corp.; dir., chmn., finance comm., Crucible Steel Co. of Am.; dir., Canada Dry Corp.; chmn., bd. of dirs., Wheeling Steel Corp.; dir., mem. of exec. comm., No. Pacific Railway Co. Fndr., Norton Simon Fdn. to loan works of art to public museums; mem., bd., L.A. County Museum of Art. Trustee, Reed Coll." (Biographies. Regents of the University of California. Univ. of Calif. - Berkeley.)

Biographies, Regents of the University of California / Univ. of Calif. - Berkeley

Mrs. Norton Simon, aka Jennifer Jones Simon, was a trustee of the American Health Foundation between 1978 and 1981.

David Mahoney was a partner with former RJ Reynolds CEO F. Ross Johnson in the 1991 purchase of Bionaire, a manufacturer of humidifiers and air purifiers, including smoke removers. (The New Siege at RJR Nabisco, by Patricia Sellers. Fortune, Feb. 8, 1993.) Robert J. Carbonell, former Senior Executive Vice President at RJRN, was the President and CEO of Bionaire in 1992. (Carbonell letter to Carl Ehmann, RJR Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Dec. 21, 1992.)

Sellers, 1993 / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)
Carbonell to Ehmann, 1992 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Philip Morris memo from George Weissman to Chuck Wall, cc to Murray Bring, Nov. 18, 1994: "David Mahoney who is an old friend of mine, is Chairman of various Dana Foundations and projects at Harvard dealing in the neurosciences, particularly in areas of the brain. I receive their newsletters, and I was particularly struck by this one on Alzheimer's. As you can see on Page 2, the average age of onset of Alzheimer's is six to eight years older in Japan - where I believe smoking is twice per capita of the United States. In view of some recent articles relating some beneficial effects of cigarette smoking in cases of Alzheimer's, I would transmit, if you wish, some of this material to David. Incidentally, he is a smoker." And like every other smoker in any position of influence, a traitor who uncritically swallowed the health fascists' scientific frauds.

Weissman to Wall, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

NYNEX Corporation

Mahoney was a director of the NYNEX Corporation from 1983 until his retirement in 1994. Fellow directors included John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University, who was also a director of Loews Corporation; Helene L. Kaplan; and Ivan G. Seidenberg.

NYNEX 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Loring Wood

Wood presented an unpublished paper, "Lifestyle Management Strategies at New York Telephone," at the "Leadership Strategies Health" Conference at the Institute for Health Policy Study, Project HOPE, in 1980. (Cited in: "Smoking: A Challenge to Worksite Health Management," by Anna Kiefhaber and Willis Goldbeck, of the Washington Business Group on Health, a companion paper to Work Group 4, "Smoking Control in the Workplace," of the National Conference on Smoking OR Health, Developing a Blueprint for Action, Nov. 18-20, 1981, p. 8.)

Smoking Control in the Workplace, 1981 / UCSF (pdf, 21 pp)

Loring Wood, MD, Medical Director, Research and Development of New York Telephone Company (NYNEX), participated in Work Group 4, "Smoking Control in the Workplace," of the National Conference on Smoking OR Health, Developing a Blueprint for Action, Nov. 18-20, 1981. Kiefhaber and Goldbeck were also participants, along with Leon J. Warshaw of the WBG; and others included Group Leader Robert Beck, Director of Personnel Benefits and Services of IBM Corp.; Lloyd C. Arnold, director of the Johnson & Johnson Company's Live for Life; Gilbert H. Collings Jr., MD, Corporate Medical Director of the New York Telephone Company; Irvine H. Dearnley and Christopher C. York, Vice Presidents of Citibank; Marvin M. Kristein of the American Health Foundation; Stanley M. Little of the Boeing Co.; Rebecca S. Parkinson of AT&T; and A. Judson Wells, Special Assistant of the American Lung Association and later ghost author (concealed behind illegal pass-through contracts) of the EPA ETS report.

Work Group 4, National Conference on Smoking OR Health, 1981 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

Loring Wood, MD, Medical Director of NYNEX, participated in the "Forum on the Policy Implications of the 1986 Surgeon General's Report on Involuntary Smoking," May 18, 1987; sponsored by the Harvard Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy and the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Policy Education.

Policy Implications of 1986 SG Report, 1987 / UCSF (pdf, 35 pp)

"Loring Wood of the NYNEX Corporation says that a strong workplace smoking policies delivers a clear message, and when this is combined with smoking hazard awareness publicity to employees, and the offering of smoking cessation programs on or off premises, this achieves reduction in numbers and intensity of smokers." (Healthy People 2000, Chapter 10, Tobacco. Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, 1990.) Wood also participated in other IOM projects, including "Controlling Costs and Changing Patient Care," 1989, and "Guidelines for Clinical Practive: From Development to Use," 1992.

Healthy People 2000, 1990 / National Academy Press

Wood continues pushing health fascism at the Venice Golf and Country Club, a wealthy, gated and deed-restricted retirement community in Florida.

Wood "Health Links" Page / Venice Golf and Country Club

Dreyfus Funds

Mahoney was a member of the Board of Directors of the Dreyfus Fund. Other board members included Jack R. Meyer of the Harvard Management Co. and former chief investment officer and treasurer of The Rockefeller Foundation; Ehud Houminer, former President and CEO of Philip Morris USA, 1988 to 1990; Anne Wexler of the Wexler Group; Paul A. Marks, President and CEO of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Bert Wasserman, CFO and director of Time Warner Inc. (Where Were the Dreyfus Boards Before It Got Ugly? By Dugan McDowell. 1998 June 24.)

The Dreyfus Funds / 1998

IOM - NYAM Symposium

Mahoney participated in the Institute of Medicine and the New York Academy of Medicine Joint Scientific Symposium in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Medicine (which appeared to consist of a potpourri of subjects including everything but this topic), along with former American Health Foundation Trustee Robert J. Haggerty, former president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York David A. Hamburg, and former IOM President Kenneth I. Shine. The board chairman of the Carnegie Corporation of New York was Frederick Sheffield, a director of Liggett & Myers.

Journal of Urban Health, Summer 1996 / New York Academy of Medicine

National Health Laboratories

In 1995, Mahoney was a director since 1988 of National Health Laboratories Inc., which pleaded guilty of making false claims to CHAMPUS (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Armed Forces) and other government programs, and paid a $1 million fine and settled civil claims for $100 million. Other directors included Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman of the Board and director since 1988 (and the principal owner of the firm; it was originally a division of Perelman's Revlon); Paul A. Marks, a fellow Dreyfus director and the President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since 1980; Ann Dibble Jordan, also a director of Johnson & Johnson and Capital Cities/ABC; and Linda Gosden Robinson, a relative of James D. Robinson of American Express and a Trustee of New York University Medical Center. National Health Laboratories subsequently merged with Hoffmann-La Roche; it is now Laboratory Corporation of America.

National Health Laboratories 1995 Form 10-K405 / Securities and Exchange Commission

Charles A. Dana Foundation

Industrialist and lawyer Charles A. Dana and his wife Eleanor (a fellow AHF trustee) established the Charles A. Dana Foundation in 1950, and Mahoney was a trustee and CEO from 1977 until his death in 2000. His wife Hildegard E. Mahoney ("Hillie") continues as a director (and is also a director of Long Island University). Besides the National Cancer Institute, the Dana Foundation was a leading supporter of the Sidney Farber Cancer Center, whose name was changed in 1983 to the present Dana-Farber Cancer Center. Sidney Farber was a close associate of Mary Lasker until his death in 1973. (David Mahoney Dies; Led Charles A. Dana Foundation For 23 Years. Brain Work Newsletter, 2000.)

Mahoney obituary, 2000 / Charles A. Dana Foundation "Brain Work" (pdf)
History / Dana-Farber Cancer Center

Mahoney's Lasker Foundation 2000 Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

Mahoney Award / Time 2000

Mahoney was the co-author of a book called "The Longevity Strategy: How to Live to 100 Using the Brain-Body Connection," consisting of the usual propaganda. However, he only made it to age 76. "A former trustee of both the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and of the Tuskegee Institute, Mr. Mahoney was also a former director of the NYNEX Corporation, the National Urban League, and Phoenix House. He was also chairman emeritus of the American Health Foundation. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon appointed Mr. Mahoney chairman of the American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, and in 1979, he was invited to join President Jimmy Carter at Camp David to help analyze the direction of the administration." He was also on the board of the Lasker Foundation's Research!America.

The Longevity Strategy / Charles A. Dana Foundation

Mahoney's son, David J. Mahoney III, died a few months later in August 2000 at age 40. (David J. Mahoney obituary. Internet Services.)

David J. Mahoney III obituary /

Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute

David and Hildegarde Mahoney funded the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in 1990. (Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Honors Larry King. Harvard Medical School Web Weekly 2000 Nov. 20-27; also New York Social

Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Honors Larry King / Harvard Medical School Web Weekly 2000
The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute in Honor of Larry King / 2000

"The First Annual David J. Mahoney Memorial Golf Tournament was held on May 17, 2001, at the Deepdale Country Club in Manhasset, Long Island, New York. It was chaired by Roone Arledge, Frank Gifford and Ira Harris, three of David Mahoney's closest friends who conceived of the annual tournament as a way to honor David and and to raise funds for the publication of the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute's Newsletter, On the Brain. (Golf Tournament Honors David Mahoney. On the Brain Newsletter, Fall 2001/Winter 2002.) J. Ira Harris was Vice Chairman of the Pritzker Organization and was Senior Managing Director of Lazard Freres until December 1997.

Golf Tournament Honors David Mahoney / Harvard University (pdf)

Hillie Mahoney with Kathy Hilton, Daisy Soros, Tara Rockefeller, etc., at the Parkas-Araskog Dejeuner l'Automne at Restaurant Daniel. 2001 Oct. 16.

Restaurant Daniel / 2001

David and Hildegarde Mahoney contributed to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which is supposedly a stooge for the tobacco industry because of Junkman Steve Milloy's association with it. The anti-smoking Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Charitable Trust is also a contributor.

2000 Annual Report / Center for Strategic and International Studies (pdf)

Hildegarde Mahoney is a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association. AHF Trustees Herbert H. Jacobi, Robert E. Nederlander, and Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. are also directors, and Nancy G. Brinker, who founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of her sister (and whose Chairman is AHF Trustee LaSalle D. Leffall), is a director in absentia (President Bush appointed her the US Ambassador to Hungary in 2001.) Of this herd of 96 directors, 8 have ties to Planned Parenthood, and they could form a major world banking center all by themselves.

Officers / Palm Beach Civic Association
2004 Bulletin / Palm Beach Civic Association (pdf, 1p)

Christina Merrill, the executive director of The Bone Marrow Foundation, is the daughter-in-law of Hillie Mahoney. Her husband Robert A. Merrill is the foundation's secretary. Harry J. Pearce, Vice Chairman of General Motors Corporation, is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Christina Merrill bio / The Bone Marrow Foundation
Board of Trustees / The Bone Marrow Foundation

Arthur C. Merrill was a major donor to Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory in 1996.

1996 Annual Report / Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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