The Edward E. David Jr. Page

Edward E. David was Executive Director of Research at Bell Telephone Labs from 1950 to 1970. There was a cabal of health fascist activists at Bell Labs which included Solomon J. Buchsbaum, William O. Baker, John S. Mayo, and N. Bruce Hannay. Bell Laboratories is one of the Corporate Villains who were involved in anti-smoking acivities by 1978. (Review and Evaluation of Smoking Cessation Methods: the United States and Canada, 1978-1985. By Jerome L. Schwartz, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Cancer Institute, 1987.)

Schwartz / tobacco document

George P. Shultz, then director of the new Office of Management and Budget, asked David whether the FY 1972 budget for research and development was adequate. David advocated $50-100 million more for medical research. "Moreover, Shultz, [John] Ehrlichman, and the president himself had heard from important Republican businessmen, a key constituency, on the significance of endorsing and supporting an expanded national cancer program." (Cancer Crusade: The Story of the National Cancer Act of 1971. By Richard A. Rettig. Joseph Henry Press, 1977, pp 122-125.)

Cancer Crusade, p. 122 / National Academy Press, 1977

David was Chairman of the President's Science Advisory Committee in 1972. James B. Wyngaarden, a future fellow principal of the Washington Advisory Group and director of the Lasker Foundation; and Solomon J. Buchsbaum, a crony from Bell Labs who was later a trustee of the RAND Corporation, were also members. The Advisory Committee's Panel on Chemicals and Health "was a reflection of the initiative and concern" of David and Lee A. DuBridge (RAND trustee from 1948-61). Its members included Lawrence H. Tribe, the infamous Harvard law professor; and advisors included FDA Commissioner Charles C. Edwards and Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld.

Panel on Chemicals and Health, 1973 / tobacco document

David was an ex officio member of the National Cancer Advisory Board, serving with Mary Lasker, while he was Science Advisor to President Nixon and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology from 1970 to 1973.

NCAB Board Members, 1973 / tobacco document
NCAB, 1974 / tobacco document

David was a Trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from 1982 to 1998. Other trustees included Frederick Seitz, 1973-83 (Chair 1976-83), William T. Golden 1976-81, W. Clarke Wescoe 1976-91 (Chair 1983-91), and Charles A. Sanders 1991-96.

Officers and Trustees / Guggenheim Foundation

In 1993, David was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Scientists' Institute for Public Information, an organization which supplies videotape to the mass media. Other trustees included Theodore Cooper (longtime Mary Lasker correspondent), William T. Golden, Beatrix Hamburg (wife of Carnegie Corp. president David A. Hamburg), and Mary's old friend Mathilde Krim. (Letter from Barbara Allen of SIPI to Francis D. Gomez of Philip Morris, April 28, 1993, asking for money.)

Allen to Gomez, 1993 / tobacco document

David Baltimore was Vice Chairman (elected 1988), and William D. Ruckelshaus was a Trustee, in this undated SIPI brochure.

SIPI brochure, no date / tobacco document

From 1977 to 1986, David was President of Exxon Research and Engineering Company. He has been pressident of his own investment firm, EED Inc., since 1976. In 1995, he was the retiring US representative to the NATO Science Committee and a member of the Bellcore Advisory Council. He was on the Board of Directors of California Microwave from 1992 until 1995.

California Microwave 1995 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

David is a principal and vice president of the Washington Advisory Group. He was on the "Panel on Ensuring the Best Science and Technology Appointments" of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP) of the National Academy of Sciences. Other members were fellow WAG principal D. Allan Bromley, who was Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1989 to 1993, and other former government science advisors, including John H. Gibbons, who was director of the Office of Technology Assessment from 1979 to 1993 - the period when it produced its infamous fraudulent smoking cost claims. The panel produced a report, "Science and Technology in the National Interest: The Presidential Appointment Process" (National Academy Press, 2001), which expressed the right-thinking wish to braoden and deepen the pool of qualified candidates. However, considering the corrupt, agenda-furthering pseudo-science that has been condoned by these deceitful "advisors," their true aim is to keep the pool restricted to their own cronies.

David bio / Washington Advisory Group (pdf)
Science and Technology in the National Interest / National Academy Press 2001

"When the first draft of the Rensselaer Plan is presented for review by the university community, it will have first been shaped by recommendations from faculty, staff, and students. But perspectives from the outside -- from some of the country's most knowledgeable experts in higher education and scientific research -- will also help shape the new strategic plan. Those perspectives will come from the Washington Advisory Group, an internationally respected consulting firm that includes" Erich Bloch, Edward E. David, Frank Press, and Frank H.T. Rhodes. [Probably the true situation is a blueprint from the WAG, with miscellaneous criticisms by the "university community." -cast] (Top National Advisors Help With the Rensselaer Plan. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Review, Nov. 5, 1999.)

National Advisors / RPI Review 1999
The Washington Advisory Group

David was on the Board of Directors of Intermagnetics General Corp. from 1987 to 2000. Thomas L. Kempner has been a fellow director since 1988.

Intermagnetics 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Edward E. David Jr. was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Century Foundation in 2000, along with former HEW Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr., Chairman and President of the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

Trustees and Officers / Century Foundation Annual Report, 2000

David was a director of Protein Polymer Technologies from 1989 until 2003. His bio notes that he was on the White House Science Council from 1981 to 1988. George R. Walker, a crony from Exxon, has also been a director since 1989. Edward J. Hartnett, former Company Group Chairman for the Johnson & Johnson Company and Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has been a director since 1996.

Protein Polymer Technologies 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

David was a founding director of Inter VU Inc., an internet audio and video firm, which merged with Akamai Technology in 2000.

InterVU Inc. 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

David has been a director since 1993 of Spacehab Inc., maker of guided missiles, space vehicles and parts. Richard Fairbanks, the Managing Director, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a fellow director.

Spacehab 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

David is on the Advisory Board of the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) at Drew University. It was founded in 1981 by George deStevens, former EVP and director of research at CIBA-Geigy, and noted for his development of high blood pressure drugs. Other members of the Advisory Board include Bell Labs crony William O. Baker and Antonie T. Knoppers (a senior VP of Merck who was a Salk Institute trustee ca. 1971).

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cast 09-27-03