The Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. Page

Rumbough was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between April 1972 and June 1976. Rumbough had been a special assistant to Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks. (Rumbough Is Appointed Special Assistant to Weeks. New York Times, Jan. 17, 1953.) Weeks had been a member of the Lasker group that took over the American Cancer Society, and he used the Census Bureau for a survey on smoking habits in 1955. Weeks' former administrative assistant, Max Rabb, was also a trustee of the American Health Foundation.

White Metal Manufacturing Co. / Metal Container Corporation

White Metal Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of toothpaste tubes, was seized by the US Government Alien Property Custodian in 1917, and later auctioned off. It was reorganized in 1919 with American stockholders, and Col. Stanley M. Rumbough (Sr.) became president. Metal Container Corp. was set up by White Metal in 1947, with Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. as its president. (The Irrepressible Collapsible Metal Tube. By George A. Stauter. American Perfumes & Aromatics, Dec. 1958.)

Stauter, 1958 / The Tube Council


Rumbough was a director of CUC (Comp U Card International), which merged with HFS (Hospitality Franchise Systems Inc.) to form Cendant. Fellow AHF Trustee Robert E. Nederlander was a director of HFS. The merger spawned a host of litigation, which spawned still more.

Goldstein, et al., v. Cendant, June 1, 1999 / Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse

"If one set out to deliberately design a bad board, one could hardly improve on Cendant's creation... The board was far too large to be effective: 28 directors in all." [Actually, the original number was 30.] (The Best and Worst Boards of 1998. By Robert W. Lear and Boris Yavitz. Chief Executive, 1998.)

The Best and Worst Boards of 1998 / Chief Executive
HFS 1998 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Lead plaintiffs, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, New York State Common Retirement Fund and the New York City Pension Funds, alleged fraudulent accounting practices which overstated CUC's income. "During the Class Period, Rumbough sold approximately 201,000 shares of CUC and Cendant common stock for proceeds of over $6.6 million. On July 28, 1998, the Company announced Rumbough's resignnation from the Board."

Cendant / Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman (pdf, 156pp)

International Flavors & Fragrances

Rumbough was a director of International Flavors & Fragrances from 1964 until retiring in 1998. Robin Chandler Duke, Mary Lasker's correspondent from 1986 to 1993, chairman of Population Action Internation and a director of American Home Products, was a fellow director since 1975. Major stockholders of IFF include Henry van Ameringen; William D. Van Dyke, of Smith Barney Shearson; a trust at JP Morgan Florida, FSB, and Henry G. Walter Jr.; State Farm Mutual of Bloomington, IL was one in the past.

International Flavors & Fragrances 1998 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

In 2000 and 2001, members of the Chicago Cabal (Arthur C. Martinez, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and James R. Cantalupo, President and Vice Chairman Emeritus of McDonald's Corporation), joined the IFF board of directors. Peter A. Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam and a director of Levi Strauss & Co., joined in 1999. Richard A. Goldstein, the former Business Group President of Unilever North American Foods, who is a director of the Interpublic Group of Companies, and Gunter Blobel, Professor at the Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, joined in 2000.

International Flavors & Fragrances 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

IFF's late former president, Henry G. Walter Jr., was a trustee at Monell Chemical Senses Center, the US-Japan Foundation and the Neuroscience Institute, and a director of the Ambrose Monell Foundation and the Van Ameringen Foundation (which are also major funders of the Chemical Senses Center), the US-Japan Foundation, and the Pierpont Morgan Library. (Obituaries. Columbia College Today, Feb. 2001.) Mrs. Henry G. Walter Jr. was a patroness of the benefit for the gift shop of the Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases. (Aiding Benefit for Social Service Unit. New York Times, Feb. 22, 1953.)

Walter obituary, 2001 / Columbia College

International Flavors & Fragrances, the Ambrose Monell Foundation, and the van Ameringen Foundation are major funders of the Monell Chemical Senses Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Florence S. Mahoney was on the National Advisory Council of Monell in 1990.

Monell Chemical Senses Center, 1990 / UCSF-Legacy

The US-Japan Foundation was established by Robin Chandler Duke and her husband, the late Angier Biddle Duke, and Japanese industrialist Ryoichi Sasakawa. "In the 1970s he donated more than $25 million to United Nations activities, most notably to the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the UN Fund for Population Activities." He is also a major contributor to former President Carter's Carter Center.

History / United States - Japan Foundation

"Carter had just been named - along with Gerald Ford and two former Japanese prime ministers, Takeo Fukuda and Nobuskue Kishi - an honorary advisor to the grant-making board of the United States - Japan Foundation. The resourceful Carter used the honor to gain direct access to Ryoichi Sasakawa, the ultrarightist Tokyo tycoon who had created the foundation in 1981 with $45 million from his Japanese Shipbuilding Industry Foundation. Emory's president James Laney accompanied Carter and Hemmeter to their meeting with the octogenarian, in which they hoped to Sasakawa to collaborate with the Carter Center. They succeeded. Over the next two years Sasakawa - who in his lifetime gave $4 billion to the cause of world peace - became a Carter Center benefactor, contributing more than $1.7 million to programs for providing health care and alleviating social problems in less-developed nations." (The Unfinished Presidency. By Douglas Brinkley. Viking, 1998.) Sasakawa is also said to have been "a proud promoter of fascism during World War II," whom prosecutors were unable to find guilty of helping finance the war or of profiting from Japan's occupation of Manchuria; and a follower of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who helped him create the Unification Church in Japan in 1963. He began making his postwar fortune from gambling concessions for motorboat racing.

International House

Rumbough is a life trustee of International House, founded by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the family of Cleveland H. Dodge in 1924. Chairman of its board have included George C. Marshall, John J. McCloy, and Henry A. Kissinger. Paul and Daisy Soros met each other there. The husband of fellow AHF Trustee Mrs. John French III is also a trustee of International House.

Trustees / International House

Palm Beach Civic Association

Rumbough is co-chairman and a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and Vice President of its Raymond J. Kunkel Foundation. AHF Trustees Herbert H. Jacobi, Hildegard E. Mahoney and Robert E. Nederlander 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, including Rumbough, 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)

Dina Merrill

Rumbough's first wife was actress Dina Merrill, aka Nedenia Marjorie Hutton. She was the daughter of Post Cereal Co. heir Marjorie Merriweather Post and EF Hutton, whose union also produced General Foods Corporation. Merrill was one of the founders of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in 1979.

Merrill bio / Women's International Center

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cast 04-06-11