AHF Trustees

Trustees of the American Health Foundation between April 1969 and February 1993

(Names compiled from the AHF Newsletter and correspondence in the Tobacco Documents Online)

American Health Foundation Board of Scientific Consultants and AHF Officers and Trustees, circa 1971 (AHF brochure). The Scientific Consultants include Lester Breslow; Takeshi Hirayama (author of secondhand smoke studies in the 1980s), and Fredrick J Stare, a correspondent of Mary Lasker dating from 1959, and also of Florence Mahoney, who co-founded the American Council on Science and Health. Gilbert Cant was Medical Editor and a consultant to Time Magazine.

AHF Brochure, ca. 1971 / UCSF (pdf, 9 pp)

C. Edward Acker

Trustee of the AHF Naylor Dana Institute for Disease Prevention, Aug. thru Sep. 1976. President & CEO of Transway International Corp. He was Chairman of Pan American World Airways from 1981-88; Chairman of Air Florida from 1977-81; and President of Braniff Airways from 1970 to 1975. In 1991 he co-founded Atlantic Coast Airlines and served as CEO until 1996, and is currently Chairman of the Board.

Acker bio / Atlantic Coast Airlines
Atlantic Coast Airlines 1999 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Acker was a director of Pan American World Airways during the time when the Civil Aeronautics Board was considering smoking bans in 1983. AHF trustees on airline boards included Karl Bays at Delta Air Lines, and Donald H. Rumsfeld at Eastern Air Lines. Walter A. Haas Jr., of the anti-smoking Levi Strauss & Co., was a director of United Air Lines. (Memorandum from Sara R. Ridgway to Lorillard executives, Oct. 19, 1983, p. 5.)

Directors of US Airlines, 1983 / UCSF (pdf, 13 pp)

Lane Adams

Adams was a trustee of the AHF from January 1987 thru at least February 1993. He was Treasurer of the American Cancer Society from 1953-56, and a Region VI director of the ACS in 1956-57. He was then a Vice President of the First National Bank of Salt Lake City, and a member of the Board of Regents of the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

Know Your Board of Directors, ACS 1957 / UCSF (pdf, 13 pp)

Adams was a member of the National Advisory Cancer Council in 1958, along with Dr. Murray M. Copeland; Dr. Charles A. Evans; Dr. Henry S. Kaplan; Mrs. Mary W. (Albert D.) Lasker; Dr. Robert A. Moore; Dr. Isidor S. Ravdin; Dr. Leo G. Rigler; Dr. Joseph F. Ross; Dr. Harold P. Rusch; Dr. Richard S. Schreiber; Dr. Howard E. Skipper; Warren Weaner; Mr. James E. Webb; and Dr. Sidney Weinhouse, when it established a Panel on Viruses and Cancer with Stanhope Bayne-Jones (Skull & Bones 1910) as Chairman. ([Members of the President's Cancer Panel, 1976, and National Advisory Cancer Council, 1957-71] J Natl Cancer Inst 1977 Aug;59(2suppl):763.)

President's Cancer Panel - J Natl Cancer Inst 1977 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Adams was one of Mary Lasker's anti-smoking activist guests on Jan. 25, 1974, including EC Hammond and Larry Garfinkel of the American Cancer Society, Marvin Schneiderman of the NCI, and Daniel Horn of the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health. ("Mrs. Lasker's guests Mon. night (according to Alex Holtzman by phone 1/25/74,)" anonymous memo from CTR papers.)

Mrs. Lasker's Guests, 1974 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

He was a participant in the 3rd World Conference on Smoking and Health in 1975, as were fellow AHF Trustees Theodore Cooper and Ernst Wynder.

3rd World Conference on Smoking and Health, 1975 / UCSF (pdf, 33 pp)

Charles B. Arnold

Arnold was the AHF's Vice President for Research of the Health Maintenance Instittute between February 1979 and April 1981; a Trustee in 1981 and a Director of the Mahoney Institute in 1983. Arnold lauded the legislation creating the health fascist "Healthy People" program, and parroting all the politically correct health lies about smoking and diet. (Statement of Charles B. Arnold, MD, MPH, President of the American College of Preventive Medicine on S. 3115, The Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Act of 1978. Before the Senate Committee on Human Resources, Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, June 7, 1978.)

Arnold Statement, 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 12 pp)

In 1990, he was medical director of MetLife and editor-in-chief of the company's Statistical Bulletin. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company sponsored a conference on "Cancer Prevention for Black Americans: Risks and Reality." Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan bashed smoking. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Woodrow A. Myers and Margaret A. Hamburg, deputy commissioner for Policy Research, New York City Department of Health, attended, along with two friends from the American Health Foundation, Gary M. Williams and Ernst Wynder. (Black Americans' soaring cancer rates can be lowered by by preventive medicine. PRNewswire, Oct. 11, 1990.)

Black Americans' soaring cancer rates, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Louis V. Aronson II

Aronson was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1969 and November 1973. He was (and still is) President of the family-owned Ronson Corporation.

Ronson Corporation 2002 DEF14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Reinhard F. Augustin

Augustin was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and February 1993. He was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand.

Frank W. Barker

Barker was an AHF Trustee from January 1988 thru January 1991. He was President of Johnson & Johnson Health Management Inc.

Detlev Baurs-Krey

Baurs-Krey was a Trustee of the AHF between June 1986 and May 1990. He was President of Baurs-Krey Associates, and Chairman and CEO of Thermascan Inc. He has been President and Chairman of Euro-American Consulting, Ltd., an international management consulting firm, since 1978. Euro-American's "special emphasis" is on "AIDS and other retro-viral diseases, Biotechnology, HIV infectious diseases, vaccines (Hepatitis, Lyme disease, malaria), medical/healthcare industries."

Baurs-Krey bio / Euro-American Consulting Ltd.

Karl D. Bays

Bays was a Trustee of the AHF in Dec. 1981. He was CEO and Chairman of the American Hospital Supply Company since 1971. In 1985, it was acquired by Baxter Travenol Laboratories, and he became Chairman of the Board. He left Baxter to head the Whitman Corp., and died in 1989.(Karl Bays: Big Man, Big Ideas. Medical Distribution Feb. 2002.)

Bays bio / Medical Distribution Hall of Fame 2002

In 1983, Bays was on the Advisory Council on Social Security, which pushed for tobacco taxes to fund Social Security. (Memo from Gene Ainsworth to RJRI executives, May 6, 1983.)

Ainsworth memo, 1983 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Bays was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Committee on Quality Health Care, whose President, David Winston, was health policy advisor to Ronald Reagan in California and in Washington. Michael DeBakey, fellow AHF trustee Theodore Cooper; and Winfield C. Dunn, D.D.S. Senior Vice President Hospital Corporation of America were also trustees. (Memo from Rick Sullivan to Pete Sparber, Oct. 30, 1984.)

Sullivan to Sparber, 1984 / UCSF (pdf, 17 pp)

Bays was a director of Delta Air Lines during the time when the Civil Aeronautics Board was considering smoking bans in 1983. AHF trustee Donald H. Rumsfeld was a director of Eastern Air Lines, and C. Edward Acker was a director of Pan American World Airways. Walter A. Haas Jr., of the anti-smoking Levi Strauss & Co., was a director of United Air Lines. (Memorandum from Sara R. Ridgway to Lorillard executives, Oct. 19, 1983.)

Directors of US Airlines, 1983 / UCSF (pdf, 13 pp)

Charles M. Berger

Berger was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and February 1993. He was Chairman and CEO of Weight Watchers International, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of The Scotts Company, President & CEO from 1996 to 2001. "Berger came to Scotts from HJ Heinz Company where he was Chairman, President and CEO of Weight Watchers International from 1978 to 1991."

Berger bio / The Newcomen Society

Jacqueline W. Brandwynne

Brandwynne was a Trustee of Naylor Dana between August 1975 and September 1976. She was President of Brandwynne, Burr, Giordena Advertising Inc. "Trained in all aspects of marketing and business strategy, Ms. Brandwynne, still in her twenties, turned around an unprofitable consumer company, Yardley of London, into an industry leader which was then sold to British American Tobacco, at the equivalent of a billion dollars today. This project brought her great visibility and recognition. It also allowed her to form her own company, Brandwynne Associates, specializing in turning around unsuccessful brands and/or divisions of Fortune 500 companies, such as American Cyanamid, Bristol Myers Clairol, National Liberty Life Insurance, Revlon, Mitchum-Thayer, Seagram & Sons, Sterling Drug Corp. and Fisons Limited, London... In 1974 she sold her business and joined John Reed, then President and later Chairman of Citicorp, as marketing strategist for the Citicorp consumer division worldwide. Subsequently, Ms. Brandwynne was appointed by then Chairman Walter Wriston to develop the business strategy of Citicorp's ten-year plan... In 1981, Ms. Branwynne moved to Los Angeles to help reposition a small, single product soap company, Neutrogena, with sales then of only $24 million... Neutrogena was eventually sold to Johnson & Johnson for close to $800 million..." She was an Advisor to The Council of Economic Advisors during the Nixon and Ford administrations. "At the request of President Carter, she took an active role in the development of a new competitive strategy for the United States along with the CEOs of fifty Fortune 500 companies, the Presidents of the top ten United States universities, the leadrship of key labor unions and members of the White House and Congress," and she chaired an Economic Summit in the White House under Reagan. She is a director of Microvision Inc. and Fantastic Corp., and her own Very Private Company.

Brandwynne bio / A Personal Solution.com

Stanley Brezenoff

Brezenoff was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and January 1991. He was Senior Program Advisor of The Commonwealth Fund at this time. Between 1978 and 1981 he was New York City Commissioner for the Department of Employment and later Administrator of the Human Resources Administration. From 1981 to 1984 he was President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. In 1984 he became Deputy Mayor for Operations and then First Deputy Mayor for the City of New York. From 1990 to 1995, he was Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operated the former World Trade Center among other things. Before his appointments in city government, Brezenoff was Program Officer for the Ford Foundation in its National Affairs, Government & Law and Social Policy Divisions [Richard Kluger noted that the AHF has a location "in Ford Foundation bldg in NYC." This building, at 320 East 43rd Street, was constructed between 1963 and 1968, and AHF correspondence began listing this address around 1978. -cast]. "Mr. Brezenoff has served as Program Advisor for the New York Urban Coalition and he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Healthfirst, and Board member at Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), Academic Medicine Development Company (AMDeC) and Structured Employment and Economic Development Corporation (SEEDCO). He also chairs the Dean's Council of New York University Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and the League of Voluntary Hospitals & Homes of New York." He has been President and CEO of Maimonides Medical Center since 1995.

Brezenoff bio / Technology4Healthcare.com

When New York City Mayor Ed Koch banned smoking in municipal buildings by executive order in 1986, "First Deputy Mayor Stanley Brezenoff, who likes cigars," made his private, enclosed office a smoking zone. (Order by Koch Limits Smoking In City Buildings. By Joyce Furnick. New York Times June 26, 1986.)

NYC Smoking Ban, 1986 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

"$5 Million Ford Foundation grant to Seedco," Fieldnotes, Fall 1999.

$5 Million Ford Foundation grant / Seedco 1999

Brezenoff is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Journal of Urban Health Editorial Board

John J. Burns

Burns was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1975 and April 1981. He was Vice President for Research of Hoffman La Roche Inc. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences 1975 Committee on a Study of National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel. The committee was chaired by Robert J Glaser, now a director of the Lasker Foundation, and included James B. Wyngaarden, another current director of the Lasker Foundation; and Julius H. Comroe Jr., a member of the Tobacco Industry Research Council (aka the CTR) from 1954 to 1960. The Panel on Basic Biomedical Sciences included current Lasker Foundation director Daniel L. Koshland.

National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel / National Academy Press 1975

Julius Cahn

Cahn was an AHF Trustee between April 1972 and August 1974. He was President of Family Health Communications. In 1972, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington, DC Division of the AHF, which also included Frank Wall of IBM. (Election of Officers and Executive Committee Announced by AHF's Washington D.D. Division. AHF Newsletter 1972 Apr/May;4(1):2.)

AHF Newsletter April/May 1972 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

Thomas L. Chrystie

Chrystie was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between November 1973 and May 1985. He was Vice President and Director of the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch & Co.; Chairman of Merill Lynch White Weld Capital Marketing Group; and Advisor on Strategy to Merrill Lynch & Co. After 33 years at Merrill Lynch, he retired to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1988. He is an advisor to Knowledge Flow Inc., an internet advertising firm, one of whose clients is the Dupont deNemours Institute's KidsHealth.org, another fount of health fascist indoctrination. He has been a Trustee and Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University for over 25 years.

Directors / Knowledge Flow Inc.

In 1977, Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum donated $5 million for construction of the Julius and Armand Hammer Health Sciences Center at Columbia University. "The governor of the state of New York, Hugh Carey, told those present that he had known Dr. Hammer since 'my first term in Congress, when he was so helpful in connection with the Campobello property of the late, great President Franklin D. Roosevelt... Arthur Krim, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Columbia and a director of Occidental Petroleum as well as a long-time friend of Dr. Hammer, expressed the appreciation of the university's trustees... Hammer has been a member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Foundation since 1960 and has helped endow the California Institute for Cancer Research at UCLA... Trustees present were: Mrs. Katherine Auchincloss, Benjamin Buttenweiser, Thomas Chrystie,..." (Columbia University Receives Major Gift From Dr. Hammer, July 18, 1977. Occidental Petroleum Newsletter "Oxy Today," p. 22.)

Hammer Gift to Columbia University, 1977 / UCSF (pdf, 24 pp)

The 1997 Columbia-Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council included Chrystie, Mary Lasker's nephew and Lasker Foundation Director James W. Fordyce, Mathilde Krim, and David J. Mahoney.

1997 Health Sciences Advisory Council / Columbia-Presbyterian

Chrystie was a Trustee Emeritus of Columbia University, and Lionel I. Pincus of EM Warburg Pincus & Co. was Chairman Emeritus of the Trustees, in 2000.

2000 Trustees / Columbia University

"Critics say Spring Gulch board members are trying to shore up their property values in Teton County. One board member, Tom Chrystie, former Merrill Lynch Inc. investment banking director, stands to benefit handsomely if the land swap succeeds. His toney Spring Creek Resort sits atop a knoll overlooking the proposed Spring Gulch Preserve. His resort would be worth less if it looked down on tract housing... The Spring Gulch board - a roster of the rich and famous full-time and part-time residents of Jackson Hole, including former Secretary of Defense and Wyoming Congressman Dick Cheney - threw their early efforts into wooing Wyoming's all-Republican, ultraconservative congressional delegation and Republican Gov. Jim Geringer." (Irony piles on irony in Wyoming. By Katharine Collins. High Country News Aug. 7, 1995.)

Irony piles on irony / High Country News 1995

Thomas L.Chrystie was the son of Thomas Witter Chrystie and Helen Duell. (Mrs. Thomas W. Christie, Women's Civic Leader, 57. New York Times, Oct. 28, 1963.) His mother was the granddaughter of Charles E. Halliwell of the American Tobacco Company. (Holland Sackett Duell, B.A. 1902. Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1942-1943, pp. 75-76.)

Yale Obituary Record 1942-1943 / Yale University Library (pdf, 312 pp)

Theodore Cooper

Theodore Cooper was a trustee of the Naylor Dana Institute for Disease Prevention between February 1979 and April 1981, and was a correspondent of Mary Lasker from 1970 to 1992.

Warner D. Cosgrove Jr.

Cosgrove was Treasurer of the AHF between April 1969 and May 1978. He was Vice President and a director of Shields Model Roland Inc., and Shields & Co.

Gary E. Costley

Costley was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993. He was President of the US Food Products Division of the Kellogg Company. "Costley comes to ecFoods with extensive experience in the food industry, including 24 years with Kellogg Company, where he held a number of executive positions, culminating in his promotion to executive vice president and area director of Kellogg North America in 1992. Costley also served as dean of the Babcock Graduate School of Mamagement at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., from 1995-1997. There, he taught business ethics and continues to speak nationally on the subject... Costley holds a Ph.D., a master's degree in nutrition, and a bachelor's degree in animal science from Oregon State University. He also serves on the boards of International Multifoods Corporation, Candlewood Hotel Company, and Pharmacopeia, Inc." ("ecFood Adds Gary E. Costley to Board of Directors; Industry Veteran Brings Food Expertise to the Table." ecMarkets press release, March 8, 2000.)

Costley joins board / ecFoods 2000

In 2002, Costley was chairman & CEO and director since 1997 of International Multifoods, whose brands include Pillsbury, Hungry Jack, Martha White, Robin Hood, Pet and Farmhouse. Other Multifoods directors include James M. Jenness, vice chairman and COO of Leo Burnett Inc. and a director of Kellogg; and Richard K. Smucker, President and CEO of JM Smucker Co., also a director of the William Wrigley Jr. Co.

International Multifoods 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Costley has been a director of Pharmacopeia Inc. since 1996. Charles A. Sanders, director emeritus of Research!America and principal of the Washington Advisory Group, was a director from 1997 until resigning in 2003.

Pharmacopiea Inc. 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Costley has been a Director of the Principal Financial Group and Principal Life since 2002, and a a co-founder and managing director of C&G Capital Management, LLC, "which provides capital and management to health, medical and nutritional products and services companies." (Principal Financial Group 2007 Proxy.) Principal Financial Group's lobbyist "urged lawmakers to adopt a statewide ban, arguing it would make Iowa more attractive to progressive businesses and cut down on healthcare costs." (Debate begins on smoking ban. By Darwin Danielson. Radio Iowa News, Jan. 24, 2008.) Iowa Smokers Rights

Mrs. Charles A. Dana (Eleanor Naylor)

Mrs. Charles A. Dana was a benefactor of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She was a Founding Trustee of the American Health Foundation, and was a Trustee until her death on March 19, 1984.

The Charles A. Dana Foundation

D. Ronald Daniel

D. Ronald Daniel was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1975 and April 1981. He was Jeffrey Skilling's boss McKinsey & Co.; and is accused of improperly benefitting from a contract awarded to Infinity Pharmaceuticals. He is a member of the Board of Thirteen/WNET and Rockefeller University.

Wayne A. Davidson

Davidson was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between April 1987 and September 1989. He was President of Bristol Myers Squibb Co. until Oct. 1, 1993. Directors of Bristol Myers Squibb in 1994 included Louis V. Gerstner Jr., director and former Chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco Holdings; James D. Robinson III, Chairman and CEO of American Express from 1977 to 1993; and Richard L. Gelb, variously a director, chairman and/or CEO of Bristol Myers since 1960. Gerstner and Gelb were also directors of the New York Times Company; Robinson and Gelb were also on the Board of Managers and Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Gerstner and Robinson were both executives of American Express. Ellen V. Futter was also a director of CBS... Former Secretary of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan joined the board in 1993; he was also a director of General Motors Corp. and Household International. Leon E. Rosenberg was hired as President of Pharmaceutical Research in 1991; he was on the Board of Directors of the Lasker Foundation's Research!America since at least 1994.

Bristol Myers Squibb 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

David L. Davies

Executive Vice President of Naylor Dana between April 1969 and April 1981; was Emeritus in 1979.

Frederic G. Decker

Decker was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1969 and September 1971. He was President of Decker Communications, publisher of Printer's Ink. Decker presented a paper, "The Economic Effect of Reduced Cigarette Consumption on Advertising," at a joint session of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health, the Public Health Cancer Association of America, and the American Public Health Association, at the APHA 93rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Oct. 20, 1965. (American Journal of Public Health 1966 Dec;36(12Suppl):29-32, page 4.)

Contents, AJPH 1966 Dec / UCSF (pdf, 47 pp)

"Fred Decker, publisher of Printer's Ink, recently told a group concerned with cigarette advertising that 'advertising doesn't sell many cigarettes.' Elaborating on that, Mr. Decker said that cigarettes have reached a point of 'market maturity' of products -- meaning that 'nearly all the people who are going to buy them at a particular point in time are doing so already. All that advertising will do with such products is to influence people to use one brand in preference to another. Cigarettes fall in that cateory ... Anyone who knows anything about cigarettes and cigarette marketing also knows that cigarettes are their own best salesmen.'" (The Maxwell Report, A Quarterly Statistical Survey of the Cigarette Industry. By John C. Maxwell, Montgomery, Scott & Co., November 1965.)

Decker, Maxwell Report 1965 / UCSF (pdf, 15 pp)

Jerome J. DeCosse

DeCosse was a Trustee of the AHF between June 1986 and April 1988. He was Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. Jerome J. DeCosse of the Medical College of Wisconsin was chairman of the panel on "Chemoprevention in High Risk Human Populations," and spoke on "Ascorbic Acid and Prevention of Large Bowel Polyps," at the NIH Workshop on Chemoprevention of Cancer, Feb. 2 and 3, 1978. Other participants included the AHF's longtime research director, John H. Weisburger, and his wife, Elizabeth Weisburger of the NCI; future AHF trustee Arthur C. Upton; and Roswell K. Boutwell of the University of Wisconsin, later a member of the Council for Tobacco Research.

NIH Workshop on Chemoprevention of Cancer, 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 5 pp)

DeCosse was chairman of the Cancer Clinical Investigation Review Committee of the Division of Cancer Treatment of the National Cancer Institute in 1978. (Cooperative Group Reorganization to be Offered by DeVita at Clinical Trials Review Next Month. The Cancer Letter 1978 Oct 20;4(42).)

The Cancer Letter, 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

DeCosse was a member of the Program Committee of the Symposium on Cancer, presented by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, Sep. 14-18, 1980. Other members of the Program Committee included Mathilde Krim; LaSalle D. Leffall, then immediate past president of the American Cancer Society, who shortly became a trustee of the AHF; and Frank J. Rauscher, the ACS's Senior Vice President for Research. The Advisory Committee included Laurance S. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Board of MSKCC; Benno C. Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Memorial Hospital; James D. Robinson III of American Express, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Memorial Hospital; Lane W. Adams, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society; Frank J. Rauscher; and Vincent T. DeVita, Director of the National Cancer Institute. Other participants included Sir Richard Doll ("The Interphase Between Epidemiology and Cancer Control"); future CTR member Alfred G. Knudson; John Weisburger; R. Lee Clark and his assistant, Joseph Painter; and AHF trustee former Rep. Paul G. Rogers.

International Symposium on Cancer, 1980 / UCSF (pdf, 25 pp)

DeCosse was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund in 1982. R. Lee Clark, Helen Gurley Brown, Irving Kupcinet, and Henry C. Pitot were on the Board of Directors, and Charles A. LeMaistre was President.

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund, 1982 / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)

In 1983, DeCosse and Ernst Wynder were members of the NCI's Division of Resources, Centers and Community Activities (DRCCA) Board, which was chaired by Lester Breslow. (DRCCA Board gives concept approval to nutrition clinical trials which could total $52.5 million. The Cancer Letter 1983 Jan. 28;9(4).)

The Cancer Letter, 1983 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

"The Board deferred fund action on a study to determine if use of hepatitis B vaccine will prevent primary hepatocellular carcinoma when given to infants in The Gambia, in West Africa. It would involve a sole source contract with the British Medical Research Council and cost an estimated $2.8 million over five years... Board member Virgil Loeb objected because of what he descriibed as 'the moral and ethical problem' involved [in randomization]... Board member Jerome DeCosse noted that confounding variables could be introduced, such as the percentage of liver cancer caused by aflatoxin rather than hepatitis." (Breslow says NCI, Centers, States, should collaborate on cancer control. The Cancer Letter 1984 June 1;10(22).)

HBV Vaccine - The Cancer Letter, 1984 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

Robert L. Dilenschneider

Dilenschneider was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1989 and January 1991. He was President and CEO of Hill & Knowlton, Inc. "Robert L. Dilenschneider formed the Dilenschneider Group in 1991. He began his career in public relations in 1967, and has since worked with a wide variety of organizations. Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Dilenschneider served as President and CEO of Hill & Knowlton Inc., from 1986 to 1991. He directed communications during the Chilean grape tampering crisis, the US Steel/Marathon merger, the Kansas City Hyatt disaster and the Three Mile Island accident... He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross, and serves on the advisory boards of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Dilenschneider joined the Board of Trustees in 1989 and currently sits on the Executive Committee." (Robert L. Dilenschneider bio, Institute of International Education [which administers the Fulbright Scholars program]. Fellow AHF Trustee Keith Geiger administered the program in the US State Department fro 1997 to 2001.)

Dilenschneider bio / Institute of International Education

September 1, 1988, memo from Susan L. Hullin, Vice President of Hill & Knowlton, to Robert L. Dilenschneider, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Knowlton, reporting on H&K's editorial board training session for "six senior officers of RJ Reynolds Tobacco, with five lawyers in tow," for the introduction of the Premier cigarette. "Milt Freudenheim, New York Times business writer and a member of the actual editorial board, told Dave Fishel, vice president of public relations for RJRT, that it was the best editorial board he had participated in."

Hullen to Dilenschneider, 1988 / UCSF (pdf, 3 pp)

The Board of Directors of Hill & Knowlton, 1990, includes Dilenschneider; Thomas E. Eidson, who became a Trustee of the AHF in 1993; and Richard E. Cheney. (Written consent in lieu of an Annual Meeting of sole shareholder, May 31, 1990.)

Board of Directors of Hill & Knowlton, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

"Hill & Knowlton, which stopped representing the tobacco industry in the late 1960s, had no comment on the lawsuit. It's relatively rare for a public-relations firm to be sued for the alleged misdeeds of a client. 'This sounds very important,' said Bob Dilenschneider, chairman and chief executive officer of the Dilenschneider Group, a public relations firm. 'If the PR firm is found to be a party, and made to pay damages, it will probably deter other PR firms' from working for tobacco clients, he said." (Mississippi wants tobacco firms to pay cost of treating welfare recipients. Wall Street Journal 1994 May 24, p A2.)

Dilenschneider - Wall Street Journal, 1994 / UCSF (pdf, 94 pp)

Jerome Doff

Doff was a Trustee of the AHF between June 1986 and February 1993. He was the Chairman of General Power Company.

Charles C. Edwards

Charles C. Edwards was a Trustee of the Naylor Dana Institute during August and September of 1976. He was Senior Vice President of Research and Scientific Affairs at Becton Dickinson & Co. [labware].

Thomas E. Eidson

Eidson was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993. He was President and CEO of Hill & Knowlton, Inc. Memo from Susan Hullin of Hill & Knowlton to Betsy Annese, Director of Public Relations of RJ Reynolds Tobacco, with copies to Bob Dilenschneider and Tom Eidson, Sep. 18, 1987: "Ballpark range for new product launch," of approximately $1 million, "for some ongoing work to prepare the market place and create a kinder environment for launching the new cigarette" (the Premier heated tobacco cigarette).

Hullin to Annese, Sep. 1987 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Memo from Susan Hullin to Maura Payne on "Project 'Q'" (the Premier cigarette), with copies to Tom Eidson and others, Dec. 18, 1987. They were obsessed with marketing it as "clean," and trying to "motivate consumers to use enough product to become accustomed (and convert) to it" [translation: smokers didn't like the taste].

Hullin to Payne, Dec. 8, 1987 / UCSF (pdf, 5 pp)

The Board of Directors of Hill & Knowlton, 1990, includes Eidson, AHF Trustee Robert L. Dilenschneider; and Richard E. Cheney. (Written consent in lieu of an Annual Meeting of sole shareholder, May 31, 1990.) It is signed by Lewis J. Trencher, present COO and CFO of J. Walter Thompson Co. Martin Sorrell's WPP Group took over JWT Group including Hill & Knowlton in 1987. In 1989 they added Ogilvie and Mather, and in 2000 Young & Rubicam as well. From 1996 to 2001, Hamish Maxwell, Philip Morris CEO from 1984 to 1991, was nonexecutive Chairman of the Board of WPP. WPP's 2002 board includes Beth Axelrod from McKinsey & Company; Warren Hellman, director of Levi Strauss & Co., Chairman of the San Francisco Foundation, Trustee Emeritus of the Brookings Institution, and member of the Advisory Board of UC Berkeley Walter Haas School of Business; and Michael H. Jordan, who retired as chairman and CEO of CBS Corp. in 1998.

Board of Directors of Hill & Knowlton, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)
1998 Board of Directors / WPP Group
Board of Birectors / WPP Group

In 1997, Eidson joined Fidelity (aka "FMR") as senior vice president for corporate communications, after an article in Fortune magazine trashed the firm: "[Fidelity] remains an extraordinarily arrogant institution, seemingly oblivious to the idea that managing a half-trillion dollars of America's money carries with it any special need for candor." (Riding the Charging Tiger Mutual Fund Reporters Discover Their Fate Linked to The Industry. By Rifka Rosenwein. TJFR 1997 Oct;11(6).)

Rosenwein / TJFR 1997

Peter Falcone

Falcone was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and February 1993. He was President of DDB Needham - New York. In 1984, Brown & Williamson had suddenly switched their $50 million accounts for Kool, Viceroy and Lucky Strike from Cunningham & Walsh in Chicago to DDB in New York. "At DDB, vice-chairman Peter Falcone said, 'To say we're terribly excited would be an awful understatement. This agency likes big accounts." (B&W leaves DDB high, C&W dry. Advertising Age, Oct. 4, 1984. In: The US Market for Cigarettes.)

Advertising Age 1984 / UCSF (pdf, 117 pp)

Falcone was promoted from Vice Chairman to President on Dec. 16, 1985 (Falcone takes DDB helm in New York. Advertising, Crain's International Journal of Marketing, Dec. 16, 1985). (This clip also includes "AMA tobacco bill readied, with Sen. Bill Bradley as main sponsor.")

Falcone - Advertising, 1985 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

William F. Fowble

Fowble was a Trustee of the AHF between June and December, 1986. He was Corporate Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company. He was a member of the Committee on Comparative Cost Factors and Structures in Global Manufacturing, which produced the book, "Dispelling the Manufacturing Myth: American Factories Can Compete in the Global Marketplace (National Academy Press, 1992.) Executives of AT&T, the Kellogg Company, Digital Equipment Corp., and a director of McKinsey & Company, Thomas M. Woodard, were also on the committee.

Committee on Comparative Cost Factors / National Academy Press 1992

Charles Fredericks

Fredericks was a Trustee of the AHF in December 1981. He was President of Wells, Rich Green Inc.

Harold P. Freeman

Freeman was a trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and February 1993. He has been director of Surgery at Harlem Medical Center for 25 years. He was national president of the American Cancer Society from 1988 to 1989, and is a fixture of the National Cancer Institute's President's Cancer Panel, having been its chairman from 1991 until 2002, when President George W. Bush appointed fellow former AHF Trustee LaSalle Leffall as chairman. (Freeman continues to be a member of the PCP).

Freeman bio / Fathom Knowledge Network
Freeman bio, President's Cancer Panel / National Cancer Institute

Freeman was appointed to a 15-member committee to advise CDC Director William L. Roper in 1992, which also included Molly Coye of the California Dept. of Health Services, Gilbert S. Omenn, Steven A. Schroeder of RWJF, and John Seffrin of the ACS.

1992 CDC Advisory Committee / US Department of Health and Human Services

Freeman received the Mary Woodard Lasker Public Service Award in 2000, for allegedly "enlightening scientists and the public about the relationship between race, poverty, and cancer." However, the Lasker gang defines the solution merely as more funding for treatment, instead of ending their suppression of research on infection. (Time presents Mary Woodard Lasker Public Service Awards for 2000.)

2000 Lasker Public Service Awards / Time magazine

Freeman was one of four UCSF Medal recipients in 2002. Other 2002 awardees included Alejandro Zaffaroni, developer of the nicotine patch; Dorothy P. Rice, one of the originators of the Big Lie that smoking is an economic burden (which she and her ilk would never have gotten away with if the US Government were not an utterly corrupt secret dictatorship controlled by the Lasker Syndicate political machine); and Clinton's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala. Past awardees include Lasker Foundation trustees Purnell Choppin and Robert J. Glaser, Mary Lasker's stooge Philip R. Lee; Reagan's Surgeon General C. Everett Koop; and Dianne Feinstein. (UCSF Medal recipients and faculty award winners to be honored at April 25 Founders Day observance. University of San Francisco News, April 1, 2002.)

2002 UCSF Medal / University of California, San Francisco

Freeman is a member of the American Cancer Society's ill-named "National Dialog on Cancer," which also includes Mohammed Akhter of the APHA, Vincent T. DeVita, Sam Donaldson of ABC, Sen. Bill Frist, CDC Director Julie Gerberding, LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. (who has also been an AHF Trustee), Charles A. LeMaistre and John Mendelsohn (of Enron and ImClone infamy), Alan S. Rabson of the NCI (former acting NIH Diector Ruth Kirschstein's husband), former CDC Director William Roper, and John R. Seffrin of the ACS.

NDOC Partner List / National Dialog on Cancer

Mrs. John French III

Mrs. French was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993. John French III is a 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. Fellow AHF trustee Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. is a life trustee.

Trustees / International House

In 2001, the Frenchs sued model Cindy Crawford for exposing them to "intimate sounds of daily life" such as toilets flushing after Crawford remodeled her apartment. (Cindy Crawford sued over noise. USA Today 2001 Jan. 17.)

Crawford Sued / USA Today 2001

Keith Geiger

Keith Geiger was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and February 1993. He was President of the National Education Association.

Hugo J. Gelardin

Gelardin was a Trustee of the AHF between 1971 and November 1973. He was Vice President of Loeb, Rhoades & Co., a predecessor firm of Lehman Brothers Loeb Rhoades. He died in 1997.

Hugo J. Gelardin obituary / Cornell Magazine 1998

Robert J. Haggerty

Robert Johns Haggerty was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1989 and January 1991. He was President of the William T. Grant Foundation. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Chair, Emeritus, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also on the Program Monitoring Committee of the Commonwealth Fund (along with Philip R Lee and Jo Ivey Boufford).

Haggerty bio / Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Board of Directors / Commonwealth Fund

In 1985, Martha L. Minow and Beatrix A. Hamburg were trustees of the William T. Grant Foundation, with $102,863,000 in assets, of which Haggerty was president. "Since 1978, at least 21 foundations have supported either anti-smoking organizations or anti-tobacco programs pursued by firms without histories of anti-smoking activity. Awards range from $5,000 to $726,300 and total $2,656,426. Although these awards date back ten years, the majority of the donations were made in the mid-1980s. During the last five years, foundations gave $2,615,926 to further the efforts of the anti-smoking 'movement.' The grantors include several prominent organizations, e.g., The Rockefeller Family Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, corporate, banking and media-related interests are among the contributors." (Memo from Carol Hrycaj of the Tobacco Institute to Richard Marcus, Peter Sparber, and Susan Stuntz, Jan. 14, 1988.)

Hrycaj Memo, Jan. 14, 1988 / UCSF (pdf, 40 pp)

Haggerty was a member of the Consensus Development Panel of NIH Consensus Statement 53, Health Implications of Smokeless Tobacco Use, 1986, which bears the cyptic statement, "THIS DOCUMENT NO LONGER VIEWED BY NIH AS GUIDANCE FOR CURRENT MEDICAL PRACTICE." Peter N. Magee, Stephen S. Hecht and Dietrich Hoffmann of the AHF were also members.

Smokeless Tobacco Use, 1986 / National Institutes of Health

Haggerty was a member of the committee which produced The Future of Public Health, the predecessor to Roz Diane Lasker's "Public Health and Medicine." Other members of the committee included its chairman, the AHA- and Lasker-awarded Richard D. Remington, who formerly headed the schools of public health at UT-Houston and at the University of Michigan; and Lester Breslow.

The Future of Public Health / National Academy Press, 1988
The Lester Breslow Page

Haggarty was on the National Advisory Board of the New Century Child Health Congress, "a conference on child health issues focusing mainly on research as a tool for influencing public policy." Former Surgeon General Julius Richmond was another member of the Board. Phillip J. Landrigan, the pediatrician featured on ABC TV's Good Morning America program, was a participant. The William T. Grant Foundation provided $10,000, but most of their funding came from the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau ($300K).

New Century Child Health Congress / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Haggerty 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 David J. Mahoney, former president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York David A. Hamburg, and former IOM president Kenneth Shine.

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

Walter E. Hanson

Hanson was a Trustee of the AHF during March-April 1971. He was a senior partner of Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co. "If it had been John Jones who had perpetrated but a scintilla of what that firm [PMM] had done, would he even be permitted to affix his signature to another set of financial statements for filing with the SEC? Would he even be permitted to retain his right to call himself a certified public accountant - much less presuming to be prestigious? Could he (or anyone associated with his firm) aspire, much less succeed, to the chairmanship of the entire American Institute of CPA's and the chairmanship of the giant-firm section (SEC-Practice Section) of the AICPA? [I was there referring to Walter Hanson, who was then a managing partner at PMM.] Ironically, as this article is being 'put to bed' (at the advent of Y2K) the Chairman of the AICPA happens to be a member of KPMG's (nee the ASR's PMM hierarchy)." (Garbage In / Garbage Out. A Critique of Fraudulent Financial Reporting: 1987-1997 (the COSO Report). The SEC Accounting Regulatory Process (AAERs). By Abraham J. Briloff, PhD, CPA, of Bernard M. Baruch College at City University of New York; concerning SEC action against Peat Marwick Mitchell "for that firm's sins of omission and commission in National Student Marketing, Republic National Life Insurance Co., Penn Central, Stirling Homex and Talley Industries" in July 1975.)

Briloff / City University of New York

T. George Harris

Harris was a Trustee of the AHF between December 1988 and February 1993. He was Editor-in-Chief and President of American Health Magazine, and Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Today. He was a student at Yale and Oxford in the 1940s, then a correspondent for Time magazine from 1949 to 1955, and bureau chief until 1960. He served on the visiting committee for the humanities at the University of Chicago. In 1967 he was senior editor at LOOK magazine, became editor of Psychology Today after LOOK folded, and later became editor of American Health.

Harris bio / University of Kentucky

Steven S. Hecht

Hecht has been the AHF's Research Director since 1988. "U of M Cancer Researcher Honored for Tobacco Research. Hecht's research warns non-smokers and ex-smokers to 'be militant in objecting to second-hand smoke' to prevent cancer." "Stephen Hecht, PhD, will share the prestigious Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health with Dietrich Hoffmann, PhD, for their research into the mechanisms by which tobacco-related carcinogens cause cancer in the human body." (In fact they established nothing and merely came up with a novel yarn.)

2001 Alton Ochsner Award / Univ. of Minnesota

Wayne E. Hedien

Wayne E. Hedien was a Trustee of the AHF between December 1989 and February 1993. He was Chairman and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company, which was once owned by Sears Roebuck & Co. Allstate's President, Louis G. Lower II, was also a Trustee of the AHF.

J. Kenneth Hickman

Hickman was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1987 and September 1989. He was a partner of Arthur Andersen & Company. J. Kenneth Hickman of Grubb & Ellis Inc. is a member of the Business Council for the United Nations, of the United Nations Association of the USA. Other members of the Business Council include David A. Bell, Chairman and CEO of True North Communications (the former Foote Cone and Belding); Marvin Traub of Marvin Traub Associates and a former AHF Trustee; and Vice Chairman Ted Turner. Neen Hunt, the executive vice president of the Lasker Foundation, is a former executive vice president and COO of UNA-USA.

Business Council / United Nations Association of USA

B. Jurgen Hintz

Hintz was a Trustee of the AHF between January 1988 and January 1991. He was a Vice President of Procter & Gamble Co. until 1991. He was CEO and a director of Carnaud Metalbox SA from 1991-95, and a director of Apple Computer from 1994 until 1996.

Apple Computer 1995 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Dietrich Hoffmann

Hoffmann has been a crony of Ernst L. Wynder since joining him at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1957 to search for PAHs in cigarette smoke.

Hoffmann bio / American Health Foundation

"U of M Cancer Researcher Honored for Tobacco Research. Hecht's research warns non-smokers and ex-smokers to 'be militant in objecting to second-hand smoke' to prevent cancer." "Stephen Hecht, PhD, will share the prestigious Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health with Dietrich Hoffmann, PhD, for their research into the mechanisms by which tobacco-related carcinogens cause cancer in the human body." (In fact they established nothing and merely came up with a novel yarn.)

2001 Alton Ochsner Award / Univ. of Minnesota

Russell E. Hogg

Hogg was a Trustee of the AHF between July 1984 and March 1986. He was President of MasterCard International. He has been Chairman of the Board of the Institute for International Sport since 1986. He was Chairman of the Board of Micrografx from 1997 until it was acquired by Corel Corp. in 2001.

Boards / Institute for International Sport
Micrografx 2001 Form 10-K/A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Ernest B. Howard

Ernest B. Howard, MD, was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1976 and February 1978. In 1968, he was Assistant Executive Vice President of the American Medical Association, and was on the AMA's Committee for Research on Tobacco and Health, Jan. 30, 1968.

Committee for Research on Tobacco and Health, 1968 / UCSF (pdf, 7 pp)

In 1973, he was Executive Vice President of the AMA, due to retire in 1975. (Memo from Leonard S. Zahn to WT Hoyt, Dec. 10, 1973.)

Zahn to Hoyt memo, 1973 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Edward P. Huskisson

Huskisson was a Trustee of the AHF between January and September, 1976. He was Group Vice President of Swift & Company.

Herbert H. Jacobi

Jacobi was a trustee of the AHF between January and September, 1976. He was Executive Vice President of the Chase Manhattan Bank. He has been a director of the Gillette Company since 1981. Warren E. Buffett, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., whose major business activity is property and casualty insurance, is the largest stockholder and Chairman of the Board of Gillette. Other directors: Dennis Hightower, a senior executive with the Walt Disney Company from 1987 to 1996, and a former executive of McKinsey & Company; Nancy J. Karch, retired senior partner of McKinsey; Richard R. Pivirotto, director since 1980, also a director of General American Investors; Wilbur H. Gantz, President of Baxter International from 1987 to 1992, and a director of WW Grainger, Harris Bankcorp and Harris Trust and Savings Bank; and James M. Kilts, President of Kraft USA and Philip Morris Worldwide Food between 1989 and 1997, and a member of the Advisory Council of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, which is dominated by William Blair & Co.

Gillette 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Jacobi was a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association in 2003-04, along with former AHF trustees Hildegard E. Mahoney, Robert E. Nederlander, and Stanley M. Rumbough, its co-chairman. Nancy G. Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, was also a director.

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

George James

James was Scientific Consultant and a Trustee of the AHF from 1971 until his death in 1972. He was Dean of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

In Memorium: George James, AHF Newsletter, 1972 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

James was President of the New York State Academy of Preventive Medicine from 1960-61, and Chairman of its Committee on Tobacco and Health from 1958 to 1960. He was co-editor (with Theodore Rosenthal) of its book, Tobacco and Health (Charles C. Thomas, 1962). It was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York City Cancer Committee, and the New York State Cancer Society, "the latter two being affiliates of the American Cancer Society." Attendance was restricted to the panelists and the members and guests of the two sponsoring organizations. Contributors included all the big names in anti-smoking, including Auerbach, Dorn, Garfinkel, Hammond, Hoffmann, Wynder); the anti-germ theory investigators of the Framingham (Dawber, Kahn, Kannel) and Seven Countries heart disease studies (Keys and 3 co-authors). Four founding members of the Tobacco Industry Research Council (Bing, Comroe, Kotin, and Reimann) and Yerushalmy supposedly represented all important points of view, none of which included germ theory.

Tobacco and Health, 1962 / UCSF (pdf, 217 pp)
The CTR Was a Lasker Loot-A-Thon

In 1964, James was the chairman of the White House Task Force on Health, which worked in parallel with the President's Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke. "This was not announced to the public; it worked in secret." The two groups were coordinated in the office of Boisfeuillet Jones (father of the Washington Post editor), who was the de facto assistant secretary for health before the position was formally created. His close ties to Florence Mahoney and Mary Lasker were noted. (Interviews with Dr. William L. Kissick, Sep. 13, 1991 and March 19, 1993, by Dr. Donald Lindberg.) The Commission promoted the legislation for the Regional Medical Programs, where the Office on Smoking and Health was first established.

McKissick interview, 1991 / National Library of Medicine
McKissick interview, 1993 / National Library of Medicine

James was the first Dean of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1965. In 1963, Gustave L. Levy, then Chairman of the Board of Trustees, began fundraising "with $1 million gifts from each of the eight children of Mrs. Moses Annenberg;" the state of New York also gave $4 million. Plus, federal grant money, presumably from the Regional Medical Program, of $26 million, "the largest ever awarded up to that time, the equivalent of $141,935,608 today." (Perspective: The Value of Having, by Barbara Niss. Mount Sinai School of Medicine.)

Niss / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

James was a member of the Advisory Board of the Metropolitan New York Regional Medical Program, District 25, Yonkers, in 1967. Citizen participants included Mary Lasker, Benno Schmidt, and Benjamin Buttenweiser of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.

Metropolitan New York RMP / National Library of Medicine (pdf, 9pp)

George James was a Founding Sponsor of anti-smoker lawyer John Banzhaf's group, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). The group was created to manufacture hate propaganda after Newton Minow stacked the Federal Communications Commission with cronies from the Ford Foundation, who delivered the infamous "Fairness Doctrine" ruling to subsidize the anti-smokers. (Banzhaf to Mark Gordon of the Federal Trade Commission, Sep. 20, 1977.)

Banzhaf to Gordon, 1977 / UCSF (pdf, 2 pp)

Eric M. Javits

Javits & Javits was the general counsel for the American Health Foundation since at least 1971. Eric M. Javits, Senior Partner, was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1975 and May 1985. He was designated to head the AHF's Public Health Action Committee. Proposed committee members included TC Allen of the National Association of Manufacturers; Luther Christman of Vanderbilt University; Patrick Delaney of Harris, Upham & Co.; Richard Nelman of Prudential Insurance Co.; Haven T. Newton of Fieldcrest Mills; William S. Mortimer of Norton Simon, Inc.; and Earl Ubell of CBS. (Proposed Center for Public Health Action; and Exhibit B, Public Health Action Committee; estimated date, June 1971.)

Proposed Center for Public Health Action, 1971 / UCSF (pdf, 11 pp)
Exhibit B, 1971 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Javits was the defendant in a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring with Preston Robert Tisch of Loew's Corp. (which owned Lorillard) and others to destroy the plaintiff's business. (Gerald Roll, Plaintiff, Against Eric M. Javits, Defendant. Verified Complaint. June 12, 1978.)

Roll vs. Javits, 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 4 pp)

In 1989, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Venezuela. He is currently U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. He is the nephew of the late Senator Jacob K. Javits, R-NY.

Javits nomination, 1989 / EBSCO Host
Javits bio / US Mission, Geneva

Brenda Johnson

Brenda LaGrange Johnson was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993. She has been a partner with BrenMer Industries since 1977, and is on the Wilson Council of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "She is also currently on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and previously served on the National Institutes of Health Cancer Advisory Board from 1989-1994. She is a member of the National Finance Advisory Council for the George and Barbara Bush Endowment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Johnson was very involved with the George W. Bush for President campaign as a member of the National Finance Committee and National Co-chairman of the 1st and 2nd Inaugural Celebration." Other members of the Wilson Council include Bruce S. Gelb, Senior Consultant to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; Ruth Westheimer (no affiliation given); and Herbert S. Winokur Jr., aka "Pug." (Johnson bio, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution.)

Johnson bio / Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

Johnson is a Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club; Bruce S. Gelb is Vice Chairman of the Board. Doni Fordyce, President and Chief Executive of Bear Stearns Asset Management and probable wife of Mary Lasker's nephew James Fordyce, is Executive Vice President of the Women's Board and Dinner Committee.

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club / Chameleon Marketing (pdf, 3pp)

Pres. George W. Bush appointed Brenda LaGrange Johnson to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a political patronage position, to serve from Nov. 2002 until Sep. 1, 2008. Marlene A. Malek, wife of Frederic V. Malek, was also appointed.

Bush appointees, Nov. 2002 / White House

Don Johnson

Johnson was a Trustee of the AHF between June 1986 and January 1989. No affiliation is given. Former "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson is being investigated for money laundering by German authorities after $8 billion in cash, bonds, and share certificates was found in his car during a routine border stop in November 2002. ("Miami Vice" star denies money laundering claim. By Jill Serjeant. Reuters 2003 March 13.)

"Miami Vice" star / Reuters 2003

Whitmore B. Kelley, President and Vice Chairman of the Don Johnson Company, Johnson's television and feature film-making company, is a director of Star Scientific, the developers of "low-TSNA tobacco products" (Dietrich Hoffmann's pet subject). A major investor in the firm is Dr. Francis E. O'Donnell Jr., founder and managing director of the Hopkins Capital Group, a "networking group for scientists physicians and alumni of the Johns Hopkins Institutions pursuing careers in biomedically related business." Two directors are former employees of the US Department of Justice.

2002 Form 10-K / Star Scientific (pdf)
Star Scientific 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Rafer Johnson

Johnson was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1976 and February 1978. He was Vice President of Public Affairs, Continental Telephone Service Corp. He was the 1960 Olympic Decathlon champion and was close to the Robert F. Kennedy family.

Rafer Johnson autobiography / Hallmemoirs.com

Stan Kamen

Kamen was a Trustee of the AHF in December 1981. He was Executive Vice President of the William Morris Agency. "Stan Kamen was hired by the William Morris Agency as a lawyer. He hated law. He was almost fired by Nat Lefkowitz his first week on the job when he caught hepatitis... According to the book The Agency, Kamen was gay... During the 1980s, Kamen steadily lost clients to Mike Ovitz's CAA. Stan's health declined. He was diagnosed with AIDS. He died 2/20/86." (Stan Kamen Profile. Luke Ford Net.)

Stan Kamen Profile / Luke Ford Net

Harvey L. Karp

Karp was a Trustee of the AHF during December 1981. He was President of Monogram Industries. Letter from Harvey Karp, Circle Packaging Corp. of Newport, New York, to Helene Weinstein, NY legislator, opposing cigarette advertising ban, June 6, 1993.

Karp to Weinstein, 1993 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

In 2000, Karp was a Trustee of the Neurosciences Research Foundation, a bastion of the Power Elite from General American Investors in La Jolla, California. (Brain Matters, Fall 2000, page 11.)

Brain Matters, Fall 2000 / Neurosciences Research Institute (pdf, 12pp)

Harvey L. Karp has Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mueller Industries (formerly Sharon Steel Corp.) since 1991. Other major investors have been FMR; George Soros's Quantum Fund; Prudential Financial; and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

Mueller Industries 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

A much-younger Harvey L. Karp, MD, is on the Board of Directors and the Science Advisory Board of the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, which uses the infection-ignoring fraudulent "science" of health fascism to manufacture hysteria about "environmental toxins." Other directors include Devra Davis, who has perpetrated numerous such studies, and Philip J. Landrigan, the psychopathic-lie spreading pediatrician featured on ABC's Good Morning America. On the advisory board are two more corrupt pseudo-scientists, Joel Schwartz and Ruth Etzel.

Board of Directors / Children's Health Environmental Coalition

Mrs. Susan Kaskel

Kaskel was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993. She was Executive Vice President of Doral Saturnia Spa. She is on the Board of Trustees of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, Jan. 2002.

Board of Trustees / St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center

The Kaskel family is mentioned in "Great Family Fortunes," by H. Seneker and D. Lataniotis (Forbes 1991 Oct 21;148(9):274.

Great Family Fortunes / EBSCO Host

Richard B. Klarberg

Klarberg was Special Counsel to the AHF in 1978, and General Counsel 1981-1993. He was Executive Vice President of the AHF between January 1983 and February 1993. Richard B. Klarberg is Senior Vice President of External Affairs at North Shore - Long Island Jewish. (Account News, Welch Nehlen Groome, July 17, 2000.)

North Shore - Long Island Jewish / Welch Nehlen Groome

Jack Kliger

Jack Kliger was a Trustee of the AHF during February 1993. He was publisher of Glamour magazine. In 1995, he was Executive Vice President of Conde Nast. (Hearst aims to hold PM tobacco. Publisher fights against another exit like Kraft. By Keith J. Kelly. PM Newsletter, 1995 Nov. 13, p. 33.)

PM Newsletter, Nov. 13, 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 44 pp)

Kliger was publisher of GQ from 1985 to 1988, and Glamour from 1988 to 1994; Executive Vice President of Conde Nast from 1994 to 1997; and Executive Vice President of Parade magazine from 1997 to 1999. In 1999 he became President and CEO of French-owned Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, which publish 28 titles including Elle, Woman's Day, George (now defunct), and American Photo. (Kliger faces tough job as Hachette's new CEO. By Suzi Parker. Media Life Magazine 1999 May.)

Kliger / Media Life Magazine

Ralph Landau

Landau was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1972 and May 1985. He was President of Halcon International. "As a new PhD he worked for MW Kellogg Company, one of the first engineering firms that specialized in design and development for the oil refining and chemical industries. During World War II, Kellogg was asked to build a large-scale facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to separate uranium 235, which was needed for the atomic bomb, from the predominant isotope, uranium 238. Landau was given the responsibility of designing the equipment to produce fluorine, a highly reactive substance needed to make the uranium hexafluoride used in the gaseous diffusion process. He also oversaw the production of the fluorinated compounds used to protect surfaces in contact with the uranium hexafluoride.

"After the war he and a construction engineer he had met at Oak Ridge, Harry Rehnberg, started Scientific Design with the objective of improving petrochemical production processes..." Their process for the main raw ingredient for polyester fiber was purchased by Standard Oil of Indiana (now Amoco). They joined with Atlantic Richfield (Arco) in a new corporation, Oxirane, to produce propylene oxide, used in polyurethane foams.

Landau bio / The Chemical Heritage Foundation

"The venture capitalist who helped Ralph Landau get started after World War II was the U.S. government. With a freshly minted doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT, Landau could find no one to finance his ideas in 1946. Along came the Marshall Plan, which gave him the cash to build a plant in France to make ethylene dioxide, a key ingredient for anti-freeze. Landau and his engineering partners 'had never heard of a business plan,' he said, and learned management skills on the job." (Successful entrepreneurs talk about how it's done. By Kathleen O'Toole. Stanford Report Online 1997 July 16.)

O'Toole / Stanford Report 1997

Landau was Executive Vice President of Scientific Design Company from 1946 to 1963; President of Halcon International from 1963 to 1975 and Chairman and CEO from 1975 to 1982. From 1977 to 1987 he was on the Board of Directors of Alcoa.

Professional Experience / Chemical Heritage Foundation

R. Heath Larry

In 1971, during the Nixon Administration, R. Heath Larry, the vice chairman of U.S. Steel, was chairman of the President's Committee on Health Education, which is credited as the first step toward health fascism by its major architect, J. Michael McGinnis. Victor Weingarten was in charge of the committee's staff. Larry replaced Joseph C. Wilson, the chairman of Xerox Corporation, who died. Walter J. Mcnerney, President of the Blue Cross Association, was vice chairman. The report led to the creation of the Bureau of Health Education within the Centers for Disease Control, into which the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health was moved. Later in the 1970s, Larry was President of the National Association of Manufacturers. "Exec. v.p. Lane Adams disclosed that U.S. Steel Corp. 'enabled ACS to conduct Quit Smoking' programs among its work force" (Tobacco Institute Newsletter Nov. 11, 1975, No. 135, concerning the American Cancer Society's annual meeting.) Larry was a Trustee of the AHF in December 1981. He was affiliated with Reed Smith Shaw and McClay.

President's Committee on Health Education / UCSF (pdf, 75 pp)
Larry press conference, Sep. 25, 1973 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)
Tobacco Institute Newsletter 135, 1975 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

Richard Laster

Laster was a Trustee of the AHF in December 1981. He was Executive Vice President of General Foods Corporation. In 1979, he was a Trustee of The Nutrition Foundation.

Nutrition Foundation brochure, 1979 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)

Laster was elected President and CEO of DNA Plant Technology, announced Sep. 30, 1982. "In addition, Douglas Luke, Vice President of Rothschild Inc., was named to the DNAP Board... DNA Plant Technology Corporation, an agricultural biotechnology company, recently completed a private offering of $15.8 million in cash and facilities with investors including the Campbell Soup Company, Koppers Company, Inc., John Brown and Company, Ltd., J. Henry Schroder Corproation, and Biotechnology Investments Ltd., the Rothschild biotechnology firm." (Former Executive Vice President of General Foods, Richard Laster, named president of DNA Plant Technology Corporation. Press Release, Sep. 30, 1982.)

DNA Plant Technology, 1982 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Management consultant Richard Laster, a veteran of 30 years with General Foods, is a trustee of Polytechnic University and a director of WellGen; a former chairman of DNA Plant Technology, and retired as a director of Bowater Inc. (the largest producer of newsprint in the US) in 1995.

Laster bio / Polytechnic University
Leadership / WellGen
Press Release May 24, 1995 / Bowater Inc.

LaSalle D. Leffall

LaSalle D. Leffall was Trustee of the AHF between February 1982 and April 1988. He has been Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Howard University since 1970. He was elected President of the American Cancer Society in 1978. He was appointed to chair the President's Cancer Panel by President George W. Bush in 2002.

Wilbert J. Lemelle

Lemelle was a Trustee of the AHF between December 1989 and January 1991. He was the President of Mercy College. Lemelle was a director of Borden from 1987 to 1995, when it was acquired by KKR.

Borden 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Lemelle was US Ambassador to Kenya and the Seychelles in 1977. He is an Emeritus Trustee of the Phelps Stokes Fund, and was on the Board of Directors of PBS in 1998 and 1999.

Trustees / Phelps Stokes Fund
1998 Board of Directors / PBS

William J. Levitt

Leviitt was a Trustee of the AHF between 1971 and 1987. He was a founder and Chairman of Levitt & Sons, Inc., the company that built Levittowns. However, they started out building upscale housing in exclusive neighborhoods during the Depression. He died Jan. 28, 1994. (Levitt bio / Levittown, Pennsylvania.org.) The William J. Levitt Foundation provided $1 million for the $10 million William J. Levitt Clinic at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island, N.Y. The hospital was a teaching center connected with Cornell University Medical Center. Frank C. Carlucci, undersecretary of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, dedicated the building. ($10-Million Clinic in Manhasset Emphasizes Preventive Medicine. By Roy R. Silver. New York Times, Oct 28, 1973.)

Levitt bio / Levittown, Pennsylvania.org

"Yet however much it may have been a triumph of free enterprise, Levittown depended on massive government assistance. The Federal Housing Administration guaranteed the loans that banks made to builders. Then the Veterans Administration gave buyers low-interest mortgages to purchase their houses." (William Levitt. By Richard Lacayo. The Time 100.)

Levitt / Time magazine

Robert I. Levy

Robert I. Levy was a Trustee of the AHF between July 1984 and March 1986. He was Vice President for Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. He was Director of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute during the 1970s.

Michael K. Lorelli

Lorelli has been a Trustee of the AHF/IFCP since 1993, when he was President of Pepsi-Cola East. Fellow old-time AHF Trustees Joyce H. Lowinson, Thomas A. Moore (now Chairman), Kenneth Wang, and Alan Waxenberg also continue as Trustees of the IFCP.

Board of Trustees / Institute for Cancer Prevention

Lorelli joined Tambrands (makers of Tampax) in 1994 as Executive Vice President and President, North America / Latin America, and resigned Aug. 31, 1996.

Tambrands 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Lorelli was the third CEO brought in when MobileMedia crashed. On Nov. 19, after less than three months on the job, Lorelli resigned, collecting an exit package of almost $1 million. Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco investment firm that took Levi Strauss private in 1988, owned a controlling interest in the stock and took a bath. (MobileMedia: Anatomy of a Bankruptcy. By Jennifer Reingold. Business Week 1997 May 17.)

MobileMedia Bankruptcy / Business Week 1997

Lorelli joined Air Express International (AEI) as Vice President and Chief Development Officer in 1999. AEI was founded in 1935 as the first freight partner of Pan American World Airways. The firm was merged with Danzas in 2000 and both are now owned by Deutsche Post. The bio notes he was also with Bristol Myers Squibb. (AEI Appoints Michael K. Lorelli as Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Press release, Aug. 23, 1999.)

AEI Appoints Lorelli / CFO News 1999

Louis G. Lower II

Louis G. Lower II was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1990 and February 1993. He was President of Allstate Life Insurance Company. Allstate's Chairman and CEO, Wayne E. Hedien, was also a Trustee of the AHF.

Joyce Lowinson

Lowinson was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1987 and February 1993. She was Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Professor of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her published work from 1973 to 1992 dealt with marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and methadone.

Lowinson J / PubMed

She is the editor of the book, "Substance Abuse: a comprehensive textbook, 3rd edition" (Williams & Wilkins 1997). She is on the International Certification Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

Board / American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders

Lowinson was co-chair of the Consensus Panel of the Physicians' Guide: Opioid Agonist Medical Maintenance Treatment Draft Guidelines, prepared for the Office of Pharmacologic and Alternative Therapies, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US DHHs, April 3, 2000.

Physicians' Guide / Methadone.org

She is a current Trustee of the Institute for Cancer Prevention, the new name for the American Health Foundation, with fellow old-time AHF Trustees Michael K. Lorelli, Thomas A. Moore, Kenneth Wang, and Alan Waxenberg.

Board of Trustees / Institute for Cancer Prevention

Peter N. Magee

Peter N. Magee was Co-Chair of the Science Advisory Board, and a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between December 1981 and March 1984. He was Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research at Temple University. His lab animal expeiments in the 1950s were the basis for the theory that nitrosamines may cause cancer in humans.

David J. Mahoney

David Mahoney was a founder and Chairman of the American Health Foundation until his death in 2000. He was the former CEO of Norton Simon, Inc.

Hildegard E. Mahoney (Hillie Merrill Mahoney, the former Mrs. Arthur C. Merrill)

David J. Mahoney's second wife. She was a Trustee of the AHF between 1976 and 1987.

John E. Martin

Martin was named Chairman of the AHF Board of Trustees in 1973, replacing William J. Levitt. He was the retired president and board chairman of the Dana Corporation in Toledo, Ohio. (New Chairman Named for Board of Trustees; William J. Levitt Succeeded by John E. Martin. AHF Newsletter 1973 Apr;5(1):3.)

AHF Newsletter Apr 1973 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

George McGovern

George S. McGovern was a Trustee of the AHF between March 1985 and March 1987. He is a former Democratic US Senator from South Dakota.

Edward H. Meyer

Meyer was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1972 and September 1976. He was (and still is) President and CEO of Grey Advertising (now Grey Global Group Inc.) Meyer has been on its board of directors since 1961, and owns about 70% of it. In the past, he has been on the boards of directors of Bowne & Co., Ethan Allen Interiors, Harman International Industries, and The May Department Stores Companies. He has also been a director or trustee of 31 mutual funds advised by Merrill Lynch Asset Management.

Grey Global Group 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

In 1970, Grey Advertising handled Lorillard's Old Gold and Spring cigarette brands. (Lorillard memorandum re Agency Assignments, from JJ Bresnahan to A. Stevens, June 10, 1970.)

Lorillard Agency Assignments, 1970 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

"Meyer's success in growing the P&G brands, as well as smaller regional brands such as Hoffman Beverages and Chock Full O' Nuts, helped establish Grey's reputation as a packaged-goods agency. Within a few years, Grey won major pieces of business from Bristol Myers, General Foods, and Revlon," as well as Procter & Gamble. (Grey Answers the Call. Grey Global Group.) Grey Global's largest current clients include Procter & Gamble, SmithKline Beecham, and BAT. (Going Global. Grey Global Group.)

Grey Answers the Call / Grey Global Group
Going Global / Grey Global Group

John H. Mitchell

Mitchell was a Trustee of the AHF between 1971 and April 1972. He was President of Screen Gems Corp. (later Columbia Television). He was the founder and Chairman of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame until his death in 1988.

Hall of Fame / ATAS

G. William Moore

Moore was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1969 and June 1976. He was President of Fieldcrest Mills, a textile manufacturer which was eager to blame smoking for workers' health problems. (Textile Industry Screening Smokers. (AP). Durham Morning Herald, July 10, 1980.) Later, he was Board Chairman of Intercomputer Communications.

Durham Morning Herald, 1980 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Thomas A. Moore

Thomas A. Moore was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993, when he was President of Procter & Gamble - Canada. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the AHF (now called the Institute for Cancer Prevention), and is on the boards of several pharmaceutical companies.

Joseph M. Murtha

Murtha was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1969 and August 1973. He was President of Sandgren & Murtha and Sandgren, Murtha & Lubliner (industrial designers and marketing consultants).

Robert E. Nederlander

Nederlander was a Trustee of the AHF between December 1989 and February 1993. He was President of the Nederlander Organization. Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc., produced all-day rock music festivals for Philip Morris in 1995. Robert E. Nederlander was President; James M. Nederlander was Chairman of the Board; and James L. Nederlander was Vice-President. (Letter from Mark L. Wagner of Nederlander to Jose Fontenez of Philip Morris, March 22, 1995.)

Wagner to Fontenez, 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Nederlander was a director of HFS (Hospitality Franchise Systems Inc.) from 1995 to 1997, which merged with CUC (Comp U Card International) to form Cendant. The merger spawned a host of litigation, which spawned still more. Former AHF Trustee Stanley M. Rumbough Jr., who was a director of CUC, resigned in 1998.

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

Derivative action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and waste of corporate assets, "The HFS Director Defendants caused Cendant to wrongfully enter an unfair settlement ("the Settlement") in a securities class action entitled In re Cendant Litigation, Master File No. 98-1664 (WHW), pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey,..."

Cendant litgation / Delaware Corporate Law Clearinghouse, Widener University School of Law (pdf)

"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

Robert E. Nederlander continues as a director of Cendant. Fellow directors include former US Sen. (1979-1997) and Secretary of Defense (1997-2001) William S. Cohen (who fronted the 1993 "Preventive Health" hearings on behalf of "Hillary Clinton's Health Care Plan" to fund socialized medicine with exorbitant cigarette taxes); Cheryl D. Mills, who was President Clinton's defense attorney during his Senate impeachment trial; former Canadian Prime Minister (1984-1993) Brian Mulroney; and Robert W. Pittman, President and COO of AOL Time Warner.

Board of Directors / Cendant

Nederlander is a director of the Palm Beach Civic Association. Former AHF Trustees Herbert H. Jacobi, Hildegarde E. Mahoney, 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 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)

Bruce S. Nevins

Nevins was a Trustee of the AHF between February 1979 and January 1989. He was the President of Perrier, Great Waters of France Inc., and Chairman of Premium Products Sales Corp. "[James M.] Stevens and his Perrier partner, Bruce Nevins, founded Premium Products in 1981... Prestige Wine Imports was one of several companies started by this partnership, where Stevens served as president..Stevens and Nevins sold Premium Products and dissolved the partnership in 1986." (James M. Stevens bio, Bottled Water Web.)

Team / Bottled Water Web

Lorillard turned down a direct marketing proposal from Bruce Nevins, Vice President, Group Supervisor, Packaged Goods Accounts, at Nash Direct (also former Executive Vice President of MGA Associates). (Letter from S. Thomas Jones, Director of Marketing Research for Lorillard, to Nevins, Sep. 12, 1990.)

Jones to Nevins, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)
Nash Proposal, June 11, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 163 pp)

Nevins is now a senior executive at Reebok International Limited. "Nevin's experience also includes stints as president of Umbro International and vice president for corporate development and preident of the diversified products division of Levi Strauss & Co." (Indian Wells Water Company Appoints Three New Board Members. Bottled Water Web, July 27, 1998.)

News / Bottled Water Web

Bruce Nevins operates Grande Harvest Wines at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, and is listed among "Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley" (Sonoma County, California).

Services / Grande Harvest Wines
Growers / Winegrowers of Dutch Creek Valley

Nevins is on the Board of Directors of Grand Central Partnership, along with New York City's anti-smoker Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Board / Grand Central Partnership

Robert R. Pauley

Pauley was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1969 and November 1973. He was President of Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc., and later Vice President of EF Hutton & Co. In 1965 he was President of ABC Radio.

Radio: Then, Now and Later / Radio GOLDINdex

Edmund D. Pellegrino

Pellegrino was a Trustee of the AHF between January 1973 and June 1976. He was Chairman of the Board of Yale-New Haven Medical Center. From The American Health Foundation Newsletter, 1972 Oct;4(2):1, "AHF Trustees Appoint Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino New Chairman for Scientific Consultants Board. ...Professional Background: Last spring, Dr. Pellegrino was being sought by the Administration to assume the position of assistant secretary for health and scientific affairs in the Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare" under HEW Secretary Elliott Richardson, and other biographical information. Pellegrino replaced George James, who died of a coronary despite his efforts to prevent coronaries by making them socially unacceptable. The AHF Board of Scientific Consultants included Lester Breslow; anti-smoker ETS study author Takeshi Hirayama; Philippe Shubik; and Fredrick J. Stare of the Harvard School of Public Health, later a crony of Elizabeth Whelan of the ACSH. These consultants were still listed in April 1973.

AHF Newsletter, Oct. 1972 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)
AHF Newsletter, April 1973 / UCSF (pdf, 8 pp)

Pellegrino was a discussant at the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's first national press briefing on "Health Care For All," Jan. 18-20, 1971. Carl Bakal and Tom Rosenberg of Anna M. Rosenberg Associates, and Alice Fordyce of the Lasker Foundation also attended. It was sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, whose board chairman was Frederick Sheffield, a director of Liggett & Myers. Participating or attending various other CASW events were Daniel Koshland Jr.and C.H. Li; Paul Kotin, Frank Rauscher, and Carl Sagan; Judge David Bazelon, Richard Perle, Harvey Brooks, Edward E. David, and Earl Ubell. (Pages 11-14)

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, 1971 / UCSF (pdf, 33 pp)

From 1978 to 1982, Pellegrino was President of Catholic University. (Providence College News, Oct. 2, 2002.) He was Chairman and Vice President for Health Science at the University of Tennessee; founding chief executive of the Health Science Center at SUNY Stony Brook; and founder of the Department of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. (Guarding the Art: Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD. AMA bio by Karen Geraghty, PhD.) He is the John Carroll Professor of Medicine and Ethics at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, and former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics an the Center for the Advanced Study of Ethics at Georgetown University. (Pellegrino bio, Texas A&M.)

Symposium on Stem Cell Research, 2002 / Providence College
Pellegrino bio / American Medical Association
Pellegrino bio / Texas A&M University

In 1995, Pellegrino was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association, when it published its Stanton Glantz Hatefest over the Brown & Williamson tobacco documents. William H. Foege was also a member. (Looking Through a Keyhole at the Tobacco Industry. JAMA 1995 Jul 19;274(3).)

Contents, JAMA 1995 / UCSF (pdf, 128 pp)

Pellegrino and Charles A. Sanders were consultants to the AMA Task Force on Association/Corporate Relations, 1997. (AMA Board of Trustees Interim Report on Association/Corporate Relations, 1997.)

Task Force Report, 1997 / American Medical Association (doc)

He was appointed Lieutenant of the Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He is also a Knight of St. Gregory the Great, and a member of the Order of Malta. (The Page. Summer/Fall 1999.)

The Page, 1999 / Holy Sepulchre Net (pdf)

Pellegrino is a supporter of the National Coalition on Health Care. The NCHC is an umbrella group that breaks the mold of K Street lobbyists by being located on G Street instead. Former Rep. Paul G. Rogers is co-chair with the former governor of Iowa. Members of the board of directors include Rogers; Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle Group, also on the board of the Rand Corporation; and William Novelli, chairman of the board and former president of the ACS & RWJF-funded Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, who is now Executive Director and President of the AARP. Individual supporters include Robert N. Butler; former AHF Trustee Charles C. Edwards; former Enron and ImClone director John Mendelsohn; Roz Lasker's "Medicine and Public Health" crony, M. David Low; University of Michigan Vice President for Health Gilbert S. Omenn; former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan; and Laurance Rockefeller.

Supporters / National Coalition on Health Care

Gordon E. Perry

Perry was a Trustee of the AHF between January 1987 and January 1989. He was Executive Vice President of MONY (Mutual of New York).

Maxwell M. Rabb

Maxwell M. Rabb was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1969 and August 1974. He was a partner of Stroock Stroock & Lavan.

Fredrick E. Rathgeber

Rathgeber was a Trustee of the AHF during March and April of 1971. He was Executive Vice President of the Prudential Insurance Company, which has a long history of health fascism. In 1954, the company undertook its own study of smoking and longevity, and in 1956, considered non-smoking in risk classification. [In contrast to their enthusiasm for meddling in its clients' personal lives, the company has displayed no interest in extending longevity by eliminating chronic infection.] (Prudential Non-Smoker Experience. By Philip F. Finnegan, Feb. 16, 1978. In: Antismoking Initiatives of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Feb. 15, 1978, chaired by the Lasker stooge Rep. Paul Rogers, pages 370-373.)

Prudential submission, "Antismoking Initiatives of DHEW," 1978 / UCSF (pdf, 377 pp)

In 1971, the Scientific Advisory Board of the CTR approved funding of a study by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. This was published as "Influence of Cigarette Smoking on the Spirometric Evaluation of Employees of a Large Insurance Company," by Charles A. Grimes and Bernard Hanes (Am Rev Respir Dis 1973 Aug;108(2):273-282). They made no attempt to determine the role of chronic infection, and this study served only as grist for the propaganda mill.

SAB Meeting, 1971 / UCSF (pdf, 6 pp)
Grimes & Hanes, 1973 / UCSF (pdf, 10 pp)

June 8, 1964, former New Jersey governor Robert B. Meyner was chosen to administer the Cigarette Advertising Code. He was a director of The Prudential Insurance Company.

Joseph Robbie

Joseph Robbie was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1976 and December 1981. He was Managing Partner of the Miami Dolphins; and Executive Director / Executive Vice President of the Minnesota Candy & Tobacco Distributors Association between 1971 and February 1989. He was also a crony of former Vice President and Senator from Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Jr., whose papers provided Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III with the pretext for a fishing expedition.

Richard Robinson

Robinson was a Trustee of the AHF between September 1989 and February 1993. He has been President and CEO of Scholastic, Inc., since 1975, and Chairman of the Board since 1982. The firm is 100% owned by the Robinson family. John Brademas, president of New York University 1981-92, has been on its board of directors since 1982.

Scholastic Corp. 1998 DEF-14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Scholastic Corp. produces the Junior Scholastic Magazine, which has indoctrinated generations of American schoolchildren. It was launched by Richard Robinson's father, Maurice R. Robinson, in 1937. He "mailed a copy of the first JS to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, hoping that she would mention the magazine in her syndicated newspaper column. Not only did the First Lady mention JS, she urged teachers to buy the magazine. Almost overnight, 45,000 subscription orders poured into Scholastic's New York offices."

History / Scholastic
Nicotine, by John Di Consiglio / Scholastic

Paul G. Rogers

Paul G. Rogers was a Trustee of the AHF between May 1979 and December 1981. He was a partner of the law firm Hogan & Hartson. From 1971 to 1978, he was Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, and was instrumental in passing the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Act of 1978 ("Healthy People"). He has been Chairman of the Lasker Foundation's (unregistered) lobby, Research!America since 1996.

David P. Rose

Rose was Associate Director of the Naylor-Dana Institute between February 1984 and February 1993. He is still cranking out papers on diet and cancer, which appear in mass media propaganda, appears to still be affiliated with the Institute for Cancer Prevention.

Rose DP papers abstracts / PubMed

Joseph S. Rosenthal

Rosenthal was a Trustee of the AHF between June 1986 and January 1989. He was a partner of Friedlander, Gaines, Cohen, Rosenthal & Rosenberg. Concerning this firm, all I could find was a reference to "Andreo v. Friedlander, Gaines, Cohen, Rosenthal & Rosenberg, 651 F Supp. 871,882 (D. Conn. 1986) (securities, mail, and wire fraud)."

Thomas J. Ross

Thomas J. Ross was the Secretary of the American Health Foundation in April 1969. He was the Vice President of American Airlines, Inc. (page 9).

AHF Statement of Purpose, 1971 / UCSF (pdf, 9 pp)

Ross was on the board of directors of the United Hospital Fund in 1945. Fellow directors included James S. Adams, president of Standard Brands, a member of the Lasker ASCC takeover group and later a partner of Lazard Freres; Roy E. Larsen, the president of Time, Inc.; and Bayard F. Pope, who was elected to the board of directors of Benson & Hedges in 1953, which merged with Philip Morris later that year. (Adams Heads Hospitals Drive. New York Times, Sep. 8, 1944; Baker Again Heads City Fund Drive. New York Times, Feb. 16, 1945.) In 1947, Ross was a vice president. (United Hospital Fund Brought In $1,756,191. New York Times, Mar. 12, 1947.) Ross and Larsen were also on the board in 1952. (Hospital Fund Elects. New York Times, May 7, 1952.)

Thomas J. Ross was a trustee of the National Fund for Medical Education in 1954. Fellow trustees included Elmer H. Bobst, B. Brewster Jennings, Devereux C. Josephs, Winthrop Rockefeller, and Anna M. Rosenberg (Letter, Howard Corning Jr. to Dr. C.C. Little, Aug. 16, 1954).

Corning to Little, Aug. 16, 1954 / UCSF (pdf, 1 p)

Stanley M. Rumbough Jr.

Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1972 and June 1976.

Donald H. Rumsfeld

Donald H. Rumsfeld was a Trustee of the AHF between February 1979 and April 1981. He was President and CEO of G.D. Searle & Co.

Horst W. Schroeder

Schroeder was a Trustee of the AHF between April 1987 and January 1991. He was the President of Kellogg North America, and President and CEO of the Kellogg Company. He joined the board of directors of the American Italian Pasta Company in August 1990, and became its Chairman of the Board in June 1991. A fellow director, James A. Heeter, is a partner of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, and a member of its Firmwide Executive Committee.

American Italian Pasta Company 2003 Proxy / Securities and Exchange Commission

Ervin R. Shames

Shames was a Trustee of the AHF between July 1984 and March 1986. He was Executive Vice President of General Foods Corporation. He was chairman, president, and CEO of Kendall Corporation from 1989 to 1990; president, CEO and a director of Stride Rite from 1990 to 1993; president, CEO, COO, and a director of Borden Inc. from 1993 until 1995. He has also been a director of First Brands Corp. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, and on the board of the Select Comfort Corp. and the Online Resources Communications Corp.

Shames bio / University of Virginia
Select Comfort 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

John W. Simmons

Simmons was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1974 and April 1981. He was President and CEO of Morton-Norwich Products Inc., which attempted to market "Bonded Carbon Plugs" to American Tobacco as cigarette filters, from 1970 to 1972.

Mrs. Jennifer Jones Simon (aka Mrs. Norton Simon)

Simon was a Trustee of the AHF between February 1978 and December 1981. She was a movie actress whose third husband was David Mahoney's friend and business crony, Norton Simon. Before their marriage, "Jennifer became very interested in the mental health field, and spent many hours with her personal analyst," and Simon's son had committed suicide. When Jones' daughter committed suicide as well, she donated $1 million to establish the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation for Mental Health and Education. She is now the President of the Norton Simon Foundation.

Simon bio / Phillip Oliver website

Jennifer Jones was one of Mary Lasker's fellow lobbyists circa 1980.

The Disease Lobbies and NIH Spending

Arthur S. Spear

Spear was a Trustee of the AHF between March 1985 and October 1987. He was Chairman of the Board, Office of the Chief Executive, of Mattel Inc. In 1994, Spear was no longer with Mattel, but directors John L. Vogelstein, Vice Chairman of EM Warburg Pincus & Co., and Tully M. Friedman, a director of Levi Strauss Associates Inc., had been directors of Mattel since 1983 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Harold Brown, Senior Managing Director of Warburg Pincus (and a director of Philip Morris), joined them in 1991. In 2001, the three were joined by G. Craig Sullivan, another director of Levi Strauss.

Mattel 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Mattel 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Frank P. Strong

Strong was a Trustee of the AHF between January 1987 and May 1990. He was the Corporate Group Vice President of Eastman Kodak Co. He is currently a General Partner and co-founder of Trillium Group LLC, and a director of several privately-held companies.

Strong bio / Trillium Group LLC

Humphrey Taylor

Humphrey Taylor was Acting Chairman of the AHF from June 1986 to September 1987, and Chairman from October 1987 at least until February 1993. He was the President of Louis Harris and Associates, the polling firm.

Marvin S. Traub

Traub was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1975 and February 1978. He was the President of Bloomingdale's from 1978 to 1992, and Vice Chairman of Federated Department Stores from 1988 to 1992. He served on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Traub bio / Essec Business School

Traub has been a director of Prime Retail Inc. since its inception in 1994, and President of Marvin Traub Associates consulting firm since 1992. Fellow directors of Prime Retail include former Illinois Governor (1977-91) James R. Thompson, who has also been a director since 1994.

Prime Retail Inc. 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Traub is a member of the Business Council for the United Nations, of the United Nations Association of the USA. Former AHF Trustee J. Kenneth Hickman of Grubb & Ellis Inc. is also a member. Other members of the Business Council include David A. Bell, Chairman and CEO of True North Communications (the former Foote Cone and Belding); Marvin Traub of Marvin Traub Associates and a former AHF Trustee; and Vice Chairman Ted Turner. Neen Hunt, the executive vice president of the Lasker Foundation, is a former executive vice president and COO of UNA-USA.

Business Council Members / UNA-USA

John D. Twiname

John D. Twiname was Director of the Naylor Dana Institute between May 1978 and February 1982, and Executive Vice President of the AHF in December 1981.

Arthur C. Upton

Arthur C. Upton was a Trustee of the AHF from July 1984 to March 1986. He was President and Chairman of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at New York University Medical Center. Upton was Director of the National Cancer Institute 1977 to 1979.

Joachim Von Roy

Von Roy was a Trustee of the AHF in February 1993. He was President, Central Europe Region, of Bristol-Myers Squibb. In 1998, he was a director of Cortech, which was involved in a hostile takeover.

Cortech 1998 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

In 2003, he was a director of Source Medicine; Dentman AG (Munich); and Proacta Therapeutics. He was also a principal of the consuling firm RvR Associates, of Munich and Aukland.

Leadership / Source Medicine

Philip Voss Jr.

Voss was a Trustee of the AHF between December 1988 and October 1990. He was the Chairman and CEO of Voss Communications, Inc.

C.C. Wang

C.C. Wang was a Trustee of the AHF between March 1985 and January 1991. He was President of U.S. Summit Corp.

Kenneth Wang

Kenneth Wang was a Trustee of the AHF between Feb. 1993 and the present. He was affiliated with U.S. Summit Corp. The company is an importer of medicines and pharmaceutical raw materials, immunological preparations, and agricultural pesticides. Kenneth Wang is the Chairman, and C.Y. Wang is CEO.

U.S. Summit Corp. / Biotech East
Board of Trustees / Institute for Cancer Prevention (formerly AHF)

Thomas A. Watson

Watson was a Trustee of the AHF between February 1978 and February 1981. He was the Chairman of Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.

Alan M. Waxenberg

Waxenberg has been a Trustee of the AHF/IFCP since September 1990. He was Vice President and Publisher of Good Housekeeping.

Board of Trustees / Institute for Cancer Prevention (formerly AHF)

John H. Weisburger

John H. Weisburger was Vice President for Research / Director of the Naylor Dana Institute through 1987, and Emeritus since 1987. He consulted with RJ Reynolds Tobacco in evaluating its Premier heated tobacco cigarette. His ex-wife, Elizabeth Weisburger, was a researcher at the National Cancer Institute.

Gary M. Williams

Gary Murray Williams was Associate Director of the Naylor Dana Institute between February 1982 and February 1993. His main research interests are phenols and nitrosamines. He is also a coauthor of the human risk assessment and safety evaluation on Monsanto's glyphosphate (Roundup) herbicide, and of a well-publicized study funded by McNeill Pharmaceuticals purporting that their product, Tylenol, prevents "cellular changes that lead to [colon] cancer" in rats exposed to chemicals. (Summary of human risk assessment and safety evaluation on glyphosphate (and Roundup herbicide), Monsanto; Tylenol fights colon cancer, by Liza Jane Maltin, WebMD Medical News, April 29, 2002.) Williams is currently Director of Environmental Pathology and Toxicology and Head of the Program on Medicine, Food and Chemical Safety at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.

Roundup Risk Assessment, 2001 / Monsanto (pdf)
Tylenol / MSN.com

Robert E. Wise

Wise was a Trustee of the AHF between November 1979 and December 1981. He was a motion picture producer/director and president of the Directors Guild of America from 1971 to 1975.

Wise bio / Director Guild of America

Ret. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.

Retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt was a Trustee of the AHF between August 1975 and December 1981. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of American Medical Buildings. He was Chief of Naval Operations and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1970 until he retired in 1974.

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