Sears Roebuck & Co.

and Dean Witter Reynolds & Co. and Allstate Insurance Co.

Dean Witter, Jr., son of the founder of the firm of that name, was a member of Skull & Bones, Class of 1944.

The Foundation / The Dean Witter Foundation

The brokerage firm of Reynolds & Company was founded in 1931 by Richard S. Reynolds Jr., Thomas F. Staley, and Charles H. Babcock [Jr.]. In 1978, during the time of his grandson, Thomas F. Staley, Reynolds & Co. merged with Dean Witter, and Sears, Roebuck & Co. acquired Dean Witter Reynolds in 1981. (Witter, Reynolds Set Biggest Merger in Wall St. History. New York Times, Oct. 4, 1977.) Staley was the grandson of Major D. Reynolds, an older brother of RJ Reynolds, the head of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, who had a "conversion experience that led him to leave the tobacco business." "Both of Staley's parents were evangelicals, especially interested in the foreign missionary movement." (The Thomas F. Staley Foundation. North Carolina Wesleyan College.) Charles H. Babcock married a daughter of R.J. Reynolds and was a director of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in 1957.

The Thomas F. Staley Foundation / North Carolina Wesleyan College

Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean's father was a senior executive of Dean Witter Reynolds. He is the anointed choice of the Lasker health lobby insiders who have controlled the Democratic Party since the 1940s.

Mrs. E. Lee Ozbirn, Region VII director of the American Cancer Society in 1957, was Policy Chairman of The Sears Roebuck Foundation Community Achievement Contest. (Know Your Board of Directors. The American Cancer Society, 1957.)

Know Your Board of Directors, ACS 1957 / tobacco document

W. Wallace Tudor, vice president of Sears Roebuck and Company, was a member of the council on medical and biological research at the University of Chicago, whose chairman, Gardner H. Stern, said the division is engaged in one of the most intensive cancer research programs in the world with 9 million dollars spent each year for cancer research and education. Other members included Dr. Lowell T. Coggeshall, vice presidents for special assignments, University of Chicago [former president of the American Cancer Society]; Fairfax M. Cone, chairman of the executive committee of Foote, Cone & Belding; Peter G. Peterson, President of Bell & Howell Co.; and Henry Crown and Maurice Goldblatt [who were founding members of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation in 1946]. (U. of Chicago Appoints Advisory Council. Chicago Tribune, Jul. 18, 1965.)

Tudor received a special citation for fund raising from the American Cancer Society (A.M.A. Chief Promises Drive to Expose Cancer Quackery, by Morris Kaplan. New York Times, Oct. 27, 1961.) "W. WALLACE TUDOR Oak Park, Ill.; Delegate-Dir. (1963- ). Vice President, Personnel & Employee Relations, Sears, Roebuck and Co. ACS Crusade Chairman: Natl. (196l), Ill. (1954), So. Side Chicago (1953); Ill Div.: Bd. Chmn. (1963- ); Pres. (1959-63); Chmn., Exec. Comm. (1957); Natl. Div'l. Award (1959). Director: Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Sears Bk. and Trust Co.; Am. Retail Fed.; Rehabilitation Inst. of Chicago. Member: Finance Committee, Internat. Union Against Cancer; Univ. of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation; Council on Medical and Biological Research, Univ. of Chicago; Cir. Fellow: Inst. of Med. of Chicago." (W. Wallace Tudor. 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

W. Wallace Tudor, 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Roderick M. Hills

Roderick M. Hills, the husband of RAND trustee Carla A. Hills, was Chairman and CEO of Sears World Trade Inc. from 1982 to 1984.

Frank C. Carlucci

Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (1978-1980), US Secretary of Defense (1987-1989) and Emeritus Chairman of The Carlyle Group, Frank C. Carlucci was the President and Chief Operating Officer from 1983, then Chairman and CEO of Sears World Trade Inc. from 1984 to 1986. He was a trustee of the RAND Corporation.

Sears 1995 Board of Directors

Sears, Roebuck & Co. 1995 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Hall Adams Jr.

Hall ("Cap") Adams Jr., Chairman of the Board and CEO of Leo Burnett Co., who handled their Philip Morris account, and is an old buddy of Donald Rumsfeld and Edgar Jannotta of William Blair & Co. (The Don, by Carol Felsenthal. Chicago Magazine June 2001.) He is also a director of McDonald's Corp. Adams became a Sears director in 1993.

Felsenthal / Chicago Magazine 2001
Cap Adams Jr. / Marlboro Oral History Project (tobacco document)

Adams is a large financial supporter of former American Health Foundation trustee John D. Twiname's Health Care Chaplaincy.

Warren L. Batts

Warren L. Batts, Chairman and CEO of Premark International, and a Trustee of Northwestern University, and a Sears director since 1986.

Edward A. Brennan

Edward A. Brennan, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Sears since 1986, and a director since 1978.

James W. Cozad

James W. Cozad, Chairman and CEO of Whitman Corp., also a director of Inland Steel and Eli Lilly & Co., joined the Sears board in 1993. In 1968, he was treasurer of Philip Morris.

William E. LaMothe

William E. LaMothe, former Chairman and CEO of the Kellogg Company, appointed in 1992. He was a director of The Upjohn Co., whose Chairman of the Board and CEO was Mary Lasker's longtime correspondent, Dr. Theodore Cooper. Former Sears World Trade Chairman and CEO Frank Carlucci was also a director of Upjohn.

Arthur C. Martinez

<>Arthur C. Martinez, also a director of Ameritech, joined the Sears board in 1995. He was Senior Vice President and a director of Batus, Inc., from January 1987 until August 1990. Batus is a subsidiary of B.A.T. Industries PLC. the parent corporation of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company.

Batus Inc. / Tobacco Documents Online

Michael A. Miles

Michael A. Miles, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Philip Morris Companies Inc., from September 1991 until his retirement in July 1994; also a director of Time Warner. He is also a Special Limited Partner of Forstmann Little & Co., the investors behind Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., of which Donald Rumsfeld and former Philip Morris director Roger Penske are directors. He was appointed in 1992.

Sybil C. Mobley

Sybil C. Mobley, Dean of the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M, also a director of Anheuser-Busch, Dean Witter, Discover, Hershey Foods, Southwestern Bell and Champion International, a Sears director since 1982.

Nancy C. Reynolds

Nancy C. Reynolds, Senior Consultant to The Wexler Group, a unit of Hill and Knowlton, Inc., and Vice Chairman of the Wexler Group and Senior Vice President of Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide from 1990 to 1992, Sears director since 1982. "Office of the First Lady. Nancy Reynolds, a Bendix Corp. vice president long associated with Reagan." (White House Transition Team. Washington Post, Feb. 18, 1980.)

White House Transition Team, Washington Post, Feb. 18, 1980 / tobacco document

Ann Wexler, "one of Washington's premier lobbyists,... has prospered as the head of her own firm, which she started the day after she left the Carter White House in January 1981. In 1983 she was astute enough to acquire as her partner Nancy Reynolds, who had worked for Ronald Reagan for ten years. When she left the White House, Wexler, who had been in charge of 'outreach' -working with outside groups in support of Carter's objectives- took with her what was believed to be the biggest Rolodex in town." (The Money Culture, exerpted from the book The Corruption of American Politics, by Elizabeth Drew. The Overlook Press, 1999.)

Drew, The Money Culture / Third World Traveler

Clarence B. Rogers Jr.

Clarence B. Rogers, Jr., a former Senior Vice President of IBM, also a director of Dean Witter, and a Sears director since 1980.

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld, director since 1977, senior advisor to William Blair & Co. from 1985 to 1990 and a director of the Kellogg Company and the Tribune Co.; the present Secretary of Defense. He is a former trustee of the American Health Foundation and of the RAND Corporation.

Dorothy A. Terrell

Dorothy A. Terrell, President of SunExpress, an operating company of Sun Microsystems, joined the Sears board in 1995.

2002 Board of Directors

Sears, Roebuck & Co. 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Directors from 1995 continuing in 2002 were Michael A. Miles, Dorothy A. Terrell, Warren L. Batts, and Hall Adams Jr. The new directors are:

Brenda C. Barnes

Brenda C. Barnes, Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Sears director since 1997.

James R. Cantalupo

James R. Cantalupo, Vice Chairman and President Emeritus of McDonald's Corp., also a director of McDonald's, Illinois Tool Works, International Flavors and Fragrances, and Rohm & Haas; Sears director since 2000.

Donald J. Carty

Donald J. Carty, Chairman, President and CEO of AMR Corp. and American Airlines, also a director of Dell Computer. He has been a Sears director since 2001.

W. James Farrell

W. James Farrell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Illinois Tool Works, also a director of Illinois Tool Works, Kraft Foods, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and UAL Corp.; Sears director since 1999.

Alan J. Lacy

Alan J. Lacy, the new Chairman, President and CEO of Sears since 2000.

Hugh B. Price

Hugh B. Price, President and CEO of the National Urban League, also a director of the Mayo Clinic Foundation (whose emeritus public trustees include Hanna H. Gray of the University of Chicago; arch-anti-smoker Philip R. Lee; J. Irwin Miller of Cummins Engine Co.; and Lasker crony Newton N. Minow); also a director of Metropolitan Life Insurance and Verizon Communications; Sears director since 1997.

Board of Trustees / Mayo Foundation

Raul H. Yzaguirre

Raul H. Yzaguirre, President and CEO, National Council of LaRaza, Sears director since 2001.

Investor activist Robert Augustus Gardner Monks and Sears

Robert Augustus Gardner Monks

Allstate Corporation

Wayne E. Hedien

Hedien was Chairman and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company, at one time owned by Sears. He was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between December 1989 and February 1993.

President GHW Bush called Hedien and Henry Cisneros his old friends at the presentation ceremony for the All-American Cities Awards, Aug. 6, 1990. Allstate sponsors the All-American Cities Awards.

All-American Cities, 1990 / Bush Presidential Library

President Clinton introduced John W. Gardner, then Chairman of the National Civic League, at the All-American Cities Award Ceremony, Sep. 8, 1994. Gardner acknowledged Florence Mahoney in the audience, then introduced Hedien, who praised Clinton for "raising productivity." Gardner was a trustee of the Salk Institute, circa 1971.

All-American Cities, 1994 / Clinton papers, NARA

"Between 1988 and 1992, it turns out, the Good Hands company entrusted the training of workers coast to coast to a consultant teaching Scientology management principles." (Allstate applied Scientology methods to train its management. By Rochelle Sharp. The Wall Street Journal, 1995).

Allstate / Scientology Kills Org.

Hedien was accused of stalking, harassing, and cheating Allstate agents (untitled article said to be from Fortune, Feb. 10, 1995.)

Hedien / Commercial Union Consumers' Forum

Louis G. Lower II

Lower was the President of Allstate Life Insurance Company. He joined Allstate in 1976 and became CEO in 1990. He left in Feb. 2000 to become President and CEO of Horace Mann Educators Corp., an insurance company for teachers. (Horace Mann announces Kardos to retire, new CEO appointed. Press release, Jan. 27, 2000.)

New CEO / Horace Mann Educators Corp.

Lower was a Trustee of the American Health Foundation between September 1990 and February 1993. Allstate's Chairman and CEO, Wayne E. Hedien, was also a Trustee of the AHF.

Peter Heckman, Vice President of Allstate from 1988 to 2000, joined Horace Mann as Executive Vice Presient and Chief Financial Officer a few months later. In 2001, Mary H. Futrell, past president of the National Education Association and former associate of former AHF Trustee Keith Geiger, joined the board; and Douglas W. Reynolds, Vice President of Allstate from 1976 to 2000 and then Regional Vice President of AIG from 2000-2001, joined as Executive Vice President.

Horace Mann Educators Corp. 2002 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Allstate 1997 Board of Directors

Allstate 1997 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Nancy C. Reynolds

Reynolds reached Allstate's mandatory retirement age in 1997 and retired. She was also a director of Sears Roebuck & Co., see above.

James G. Andress

Andress was Chairman and CEO of pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott PLC. He was also a director of Genetics Institute, Inc., whose directors included Fred Hassan, former AHF Trustee and NHLBI Director Robert I. Levy, and Mary Lasker's crony Benno C. Schmidt. Andress joined the board of Allstate in 1993.

Warren L. Batts

Batts was Chairman and CEO of the Tupperware Corporation, and was also a director of Sears.

Edward A. Brennan

Brennan was Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Sears from 1989 to 1995. He has been an Allstate director since 1993.

Jerry D. Choate

Choate was President (since 1994), Chaiman and CEO (since 1995) of Allstate, and on its board since 1994.

James M. Denny

Denny was the Vice Chairman of Sears from 1992 to 1995, and since 1995 was Managing Director of William Blair Capital Partners LLC. He joined the board of Allstate in 1993.

Christopher F. Edley

Edley was President Emeritus of the United Negro College Fund, which has been a recipient of Philip Morris's largesse for many years. He joined the board of Allstate in 1993.

Michael A. Miles

Miles was the Chairman and CEO of Philip Morris Companies from 1991 to 1994, and joined the board of Allstate in 1995. He was also a director of Sears (see above) and Time Warner, and a Special Limited Partner of the investment banking firm, Forstmann Little & Co., the investors behind Gulfstram Aerospace Corp., of which Donald Rumsfeld and former PM director Roger Penske are directors.

Joshua I. Smith

Smith was Chairman and CEO of The MAXIMA Corproation, and also a director of Inland Steel.

Mary Alice Taylor

Executive Vice President - Operations of Citicorp since 1997. She joined the board of Allstate in 1996.

Allstate Corp. 2003 Board of Directors

Allstate 2003 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

F. Duane Ackerman

Ackerman has been the President, Chairman and CEO of BellSouth Corporation since 1997, and a director of Allstate since 1999.

James G. Andress

Andress retired as Chairman, President and CEO of Warner Chilcott in 2000.

Edward A. Brennan

Brennan is now also a director of McDonald's.

W. James Farrell

Farrell is the Chairman and CEO of Illinois Tool Works. He joined the board of Allstate in 1999. He is also a director of Sears and Kraft Foods Inc.

Jack M. Greenberg

Greenberg was the Chairman and CEO of McDonald's until 2002. He joined the board of Allstate in Feb. 2002.

Ronald T. LeMay

LeMay is the President and CEO of Sprint Corporation. He joined the board of Allstate in 1999.

Edward M. Liddy

Liddy has been the Chairman, President, CEO, and a director of Allstate since 1999.

Michael A. Miles

Miles is still a director of Sears (see above), and a Special Limited Partner of the investment banking firm, Forstmann Little & Co.; and is now a director of AOL Time Warner, plus AMR Corp., Community Health Systems Inc., Dell Computer Corp., Exult Inc., and Morgan Stanley.

J. Christopher Reyes

Reyes is Chairman of Reyes Holdings Inc., a privately held food and beverage distributor. He has been an Allstate director since 2002.

H. John Riley Jr.

Riley is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Cooper Industries Ltd. He has been a director of Allstate since 1998.

Joshua I. Smith

Smith is former Chairman and CEO of The MAXIMA Corporation, which filed for bankruptcy in 1998. He is also a director of Cardio Comm Solutions Inc., Caterpillar Inc., and Federal Express Corporation.

Judith A. Sprieser

Sprieser was Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corp. from 1998 to 2000, also a director of Kohl's Corporation and a trustee of Northwestern University. She joined the board of Allstate in 1999.

Mary Alice Taylor

Taylor was Chairman and CEO of Homegrocer.com from 1999 to 2000.

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