Lasker Syndicate Operations in Wisconsin

The early days

Joseph C. Bloodgood

Joseph Colt Bloodgood (1867-1935), surgeon, was born in Milwaukee to a socially elite family of lawyers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1888, and in 1891 received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a resident in Philadelphia and then briefly at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which he left to spend a year at clinics abroad, and then returned as resident surgeon at Johns Hopkins. (Joseph Colt Bloodgood.Dictionary of American Biography, Supplements 1-2: To 1940. American Council of Learned Societies, 1944-1958.) He was one of the original organizers of the American Society for the Control of Cancer. (To Fight Cancer. Boston Daily Globe, May 23, 1913.) "Referring to cautery, or the burning out of a cancerous growth, Dr. Bloodgood declared the best instrument he had discovered is not one of the very expensive electrical outfits, but an ordinary plumber's soldering iron and torch, costing $21." (Cure For Cancer In Prompt Action. New York Times, Jun. 8, 1924.) He was a member of its executive committee in 1926, the year it received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. (Bid Nation Awake to Fight on Cancer. New York Times, Jan. 20, 1926.) Bloodgood claimed that "I have never seen the infectious fever blister and canker sores in the mouth produce cancer, except in users of tobacco and snuff. Very rarely has anyone recorded a cancer mouth from the open sore or the chronic irritation of ragged, dirty teeth unless, in addition, there was tobacco or snuff. The one cause of cancer, therefore, is tobacco. The next most frequent accompanying cause is ragged, dirty teeth. Knowledge of other causes is not necessary for protection against cancer of the mouth." [This is contradicted by modern research showing human papillomaviruses in oral cancers of bother users and non-users of tobacco.] (How to Prevent Cancer of Mouth. By Joseph Colt Bloodgood. Written for the Gorgas Memorial Institute. Hamilton, Ohio Evening Journal, Feb. 22, 1927.) Speaking at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Bloodgood called for a tax to fund medical research. (Wants Tax to Push Medical Research. New York Times, Apr. 16, 1928.) Francis P. Garvan, head of the Chemical Foundation, gave $10,000 to Johns Hopkins University to enlarge Dr. Bloodgood's laboratory, with an additional $10,000 a year for five years to support his work. The work was to center on dyes and stains for diagnosis of cancer. (Garvan Gives Funds For Cancer Research. New York Times, Dec. 29, 1928.) Bloodgood called on the Senate Commerce Committee for an immediate appropriation of $100,000 for the Public Health Service for a national survey on cancer. (Appeals to Senate for Cancer Survey. New York Times, Mar. 26, 1930.) At the House Interstate Commerce Committee, Bloodgood urged House approval of a Senate Bill to create a National Institute of Health. (U.S. Health Institute Urged to Curb Cancer. AP. San Antonio Express, Apr. 22, 1930.) The Senate bill was sponsored by Sen. Harris (D-GA), and Sen. Royal S. Copeland who headed the unnamed subcommittee also backed it. (Urges Cancer Inquiry Bill. New York Times, May 1, 1930.) Sen. [Joseph E.] Ransdell of Louisiana was the author of a bill to appropriate $100,000 for cancer research. (Gift to Aid Cancer Study. New York Times, Jul. 12, 1930.)

Ludwig (Ludvig) Hektoen, member of the first Advisory Council of the National Cancer Institute, 1938

Hektoen was the son of P.P. Hektoen of Westby, Wisconsin [about 5.3 miles from Viroqua and 23 miles from La Crosse]. (Dr. Ludwig Hektoen Called to New York to Fight Infantile Paralysis Is Native of Westby. La Crosse Tribune, Aug. 11, 1916.) He graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago in 1887, where he delivered the valedictory address. (The City in Brief. Inter Ocean, Feb. 22, 1887.) In 1903, Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCormick endowed the Journal of Infectious Diseases, with Ludwig Hektoen and Prof. Edward O. Jordan of the University of Chicago as its editors. The McCormicks agreed to meet its expenses for an indefinite term, amounting to a $125,000 endowment. Since the death of their son, Jack Rockefeller McCormick, they also founded the Institute for the Study of Infectious Diseases at Rush Medical College. (Endow Medical Publication. New York Times, July 1, 1903.) Edith Rockefeller (1872-1932) was the fourth daughter of John D. Rockefeller Sr. She married Harold Fowler McCormick (1872-1941), heir of the International Harvester Company. "In 1909, along with John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Frederick T. Gates, he became the third inaugural trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, which was finally established in 1913... He was also a trustee of the Rockefeller-created University of Chicago." (Harold Fowler McCormick. Wikipedia, accessed Apr. 19, 2008.) In 1914, Hektoen and H. Gideon Wells were heads of the Research Department at Presbyterian Hospital, with Dr. Frank Billings head of the medical staff, and Dr. Arthur D. Bevan head of the department of surgery. (Chicago Houses Medical Marvels on the West Side. By Henry M. Hyde. Chicago Tribune, May 8, 1914.) In 1928, the American Public Health Association appointed a committee of prominent physicians to form a cancer clinic in Chicago to serve the midwest. They were Dr. Herman Bundesen, president of the American Public Health Association; Dr. Frank Billings; Dr. L.L. McArthur, Dr. Frank Morton, Dr. H. Gideon Wells, Dr. J.E. Tuite, Dr. Ludwig Hektoen, Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming, and Dr. William A. Pusey. They were appointed by a committee composed of Dr. Charles Mayo, Dr. Joseph C. Bloodgood, professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University; Dr. William Carpenter McCarty, pathologist, Mayo Clinic; Gen. Cumming; Dr. Maude Slye, associate professor of pathology, University of Chicago; and Dr. George A. Soper, managing director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer. "They declared heredity a dominating factor in cancer," along with some platitudes about education. (Cancer Experts Marshall Forces to Halt Disease. Chicago Daily Tibune, Oct. 18, 1928.)

In 1936, Hektoen was a director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer. In 1937, he was an original member of the National Advisory Cancer Council of the National Cancer Institute. Original members of this NCI cancer council, appointed by Surgeon General Thomas Parran in 1937: James Ewing, Director of Memorial Hospital; Dr. Francis C. Wood, Director of the Crocker Institute of Cancer Research at Columbia University; Harvard University President James B. Conant; Dr. Arthur H. Compton of the University of Chicago; C.C. Little, Managing Director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer; and Dr. Ludvig Hektoen of Chicago. In 1938, Dr. James B. Murphy of the Rockefeller Institute and Dr. Mont R. Reid replaced Ewing and Wood. (Named to Cancer Council. New York Times, Dec. 11, 1938, p. 30.) Ewing, Hektoen, Little, Murphy, Parran, and Wood were all affiliated with the ASCC. In 1942, he was chairman of the Chicago Cancer committee. (War Economy Spurs Need to Fight Cancer, Dr. Hektoen Declares. ChicagoTribune, Apr. 17, 1942.) He returned to the Westby area for family events as late as 1946. (Pauline M. Grossman Georgia Man's Bride in Westby Service. La Crosse Tribune, Aug. 14, 1946.) He was president of the Chicago Tumor Institute since 1938. Dr. Hektoen Dead; Noted Pathologist. New York Times, Jul. 6, 1951.) The Chicago Tumor Institute became affiliated with the University of Chicago in 1954. (Cancer Study Unit Affiliates With U. of C. Chicago Tribune, Jun. 27, 1954.)

ASCC, 1936 / tobacco document

Mrs. Ludwig Hektoen was the daughter of the Right Rev. I. Strandh of the State Church of Sweden and his wife Charlotte, who visited them during a trip to the World's Fair in Chicago. (Noted Swedish Churchmen. Inter Ocean, July 17, 1893.) His sister, Miss Marie Hektoen, was an instructor in German in Monroe, Wis. She resigned to take a place closer to home. (Another Vacancy. Monroe Weekly Times, May 30, 1907.) Mrs. Marie Hektoen was born in Westby, the daughter of Peter and Olave Hektoen, attended grade school in Madison, high school in Viroqua, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1900. Mrs. Hektoen did post-graduate work in German at the University of Chicago and taught German in Monroe and La Crosse. She was on the staff of the Foreign Literature department of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. from 1924 to 1960. She lived in Madison from 1939 to 1949 and from 1959 to 1963." She died in a Holden, Mass. nursing home. Her daughter, Faith Hudson Hektoen of Worcester, Mass., survived her. (Obituaries. Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 8, 1966.) Hektoen visited his sister after she moved to Madison; she lived at 1 Langdon St. (Dr. Ludvig Hektoen Visits Sister. Wisconsin State Journal, May 20, 1946.) P.P. Hektoen was clerk of the board of education in Westby. (Westby News. La Crosse Tribune, May 29, 1907.) Faith Hektoen, ward of Marie Hektoen, was engaged to Charles Marschall. He "served with the intelligence corps in Iran for three years" before going to work with his father, A.J. Marschall, in the Marschall Dairy Laboratory. (Faith Hektoen Betrothed to Mr. Marschall. Wisconsin State Journal, Sep. 8, 1946.) In 1916, Ludwig Hektoen's daughter killed herself and her child in Madison. Her husband, an unemployed reporter named Arthur A. Gelatt, had moved out after she threatened him with a revolver. (Hektoen Daughter Kills Baby and Self. Chicago Tribune, Sep. 25, 1916.) Gelatt was formerly telegraph editor of the La Crosse Leader-Press, of which his father, Roland B. Gelatt, was editor-in-chief. They were married secretly while attending the state university. (Kills Self and Baby. Marshfield Times, Sep. 27, 1916.)

Hektoen's partner in much research was Dr. James F. Herrick. "The two physicians joined their efforts soon after their graduation from medical college, Dr. Hektoen being graduated in 1887 and Dr. Herrick in 1888." Herrick was "credited with the discovery of the heart disease, coronary thrombosis." (Honor Doctors James Herrick, Ludvig Hektoen. Chicago Tribune, Dec. 3, 1942.) Frank Billings, Ludwig Hektoen, J.B. Murphy, and William J. and Charles Mayo were all students of a Danish surgeon, Christian Fenger (1840-1892), who secured a place as a physician at Cook County Hospital in 1878. (Chicago Surgeons Who Blazed New Trails. By Irving S. Cutter, M.D. Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 21, 1943.)

Rep. Frank Keefe, R-WI

Florence Mahoney was Mary W. Lasker's close associate in the national health lobby. "Mahoney cultivated a particularly useful member of Congress in those days, Frank Keefe, Republican of Wisconsin, who was chairman of the Labor-Federal Security Appropriations Subcommittee from which all medical research money flowed. Keefe was a believer in the cause and even told Mahoney that he only gave one speech whenever he was campaigning -- on what the government should do to advance medical research. It helped elect him to five terms in Congress (1935-51)." (From: Noble Conspirator. Florence S. Mahoney and the Rise of the National Institutes of Health. By Judith Robinson; The Francis Press 2001, pp 64-73.)

"KEEFE, Frank Bateman, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wis., September 23, 1887; attended the public schools; was graduated from Oshkosh (Wis.) State Normal School in 1906 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1910; teacher in the schools at Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis., in 1906 and 1907; was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Oshkosh, Wis.; prosecuting attorney of Winnebago County, Wis., 1922-1928; vice president and director of an Oshkosh bank; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1951); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; resumed the practice of law; died in Neenah, Wis., February 5, 1952; interment in Lakeview Memorial Park, Oshkosh, Wis." (KEEFE, Frank Bateman, (1887 - 1952). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.)

KEEFE, Frank Bateman / US Congress

In 1919, he made a ten day trip to Homer and Shreveport, Louisiana, where he noted the new Standard Oil fields. (Local Man in Wreck. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oct. 30, 1919.) He was a vice president of Oshkosh Building Loan and Savings. (Three Directors Are Renamed At Annual Meeting. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Jan. 24, 1940.) During his tenure in Congress, he was appointed a member of the board of visitors of the School of Public Health of Harvard University. (Oshkosh Has Played Part in American Political Life. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, July 23, 1953.) The Hill-Burton Act, which provided federal funding for hospital construction, was passed; and the National Institutes of Health began its massive expansion "Preparations for a dozen new buildings began in earnest in April 1947, after Parran established a symbiotic relationship with the new Republican chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, Frank B. Keefe of Wisconsin. With only a promise of $22 million for construction expenses in 1948, an NIH research facilities committee chaired by Norman Topping plunged ahead with a 30-line site agenda projected to cost $116,246,765." (Beacon of Hope. By Richard Mandel. National Institutes of Health, accessed 4-30-08.)

Founding Years / National Institutes of Health

The Wisconsin Division of the American Cancer Society

The Field Army of the American Society for the Control of Cancer Organizes in Wisconsin

Dr. Clarence Cook Little announced at the UW Memorial Union that the ASCC was recruiting 2 million women. He was introduced by UW President Glenn Frank. "Frank estimated that half of those doing significant cancer work in the United States are attending the institute, sponsored by the university graduate and medical schools and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation." They numbered about 500, from Norway and France as well as the U.S. (2,000,000 Women to Join Fight on Cancer, Dr. Little Tells Crowd of 800. Wisconsin State Journal, Sep. 9, 1936.) The executive committee of the State Medical Society and Dr. W.D. Stovall of the state laboratory of hygiene were in charge of the whole movement in Wisconsin. The state commander was Mrs. F.H. Clausen of Horicon. (Women's Field Army Is Being Organized to Fight Cancer Evils. Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 27, 1936.) Mrs. Marjorie Illig of Onset, Mass., was the national commander. (Cancer War Generals Seed 29,390 Recruits. Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 8, 1937.) Numerous community leaders from around the state were members. (Mrs. F.H. Clausen, Horicon, Field Army State Commander For American Cancer Control. La Crosse Tribune Leader-Press, Feb. 17, 1938.) Mrs. Philip F. La Follette and Silas Evans, president of Ripon College, were on the state advisory committee of the Women's Field Army. (Women's Field Army. Wisconsin State Journal, Mar. 4, 1938.) J.H. Coe, vice president of the First National Bank in Madison, was treasurer, and Milwaukee banker W. Kasten was in charge of funds in that city. (J.H. Coe Named Treasurer of Cancer Army. Wisconsin State Journal, Apr. 10, 1938.)

The six trustees of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 1936 were T.E. Brittingham Jr., Wilmington, Del.; Timothy Brown, Madison, Wis.; Judge Evan A. Evans, Chicago; George I. Haight, Chicago; L.M. Hanks, Madison, Wis.; and W.S. Kies, New York City. David A Crawford, president of the Pullman Co.; Charles S. Pearce, Chcicago, chairman of Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.; former Gov. Walter J. Kohler; George C. Thorpe, vice president of John Deere Plow Co. and chairman of the committee on taxation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, were elected members. Dr. H.L. Russell, former dean of the College of Agriculture, continued as director. (Alumni Group Elects Kohler and Thorpe. Wisconsin State Journal, June 3, 1936.) Kies was a crony of James H. Perkins at the National City Bank, who bought up American Tobacco stock at the National City Bank, while Perkins' brother was involved in creating the Harvard School of Public Health.

Thomas E. Brittingham Jr.

Thomas E. Brittingham Sr. was born in Hannibal, Mo. in 1860, and was educated at Hannibal College. His father was Dr. Irvin Baird Brittingham. He married Mary Clark of Portland, Dodge County in 1880, and began in the lumber business at MacFarland, Dane County, in 1885. Gov. James O. Davidson appointed him a resident member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin from 1910 to 1912. He had two sons, Thomas E. Brittingham Jr. and Dr. Harold Hixon Brittingham, and a daughter, Mrs. Bryan S. Reid, of Riverside, Ill. He was a business partner of J.M. Hixon in the Brittingham and Hixon Lumber company. (T.E. Brittingham, Lumberman, Dead. Wisconsin State Journal, May 3, 1924; Thomas E. Brittingham Dies On Ship. The Capital Times, May 3, 1924.) Thomas E. Brittingham Sr. was a founding director of the Capital City Bank, capital stock $100,000, William F. Vilas, president. (Col. Vilas’ New Bank. Milwaukee Sentinel, Aug. 30, 1893.) The Brittinghams and J.M. Hixon made a vacation trip together to Yellowstone Park, the Yosemite Valley, and Alaska, and then back through Canada. (Badger People. Milwaukee Journal, Jun. 16, 1897.)

Thomas E. Brittingham Jr. graduated from the U.W. in 1921. He was president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association from 1951-1952, and president of WARF from 1955 until his death. WARF made $29 million from his investments of its funds. His father left an estate of $240,000 to be used for the benefit of the university and the city, which was worth over $1 million by 1960. (Tom Brittingham of U.W. Fame Dies. Wisconsin State Journal, Apr. 17, 1960.) Thomas Evans Brittingham Jr. was best man for Walter Mott Hupfel, son of Otto Glaser Hupfel, who married his wife's sister, Frances Cook Cummins. Mrs. Brittingham was her attendant. (Out-of-Town Weddings. New York Times, Apr. 2, 1933.) Adolph G. Hupfel left an estate estimated at more than a $1,000,000 to his sons Adolph Jr. and Otto, and two daughters. (Hupfel Estate Estate $1,000,000. New York Times, Jul. 22, 1917.) Otto G. Hupfel's daughter, Magdalen G. Hupfel, married William Welch Flexner, son of Dr. Simon Flexner, the director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. (W.W. Flexner Weds Magdalen G. Hupfel. New York Times, Jun. 17, 1932.) W. Mott Hupfel Jr. retired as a vice president of the Wilmington Trust Company. W. Mott Hupfel 3d married a daughter of Edwin A. Goodman, president of the investment bank Hambro-America Inc. (Sara E. Goodman, W. Mott Hupfel 3d. New York Times, Sep. 8, 1996.)

Harold Hixon Brittingham received his B.A. at Yale in 1916, and his M.D. at Harvard in 1920. He practiced medicine in Cleveland and was an instructor at at Western Reserve University from 1922 to 1937. He died of a glioblastoma of the brain. (Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Graduates Deceased During the Year Ending July 1, 1937, p. 122.) His father-in-law, J.A. Matthews, was a cattle rancher in Albany, Texas, and a father-in-law of U.S. Rep. Thomas L. Blanton. (Albany Couple Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary. Abilene Morning News, Dec. 27, 1935.) His son, Thomas E. Brittingham 2d married a daughter of Charles Harold Alleyne Mott. He graduated from Princeton and was in his third year at Harvard Medical School. They were to live in Boston. (Dorothy S. Mott Becomes A Bride. New York Times, Dec. 19, 1948.) As a freshman at Yale, his son, John Brittingham, was wounded in the right hip and arm by a shotgun-wielding farmer, who told police he had been on guard against night-time marauders who dumped over his milk cans. Three other Yale students with him were released. (Yale Student Shot By Farmer. New York Times, Oct. 3, 1950.)

Obituary Record of Graduates, 1936-1937 / Yale University Library (pdf, 269 pp)

Thomas E. Brittingham Jr.'s son, Baird Cummins Brittingham, graduated from Yale in 1953. He was an usher at the wedding of his classmate, Dan Lufkin [S&B 1953], of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Ushers included Lawrence M. Nobel Jr. (Elsie Grace Blagden Is Married Here. New York Times, Jan. 15, 1961.) [Mrs. Lufkin's mother's brother-in-law's wife was a niece of George C. Clark, the first president of the American Society for the Control of Cancer.] Brittingham's investment counseling company handled the Nobel Foundation's U.S. investments through the Bankers Trust Company of New York. "The Brittingham family's relationship with the Nobel Foundation began in the nineteen-thirties when Thomas E. Brittingham Jr. met Nils K. Stahle, later to become a director of the foundation on a Caribbean cruise." It also handled a trust fund for the city of Madison, Wis. Brittingham & Co. was based near Wilmington, Del. (Delaware Advisor Buys 'Future Blue Chips' For Nobel Portfolio. New York Times, Nov. 5, 1973.)

Thomas E. Brittingham 3d's first wife was the daughter of Franklin S. Townsend, Chicago manager of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company and a faculty member of the Northwestern University school of financial public relations. (Party to Mark Engagement of Miss Townsend. Chicago Daily Tribune, June 24, 1949; Obituaries. Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 21, 1954.) He died of an apparent heart attack when he was only 36. (Thomas Brittingham III, 36, UW Benefactor, Dies on Coast. Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 12, 1965.) Dr. Courtney Mack Townsend of Paris, Texas, was a founding member of the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas and a member of its executive committee, a founding member and chairman of the University of Texas Medical Branch Development Board and other UT organizations, and a director of the Harold Brittingham Medical Library of Cleveland, Ohio. (UTMB Honors Four Physicians. Galveston Daily News, Jun. 3, 1975.)

Thomas E. Brittingham Sr.'s son-in-law, Bryan S. Reid, was general manager of the Chicago division of the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company of New York, who was indicted by the federal grand jury in Madison on charges of conspiring to violate the Sherman anti-trust laws. (Indict Chicago Oil Executives in Prices Quiz. Chicago Tribune, Aug. 5, 1936.) "While sustaining the guilt of only five of thirty individuals and twelve of sixteen corporations convicted in January to raise mid-Western gasoline prices, Federal Judge Patrick T. Stone today expressed the belief that major oil companies did have the power, and exercised it, to control tank car gasoline prices in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act." Reid was one of those freed. William J. Donovan of New York was the defense counsel. (Judge Sets Aside 29 Oil Convictions. New York Times, Jul. 20, 1938.) He retired from Socony-Vacuum in 1954, after 43 years in the oil industy. (People and Events. Chicago Tribune, Jun. 30, 1954.) He was also chairman of Lumber Industries Inc. of Wilmington, Del., and a director of the La Salle National Bank. (Bryan S. Reid, Civic Leader, Is Dead at 69. Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1959; Display Ad. Chicago Tribune, Jan. 6, 1958 p. C11.)

Bryan S. Reid Jr. was an investment banker and partner of Bacon, Whipple and Company (About the Men in Sox Minority Group. Chicago Tribune, Dec. 16, 1961). He was president of Cherry-Burrell Corp. when he was appointed a member of the council on medical and biological research at the University of Chicago. Its 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 [which was formed from Lord & Thomas after Albert D. Lasker retired]; Peter G. Peterson, President of Bell & Howell Co.; W. Wallace Tudor, vice president of Sears Roebuck and Company; 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.) Bryan S. Reid Jr. is a life trustee of Northwestern University, along with such odd bedfellows as anti-smoker Newton N. Minow, former Philip Morris CEO Michael A. Miles, Philip Morris director Stephen M. Wolf; and Arthur C. Martinez, retired chairman and CEO of Sears Roebuck, who was Senior Vice President of Batus Inc., the parent corporation of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. (Life Trustees. Northwestern University. Accessed 6/30/08.) He is also a life trustee of McCormick Theological Seminary. (Board of Trustees 2007-2008. McCormick Theological Seminary, accessed 06/30/08.)

Life Trustees / Northwestern University
Board of Trustees 2007-2008 / McCormick Theological Seminary

Thomas E. Brittingham Sr.'s business partner, Joseph M. Hixon of La Crosse, died in Pasadena, Calif. He was a supporter of the California Institute of Technology since its establishment. (Joseph M. Hixon, Former Lumber Man, Succombs. Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 31, 1936.) He left a daughter, Mrs. Paul M. Hunter, and five sons, Joseph M, Frank P., and Alexander P., of Pasadena; and George C. and Frederick C., of Lake City, Florida. His widow and brother, Robert Hixon, were the executors of his will. (Joseph M. Hixon Estate Of Million Left To Relatives. La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Feb. 13, 1936.) Robert Hixon was a member of Skull & Bones, 1901. Yale relatives include George C. Hixon [Scroll & Key] 1894 (brother); William L. Hixon [Jr.] 1920 [non-grad], Joseph M. Hixon Jr. 1925, Fredrick C. Hixon [Elihu] 1931, and Alexander P. Hixon [Book and Snake] 1938, nephews. His daughter, Margaret Ellen, married Maurice F. Hanson 1930. (Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1945-1946, p. 57.) Hanson was vice president of the Yale Alumni Weekly since 1937.

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, 1945-1946 / Yale University Library (pdf, 268 pp)

Brother George Cooley Hixon was a founder, secretary and treasurer of the Alexander Lumber Co. in Illinois, and a director and officer of other timber and lumber companies in Alabama and Mississippi; and Hixon & Co. and the Hixon Securities Co. in La Crosse. In 1922, he moved to Philadelphia, where he died of cancer of the face. (Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Yale Graduates 1922-1923, pp. 179-180.) He married Blanche M. Kelleher, an actress, in New York City, and Robert Hixon was his only relative who attended. (Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Nov. 28, 1900.)

Obituary Record of Yale Graduates 1922-1923 / Yale University Library (pdf, 385 pp)

Brother Frank Pennell Hixon (1862-1931) was the primary manager of the family's business in La Crosse. He married the daughter of Thomas B. Scott, another lumber magnate. His daughter, Dorothy Scott, married Dr. Logan Clendening (B.A. University of Michigan, M.D. Univ. of Kansas 1901), of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brittingham were among the guests. (Wedding of Miss Hixon and Dr. Logan Most Brilliant Affair of the Year in La Crosse. La Crosse Tribune, Jul. 28, 1914.) Clendening began a daily column of health advice that ran in 383 daily newspapers, with a circulation of 25 million in 1945. In 1939, they gave the Hixon Laboratory to the University of Kansas. (Clendening History of Medicine Library. University of Kansas Medical Center, accessed 7/6/08,) The next year, his other daughter, Ellen Josephine, married Charles Foster Glore of Chicago. The Brittinghams were among the guests again. (Miss Ellen Hixon Will Wed Chicago Man on Saturday. La Crosse Tribune, Sep. 10, 1915.) Glore was the partner of Marshall Field in Field, Glore & Co., and of J. Russell Forgan in Glore, Forgan, which financed the takeover of Philip Morris.

Clendening History of Medicine Library / University of Kansas Medical Center

The progenitor of the Hixon family was Gideon Cooley Hixon, who started a sawmill in La Crosse in 1856, and in Hannibal, Mo. in 1866. (A Sketch of Gideon Cooley Hixon: La Crosse Lumberman. Seminar Paper by Drucilla Kathleen Munson, July 1967; Hixon and Company Records, 1856-1928. Wisconsin Historical Society Finding Aids.)

A Sketch of Gideon Cooley Hixon / UW - La Crosse (pdf, 29 pp)
Hixon and Company Records / Wisconsin Historical Society

"Pasadena's Hixon family is one of the nation's richest families, with an estimated $1.1 billion in assets. And for years, they've kept their business pretty much to themselves. But that changed last week when the family opened a small but revealing window into its word - by releasing a copy of a shareholder's letter authored by the family executive committee.... Robert Hixon was one of the original investors in AMP Inc. - a Harrisburg, Penn.-based electronics company whose stock still makes up the bulk of the family fortune. In early August, Morristown, N.J.-based AlliedSignal Inc. made a hostile $10 billion takeover bid for AMP. Joseph Hixon, the only family member who sits on AMP's board - and who holds a 0.8 percent stake in the company - wants to fend off the bid. The rest of the family, which collectively is the second-largest shareholder with a 4 percent stake, wants to cash out. Three Hixons - patriarch Alexander P. Hixon and his grandson Dylan H. Hixon, who are based in Pasadena, and Benson K. Whitney, a Minneapolis venture capitalist and attorney - signed a two-page letter to AMP's board detailing their opposition to the resistance." Alexander Hixon was a big donor to KCET-Channel 28. Dylan Hixon holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Yale University and a master's degree in engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is a special-effects engineer in the motion picture and television industries. The University of California system also owned about 6.5 million shares of AMP stock. (Rift revealed in elusive Hixon family. By Daniel Taub. Los Angeles Business Journal, Oct 12, 1998.)

Mary Woodard Lasker (Mrs. Albert D. Lasker), the most powerful health lobbyist in history, was a native of Watertown, Wis.

With her husband, Albert D. Lasker, she was a member of the group which took over the Ameican Society for the Control of Cancer in 1944, renamed it the American Cancer Society, and created the lobbying juggernaut of health fascism. Albert D. Lasker, the former head of the Lord & Thomas advertising, had held the advertising account for the American Tobacco Company in the 1920s and 1930s! The takeover group included Albert D. Lasker's former executive, Emerson Foote; Elmer Bobst of the drug firm of Hoffman, LaRoche; James S. Adams of Lazard Freres; Eric Johnston of the motion picture industry; Howard Pew of Sun Oil; Ralph Reed of American Express; Harry Van Elm of Manufacturers Trust Co.; newspaper heiress Florence Mahoney; and Gen. William J. Donovan. Mrs. Lasker was ACS Director-at-Large 1945-80, and Honorary Board Chairman 1957-80, but continued her lobbying activities through the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, whose influence has continued since her death in 1994. Her nephew, James W. Fordyce, is a director of the Foundation and a life member of the American Cancer Society, and has been on the Visiting Committee of the Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center of the University of Wisconsin. Relatives of Albert Lasker live in the state as well. And her grandnephew, David Edward Lasker, is one of the puppetmasters of President Barack Obama.

The Big Reorganization of the Wisconsin Division, 1947

Why the Wisconsin State Journal spreads the cancer society's lies, censors its critics, and keeps the public in the dark about its political corruption: Its big shot was a principle participant in the reorganization that turned the Cancer Society into a political tool to persecute smokers.

A reorganization of the Wisconsin Division of the American Cancer Society was announced through its office in Beaver Dam. "On Jan. 13 articles of incorporation were filed with the secretary of state, and on Jan. 14 a group of incorporators met in Madison and elected a board of directors consisting of prominent Wisconsin physicians, business men, attorneys and others. Directors elected are: Doctors J.D. Wilkinson, Oconomoc; A.R. Curreri, Madison; H.H. Kleinpell, Prairie du Chien; C.J. Weber, Sheboygan; D.J. Twohig, Fond du Lac; J.C. Fox, La Crosse; L.W. Peterson, Shawano; R.S. Baldwin, Marshfield; Julius Blom, Eau Claire; J.W. McGill, Superior; W.S. Bump, Rhinelander; W.D. Stovall, Madison, director of the state laboratory of hygiene; C.N. Neupert, Madison, state health officer; W.S. Middleton, Madison, dean of the medical school, University of Wisconsin. Messrs. C.C. Smith, president, Waukesha Foundry Co., Waukesha; Alfred L. Godfrey, attorney, Elkhorn; Don Anderson, publisher, The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison; Paul Schmidt, president, Schmidt Motor Co., Prairie du Chien; Earl O. Vits, vice-president, Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co., Manitowoc; H.A. Bumby, president, Barlow and Seelig Mfg. Co., Ripon; Leo Murphy, president, Gateway City Transfer Co., La Crosse; D.B. Wilkinson, vice-president and general manager, Marinette Paper Co., Marinette; D.C. Everest, president, Marathon corporation, Rothschild; Francis Wilcox, attorney, Eau Claire; Olaf Johnson, president, Association of Commerce, Superior; Folke Becker, president, Rhinelander Paper Co., Rhinelander; Mrs. G.E. Stoddart, commander of the Field Army, Beaver Dam; and Mrs. A.L. Blackstone, past-president of the Wisconsin Federated Women's Clubs, Waukesha. The board met Jan. 18 and elected the following officers: President, Dr. A.R. Curreri; vice-president, C.C. Smith; secretary and executive director, R.O. McLean, Madison; treasurer, E.H. Jacobs, Beaver Dam; and commander of the Field Army, Mrs. G.E. Stoddart." (Dr. J.C. Fox, Leo Murphy Directors of Cancer Society. La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 30, 1947.) "Mrs. Stoddart is now serving her ninth consecutive year as Commander of the Field Army and her 11th year in the cancer control program." (State Chairman. La Crosse Tribune, Nov. 25, 1947.)

W. Leo and Eugene Murphy were sons of M.P. Murphy, the founder of Gateway. (Gateway City Transfer Firm Celebrates 50th Anniversary. La Crosse Tribune, Aug. 18, 1946.) P. Nicholas Hurtgen, the power behind both Governors Tommy Thompson and James Doyle, is Eugene Murphy's grandson. Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murphy, and Mrs. Eugene Murphy gave a dinner dance for M. William Gerrard, prior to his marriage in 1950. Gerrard was a second cousin and political mentor of P. Nicholas Hurtgen, and later became the lobbyist for Philip Morris that the media hyped as oh-so-powerful!

Walter J. Kohler, state chairman of the Wisconsin division, appointed James W. Hoeschler of Hoeschler Drug company the district chairman of the seventh medical fundraising campaign. (Hoeschler to Direct Drive. La Crosse Tribune, Mar. 26, 1947.) "Betty Hurtgen has been secured to take charge of the coin boxes, and Mrs. A.M. Murphy is the public relations adjutant." (Field Army of Cancer Society Completes Fund Drive Plans. La Crosse Tribune, Apr. 4, 1948.) "Mrs. A.M. Murphy, district adjutant, and Mrs. George Kathan, captain of the La Crosse county Field Army, American Cancer Society, have returned from Madison where they were guests at a reception given Thursday by Mrs. Oscar Rennebohm at the executive mansion. The affair was in honor of the workers in the 1950 cancer campaign." (Madison Meeting. La Crosse Tribune, Apr. 9, 1950.)

Don Anderson (1900-1978) retired as publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal in 1968. (Authorization to Name the School of Journalism Building Don Anderson Hall, The University of Montana- Missoula. Meeting, Jan. 15-16, 2004.) His employer, Lee Enterprises, has owned the La Crosse Tribune since 1909 and the Wisconsin State Journal since 1919. It now owns 53 other daily newspapers in 23 states. (The History of Lee. Lee Enterprises, accessed 4-13-08.)

The History of Lee / Lee Enterprises

Mrs. Frederick H. Clausen

Mrs. Thomas Brittingham was an assistant at the wedding of Eleanor Bliss to Frederick H. Clausen. (Bliss-Clausen Wedding. Wisconsin State Journal, Sep. 19, 1900.) In 1937, she was state commander of the Women's Field Army of the American Society for the Contol of Cancer. (Women's Field Army Head Tells of Cancer Campaign. Appleton Post-Crescent, Nov. 10, 1937.) In 1939, she received the ASCC's Distinguished Service Medal. Her plane was grounded by bad weather en route to New York City, so Dr. C.C. Little read her citation and presented the medal in absentia. Charles D. Hilles Jr. and Dr. W.D. Stovall of Madison were elected to the board of the society. (Attack on Cancer Likened to a War. New York Times, Mar. 5, 1939.) Their daughter, Elna Mary Clausen, married Raymond W. Hadley, the son of Col. Edwin M. Hadley of Glencoe, Ill. (Clausen-Hadley. Wisconsin State Journal, Jun. 23, 1933.) Edwin Marshall Hadley was the author of anti-semitic books and founder of the Paul Reveres group. (Col. Hadley, 80, Business Man and Writer, Dies. Chicago Tribune, Feb. 17, 1953.)

Frederick Harold Clausen was president of the Van Brunt Manufacturing Company in Horicon. His brother, Leon, was president of the J.I Case Maufacturing Company, Racine. (Fred H. Clausen, Wisconsin Executive and Politician, Dies. Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 21, 1944.) Fred Clausen and Carl A. Johnson, president of Gisholt Machine Co., were named as members of the "Millionaire Ring" behind Gov. Kohler. (The Millionaire Ring and Labor. By William T. Evjue. The Capital Times, Jul. 13, 1930.) He as a member (1930-1936) and president (1932-1935) of the board of regents of the Univ. of Wisconsin. (Clausen, Frederick Harold 1875-1944. Wisconsin Historical Society, accessed 5/1/08.) Clausen was a member of the interim committee on unemployment. "The cigarette tax proposed by the majority is one cent on every 10 cigarettes or two cents on the popular package of 20. It would be in effect for 15 months and yield $2,000,000. Burtis and Clausen proposed instead a tax on both cigarettes and tobacco for 18 months to yeild $1,600,000." They wanted less aid for unemployment, and preferred no compulsory unemployment insurance law. (Cigarette Tax, Dividend Taxes Urged in State. Stevens Point Journal, Nov. 17, 1931.) Clausen succeeded the late Carl Johnson as a board member of the Wisconsin Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries. (Election Sought as U.S. Commerce Director. Wisconsin State Journal, Apr. 9, 1932.) In 1940, he ran for the U.S. Senate as a Repuiblican. "The old letter writing campaign that was worked so elaborately in behalf of Walter J. Kohler in his campaigns for governor is reappearing in the campaign of Fred Clausen as a candidate for United States senator on the Republican ticket. Recently The Capital Times exposed the fact that Mrs. Clausen was using mailing lists of the Wisconsin Federation Women's clubs to advance the cause of her husband. Mrs. Clausen has been active in women's club circles in Wisconsin for many years. Now, apparently, the mailing list of the Alumni association of the University of Wisconsin has been placed at the disposal of the Clausen managers. Alumni of the university are receiving form letters urging them to vote for Mr. Clausen, and calling attention to the fact that he is former president of the Wisconsin Alumni association.... Can't you imagine the row that would go up if the use of such a list was made in behalf of Bob La Follette?" (Good Afternoon Everybody. By William T. Evjue. The Capital Times, Aug. 26, 1940.) Ridiculing one of his speeches, Evjue said: "Mr. Clausen is not connected with 'a small machine plant.' Mr. Clausen is identified with one of the tightest monopolies in the country - the farm machinery trust. Mr. Clausen is the president of the Van Brunt Manufacturing Co., which is a subsidiary of Deere and Co. Mr. Clausen is a former president of the Wisconsin Manufacturers Association, a former vice president of the United States Chamber of Commerce and at present a director in the Wisconsin Power and Light Co. Mr. Clausen is a representative of big business." (Good Afternoon Everybody. By William T. Evjue. The Capital Times, Oct. 17, 1940.)

Clausen, Frederick Harold 1875 - 1944 / Wisconsin Historical Society

Hugh Ellison, editor of the Galesville Republican, was a member of the Trempealeau County educational committee. (Cancer Society Sets Conference. Winona Republican-Herald, Sep. 11, 1951.) Charles E. Broughton, retired editor and publisher of the Sheboygan Press, was elected a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Division of the American Cancer Society. (Society Director. The Capital Times, Dec. 19, 1951.)

The University of Wisconsin received $975,000 from the U.S. Public Health Service to build a new cancer research unit at Wisconsin General Hospital. "'We will find the cure for cancer,' declared former Rep. Frank Keefe of Wisconsin, whose work in Congress was credited as 'largely responsible' for the federal aid-to-medical-research program that built the new hospital." The dedication was attended by a big shots from Washington, Surgeon General Leonard Scheele, as well as Gov. Walter Kohler, UW President Edwin B. Fred, and Frank J. Sensenbrenner, President of the University Regents; and William S. Middleton, Dean of the Medical School, and Catholic bishop William P. O'Connor. (Cancer Cure Sure, but Not in Sight as New Research United Is Dedicated. By Helen Matheson. Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 24, 1952.)

The ACS Smoking Study: Smoking histories of 6,000 male volunteers aged 50 to 69, to be gathered by Wisconsin Division volunteers from among their acquaintances, were sought to "participate in a national survey to determine whether smoking affects the development of lung cancer." Executive director R.O. McLean said that "After careful evaluation of the various studies, the American Cancer Society decided that the evidence is not sufficiently conclusive for the society to go on record one way or the other as to whether smoking and lung cancer are related." (Plan Study of Possible Effects Of Smoking on Lung Cancer. The Capital Times, Jan. 16, 1952; Cancer Society Sponsors Survey Of Smoking Habits. Sheboygan Journal, Mar. 11, 1952.) 90 men were to be recruited in Pepin County. (Cancer Research Set in Wisconsin. Winona Republican-Herald, Jan. 26, 1952.) Wisconsin Division volunteers were to report on whether the 25,550 men they interviewed were alive, with annual follow-ups for the next three years. Nine other divisions of the Cancer Society were also involved. (Plan Smoking Study Follow-Up. The Capital Times, Nov. 1, 1952.) Preliminary results indicated that only 18% of the men in Wisconsin had never smoked. "The study so far has shown the ratio of smokers to non-smokers and the types and amount of smoking but it is too early yet to determine whether or not any significant relationship exists between smoking and lung cancer." (Non-Smokers Estimated At 18 Per Cent. Sheboygan Journal, May 1, 1953.)

The Wisconsin Division awarded $50,246 for 10 cancer research projects at the University of Wisconsin, including $5,130 to Dr. R.K. Boutwell for his project on "the influence of caloric restriction on cancer formation." (Cancer Society Gives $50,246 For Ten U. Research Projects. The Capital Times, Mar. 26, 1952; Cancer Society Gives $50,746 For U. Studies. The Capital Times, Apr. 11, 1952.)

Gov. Walter J. Kohler, "acting in his capacity as chairman of the board of directors of the American Cancer Society," presented an award of $35,000 to Dr. Harold Rusch, director of the McArdle Laboratory of the University of Wisconsin, and UW president Edwin B. Fred. It was to be used for studies of chemical carcinogenesis in mice. McArdle received $1,885,835 in institutional grants to date. The ACS as a whole raised more than $4,100,000 in 1952. (UW Cancer Research Program Aided By Grant of $35,000. Sheboygan Press, Feb. 21, 1953.) The UW received more than $112,000 for cancer research, including $67,000 from the national ACS, and $45,000 from the Alexander and Martha Stewart Trust of Washington, D.C. The American Heart Association gave $4,200 to the Enzyme Institute; and the state's tobacco industry gave $2,450 for ways to improve the burning quality of Wisconsin tobacco. ($112,000 for Cancer Research Included in U.W. Gifts, Grants. Wisconsin State Journal, Apr. 12, 1953.) Both the ACS-Wisconsin Division and the Wisconsin Heart Association received support from the United Givers Fund in Madison. (Something to Do About Killers. Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 2, 1953.) Dr. Roy B. Larsen of Wausau was elected president of the Wisconsin Division. (Cancer Group Picks Officers. Sheboygan Journal, Nov. 28, 1953.)

The Wisconsin Division of the American Cancer Society distributed a "Summary of Present Knowledge on Smoking in Relation to Lung Cancer." "The American Cancer society's position on the question of a possible cause-effect relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer is: 1) That evidence to date justifies suspicion that cigarette smoking does, to a degree as yet undetermined, increase the likelihood of developing cancer of the lung. 2) That available evidence does not constitute proof that cigarette smoking is wholly or chiefly or partly responsible for lung cancer. 3) That the evidence at hand calls for extension of statistical and laboratory studies designed to confirm or deny a causal relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. 4) That the society is committed to furthering and intensified investigation as its resources will permit." (Cancer Society Discusses Cigarettes, Lung Cancer. Waukesha Daily Freeman, Apr. 23, 1954.)

Robert C. Hockett's visit with Dr. William S. Middleton: "Dr. Middieton has held his present position for about seventeen months, having previously been Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School for twenty years. In all, Dr. Middleton spent forty-three years at the University of Wisconsin Medical School graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1911. Dr. Middleton's field is internal medicine. He is 66 years old and has a considerable record of service in World War I. Dr. Middleton was very cordial. He opened the discussion by expressing his personal opinion that the possible relationship of smoking to lung cancer is an entirely open question, that the 'waters are muddy' and that a great deal of work would be required to clear up the issues... Middleton volunteered the mention of T.I.R.C.'s Scientif:ic Advisory Board and expressed the highest regard for its members, nearly all of whom he knows personally. He reported that Dr. Reimann had consulted him in connection with plans for the pathologic-anatomic study of human lungs and that he had recommended inclusion of Dr. D. Murray Angevine of the University of Wisconsin as a participant. This recommendation was accepted and Dr. Angevine has been a participant since the beginning of the study." (TIRC Memorandum, R.C. Hockett to T.V. Hartnett, July 13, 1956.)

Hockett to Hartnett, 1956 / tobacco document

A June 25, 1957 Roper survey which asked, "Do you smoke?", found that 789 / 1576 (50.06%) of respondents answered "Yes"; and one on Nov. 25, 1957 found that 914 / 1662 (55%) did so. (Prof. Philip K. Hastings, Director, The Roper Public Opinion Research Center at Williams College, to Fred Panzer of The Tobacco Institute, Jun. 27, 1972.)

Hastings to Panzer, Jun. 27, 1972 / tobacco document
Two-Way Cross Tabulation, Jun. 25, 1957 / tobacco document
Two-Way Cross Tabulation, Nov. 25, 1957 / tobacco document

Mayor R.G. DuCharme of Menasha and Mayor Chester S. Bell of Neenah jointly proclaimed April as American Cancer Society Month, and "called upon the people in the two cities to participate fully in activities and programs of the Wisconsin division of the society." (Cancer Month Is Proclaimed By Two Mayors. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Mar. 29, 1960.) The Wisconsin Division began distributing anti-smoking propaganda, a kit entitled "To Smoke or Not to Smoke," to schools and youth groups through the organized county units of the society. Dr. Paul M. Cunningham was chairman of the Wisconsin Division's Public Information Committee. (Cancer Society Has Youth Info Kit On Smoking. Stevens Point Daily Journal, Jun. 8, 1960; Youth to Be Told of Smoking Hazards. Wisconsin State Journal, Jun. 9, 1960.) The Trempealeau County unit planned to put the kits in every school of the county. (Trempealeau Co. Cancer Unit Aids Medical Student. Winona Daily News, Aug. 11, 1960.)

Dr. Robert J. Samp, medical and scientific director of the Wisconsin Division of the ACS, propagandized students at P.J. Jacobs High School against smoking. (Smoking Hazards Discussed At Jacobs Assembly. Stevens Point Daily Journal, Jan. 18, 1961.) At the New Holstein Kiwanis Club, "Dr. Samp stressed the importance of eliminating smoking and alcoholic intake in daily living, stressing simplicity of food in meals." (175 Hear Director of Cancer Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Jan. 21, 1961.) Later, he told the Green Lake County volunteers that smoking has definitely been proved a major cause of lung cancer. (GL Cancer Society Sets County Drive. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Apr. 7, 1961.) Mrs. Lester Brandt of the Calumet County group "advised the group that she had shown the film strip, 'To Smoke or Not to Smoke,' to school groups and stated that some schools were buying the film strip to show each year yo their students." (Calumet County Cancer Society Directors Meet. Sheboygan Journal, Sep. 14, 1961.)

Dr. Robert J. Samp pressured his students at the University of Wisconsin Medical School to sign a pledge to quit smoking or not to start. 64 of the 74 members of the class signed the pledge, while 12 others were absent. The pledge, which was presumably written by Samp, cited "overwhelming scientific evidence of the dangers of cigarette smoking to health and its significant causal relationship to many diseases, especially lung cancer." The students supposedly signed because they wished to set an example. The wish for a good grade from Samp was not mentioned. (Students Pledge No Cigarettes. Manitowoc Herald Times, Dec. 17, 1962.) The Associated Press picked up the story.

Former Governor Walter J. Kohler and the ACS

Former Wisconsin Governor Walter J. Kohler Jr. (1902-1976) was a graduate of Yale University, 1925, who was not tapped for any of the senior societies. (Walter J. Kohler Jr. Dead; Ex-Governor of Wisconsin. New York Times, Mar. 23, 1976; Yale Societies Hold Their Annual Tap Day. New York Times, May 16, 1924.) He served as an air combat intelligence officer in the Pacific Theater and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1945. (Wisconsin Governor Walter J. Kohler Jr. National Governors Association.) Kohler was appointed to the executive committee of the American Cancer Society in 1949. William J. Donovan of the O.S.S. was the campaign chairman for the 1950 crusade. (Donovan New Cancer Head. La Crosse Tribune, Dec. 14, 1949.) Kohler graduated from Yale a year after longtime ACS officer Charles Dewey Hilles Jr., Skull & Bones 1924, whose father was the secretary of President William H. Taft (S&B 1878) and chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Ravdin to Riggleman, 1963 (p. 5) / tobacco document

"KOHLER, WALTER JODOK, JR. Kohler, Wis. Chairman of the Vollrath Company. Governor of Wisconsin (1951-56). ACS Honorary Life Member. ACS Board Chairman (1953-59); National Campaign Chairman (1957); Past Officer Director (1963-1969). Director-at-Large (1959-63); Director, Region IV (1948-50). ACS Wisconsin Division: Past President Wisconsin Division."

1975 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Kohler presided at the American Cancer Society's 1957 meeting, which urged all public health agencies to take action against smoking. (Society Accepts Cancer-Smoke Tie. New York Times, Nov. 2, 1957.) "The year 1958-59 saw an exchange of opinion between the Board of Directors of the Society and The Tobacco Institute, Inc. James P. Richards, President and Executive Director of The Tobacco Institute, Inc., challenged American Cancer Society policy in a letter to former Governor Walter J. Kohler of Wisconsin, then Chairman of the Board of the. Society. Richards charged that "a few individuals in the Society seem to be concentrating more on the fight against tobacco than on the avowed basic purposes of the Society." To this Mefford B. Runyon, then Executive Vice President of the Society, responded on behalf of the Board of Directors: "We repeat and emphasize that no evidence of any kind has ever been produced that is inconsistent with the view that excessive cigarette smoking is one of the principal causes of lung cancer; that the great preponderance of scientific evaluation accepts this conclusion; and that it also accepts the mounting body of evidence indicting the cigarette as a shortener of life. Your long communication and the enclosures thereto contain the dissenting views of various scientists who do not accept these conclusions. Some of these quotations are statements out of context which we believe do not fairly represent the scientist's true opinion. Other quotations are from memoranda prepared by staff members of the Society for the consideration of its committees, and unless and until they are approved by the Board,.they are not Society policy. Nothing new was presented to change the conclusions of our Board as to the validity of its conclusions reached well over a year ago of the wisdom and necessity of the actions since then, and of the consistency of these actions with the objectives of the Society in the fight on cancer . . . It is not necessary for every scientist to accept this conclusion nor for every other possible cause to be excluded before definite public health action is taken. It would cause unnecessary suffering and death to wait for absolute proof of a relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer . . . The future course of action of the Society will be carefully considered and will be decided by the Board of Directors. It will carry out its responsibility to the public as it sees it, based on the premises stated above and subsequent facts as they develop." (The Position of the American Cancer Society Regarding Tobacco and Lung Cancer. To the City Editor. [form letter]. American Cancer Society News Service, Jan. 7, 1964.)

The Position of the American Cancer Society Regarding Tobacco and Lung Cancer, 1964 / tobacco document

Walter J. Kohler Jr.'s niece, Marie House Kohler, married Francis Colin Cabot, a grandson of Francis Higginson Cabot of the Boston Cabots, and of George W. Perkins (Jr.) who was a vice president of Merck & Co., now Merck Sharp & Dohme. Kohler escorted her down the aisle. (Marie House Kohler Is Bride in Wisconsin. New York Times, Jun. 30, 1974.)

Kohler's father, Walter J. Kohler Sr., was the Republican Governor of Wisconsin from 1929-31. In 1928, he had been elected to the board of directors of the Union Trust Company of Chicago, along with Col. Robert H. McCormick of the Chicago Tribune, Charles R. Walgreen, and W.H. Alford. (National City Bank Has $1,682,802,851. New York Times, Jan. 11, 1928), whose board included Marvin Hughitt Jr., son of the Blackstone Zionist financier (Display Ad 31. Chicago Daily Tribune, Oct. 9, 1928.) The Union Trust Company of Chicago was a big buyer of the City of Chicago's bonds. Its president, Harry A. Wheeler, was vice president of the American Construction Council, whose president was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (Building Interests' National Convention. New York Times, Nov. 6, 1927.) In 1929, the Union Trust merged with the First National Bank of Chicago, whose board included Philip D. Block of Inland Steel, as well as representatives of the Union Pacific, New York Central, Southern Pacific, Baltimore & Ohio, and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroads, the Pullman Company, International Harvester, and the Palmer Estate. (Display Ad 27. United Today. Chicago Daily Times, Feb. 13, 1929.)

Also in 1928, Kohler was elected to the board of directors of the First Wisconsin National Bank. Elwyn Evans, formerly with First Wisconsin's law firm of Miller, Mack and Fairchild, was elected trust officer of the company. (The Bankers Magazine. Feb. 1928;116(2):283.) "Mr. Evans was a graduate of Oxford University. While at Oxford he spent two vacations and a term as a member of the American Relief Administration under Herbert Hoover in Austria-Hungary and the Crimea of Russia. After practicing law in Milwaukee for five years he joined the Wilmington Trust Company. In 1935 he became executive vice president and in 1942 president. He was elected to the board of directors of du Pont in the latter year... He was also a director of the Milwaukee Journal, the Delaware Power and Light Co., the Continental-American Life Insurance Company, Coca-Cola International Corporation, and the National Vulcanized Fiber Company." (Elwyn Evans, Head of Wilmington Bank. New York Times, Sep. 28, 1948.) Elwyn Evans was the father of Tilghman Boyd Evans, Skull & Bones 1954, who was an usher at the weddings of Allan A. Ryan III, S&B 1953, the great grandson of tobacco financier Thomas F. Ryan, whose mother married James S. Bush, S&B 1922; and of Dan Wende Lufkin, S&B 1953 (Elsie Grace Blagden Is Married Here. New York Times, Jan. 15, 1961), of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, with whose firm Evans was affiliated. His grandparents included Lloyd Tilghman Boyd, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal, whose family continued to hold a large share of the company's stock. (Miss Goodrich Is Future Bride of T.B. Evans. New York Times, Apr. 20, 1960; Miss Goodrich Attended by 12 At L.I. Nuptials. New York Times, Jul. 31, 1960; Three Killed in Auto. Los Angeles Times, Nov. 9, 1914; Milwaukee Journal Stock Controlled By Its Workers. New York Times, Dec. 2, 1947.) His sister married the son of the executive editor of The Wilmington Morning News and Journal and vice president of The News Journal Company. (Miss K.L. Evans Engaged. New York Times, Jun. 23, 1949; Katherine Evans Married to Ensign. New York Times, Jun. 21, 1950.) [William H. Donaldson was a director of Philip Morris from 1979 to 1999.] Evans also received two law degrees from Harvard and a PhD from the College of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware. In 1992, he moved to Seattle and founded a pharmaceutical company. (Evans, Tilghman Boyd. Obituaries and Service Information. Kass & Cook Funeral Home, Jan. 8, 2007.)

Obituaries and Service Information / Kass & Cook Funeral Home

"The former Wisconsin Governor's political rise was one of the most astonishing in the annals of politics. He had never been active in politics up to the time his wife, who was a woman's club leader in their home State, rose at a Republican conference to suggest her husband's name for a place on the primary ballot as a delegate to the Republican convention in 1928. The man first chosen had died." In 1934, he was awarded a medal by the Society of Arts and Sciences for the Kohler Company's model industrial village at Kohler, Wisconsin. (Ex-Gov. Kohler, 65, Dies In Wisconsin. New York Times, Apr. 22, 1940.) Sen. La Follette blamed "The Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association, the public utilities, the reactionary press, the Federal patronage machine, [and] the tax-dodging corporations of the State" for Kohler's nomination over Gov. Zimmerman. (La Follette Bars Kohler. New York Times, Sep. 27, 1928.)

In 1932-33, the First National took over the failing Foreman Bank, and Hughitt, Kohler, and McCormick et al were joined by Albert D. Lasker, a close friend of First National director Philip D. Block of Inland Steel, and Lasker's business partner, John Hertz. (Display Ad 11. Chicago Daily Tribune, Jan. 2, 1932 p. 16; Display Ad 23. Chicago Daily Tribune, Jul. 8, 1933 p. 23.) Carl A. Johnson, President of Gisholt Machine Company of Madison, Wis., left the board. (Display Ad 33. Chicago Daily Tribune, Jan. 5, 1931 p. 36.)

Robert B. Bradley

"ROBERT B. BRADLEY Milwaukee, Wis. Partner, Law Firm, Foley, Sammond and Lardner. ACS Milwaukee Division: Mem., Bd. of Dir. (1963- ); Exec. Comm. (1966- ); chm., Legacy Comm. (1964- ) ; Past Crusude Chm. (1963). Director and Secretary, Epis. Foundation of Milwaukee, Inc.; Director, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Inc.; Director and Vice Pres., Music for Youth, Inc. Member: Am. Bar Assn.; State Bar of Wis.; Milwaukee Bar Assn." (Robert B. Bradley. 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Robert B. Bradley, 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

David J. Carlson, M.D.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Director of Laboratory, St. Mary's Hospital. ACS Delegate Member (1972- ); Delegate Director 1970-72). ACS Milwaukee Division: Bd. of Dir. (1957-): Exec. Comm. (1965- ): Chm.. Pub. Educ. Comm. (1967-): Crusade Chm. (1969): Vice President (1970-). Fellow: Coll. Amer. Path.; Amer. Soc. Clin. Path. Member: AMA; Alpha Kappa Kappa; Soc. of Sigma Xi; Am. Assoc. for Adv. of Sci.; Am. Soc. Cyt.: Int'l. Academy of Pathologists. (1975 House of Delegates and Board of Directors. American Cancer Society Inc.)

ACS 1975 House of Delegates and Board of Directors / tobacco document

James E. Conley, M.D.

JAMES E. CONLEY, M.D.* Milwaukee, Wis.; Director-at-Large (1962-); Associate Professor Surgery, Marquette University School of Medicine, ACS Director, Region IV (1956-62). ACS Milwaukee Division: Medical Chairman; Vice President. Member: Wis. Surg. Soc.; Cent. Surg. Assn.; Am. Soc. for Vascular Surg.; Internat. Cardiovascular Soc,; Past Pres., Milwaukee Acad. of Med. Diplomate, American Board of Surgery. Fellow, American College of Surgeons. Board Member, Milwaukee Curative Workshop. (1966 House of Delegates and Board of Directors. American Cancer Society Inc.)

ACS Board of Directors, 1966 / tobacco document

Ralph C. Frank, M.D.

RALPH C. FRANK, M.D.* Eau Claire, Wis.; Delegate-Director (1965-). Radiologist. ACS Wisconsin Division: Board Chairman (1961-63); Past President (1959-61); Past President, Wisconsin Radiological Society. Member: Radiological Society of North America; American Roentgen Society. Fellow, American College of Radiology; Diplomate, American Board oŁ Radiology. (1966 House of Delegates and Board of Directors. American Cancer Society Inc.)

ACS Board of Directors, 1966 / tobacco document

Elizabeth C. Miller, Ph.D.

"ELIZABETH C. MILLER, Ph.D. Madison, Wisconsin. WARF Prof. of Oncology & Assoc. Dir., McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin. ACS Director-at-Large (1980- ). ACS Dane Co. Unit (Wisconsin Division): Mem., Board of Directors (1977- ). Member: Am. Assn. for Cancer Research; Nat'l Acad. of Sciences; Am. Soc. of Biological Chemists; Am. Soc. for Pharmacology & Exper. Therapeutics. Co-Recipient: ACS Annual National Award (1977; Bristol Myers Award (1978); General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Award (1980)." (Elizabeth C. Miller. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Elizabeth C. Miller, 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Mrs. Donald Morrisey

"MRS. DONALD MORRISSEY Appleton, Wis. Tour Director ACS Wisconsin Division: Dir. (1960- ); Chm. Exec. Comm. (1954- ); Outagamie Co. Unit: Mem., Bd. and Exec. Comm. Recipient, Annual National-Divisional Award (1959). Midwest Area Advisory Council, Am. National Red Cross (1966- ). (Mrs. Donald Morrisey. 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Mrs. Donald Morrisey, 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Ernest F. Rice Jr.

"ERNEST F. RICE, JR. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chm., Exec. Comm,, Blunt Ellis & Loewi, Inc. (Investment Bankers). ACS Delegate Member (1979- ). ACS Milwaukee Div.: Vice Pres. (1977- ); Mem.: Bd. of Dir. (1972- ), Exec. Comm. (1974- ); Crusade Development Comm. (1972- ). Chm. (1974-78); Treasurer & Chm., Finance Committee (1977]. Trustee, Treasurer & Mem., Exec. Comm., Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Trustee. St. Francis Children's Center. Governor, Nat'l. Assn. Securities Dealers. Mem.: Chicago Symphony Assn. of Milwaukee." (Ernest F. Rice Jr. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Ernest F. Rice Jr., 1980 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

H.I. Romnes

"H. I. ROMNES Chatham, N.J.; Dir.-at-Large (1964- ). Chairman, Am. Tel. & Tel. Co. Board Member: Cities Service Co.; Chem. Bk.; N.Y. Trust Co.; U.S. Steel Co. Member: Mass. Inst. of Tech. Corp.; Inst. of Elec. and Electronics Eng.; N.Y. Chamber of Comm.; Advisory Bd., Salvation Army. Trustee: Seamen's Bank for Savings; Presbyterian Hosp.; Natl. Ind. Conf. Bd.; Natl. Safety Council; Wis. Alumni Research Found." (H.I. Romnes. 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

H.I. Romnes, 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

He was associated with the Bell Telephone system since 1928. He became a director of the New York Life Insurance Co. in 1962. Fellow directors included Paul G. Hoffman, Devereux C. Josephs of the Morgan Guaranty Trust, and Frank Stanton of CBS. (New York Life Adds Member to Its Board. New York Times, Sep. 22, 1962; Display Ad 144. New York Times, Apr. 1, 1963.) He was a director of the Chemical Bank New York Trust Company of New York, along with Maurice T. Moore of Time Inc.; J. Irwin Miller of Cummins Engine Co.; with James Bruce, a director of Loew's, on the advisory board (Display Ad 38. New York Times, Sep. 9, 1959; Display Ad 62. New York Times, Jul. 6, 1960; Display Ad 155. New York Times, Jan. 6, 1964; Display Ad 253. New York Times, Jan. 14, 1966) and G. Keith Funston, who was a member of the National Panel on the Conquest of Cancer the next year. (Display Ad 321. New York Times, Jan. 27, 1970; Display Ad 43. New York Times, Jul. 23, 1971.) Romnes's other directorships included the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, the Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone company, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. (New Board Member Elected by Goodyear. New York Times, Sep. 10, 1964.) He became a director of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York in 1967 (Mutual Life Appoints Romnes to Its Board. New York Times, Oct. 3, 1967.); and Colgate-Palmolive in 1968. (Colgate-Palmolive Co. Elects Board Member. New York Times, Sep. 13, 1968.) He was a director of the United Fund that was formed from the merger of the Greater New York Fund with the American Red Cross. (Major Fund Drives Will Combine Here. By Peter Kihss. New York Times, Nov. 27, 1968.)

"NAMED No. 2 man at A. T. & T., the world's largest corporation, on Dec. 16 . . . Former vice chairman of the board . . . had risen through variety of jobs in the Bell system, including director of operations for Long Lines Department, vice president of parent company, president of Western Electric Company, supply arm for the nationwide system . . . Born March 2, 1907, at Stoughton, Wis. . . . Was graduated in 1928 from the University of Wisconsin . . . Full name is Haakon I. Romnes, but prefers to be known as H.I. . . . First job with telephone company was temporary station installer with a construction crew of Wisconsin Telephone Company on July 5, 1927." (H.I. Romnes. New York Times, Jan. 11, 1965.) His degree was in electrical engineering. (A.T. & T. Chief Joins Seamen's Bank Board. New York Times, Mar. 9, 1965.) "He started with the Bell System in 1935 as a member of the technical staff of Bell Telephone Laboratories." (U.S. Steel Adds Two to Its Board. New York Times, Sep. 2, 1966; A Baker's Lucky Son. Haakon Ingolf Romnes. New York Times, Dec. 22, 1966.) He retired from A.T. & T. in 1972. (H.I. Romnes Dead. Ex-Chief of A.T. & T. New York Times, Nov. 21, 1973.) He was had been elected president of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 1972. (WARF Elects Romnes As Its New President. The Capital Times, May 22, 1972.) UW Chancellor John Wiley was at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1968 to 1974, before joining the UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1975.

Harold P. Rusch

HAROLD P. RUSCH, M.D. Madison. Wisconsin. Dir., McArdle Lab for Ca. Res. (1946-72); Dir., Clin. Ca. Center, U. of Wisconsin (1972-78): Emeritus Prof. of Oncology, U. of Wisc. ACS Hon. Life Mem.; Dir.-at-Large (1965-74); Research Adv. Council (1962-65). ACS Wisc. Div.: Pres. (1972-73); Bd. Mem. Mem.: Comm. on Ca. Res. UICC (1958-66); Nat'l. Adv. Ca. Council, NIH (1954-58); Nat'l. Panel of Consultants, Conquest of Cancer (1970); Nat'l Cancer Adv. Bd. (1972-74). Fellow: Amer. Acad. of Arts & Sciences. Recipient: ACS Annual Nat'l. Award (1972). (Harold P. Rusch. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Harold P. Rusch. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Michael McArdle, President of the Sunbeam Corporation, left stocks to the University of Wisconsin medical school in 1934, which were supplemented by money from the "Public Works Administration" (WPA). (The Beginnings of Cancer Research Centers in the United States, by Harold P. Rusch. April 28, 1982.) The McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research was established in 1940, with Rusch as its first director.

Rusch, 1982 / tobacco document

In 1940, Rusch began investigating "the apparent correspondence between the kind of food given their laboratory mice and the frequency with which the mice developed cancer." It was proclaimed "Conclusive Evidence," and that "enough evidence has been accumulated to justify the conclusion that the incidence of cancer is higher in persons who live in regions where the dietary intake is high." The work was funded by "a fund created in the will of a Wisconsin woman over ten years ago and increased to nearly $676,000 by subsequent grants." (Relation Between Food and Cancer. New York Times, May 27, 1945.) [Miss Jene Bowman of Wisconsin Dells left $450,000.] Council for Tobacco Research member Roswell K. Boutwell came from McArdle, and was co-author with Rusch of "Some Physiological Effects of Chronic Caloric Restriction" (Am J Physiol 1948 Sep 1;154(3):517-524).

Harold P. Rusch was Chairman, James A. Miller, Ph. D, Professor of Oncology, and Helen H. Baldwin, M.S., also of McArdle, were members, making three out of the seven members of the Panel of Objective 1 of the National Cancer Plan, 1972.

Objective 1, 1972 / tobacco document

Rusch was a member of the National Advisory Cancer Council in 1958, along with Lane Adams of the American Cancer Society; 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. Richard S. Schreiber; Dr. Howard E. Skipper; Dr. Warren Weaver (a native of Wisconsin); Mr. James E. Webb; and Dr. Sidney Weinhouse. ([Members of the President's Cancer Panel, 1976, and National Advisory Cancer Council, 1957-71] J Natl Cancer Inst 1977 Aug;59(2suppl):763.) The 1958 NACC established Stanhope Bayne-Jones, Skull & Bones 1910, as chairman of the National Cancer Institute's Panel on Viruses and Cancer. Bayne-Jones was later the senior member of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, which produced the 1964 SG report.

President's Cancer Panel - J Natl Cancer Inst 1977 / tobacco document

The Rev. Perry H. Saito

Stevens Point, Wisconsin. District Superintendent, United Methodist Church, Wisconsin Area. ACS Delegate Member (1971- ). ACS Wisconsin Division: Director-at-Large (1959- ); Past Chairman, Bd. of Directors; Vice President; Member & Officer, Eau Claire & Portage Units. Member (and Past Chairman) Gov. Comm. on Human Rights; Bd. of Dir. Wisconsin Council of Churches; President, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Protestant Legislative Council. Grand Chaplain, Grand Lodge of Wisconsin, F. & A.M. (1975 House of Delegates and Board of Directors. American Cancer Society Inc.)

ACS 1975 House of Delegates and Board of Directors / tobacco document

John K. Scott M.D.

"JOHN K, SCOTT, M.D. Madison, Wisconsin. Physician & Surgeon; Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology, Univ. of Wisconsin Medical School. ACS Delegate Director (1972- ); Delegate Member (1970-72). ACS Wisconsin Div.: Bd. of Dir. (1964- ); Med. & Sci. Comm. (1964- ); Fin.Comm. (1970- ); Staff Personnel Comm. (1970- ); Pres. (1968): Chm., Serv. Comm. (1967); Exec.Comm. (1967-70); Mem. & Past President. Dane Unit. Fellow. Am. Coll. of Surg.. Chm.. Comm. on Cancer (Wisconsin). Mem.. Am. Soc. for Head & Neck Surgery." (John K. Scott M.D. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

John K. Scott M.D., 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Scott was elected president of the State Medical Society in 1985. He also helped develop health insurance programs, one of which became Physicians Plus Medical Group. He retired from active practice in 1995, and died of leukemia at age 71. (Service set for Madison doctor. By William R. Wineke. Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 7, 1997.)

Frank L. Taylor

Frank L. Taylor, Executive Vice President and Director of the International Herald Tribune, was a director-at-large of the American Cancer Society. He was a past president and campaign chairman of the ACS-Milwaukee Division. He was publisher of the Milwaukee Sentinel 1943-54, and a vice president and director of the Hearst Corporation, 1946-55. Past Publisher, Spokane Press, Portland News Telegram, and Seattle Star. (Know Your Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, 1956 and 1957.) The International Herald Tribune was owned by John Hay Whitney. Taylor joined the advertising staff of The Seattle Star in 1922. He died in 1962. (Frank L. Taylor, Newspaper Man. Aug. 29, 1962.)

Frank L. Taylor, American Cancer Society, 1956 / tobacco document
Frank L. Taylor, American Cancer Society, 1957 / tobacco document
Frank L. Taylor, American Cancer Society, 1958 / tobacco document
Frank L. Taylor, American Cancer Society, 1959 / tobacco document

"Also in 1957, the Board of Directors of the Society established an Ad Hoc Committee on Smoking and Health. Its members were: Dr. Warren H. Cole, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine; Dr. John R. Heller, then Director of the National Cancer Institute; Dr. Ochsner; Dr. Ernest L. Stebbins, of Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Howard C. Taylor, Jr., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Rutherford L. Ellis, Chairman of the Board of Lipscomb-Ellls Co., Atlanta, Ga.; William B. Lewis, Chairman of the Board of Kenyon & Eckhardt, Inc., New York City; Monroe J. Rathbone, President and Director of Standard Oil of New Jersey; Dr. Ira DeA. Reid, Professor of Sociology, Haverford College, and Frank L. Taylor, Executive Vice President and Director of the New York Herald Tribune. The Society reafflrmed the importance of presenting basic findings on the link between cigarettes and lung cancer to the public. The Board authorized production of suitable educational materials, including materials designed specifically for high school and college students, and authorized a one-year study of the smoking habits of teen-agers in the Portland, Oregon, school system which would involve nearly 22,000 high school students. Action followed. In December of 1957, the Society began distribution of its leaflet, 'To Smoke Or Not To Smoke.'" (The Position of the American Cancer Society Regarding Tobacco and Lung Cancer. To the City Editor [form letter]. American Cancer Society News Service, Jan. 7, 1964.) Former Governor Walter J. Kohler presided at this meeting. (Society Accepts Cancer-Smoke Tie. New York Times, Nov. 2, 1957.)

The Position of the American Cancer Society Regarding Tobacco and Lung Cancer, 1964 / tobacco document

Robert A. Uihlein Jr.

"ROBERT A. UIHLEIN, JR. Milwaukee. Wis.; :Director-at.Large (1963- ). President & Director, Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company. ACS Milwaukee Division, Former Board Chairman and President. Director: First Wisconsin National Bank - First Wisconsin Trust Company; First Wisconsin Bankshares Corporation; United States Brewers Association; Greater Milwaukee Committee; Gateway Transportation Company, La Crosse, Wis.; Navy League of the United States; Friends of the Museum; Milwaukee Country Day School." (Robert A. Uihlein Jr. 1964 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Robert A. Uihlein Jr., 1964 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Robert A. Uihlein Jr. and Sr. were directors of the First Wisconsin National Bank, which included five Uihleins among its 22 directors, his brother-in-law Robert B. Trainer, and members of the Kasten family. (Display Ad 43. New York Times, Oct. 14, 1947; Display Ad 41. New York Times, Jan. 8, 1948.) He was born in Milwaukee, in 1916, and attended Milwaukee Country Day School and Phillips Andover Academy. He graduated from Harvard with a bachelor of science degree in 1938, and from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1941. At his death (from leukemia), he was a director of the American Cancer Society's Milwaukee division. (Robert A. Uihlein, Chairman of Schlitz, Is Dead at 60. By Murray Illson. New York Times, Nov. 14, 1976.) Robert A. Uihlein Jr.'s aunt was Miss Paula Uihlein, daughter of August E. Uihlein. She gave $100,000 to the Marquette Medical School's department of digestive diseases. (Paula Uihlein, 90, of Brewing Family. New York Times, May 18, 1968.)

Leander J. Van Hecke M.D.

"LEANDER J. VAN HECKE, M.D. Milwaukee, Wis. Pathologist. ACS Milwaukee Division: V. P.; Mem., Bd., Exec., Sci. and Research Comm.; Past Chm., Med. Comm. Prof. of Path., Marquette Univ. Member: Councillor, Wis. State Med. Soc. (Past Chin., Cancer Comm.); Wis. Soc. of Path,; Med. Sec. of Milwaukee Co.; AMA; ASCP; Am. Coll. of Path. Fellow: Coll. of Am. Path.; Am, Acad. of Forensic Sci, Diplomate, Am. Bd. of Path." (Leander J. Van Hecke. 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Leander J. Van Hecke, 1968 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Donald R. Wallace

"DONALD R. WALLACE Madison, Wisconsin. Vice President & Branch Manager, Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood. ACS Delegate Member (1975- ); Field Services Comm.; Legacies & Planned Giving Comm. ACS Wisconsin Division: Chm. Bd. Dir. (1981-); Chm., Crusade Comm. (1975-78); Exec. Comm.; Finance Comm.; Dane County Unit: President (1973-75); Treasurer (1967-73)." (Donald R. Wallace. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Donald R. Wallace, 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

Francis J. Wilcox

"FRANCIS J. WILCOX Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Senior Partner, Wilcox & Wilcox. ACS Honorary Life member. ACS Bd. Chm. (1962-66); Dir., Region IV (1956-62); Dir.-at-Large (1962-66); Past Officer-Director (1966-72). ACS Wisconsin Division: Mem. Bd. of Dir.; Exec. Comm. Member, UICC Exec. Comm.; Chm., Program on Nat. Ca. Org. & Campaign (1970-78). Fellow, Am. Coll. of Trial Lawyers, Mem., Am. Law Inst. Recipient: ACS Nat'l Award (1969)." (Francis J. Wilcox. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Francis J. Wilcox, 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

"The ACS has also been a staunch supporter of the UICC [International Union for the Control of Cancer], responsible for approximately one-half of that organization's budget. A number of leading ACS volunteers -- including Dr. R. Lee Clark, Charles R. Ebersol, Mrs. Audrey Mars, Dr. Gerald P. Murphey, Frank Wilcox, and Armand Willig -- have also worked to help make the UICC the leading organization of its kind in the world." (From "Crusade: The Official History of the American Cancer Society," by Walter S. Ross, Arbor House Publishing Co.,1987.) Francis J. Wilcox, Attorney, Senior Partner of Wilcox & Wilcox, Eau Claire, WI, participated in the Nov. 18, 1981, National Conference on Smoking or Health - Developing a Blueprint for Action, Work Group 6, "High Priority State and Local Governmental Initiatives."

Work Group 6, NCHS, 1981 / tobacco document

In 1963, Wilcox was president of the State Bar of Wisconsin. (Term Bar Poll on Rabinovitz 'Misleading'. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Nov. 20, 1963.) Also in 1963, Wilcox was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, with his name listed directly under that of Mrs. Alfred D. Lasker. This letter from Isador S. Ravdin, President of the ACS, to Leonard Riggleman, President of Morris Henry College, makes it clear that the ACS already dogmatically believed that "cigarette smoking is the major causal factor in the devlopment of lung cancer, and an important contributory factor to coronary artery disease, to emphysema, to pulmonary fibrosis, and to other respiratory disabilities." And the historical record proves that this corrupt and fraudulent organization helped to suppress research on infection, in order to forestall the possiblity of discovering otherwise.

Ravdin to Riggleman, 1963 / tobacco document

Wilcox was an Honorary Life Member of the American Cancer Society in 2000.

ACS Form 990-Annual Report 2000 / ACS (pdf, 123pp)

Wilcox's death was reported in the Bulletin of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Spring 2002. To which we say "Good Riddance."

The Bulletin, Spring 2002 / American College of Trial Lawyers (pdf)

Mrs. Charles Lee Wirth, Jr.

"MRS. CHARLES LEE WIRTH, JR, Milwaukee, Wis.; ACS Director-at-Large. Milwaukee Division, ACS. Vice President and Board Member. Treas., Milwaukee Cancer Diagnostic Clinic (1951~56) Board Member, Community Welfare Council (1947-54); Area Supervisor, American Red Cross (1943-46) ; Co-Chm., Surgical Dressings Dept., American Red Cross (1939-46). (Know your Board of Directors 1956. American Cancer Society Inc.)

Mrs. Charles Lee Wirth, Jr., Know your Board of Directors 1956, ACS / tobacco document

Loren J. Yount

"LOREN J. YOUNT, M.D. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. General Surgeon-Surgical Onclogist: Asst. Clin. Prof. of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin. ACS Delegate Member (1979- ). ACS Milwaukee Division: Pres. (1979- ); Bd. of Dir. (1975- ); Exec. Comm. (1977- ); ACS North Unit: Bd. of Dir.; Past Pres. Prof. Affiliations: St. Mary's Hospital: St. Joseph's Hosp.; Elmbrook Hosp. Affiliate Faculty: Wisconsin Heart Assn. Mem.: Milwaukee County Med. Soc.; Wisconsin State Med. Soc.; AMA." (Loren J. Yount. 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Inc.)

Loren J. Yount, 1982 House of Delegates and Board of Directors, ACS / tobacco document

The University of Wisconsin

Dr. Harold C. Bradley, UC 1901, PhD Yale 1905

Dr. Harold Cornelius Bradley came to the University of Wisconsin from the University of California at Berkeley in 1906. He was one of the first three members of the new UW Medical School. This was during the presidency of Charles R. Van Hise, an appointee of Governor Robert M. La Follette. LaFollette in turn was a longtime crony of Chicago industrialist Charles R. Crane, the machiavelli behind the Bolshevik revolution. Harold C. Bradley married Crane's daughter in 1908. He retired in 1948 and returned to Berkeley to live. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was the main speaker at the UC's Charter Day ceremony honoring Bradley. (Sun-Drenched Crowd Hails Alumnus, 96, of 1900 Class. Oakland Tribune, Apr. 12, 1975.) He died in 1976. (Dr. Bradley, Co-Founder Of Hoofers, Dies at Age 97. The Capital Times, Jan. 6, 1976.)

His doctoral degree was based on "making food tests for the United States army in conjunction with Professor Russell H. Chittenden [Berzelius 1875] of the Sheffield Scientific School." He was also a member of "a club of Yale students who have formed a club to further dietary doctrines." Members of the club had eaten no meats for months. (Sierra Club Is Ready For Trip. Oakland Tribune, Jun. 9, 1904.)

Dr. Harold C. Bradley's father was Cornelius Beach Bradley, Oberlin 1868, B.D. Yale 1871, who was instructor of English and rhetoric at the UC-Berkeley from 1882-1911, and emeritus. His great grandfather, Dan Bradley, graduated from Yale in 1789, and won the Berkeley Scholarship. His grandfather was a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Siam [Thailand]. (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1935-1936, p. 226; Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College with annals of the college history, 1778-1792, 1885, p. 628.)

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1935-1936 / Yale University Library (pdf, 278 pp)
Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale, 1778-1792 / Internet Archive (pdf, 628 pp)

Anti-smoking at the University of Wisconsin

UW Students Were Guinea Pigs for US Government Anti-Smoking Brainwashing Experiments

University of Wisconsin Grant No. 5303: 7/1/65 - 6/30/66 $9600 FY 65; 7/1/66 - 6/30/67 $36,713 FY 66; 7/1/67 - 7/30/68 $27,180 FY 67; Project Officer Roy L. Davis. Grant Description: "This project, by building on a large study of the attitudes and values of college students at the University of Wisconsin, will investigate the relationship of changes in smoking attitudes and behavior among these students to social and psychological factors. This study includes 4100 students of the freshman class of 1965. This .class will be sub-sampled to study selective factors in performance as well as changes in values, self-image and behavior. The project will try to identify the characteristics of those students who are likely to start smoking on arrival to college. Over a three year period, successive sub-samples will be drawn in an experimental design which includes discussion manipulation (selective distribution of anti-smoking information and viewpoints) and evaluation of the efficiency of such efforts." Sociology Professor Edgar F. Borgatta was on the NCSH mailing list. (National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health Cancer Control Project Grants Active As of October 1, 1967.)

NCSH Grants, 1967 / tobacco document

The 1990 University of Wisconsin Smoking Ban

University of Wisconsin Chancellor Donna Shalala demanded a smoking ban covering all university facilities, including residence halls and graduate student apartments. The Alliance Party, which opposed the smoking ban, won a landslide victory in the student government election. The Tobacco Institute hireling who prepared the report, David T. Scheler of Diversified Communications Industries, demonstrated their hostility by saying, "Carol Thompson, a radical smokers' rights activist, unfortunately was present to voice her opposition to the ban," and cited a statement that was no more radical than what a vast multitude of smokers have voiced, that it's like Nazi Germany, as evidence of my supposed undesireability. The Tobacco Institute's real goal was to co-opt real smokers' rights advocacy with unctuous, corporate-funded phony smokers' rights, with a false pretense of opposition that never goes too deep, so that the anti-smokers can get away with their smoking bans with a minimum of fuss. (Wisconsin's Proposed Campus Smoking Ban. Prepared by Diversified Communications Services, David T. Scheler, Inc., for Dan Nelson, Tobacco Institute Regional Vice President, Region IV. Nov. 5, 1990.) Shalala's career was subsequently enhanced by her appointment as US Health and Human Services Secretary under President Clinton, where she anointed Jeffrey Koplan as CDC Director.

1990 University of Wisconsin Smoking Ban / tobacco document

The reporter for the student newspaper Badger Herald misrepresented my comments as mere denial of smoking dangers, and ignored the substantive issue of the anti-smokers' deliberate use of defective students in order to falsely blame smoking and secondhand smoke for diseases that are really caused by infection. The little scumbag can no doubt look forward to a successful and well-rewarded career as a lie-spewing so-called "journalist." (Smoking ban forum helps to clear the air. Badger Herald. By James Mason, Staff Writer. Badger Herald, Oct. 26, 1990.)

Badger Herald, Oct. 26, 1990 / tobacco document

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Donald C. Slichter

President of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. "The son of the late Charles S. Slichter, dean of the University's graduate school from 1929 to 1934, Donald Slichter was graduated from the U.W. in 1922 with a major in chemical engineering. In 1925 he became a partner and business manager of the geophysical and engineering firm of Mason, Slichter and Gould with offices in Madison and Toronto. When thias firm disbanded in 1929, Slichter joined the investment firm of Thomas E. Brittingham Jr. Five years later Slichter became director of public utility and bond research with Northwestern Mutual. In 1949 he became a vice president of the company and was named president in 1958. He was chairman of the board of WARF in 1961." (Donald Slichter Alumnus of Year, The Capital Times, May 3, 1961.) He was also a director of Mautz Paint and Varnish Co., Rex Chainbelt Co., Pelton Steel Castings Co., The Wisconsin Electric Power Co. of Milwaukee, and Kimberly-Clark Corp. As well as a trustee of WARF, he was a trustee and member of the investment committee of Lawrence University, Appleton. (Slichter Named Mautz Director. Wisconsin State Journal, Apr. 4, 1965.) He and Bernard M. Mautz were elected vice presidents of WARF in 1972. (WARF Elects Romnes As Its New President. The Capital Times, May 22, 1972.)

In 1977, the Ralston Purina Co. of St. Louis purchased all shares of the WARF Institute Inc. Ralston Purina executives Arvid W. Munson, J.J. Anton, P.H. Hatfield and W.L. Golden; and W.R. Kellett and D.C. Slichter of the WARF board and Philip H. Derse, president of the WARF Institute, were elected to the new board. (New WARF directors named. Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 1, 1977.)

WARF trustee Lee R. Raymond, former Chairman of Exxon Mobil, has been a director of J.P. Morgan & Co. and JPMorgan Chase since 1987.

Did WARF use its biotech billions for economic blackmail and/or bribes to push smoking bans?

"In October 2000 Heller Ehrman opened a Madison, Wisconsin, office when it hired two biotechnology partners from the law firm of Foley & Lardner. David Harth, one of the two partners, said in the Madison Capital Times that Heller was "if not the premier, one of the premier, law firms in the country in life sciences and biotechnology." At least 40 biotechnology firms were based in the Madison area, mainly because of research programs at the University of Wisconsin in Madison." (Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. Funding Universe. Accessed 07/22/07). The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is a client of Heller Ehrman. (History. Heller Ehrman LLP. Accessed 10/21/07.) A nephew of Heller, Ehrman founder Sidney M. Ehrman financed Philip Morris in the 1960s, while Heller Ehrman partner Julian N. Stern represented ALZA Corporation, the developer of the nicotine patch. Stern was a longtime officer of the American Cancer Society.

Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe / Funding Universe

Mayoral spokesman George Twigg said that "In a seven-page review of the mayor's record prepared for editorial boards, for instance, there were three lines that mentioned the smoking ban in the context of economic development [emphasis added]. (Area medics give big to Cieslewicz. But they resist saying it's due to smoking ban. By Lee Sensenbrenner. The Capital Times, July 29, 2006.)

Michael E. Falk, Director of Intellectual Property of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, is a director of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association, and also a former member (resigned June 6, 2007) of the City of Madison Economic Development Commission. And, what is Falk's relation to anti-smoker Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk? (Anti-smoker newspaper editor Thomas W. Still, who purposely keeps the public ignorant of these things, also attended the EDC meeting.)

Board of Directors / Wisconsin Biotechnology
EDC Meeting Minutes, June 6, 2007 / City of Madison

Michael C. Fiore

"Prior to his current posts he was Medical Epidemiologist, United States Office on Smoking and Health (OSH)." (Biography, Michael Fiore MD, American Medical Association, Feb. 1994 est..)

Fiore bio, 1994 / tobacco document

Fiore has a $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Aug 2005 - Jul 2008.

Fiore - Network to sustain and expand tobacco-related health care policy and systems change / RWJF

In 2004, Fiore's Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention received a five-year, $8.5 million dollar grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and it continues to receive an extra $170,000 per year supplement from the National Cancer Institute. In 1997, it received an eight-year grant for $6.7 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and in 2000 a five-year, $100,000 per year communications supplement and a five-year, $150,000 per year policy research supplement, which continue in 2005. It received $1.8 million in 2005 from the State of Wisconsin, and $550,000 from the University of Wisconsin "through a variety of funding mechanisms." It also received $400,000 from pharmaceutical companies for clinical trials of varenicline (aka Chantix - Pfizer), rimonabant (Sanofi-Aventis), and NicVax (Nabi). Total income, $45 million from 1992 to 2005. Its 2005 budget was $5.5 million.

2005 Annual Report / Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention

"Michael Fiore is in charge of revising federal guidelines on how to get smokers to quit. He also runs an academic research center funded in part by drug companies that make quit-smoking aids, and he personally has received tens of thousands of dollars in speaking and consulting fees from those companies.... An unpublished National Cancer Institute survey of 8,200 people who tried quitting found that at three months, users of the nicotine patch and users of bupropion remained abstinent at higher rates than did users of no medication. But at nine months, the no-medication group held an advantage over every category of stop-smoking medicine. The study was presented at a world tobacco conference last summer [emphasis added].... The researcher who raised the first serious questions about nicotine replacement therapy says it may fall into a rarely discussed gap between efficacy in clinical trials and effectiveness in the real world. Greater use of medication is not "associated with any increase in successful quitting in the population," says John Pierce, a University of California, San Diego, professor of medicine who was lead author of a 2002 Journal of the American Medical Association article finding no superior benefit from over-the-counter nicotine substitutes inCalifornia.... Dr. Fiore holds a chair at Wisconsin that is funded by GlaxoSmithKline. He directs a tobacco research center that received nearly $1 million in funding from makers of quit-smoking medicine in 2004 and $400,000 in 2005. Between 1999 and 2004, Dr. Fiore personally pocketed $10,000 to $40,000 a year from the quitting-aid industry for honorariums and consulting work. He says he stopped such work in 2005. In the U.S. government's 2005 civil case against the tobacco industry, it chose Dr. Fiore as an expert witness. He was asked to estimate the damages owed to federal taxpayers as a result of smoking and to devise a plan for spending those damages. Dr. Fiore came up with an estimate of $130 billion, and a plan to spend about $5.2 billion a year of that mostly on counseling and medication -- a measure that could have doubled the size of the stop-smoking medicine market. [Note that this charlatan has no professional expertise in the subject of smoking costs. It demonstrates what an outrageous sham the government's case was.] The American Cancer Society has allowed its logo to be placed on stop-smoking products in exchange for money. A Cancer Society spokesman defends that decision, crediting the pharmaceutical industry for bringing invaluable marketing muscle to the society's Great American Smokeout every November. Those who advocate medication sometimes fail to disclose that they have financial ties to companies. In an article on Voice of America's Web site last year, Jack Henningfield, identified only as a smoking-cessation expert, urged smokers to 'go to the consumer-friendly Web site that I like, which is www.quit.com.' Dr. Henningfield is a principal of Pinney Associates, a consulting firm whose largest client is GlaxoSmithKline, operator of the quit.com site. [Whose founder is John Mercer Pinney, Skull & Bones 1965 - another missing disclosure. S&B has been ringleading the anti-smoking persecution from the very beginning!] Other articles citing Dr. Henningfield's views on smoking have identified him as a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine without mentioning the GlaxoSmithKline connection. Dr. Henningfield, who holds a doctorate in psychology, is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins. He says only 10% of his income comes from Hopkins. Dr. Henningfield says he always tells journalists about his financial ties to industry. But in an interview with The Wall Street Journal last summer, Dr. Henningfield promoted the use of stop-smoking medicine without volunteering any information about those ties. He says he thought GlaxoSmithKline's public-relations firm had already provided the information." (Behind Antismoking Policy, Influence of Drug Industry. By Kevin Helliker. Feb. 7, 2007.)

University of Wisconsin Chancellor John Wiley

UW Chancellor John Wiley epitomizes the intellectually corrupt and greed-driven leeches who run US universities today. He doesn't give a damn if the science is corrupt, as long as it draws a big pile of MONEY to the school. Wiley praises Michael Fiore, the vile founder and director of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention: "In ten years, Michael Fiore has grown CTRI from a small program in the corner of the Medical School to a major contributor to research and application in the state and the nation... But what impresses me about Dr. Fiore is his commitment to the health of the citizens of Wisconsin." SIC and BARF. Fiore's "commitment" to health consists lying about the health risks of smoking, so he can profit while smokers and nonsmokers alike die of phony "smoking-related" diseases that are really caused by INFECTION. (Fiore Receives Innovators Award. UW Health News Release, July 23, 2003.) WHEN THE PEASANTS WITH PITCHFORKS MARCH ON THEIR CASTLE, IT WON'T BE BECAUSE THEY HATE KNOWLEDGE, AS THESE LICE WOULD TRY TO PRETEND; BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE BLOODSUCKING MURDERERS.

Fiore Award / CTRI (pdf)

Wiley first came to the UW in 1964 after getting his masters degree in physics from Indiana University. He was at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1968 to 1974, before joining the UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1975. He has been chancellor since 2001. "He also serves on several local and community boards, including those for the William T. Evjue Foundation, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, American Family Mutual Insurance Company, UW Hospital and Clinics Authority, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University Research Park, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Venture Investors and BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute." (Chancellor Wiley’s biography. University of Wisconsin.) H.I. Romnes, former president and CEO of A.T.&T., was an alumnus of Bell Labs, a director of the American Cancer Society and president of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Wiley's father was a pharmacist in Evansville, Indiana.

John Wiley bio / University of Wisconsin

Jane E. Brody

Jane E. Brody, the health fascism propagandist of the New York Times, is a product of the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism.

Ira Sharenow

Anti-smoking fanatic Ira Sharenow has been a teaching assistant in the UW-Madison Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences since 1989.

Sharenow Resume, 2005 / University of Wisconsin - Madison (pdf)

UW Epidemiologist Patrick Remington is a Corrupt Liar

Patrick Remington falsely blames smoking for perinatal illnesses that are really caused by infection. He is wasting our tax dollars, which could have been spent on finding ways to prevent chorioamnionitis. (Addressing High Rates of Smoking During Pregnancy in Wisconsin. V Newburn, P Remington, P Poppard. 2002 Nov;3(7):

Remington / Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Remington is on the board of editorial advisors of "Preventing Chronic Disease," the Centers for Disease Control's newly-launched vehicle for the health fascist social engineering agenda envisioned by Skull & Bones-backed C.-E.A. Winslow and by the American Cancer Society's predecessor, the American Society for the Control of Cancer, in the 1920s.

Editorial Board / Preventing Chronic Disease

Remington and Peter Layde are co-directors of the "Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute," funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Fund for a Healthy Future of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), and the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Its presumable purpose is to scout for, recruit, nurture, and train the corrupt, lying scum of the earth, and install them in positions of power to persecute and oppress the people.

About Us / Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute

UW - Milwaukee School of Public Health: Doyle expands health fascism

Gov. Doyle wants to funnel $300,000 in capital funds, plus $200,000 in operating funds, to create detailed plans for the future UWM School of Public Health, which would be developed in or near downtown Milwaukee. (Millions proposed for research efforts. By Tom Daykin and John Schmid. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar. 19, 2007.) Most so-called "schools of public health" are mere vehicles for health fascism, in which naked charlatanism is smuggled in under cover of real epidemiology. And Milwaukee's would be no exception. The so-called "public health experts" participating in the planning process include Patricia W. Wahl, Dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, a true-believing robot who in decades of tunnel-visioned "research" on cardiovascular disease has never glanced at the infection hypothesis; Hugh Tilson, Clinical Professor of Public Health Leadership, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, whose activities include serving as review coordinator for "Clearing the Smoke Assessing the Science Base for Tobacco Harm Reduction" (National Academy Press, 2001.) This flagrantly political sham was funded by the FDA to shill for of tobacco regulation: Robert B. Wallace, Vice-Chairman of the Committee to Assess the Science Base for Tobacco Harm Reduction which concocted it, said: "Regulation of all tobacco products is a necessary precondition for assuring a scientific basis for judging the effects of using the potential reduced-exposure products and for assuring that the health of the public is protected." (Statement of Robert B. Wallace, M.D., M.Sc. This testimony was delivered by Dr. Wallace at a hearing in front of the House Government Reform Committee, June 3, 2003.) Sic! Since when has FDA regulation ever been "a necessary precondition" for scientific assessment of anything! The reviewers included anti-smoking warhorse Jonathan M. Samet, who has been a ringleader of every piece of anti-smoker junk, including Surgeon General Reports from the 1980s to the latest in 2004, the EPA ETS report, and the 2002 IARC report, as well as testifying against the tobacco industry in state and the federal tobacco lawsuits.

Millions proposed for research efforts / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Search: Wahl PW / PubMed
Clearing the Smoke Assessing the Science Base for Tobacco Harm Reduction / tobacco document
Statement of Robert B. Wallace / National Academies of Science

David Edward Lasker, Patron of PC

He and his family are powerful alumni of the University of Wisconsin, and relatives of Mary Woodard Lasker, the late dictator of the US health establishment. These are the kind of people who can make it rain tax dollars upon the University, e.g., Michael Fiore's multimillion-dollar quit-smoking clinic. And also set terms beneficial to the anti-smokers, such as permitting Ira Sharenow to remain at the University for many years, nominally employed as a teaching assistant, while he devotes vast quantities of time and uses the University's resources to engineer smoking bans around the state. Needless to say, the local media never tell us about these people - THEY SERVE THEM, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PEOPLE.

"Sarah V. Lewis Is Future Bride of D.E. Lasker. Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, July 22 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Lewis of Washington and Blue Mounds, Wis., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sara Varnum Lewis, to David Edward Lasker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris E. Lasker of Chappaqua, N.Y., and Chilmark, Mass. The wedding is planned for Aug. 24. Miss Lewis is attending the University of Wisconsin. Her father, a consultant in agricultural and international economics, was with the Department of Agriculture and has been agricultural coordinator for former Gov. Gaylord A. Nelson of Wisconsin and administrative assistant to Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin. Mr. Lasker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and has completed a year with the university's law school. He is now training with the Teacher Corps and will teach on Indian reservations in the Nebraska-South Dakota border area. His father, a partner in the New York law firm of Battle, Fowler, Stokes & Kheel, will become a judge in October. His nomination to the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York has been confirmed by the Senate. Miss Lewis is a grand-daughter of Mrs. Sidney Deeds Wells of Blue Mounds and the late Mr. Wells, and of Mrs. George A. Lewis of Frederick, Md. and the late Mr. Lewis. Her fiance is a grandson of Mrs. William Schubach of La Mesa, Calif., and the late Mr. Schubach, and of Mrs. Isaac H. Levy of New York and the late Harry M. Lasker." (New York Times, July 23, 1968, pg. 24.)

"Prior to his 1968 appointment to the bench by President Lyndon B. Johnson, he was staff attorney for the United States Senate Committee Investigating National Defense Programs (1941-1942) and was in private practice in New York City (1946-1968)." (Judge Morris Edward Lasker bio, in: The United States District Court of the Southern District of New York: A Retrospective (1990-2000). The New York County Lawyers' Association Committee on the Federal Courts, Dec. 2002.)

Judge Morris Edward Lasker bio / New York County Lawyers' Association (pdf, 55pp)
Morris E. Lasker bio / Federal Judiciary Center

New York Times, Feb. 7, 1934, pg. 22: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Levy announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Jane Lasker, to Richard E. Samek. She was a daughter of the late Harry M. Lasker of Galveston, Texas. [Harry Lasker was a brother of Albert D. Lasker, and brother-in-law of Mary Woodard Lasker -cast]

David Lasker was state field coordinator for the campaign of Gov. Patrick Lucey. (County Group Is Formed for Lucey. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, May 29, 1970.)

"Developing Power: How Women Transformed International Development (The Feminist Press at CUNY) includes a memoire by Martha Wells Lewis '45 about her contributions to the "women in development" movement.... Lewis, of Washington, D.C., is married to Robert Lewis '42, a former editor of the Daily Cardinal, and notes that 'four of our four children,' plus a daughter-in-law, are Badger grads. Grandson Adam Lasker '00 of Chicago served as the Daily Cardinal's editor fifty-seven years after his grandfather did." (Early Years, compiled by Paula Wagner Apfelbach '83. University of Wisconsin Alumni News, Summer 2005, p. 1.)

Early Years / UW Alumni 2005 (pdf, 7pp)

David Lasker attended at least one Madison smoking ban hearing, on the anti-smoker side, of course. And his cousin, Edward, Albert Lasker's son, was on the board of directors of Philip Morris from 1962 to 1980 - demonstrating how the anti-smoking conspirators control both sides in order to plunder smokers.

And, as for that heart-rendering PC sentimentality about the Indians: An illustrious family forebear, Eduard Lasker, was one of a group of German financiers who attended the celebration of the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Seattle in 1883. "The Sioux Chief 'Sitting Bull', the old adversary of General Custer, spoke at that occasion in his native Lakota tongue - translated as a friendly greeting, but actually containing a condemnation of all the land thieves, their works, and all their pomp." So he and his ilk are the spawn of Robber Barons, and they are still getting away with their predations!

Furthermore, the Lasker family has ties to the Order of Skull & Bones that go back before 1883. When the aforementioned forebear unexpectedly croaked in New York City, he was autopsied by William H. Welch (S&B 1870), and Andrew Dickson White (S&B 1853) orated at his funeral. And, the 1964 Surgeon General Report that Mary Lasker incited, was directed by Stanhope Bayne-Jones, Skull & Bones 1910.

And then there's Roz Diane Lasker, whose presence on the secret Clinton Health Care Task Force was revealed only after a lawsuit by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. And James Woodard Fordyce, Mary Woodard Lasker's nephew, a director of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and life member of the American Cancer Society, who was on the visiting committee of the Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center of the University of Wisconsin.

David Lasker Saves Society From A Catholic Shrine

Lasker was the attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which went to court in 1998 over a 14-foot shrine, donated by the Knights of Columbus, showing Jesus on an elevated globe with the words "Christ Guide Us On Our Way," which since 1959 had been grievously injuring intolerant passers-by who might assume it was on public property. "This clear violation of the Establishment Clause was continuing despite a real estate transaction that nobody would have any reason to know about unless they were looking over the fine print of a document with the register of deeds," Lasker whined. Speaking of Establishments of Religion, for six decades Lasker's family has been imposing their crypto-religious health fascist faith on the American people at taxpayer expense, with relevant scientific criticism forbidden.

Marshfield / Freedom From Religion Foundation

David Lasker and the Marijuana Hypocrites

Sponsored by University Health Services of the University of Wisconsin and The Progressive magazine, "community leaders" [i.e., the anointed elite] on the panel include John Nichols, Capitol Times editorial page editor, who has never been fair to tobacco smokers; David Lasker; and John "Sly" Sylvester, WTDY talk show host. (Drug Policy Reform: A New Paradigm For An Old Predicament, Oct. 9, 1999.) "Attorney David Lasker, chairman of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, spoke in favor of legalization of illicit drugs. 'The ugliness of our culture comes from the drug policies in our country today... and is a vehicle for racism,' Lasker said." (Panel Discusses US War on Drugs. By Ben Wright, Badger Herald.) Meanwhile, the Lasker Syndicate's health policies have turned the country into a giant Tuskegee Experiment, and they abuse the law by looting hundreds of billions of dollars from smokers under the false pretext of "recouping smoking costs" that are not a net burden to the government. AND YOU WON'T FIND ANY OF THESE DESPICABLE "COMMUNITY LEADERS" STANDING UP FOR US.

Drug Policy Reform / University of Wisconsin
Panel Discusses US War On Drugs / MAPINC

David Lasker is one of the puppetmasters behind Barack Obama!

"Lasker and his cousin John Schwarz, an author and emeritus professor of political science at the University of Arizona in Tucson, initially made contact with people close to Obama in 2006, before he announced his candidacy.... The two have held symposiums in Washington, D.C., for high-level political consultants, political analysts, editors and commentators on the subject." Lasker claims that "The founders believed very strongly that in order to promote freedom, it's essential that governments step in and make sure that Americans are doing a good job 'at being our brother and sisters' keepers, as Obama puts it when he talks about that.'" "In the last 30 years, for example, the overall productivity of the American worker has gone up more than 75 percent, while actual pay in real terms hasn't gone up a nickel, Lasker said." [And that is because the additional money workers would have gotten all went to the Laskers' pet cause, health insurance! -cast] (Inauguration speech may include local attorney's words. By Samara Kalk Derby. The Capital Times, Jan. 13, 2009.)

Corrupt Anti-Smoker Politicians

Tommy Thompson and James Doyle are cronies of the same corrupt clique of insiders - who have slimed up both sides of the aisle in the Legislature. See "The American Cancer Society, Casinos, and Corruption"

James Doyle and the Tobacco Lawyers

Former Wisconsin Attorney General James Doyle, who jumped on the anti-smoker bandwagon to loot smokers instead of standing up for truth, freedom and justice, is now the governor.. The Milwaukee Shepherd Express exposed his relationship to the private law firms who were his instigators and accomplices. "Employees of the law firms - Milwaukee's Habush, Habush and Rottier and Whyte, Hirschboeck Dudek, along with the Janesville-based Brennan, Steil, Basting and McDougall - poured $73,066 into Doyle's campaign between 1995 and July 2002. The timing is significant, since 1995 marks the year Robert Habush first pitched tobacco-settlement work to the attorney general in a May 22 letter that was recently obtained by Shepherd Express through a Wisconsin Open Records request..." (The Tobacco Connection, by Chuck Nowlen. Milwaukee Shepherd Express 2002 Aug 29;23(35).)

Nowlen / Shepherd Express 2002

Philip Morris's insipid and sniveling response to Attorney General Doyle's lawsuit, Feb. 5, 1997. According to Lasker-controlled PM, the only wrongs were that it was "copycat;" that "they seek to use the courts to legislate public policy on tobacco;" that tobacco is a legal product [as if the bloodsuckers can't change the laws to suit themselves], that smokers paid lots of taxes to Wisconsin, and that smokers knew the risks - and not that it was founded on a deliberate Big Lie that smokers are an economic burden, and used deliberate scientific fraud to falsely blame smoking for diseases that are really caused by infection. THIS IS A SELLOUT AND WE KNOW IT! In fact, the anti-smoking lice conspired to take over Philip Morris so they could loot smokers by purposely throwing the lawsuit.

Philip Morris, Feb. 5, 1997 / tobacco document

"Doyle stressed that Wisconsin taxpayers will not have to pay the costs of the suit. The American Cancer Society, the State Medical Society, Tobacco Free Wisconsin, and two lawyers in private practice in Wisconsin have agreed to assume the costs of filing the suit and pursuing it in court." (Doyle to Sue Tobacco Firms; At Stake: Tax Money Spent on Smoking-Linked Ills. By David Callender. Capital Times, November 26, 1996.) In other words, Doyle is a mere cats-paw for the anti-smokers - and their sluts in the media smugly approve. Furthermore, the exorbitant "damages" he demanded were founded upon deliberately fraudulent smoking cost studies, which pretended that nonsmokers' costs did not exist, in order to falsely pretend that the state suffered financial losses when it actually benefitted. And then this lie-spewing piece of subhuman garbage accuses the tobacco industry of "conspiracy to mislead, deceive and confuse!"

"On March 21, 1997, the Joint Committee on Finance approved 8.0 program revenue (PR) project positions to for two years to provide DOJ [Department of Justice] additional personnel to coordinate the litigation efforts of special counsel and to oversee the tobacco litigation generally. Funding for the positions came from private, non-profit, anti-tobacco groups (such as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the Wisconsin Medical Society). As of the time of the approval of the positions in March, 1997, the Wisconsin Division of the American Cancer Society had pledged $150,000 and the American Cancer Society had pledged to generate as much as $500,000 annually from other organizations to support the state's tobacco litigation effort. Under the agreement, if the state was successful in its litigation against the tobacco industry, the state agreed to reimburse the private, non-profit, anti-tobacco groups the sums they had advanced to support the state's tobacco litigation effort. The state ultimately reimbursed these groups $230,000." (Tobacco Settlement and Tobacco Control Board. Informational Paper #79. Prepared by Paul Onsager and Rachel Carabell. Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau.) And WHEN has the vaunted Philip Morris ever attempted to do such a thing on behalf of smokers' rights? NEVER! Nor have have they ever uttered so much as a peep of thinking of such a thing. They have never spent one penny on behalf of smokers' rights, their PR smokescreen notwithstanding. And futhermore, this relationship of the American Cancer Society and its corrupt allies with the state is flagrant FASCISM! And it's all with the smug, self-righteous approval of the vermin in the media!

Tobacco Settlement and Tobacco Control Board / Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (pdf, 20pp)

Special Counsel for the State of Wisconsin, Nov. 5, 1997: Robert L. Habush, Habush, Habush, Davis & Rottier; Thomas J. Basting Sr., Brennan, Steil, Basting & MacDougall; Robert B. Scott and Ross A. Anderson, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. (State of Wisconsin, Plaintiff, V. Philip Morris Incorporated, Defendants. State of Wisconsin's Brief in Opposition to the Defendants' Motions to Dismiss the Amended Complaint. Case Number: 97-Cv-328.)

State of Wisconsin v. Philip Morris et al. / tobacco document

Tommy Thompson and the Tobacco Lawyers

Attorney General James Doyle announced that he was ready to file the Wisconsin tobacco lawsuit on Oct. 17, 1996, but it needed Gov. Tommy Thompson's approval. Despite the fact that Wisconsin's tobacco lawsuit merely parrots others, Doyle claimed that he would need 14 more full-time lawyers for his staff to handle it, unless outside attorneys were brought in. Gov. Thompson's spokesman claimed that the attorneys would be chosen by competitive bidding, but there was none; Doyle and Thompson tried to dodge accusations of impropriety by each picking the other's cronies from a list. And, Thompson didn't give his approval until the Janesville firm of Brennan, Steil, Basting, and MacDougal was added on Feb. 17, 1997. Thompson's personal lawyer, George Steil Sr., who created a blind trust for him, is a partner of the firm. Thompson appointed Steil to a seven-year term on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents in 1990. Independent Candidate Ed Garvey's spokesman said that "To say that Steil was forced on him by Doyle is pretty ridiculous, given [Thompson and Steil's] relationship." (Firm of Governor's Crony to Share Tobacco Bounty. By John-David Morgan. The Shepherd-Express, May 21, 1998;19(21) Link died: www.shepherd-express.com/shepherd/19/21/headlines/news_digest.html.)

"Thompson’s ‘95-‘96 travel tab had heavier corporate sponsorship than his earlier treks. For example, he reported a $1,288 trip paid for by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a $1,170 trip from Kohler Co., and a $1,200 outing from the Outdoor Amusement Business Association, all last year. In ‘95, he listed $1,157 in travel expenses from cable TV executive Don Jones, $1,106 for a trip from the National Association of Manufacturers, $1,070 from GTE Corp., $414 from Wausau Paper Co. and $450 from Johnson Controls. Most have had regulatory or legislative interests in state government. For example, Blue Cross Blue Shield had concerns about a health insurance reform proposal, Kohler wanted state permits to develop a golf resort and GTE was interested in a major telecommunications deregulation plan." "Philip Morris substantially funded Thompson’s trips to Australia, Africa and England through three non-profit groups: the America-European Community Association, the New York Society for International Affairs and Libertad, all ostensibly formed to promote free trade, the Journal Sentinel reported last week. Andrew Whist, a Philip Morris senior vice president, runs all three organizations, with the assistance of other Philip Morris employees. One of the groups received 98% of its contributions from the tobacco company between 1991 and 1995. Philip Morris had registered lobbyists in Wisconsin at the time of the trips. The total value of those three trips: about $16,000." (Free Thompson trips have risen sharply. By Steve Schultze and Daniel Bice. The Milwaukee Journal, August 7, 1997.) Those are just facades which hide ulterior motives: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota joined that state's tobacco lawsuit, former Gov. Walter J. Kohler was a high official of the American Cancer Society, and the National Association of Manufacturers has been in close cahoots with the workplace health fascists since at least 1984. And the Philip Morris contributions were the biggest spoof of all, because Philip Morris is controlled by the anti-smokers. Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nevada Gov. Bob Miller and Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice and their wives, as well as the governor of Guam and his wife, accompanied Thompson on various of his Philip Morris-funded trips. (‘On future trips like this we should know who’s paying,’ governor says. By Daniel Bice and Steve Schultze. The Wisconsin State Journal, Aug. 1, 1997.)

Tommy Thompson joins U.S. Preventive Medicine, a privately held "proactive, preventive health management" company, i.e. health fascist contractor, as National Polict Advisor. He is a partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Boyd D. Lyles, Jr., M.D., Executive Vice President Chief Medical Officer, "is an internationally known physician, lecturer and author specializing in prevention, and wellness, particularly heart health. He graduated with a B.S. in industrial engineering from TMU and received his medical degree from University of Texas. Dr. Lyles presently practices internal and preventive medicine in Dallas, is the director of the Heart Health and Wellness Center and is on the national speaking faculty for Merck Corporation. From 1984 to 2001, he held various medical positions associated with the Cooper Clinic and the Cooper Wellness Program. He is a frequent national and international speaker on the subjects of lipids, health, nutrition and fitness." Carrie Mummert, Senior Director Business Development, "has spent over 10 years working with national nonprofit organizations like the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes." "The Prevention Plan will identify employees at risk of disease and provide the analysis of Health Risk Assessments and Prevention Plan screening tests to Prevention Plan affiliated physicians. These physicians will then be able to appropriately monitor risk factors, lifestyle changes, and make the needed treatment decisions. The physician efforts will be aided by the trained and qualified Health Coaches provided to employers by U.S. Preventive Medicine. Health Coaches offer telephonic and internet lifestyle coaching and encouragement." (http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com, accessed Jan. 19, 2008.)

Thompson was Governor from 1987 to 2001. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services report, "Healthier People in Wisconsin," Feb. 1990, is one of the products of his regime.

Healthier People in Wisconsin, 1990 / tobacco document

George K. Steil

Thompson's longtime personal attorney, George Steil Sr. of Janesville, was a member of the UW Board of Regents since 1990, and president from 1992 to 1994. He also chaired the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, the clinical practice group of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, from 1995 to 1999, and was a member of the board of the UW Hospital Authority from 1995 to 2004. He was a member of the corporate board of the Catholic diocese of Madison. (George Steil Sr., former UW regent, dies at 84. By Pat Simms. Wisconsin State Journal, Apr. 3, 2009.) Mrs. Steil was a fund raiser for the American Heart Association. (309 Women to Solicit for Heart Fund Sunday. Janesville Gazette, Feb. 22, 1958.) George Steil and his law partner, James Brennan, were elected board members of the Rock County unit of the American Cancer Society in 1958. Tom Anderson, Radio Station WGEZ, Beloit, was also elected. (Cancer Society Names President, 6 Board Members. Janesville Gazette, Nov. 14, 1958.) Brennan was elected president the next year. (Looking Backward. Janesville Gazette, Jul. 11, 1969.) Steil also raised money for the Heart Association in 1961. ($5,266 Donated to Heart Fund. Janesville Gazette, Mar. 16, 1961.)

State Senator Fred Risser

The biggest fascist of them all, State Senator Fred Risser, has never met an oppressive and meddlesome bill that he didn't like. He is against guns and gambling as well as smoking, and adores seat belt and helmet laws. Risser is part of a four-generation family political dynasty, and the state has been blighted by his personal presence in the legislature continuously since 1956. He owes his political longevity to the dominant presence of the University of Wisconsin - Madison in his district, a stronghold of unquestioning political correctness and intolerance for dissent.

Risser / Stateline (pdf)

"Wisconsin Senate Bill 80, the proposed Clean Indoor Air Act, was introduced on February 8, 1983. Senator Risser, as usual, was the main author, and pushed for an early hearing. The bill was referred to the Senate Human Services Committee, with Senator Carl Thompson as its chairman. AB80, the counterpart of SB80, was introduced on February 3, 1983, with the main sponsor being Rep. Neubauer. The bill was referred to the Assembly Health Committee for the first time, with Rep. Kunicki as its chairman. This bill has been introduced for three consecutive sessions. CURRENT STATUS: SB80 was scheduled for a hearing on February 23, 1983, at 11:00 a.m., by an aid to Sen. Thompson at the request of Sen. Risser, President of the Senate. Immediately upon learning of this development, TI representatives met with Sen. Thompson to voice "displeasure" with the sudden, hearing date. Sen. Thompson expressed surprise and apologized for not giving more advance notice. He agreed to recess the hearing after one hour to March 30, 1983. Rep. Kunicki has indicated to TI representatives that a hearing on AB80 will probably not occur until after the budget passage in the summer of 1983." (Action Request To: Robert Hanrahan From: Michael Brozek, Mar. 1, 1983 RE: Wisconsin Senate-Assembly Bill 80 Pertaining to Restricting Smoking in Public Places.)

Senate-Assembly Bill 80, Mar. 1, 1983 / tobacco document

Anti-smoking vermin use schoolchildren to persecute smokers

"Linking with Legislators -- a collaborative project that connects state legislators, students, and the local newspapers -- was born of a brainstorming session with Barbara Spitz, the technology integration specialist for our Madison, Wisconsin school system." Those filthy, vile, despicable human garbage use schoolchildren as crassly as the Nazis, to spread hate and lies against many of these children's own family members, to push their own personal health fascist political agenda, and program them to be obedient little unquestioning puppets. Smokers should be ashamed of themselves for letting these human lice get away with this! Their children should despise them for it! The psychopathic lie-spewing, dissent-suppressing anti-smokers' whore, Phil Haslanger of the Capital Times, and the utterly evil Sen. Fred Risser were their accomplices in this totalitarian outrage.

National School Network
"1,100 students lobby against tobacco at State Capitol" / WEAC 1999

Former State Senator Peggy Rosenzweig

Peggy Rosenzweig is a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin (which also controls Wisconsin Public Radio).

Board of Regents (Peggy Rosenzweig) / University of Wisconsin

Rosenzweig is on the National Advisory Committee of the Forums Institute for Public Policy. This institute is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company, and the Rothschild/Rockefeller-associated American Express.

Rosenzweig / Forums Institute National Advisory Board

Sen. Rosenzweig's former chief of staff, Mark Grapentine, is now the chief lobbyist for the Wisconsin Medical Society.

Rosenzweig is on the Advisory Board of the Wisconsin Network for Health Policy Research of the University of Wisconsin, along with State Senator Judith Robson, and the anti-smokers' media whore Bill Wineke, Features Reporter of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Advisory Board / Wisconsin Network for Health Policy Research [access has been restricted]

"Roessler Requests Funding for Tobacco Prevention" - "Senator Roessler has joined forces with Senator Judy Robson (D-Beloit), Representative Peter Bock (D-Milwaukee) and Representative MaryAnn Lippert (R-Pittsville) to persuade the Joint Finance Committee to include the establishment of a tobacco prevention endowment fund with annual appropriations from that fund in the 2001-03 biennial budget." Press release, May 1, 2001.

Roessler May 1 2001 / Wisconsin Legislature

Rep. Thomas Petri

Steve Wieckert, Legislative Aide to Congressman Thomas Petri, was involved in Elizabeth Whelan's spewage of lies and defamations (A SMOKING GUN: HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY GETS AWAY WITH MURDER. Executive Director, American Council on Science and Health. A People's Health Library Book Edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D. 1984, George E Stickley Co. 210 West Washington Square Philadelphia, PA 19106). Whelan's crony at ACSH, Frederick J. Stare, was born in Columbus, Wisconsin.

Whelan, 1984 / tobacco document

County Executives whine and pout

Bloodsucker wannabees Kathleen Falk of Dane County and F. Thomas Ament of Milwaukee County pitched a fit over the state budget proposal to pre-empt their lawsuits. "It's unfair," whined Falk. "There's no public justification for it." "That's about the most high-handed thing I've seen in all these years," sulked Ament. But stealing smokers' money with a Big Lie is perfectly acceptable in their book of etiquette. The governor is concerned that pending lawsuits would hamper the state's sale of tobacco settlement bonds to the bloodsucking banking firms whose agents sat on the boards of directors of the American Cancer Society and the tobacco companies alike. Well, shouldn't they get priority because they engineered it all? "State would rule out county lawsuits," Steven Walters, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb. 22 2001.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Feb 22 2001

"Outrage over misuse of tobacco settlement," State Medical Society "Insider," June 8, 2001 - See rotten little parasites like Sen. Judy Robson and Carrie Sullivan of Smoke Free Wisconsin venting their phony "moral outrage" at using smokers' stolen money to balance the budget. And, "Rep. Frank Urban, MD (R-Brookfield), would like to see the cigarette tax to $1 per pack and the $100 million restored to the endowment fund. He finds it 'outrageous' [sic - as if these thieves have any right to consider anything outrageous -cast] that the Joint Finance Committee raided this money," blah blah blah. Blusters the SMS, "Physicians must express anger over the misuse of these funds and tell their legislators to support Robson's motion and a higher cigarette tax."

SMS Insider June 8 2001

"Tobacco Industry Political Activity and Tobacco Control Policy Making in Wisconsin 1983-1998"

Anti-smoker report by Fred M Monardi and Stanton Glantz, Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California - San Francisco. Funded by the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society. "In the Senate, Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) and Senator Alice Clausing (D-Menomonie) had the highest tobacco policy score, 9.6... [Sens. George and Rude had the lowest, while in the Assembly], Assemblywoman Judith Robson (D-Beloit) had the highest tobacco policy score, 10.0."

"In 1998, WISH (Wisconsin Initiative on Smoking and Health) received a $100,000 grant (titled "Project Mooove") from the National Center for Tobacco Free Kids to hire a field director to provide support to local coalitions and activists promoting smokefree policies in their communities. The state division of the American Cancer Society also received a Smokeless States grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that will be used to provide assistance to coalitions and activists on state and local tobacco control efforts."

Monardi & Glantz / UCSF (html)
Monardi & Glantz / UCSF (pdf)

The Wisconsin Burden of Tobacco Report

The Wisconsin Burden of Tobacco report is nothing but a scaled-down version of the SAMMEC, whose health claims are based upon the scientific fraud of deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame smoking for diseases that are actually caused by infection. "This report estimates the burden of cigarette smoking using the most current version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smoking Attributable Mortality Morbidity and Economic Costs (SAMMEC) software program." "The SAMMEC program uses relative risk estimates from the second wave of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-II) for adult deaths." The CPS-II is deliberately defective and fraudulent, because its authors knowingly exploit confounding by infection. (Burden of Tobacco Report: Additional Technical Notes.)

Burden of Tobacco Report: Additional Technical Notes / Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (pdf, 9pp)

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board. The Burden of Tobacco in Wisconsin. Madison, WI: 2002.

Burden of Tobacco Report, 2000 - Counties / Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

The Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board

This was created from the money that the bloodsucking vermin stole from us by spreading the Big Lie that smoking is an economic burden, in the Master Settlement Agreement. Besides giving the corrupt state legislators a slush fund to play with (their payoff for going along with the anti-smokers' crimes), it puts millions of dollars into the hands of psychopathic human excrement to spread lies and defamations against smokers. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE FROM WHOM THE MONEY WAS STOLEN - nor of the interests of the public as a whole in the truth.

Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board Members

Some gibberings from those vermin: "We must work to prevent 8,000 tobacco-related deaths each year" (Earnestine Willis). You stupid cretin, those are bogus "deaths" created by falsely blaming smoking for diseases caused by infection, with the SAMMEC computer program. "David Gunderson, the board's interim executive director, said the spending is a first step toward countering the billions of dollars the tobacco industry has pumped into marketing its products. 'The public needs to understand the lies that have been told in the past,' he said." You are the filthy vermin who lie through your teeth! (State opens blitz against tobacco use. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Sep 27 2000.)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sep 27 2000

"State tobacco board launches first of its anti-smoking ads." Jennie Tunkieicz, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19 2001. "An older man choking back tears recalls his wife pleading with him to quit smoking. He didn't. She died." That's the fallacy of "Post hoc, ergo prompter hoc," you stupid retardates. Anybody with a wish to live in a civilized society hopes that citizens will be educated to know better than to think like that. But here are the rotten little bloodsucking anti-smoking vermin glorifying and encouraging this imbecilic mentality. "There is no more important battle in the state than the fight for our health and the fight for our children's health," babbled Governor McCallum. There ought to be a DNA test for anti-smokerism so they can be genocided to improve the species.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 19 2001

Who lobbies about the Tobacco Control Board: American Cancer Society 167 hours; Smoke Free Wisconsin 43 hours; American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc 38 hours; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin 23 hours [lobbyist, Joseph Strohl]. ((Lobbying Effort by Budget Bill Subject. Tobacco Control Board. Wisconsin Ethics Board, as of Monday, September 03, 2007.)

Tobacco Control Board / Wisconsin Ethics Board

The lessons that kids should draw from this are that the doctors and teachers and politicians and other supposedly respected authority figures are rotten and corrupt human garbage who lie in our faces to exploit and oppress us; and that the older generation of smokers is a bunch of sniveling, spineless, crawling little worms to let these vermin get away with it. They should hate the guts of this society and want to destroy it!

The Thomas T Melvin Program

The Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board funds the Thomas T Melvin Youth Tobacco Prevention and Education Program. Thomas T Melvin was a stupid, spineless anti-smokers' whore in a generation of stupid, spineless anti-smokers' whores, who've spent their whole careers trying to con us that whoredom is heroism. He died of lung cancer and left his fund to persecute smokers, so that makes him the biggest and most-admired whore of all. TTM spews more mentally retarded crap: "Smoking causes wrinkles. Smoking isn't cool," blah blah blah blah, again glorifying self-righteous ignorance and stupidity so the vermin can get away with falsely blaming tobacco. And self-righteously accusing the tobacco industry of "lying," when the anti-smoking Lasker Syndicate (of whose existence these morons are not even aware) has misused our tax dollars for 55 years to manufacture a mountain of corrupt and fraudulent pseudo-science.

Thomas T Melvin Youth Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
WTCB's $1 million funding of TTM

The March of Dimes, Wisconsin Chapter Lies in Our Faces

"Smoking is a known cause of some cases of preterm birth, low-birthweight and very low-birthweight, resulting in increased neonatal deaths and increased health care costs." LIE. Those studies are based on deliberately fraudulent studies that ignore the role of chorioamnionitis in order to falsely blame smoking. "Nearly 13% of low birthweight deaths are due to smoking. About 18% of Sudden Infant Deaths are attributable to smoking. (WI Burden of Tobacco Report, DHFS)" The SIDS studies ignore infection as well, and the Wisconsin Burden of Tobacco Report is nothing but a mini version of the SAMMEC, which uses the same fraudulent methods. "Prematurity/low birthweight is one of the costliest reasons for a hospital stay. Charges averaged $58,000 for these stays. Of these babies 10% had charges of at least $146,000. By contrast, stays for newborns typically average $4,300. (March of Dimes Data Book for Policy Makers, 2003)" And, as the March of Dimes is fully aware, the rates of preterm birth have steadily risen, despite persecution of smoking. (Pregnancy and Smoking in Wisconsin. March of Dimes, Wisconsin Chapter. Accessed Mar. 3, 2006.)

Smoking and Pregnancy in Wisconsin / March of Dimes

The Lying Media Forced Their Will on the People!

The Madison media railroaded several smoking bans during the period of 1989-92. The Wisconsin State Journal has the highest circulation of all newspapers in the area. During 1991, they distinguished themselves as a "problem newspaper" with an 8 to 1 ratio of unfavorable to favorable editorial page articles on smoking issues. They were exceeded in bias only by the San Jose Mercury News. It was a deliberate campaign to carpet-bomb their opponents into submission with a shock-and-awe display of lies and deceit. (1991 Media Analysis. CARMA.)

CARMA 1991 Media Analysis / tobacco document

Mayor Soglin vetoed the 1990 shopping mall smoking ban. (Smokers' Advocate, Oct. 1990 p. 2.)

Paul R. Soglin bio, 1990 / tobacco document

"We Don't Need You Around Here." - Vicki McKenna of WIBA radio

That's right, we don't need REAL leaders around here! Only media-ordained traitors, who will keep smokers ignorant and make sure that the issue is framed the way the anti-smokers want it to be framed.

This is how the anti-smokers' whores in the media, namely Vicki McKenna et al. at WIBA-AM, suppressed my protest against the bogus "smokers' rights" drivel of Robert A. Levy of the Cato Institute, that he is nothing but a front man for the anti-smokers. He is THE ANTI-SMOKERS' AGENT, and not a worthy advocate for smokers' rights, because he does not challenge their scientific frauds, in particular their deliberate use of confounding to falsely blame smoking for diseases caused by infection; of their economic frauds including pretending that non-smokers' costs do not exist; and their bloodsucking moral fraud of pretending that it is "ghoulish" to speak of earlier deaths saving costs - while they PROMOTE millions of premature deaths by suppressing research on the role of infection. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS! The people are only allowed to hear ONE SIDE - the anti-smokers' side - because the phony, bogus junk they pawn off on us as "smokers' rights" is nothing but what the anti-smokers have decreed our side to be.

We have encountered Robert A. Levy before. The incompetent, disgraceful piece of worthless trash that he wrote with Rosalind Marimont, which was fraudulently anointed with a veneer of scientific credibility that it did not deserve, by publication in a journal of which arch-anti-smoker Jonathan Samet was an editor - was just a straw man for the anti-smokers to knock down in the Broin airliner ETS trial. Robert A. Levy is smokers' enemy, and the smokers in the media are filthy traitors who always sell us out, who purposely keep their fellow smokers ignorant, downtrodden, and oppressed in order to please their anti-smoker masters - AND THAT IS THE ONLY REASON THEY HAVE THEIR JOBS. Under the pretext of "talking about smoking," the only thing they ever do, and the only thing they have EVER done, is spew the anti-smoker party line in our faces, and force everyone to frame the issue as "freedom versus public health," exactly as the anti-smokers want it - OR ELSE BE SILENCED.

You media slime at WIBA-AM, who think that all you have to do is tell us that you're smokers and we'll meekly let YOU tell US what to think, and all the rest of your ilk who were all stamped out by the same fascist cookie cutter: WE are the ones who don't need YOU! You are the enemy, 100% and nothing but the enemy; vile, loathsome, corrupt, cowardly, lie-spewing pieces of subhuman garbage, and only the stupidest, most ignorant morons could think any better of you.

Vickie McKenna has been anointed to be Madison smokers' judas goat!

See her perform "Ban-the-Ban" pep rallies with cheap feely-talk instead of substance! See how she and her lackeys demonstrate their "profound commitment" to smokers' rights, with their one-page "website" that's a mere subdirectory of a lounge's website! See them frame the issue as "Saving Jobs," instead of protesting the fact that the anti-smokers lied, committed fraud and suppressed the truth to win their ban. See their brilliant revelation that "The anti-smokers are well-funded and well-organized." (Yes, and we can thank Vicki and her media friends, and the morons who believe in them, for the fact that smokers are not. And, because Vicki McKenna doesn't let me speak on her program, I won't send any of my hits to them.)

The problem is at the top. If they really wanted to fight the anti-smokers, the bar and restaurant associations should have filed suit against the anti-smokers for conspiracy, fraud and racketeering under the RICO statutes long ago. But these so-called "leaders" have done absolutely nothing to help their constituents in this respect. They only put up a stereotypical token resistance. They are either incompetents of traitors. This has been obvious to me for years, and that ias why I have compiled the information on this website.

John Sylvester, aka "Sly," of WTDY Radio

This is one of the local slimebags who spreads anti-smoker lies that promote smoking bans, and prevents informed smokers from answering them. Then, he pretends to moronic local business owners that he's their friend because he lets them whine that it's bad for business. Sly appears to be a mere mouthpiece for David Lasker on other issues as well, such as marijuana and Catholic Church-bashing. As for the radio station, when the old man who owned it, William R. Walker, died recently, his son came on the air and informed the public that he had been a member of the "predecessor of the CIA" [one of which was the OSS, whose head, William Donovan, was an old friend of Albert and Mary Lasker -cast]. The Walker family owns a number of other radio stations in Wisconsin.

Licensee Ownership / North Pine.com

Mitch Henck, of WIBA Radio

Mitch Henck was Communications Director for corrupt former Attorney General (now Governor) James Doyle in 2000-01. As AGl, Doyle parroted the anti-smokers' lies in Wisconsin's copycat lawsuit against the tobacco industry, in order to steal millions of dollars from us. Anyone who could work for a scumbag like that is unredeemable human garbage. Just like Sylvester, he's so slimy he can turn around and tell Madison restaurant owners he's their friend merely because he lets them whine that the smoking ban is bad for business. If he was a friend of smokers, he wouldn't give the anti-smokers an unrestricted forum to spout their health lies, while preventing informed smokers from answering their vicious accusations. And recently on his program, he steers the topic toward a STATEWIDE SMOKING BAN, thus revealing his true motivation in pretending to be our "friend."

Dunn, Apr. 22, 2003 / The Capital Times

Wisconsin Public Radio is ONE SIDE ONLY! ONE SIDE ONLY! ONE SIDE ONLY!

Those mealy-mouthers are constantly simpering, "We give you both sides of the issue." LIARS! They've gotten away with NEVER, EVERproviding a forum for informed smokers to expose their lies - they cynically use only incompetents and traitors who parrot the anti-smoker script.

They're dedicated to shoving QUACKERY down our throats! The troglodyte dogmatism of malice-ridden incompetents like Patrick Remington and Zorba Paster is the ONLY view permitted. These subhumans believe that smoking is bad and that therefore, anything that says that smoking is bad is good science. They pass out worthless lifestyle questionnaires that ignore infection to impress the kind of dimwits who are too dumb to figure out that it's just a rotten trick, which cynically exploits different rates of exposure to infection in order to falsely blame smoking. The subhumans pretend that prattling apprehensively about "chemicals" qualifies as science. They spout ANY LIE THAT SERVES THEIR PURPOSE of spewing hate against smoking. Those psychopathics suppress criticism, and then gloat that there is no dissent! This is how Wisconsin Public Radio "serves the public," meaning only the wealthy, connected, health fascist VERMIN.

The media are a monolithic conspiracy to force anti-smoking ideology on the public, regardless of their funding sources or ownership. On Tom Clark's morning talk program of Tuesday, January 16, 2001, guest Sheldon Rampton, of the Center for Media and Democracy and editor of "PR Watch," plugging his new book, "Trust Us, We're Experts," regaled listeners with a story of how Stanton Glantz helpfully informed him that Steve Milloy of the Cato Institute and the Junk Science web page had been funded by Phillip Morris to crusade against environmental regulations. Gibbers Rampton, "For more than 50 years the tobacco industry has been a leading corruptor of science and government." When I called to expose how the Lasker Syndicate consisting of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and American Public Health Association bribed congress way back in the 1940s to get themselves appointed to National Institutes of Health advisory boards so that they controlled how all that government research money was spent, Tom Clark abruptly cut me off and diverted the subject to the American Heart Association's sale of the use of its logo. To his credit, Sheldon Rampton astutely commented that he didn't think that this had been the intended subject of the caller (me). Tom Clark "explained" that "She doesn't like their opposition to smoking," as if this is considered sufficient justification for suppressing the irrefutable truth that it is the anti-smokers who are the biggest corruptors of science and government in history. And thanks to their media conspiracy, they have gotten away with railroading the tobacco industry on charges of which they themselves are flagrantly guilty. And we mustn't suspect that Tom Clark's servile association in another radio program with establishment propagandist Dr. Zorba Paster (who can barely bring himself to concede that human papillomaviruses cause "some" cervical cancer, and Tom Clark never challenges him on anything), constitutes a conflict of interest that bleeds over into his weekday program.

Paster & Clark / Wisconsin Public Radio
Rampton / PR Watch

And this is the "broad-minded" side of Wisconsin Public Radio. Afternoon host Kathleen Dunn's programs on the subject are "All lies, all the time," a toxic wasteland of self-righteous anti-smoker psychopathology, with no informed dissent permitted whatsoever. Only ignorant and clueless smokers are allowed on the air, to crawl on their bellies in submission, or to snivel such anti-smoker approved bromides as 'what about people who eat Twinkies.' It is a sociopath's fantasy come true, where only sycophants are allowed to speak, and the public is nothing but docile, brainwashed sheep.

The content of programs on Wisconsin Public Radio is flagrantly dictated by the agendas of their big donors. During a recent fund-raising drive, I called to complain about the complete absence of any informed smokers' advocates as guests on WPR programs. Tom Clark cut me off, saying "We don't need any of that," and immediately ran a recorded announcement of sponsorship by the Wisconsin State Medical Society. This illustrates how the anti-smokers' pretense that it is morally virtuous to refuse funding from the tobacco industry, coupled with laws they passed forbidding cigarette advertising, is in fact a technique of racketeering to suppress dissent.

WPR comment form

Lasker crony Denis Prager is a major donor to Wisconsin Public Radio.

Prager appeared at Madison smoking ban hearings on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Wisconsin Public Radio news systematically presents lies as truth

Report Bolsters Anti-Smoking Advocates. By Sherry Nelson. WPR, Feb. 28, 2006. "A report released yesterday may again create efforts to increase the state’s cigarette tax. The Burden of Tobacco Report spells out the health and economic impact smoking has on Wisconsin. The report claims that over 7,000 state residents die annually from smoking-related illness and another 850 die of the effects of exposure to second-hand smoke. American Cancer Society Officer Russ Hinz says he hopes the statistics gathered in the report will help discourage tobacco use. He says the current state policies regarding cigarettes aren’t helping to decrease the product’s negative effects. He calls for making tobacco inconvenient to use though ordinances, making it expensive to purchase through an increase in the cigarette tax and helping people who want to stop smoking. However, others hope the state’s smoking policies don’t change. Recent calls to increase the cigarette tax have failed, and many restaurant and bar owners in Milwaukee worry that a proposed smoking ban will hurt their businesses. The report was sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Health." Wisconsin Public Radio and the rest of the rotten-to-the-core media lie through their teeth, by a conspiracy of silence about the anti-smokers' scientific fraud of deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame smoking for diseases caused by infection, and pretending that the only point of opposition which exists is the hospitality industry's business.

News Headlines / Wisconsin Public Radio

The Anti-Cigarette Law of 1905

Robert Marion La Follette Sr. (1855-1925) was the Republican Governor of Wisconsin (1901-1906) when this despicable law was passed. His Lieutenant Governor until 1902 was Jesse Stone, the business partner of Mary Woodard Lasker's grandfather. He was elected US Senator for the term beginning March 4, 1905, but continued as Governor until 1906. He was re-elected to the US Senate and served until his death. In 1924, he ran as a Progressive on a platform of nationalizing cigarette factories and other large industries, but carried only the state of Wisconsin.

Richard Orlin Sutherland, Skull & Bones 1931

Richard O. Sutherland was born May 5, 1909. His father was Dr. Charles Sutherland of Janesville, Wis., who was then living in Chicago. (Arrival of a Son. Janesville Daily Gazette, May 5, 1909.) In 1930, Richard Orlin Sutherland of Jamesville [sic], Wis., was tapped for Skull & Bones 1931 by Charles Alderson Janeway of St. Hubert, N.Y. (Yale Tap Day Held; 10 Refuse Election. New York Times, May 16, 1930.) The next year, he tapped George H. Fitch of New York. (Yale Tap Day Critic Accepts Election. New York Times, May 15, 1931.) Charles H. Sutherland went into practice with his brother, Fred E. Sutherland, who had been a resident physician at Chicago Homeopathic Hospital. (Janesville Gazette, Jan. 5, 1905, p. 5.) He was appointed to the State Board of Health by Gov. [James O.] Davidson in 1909, succeeding his recently deceased father. (State News. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Dec. 16, 1909.) He was reappointed in 1914 by Gov. McGovern to a term expiring in 1921. (Reappoint Dr. Sutherland on State Board of Health. Janesville Daily Gazette, Mar. 7, 1914; Fine Places For Philipp to Fill Now. Sheboygan Press, Nov. 7, 1914.) Dr. Charles Sutherland was an alumnus of Northwestern University. (The Social Chronicle. Janesville Daily Gazette, Mar. 9, 1922.) Dr. Quincy Orlin Sutherland died in 1909 of neuralgia of the heart [sic] at age 61. (Dr. Q.O. Sutherland Dead. Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Nov. 16, 1909.) He was on the Board of Health for 22 years, until his death. (Funeral of Late Dr. Sutherland. Janesville Gazette, Nov. 18, 1909.) He and two sons, Charles Henry and Frederick Ellsworth Sutherland, each served at various times as members of the Wisconsin State Board of Health. One of Mrs. Sutherland's wedding gifts was a paisley shawl from New York merchant A.T. Stewart. (Mrs. Quincy O. Sutherland Is Dead at Age 98. Chicago Star, Feb. 12, 1952.)

See Also:

Smoke-Free Wisconsin Stinks to Hell
Wisconsin Smokers' Rights
Wisconsin City Smoking Bans
Wisconsin Tobacco Lobbyists
Wisconsin Smokers' Rights Election Archive
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