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Dr. George Baker DR. GEORGE PIERCE BAKER
[ 1903—1995 ]

FACULTY
Harvard University Graduate School of Business

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY TRANSPORT AGENCY

Dean of the Harvard Business School (1962-1969); Former president of the Transportation Association of America; Director of the State Departmentís Office of Transport and Communications during World War II. [ BACK ]


Ezra Taft Benson, TIME Magazine 1956
EZRA TAFT BENSON
[ 1899—1994 ]

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Eisenhower Administration

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY FOOD AGENCY

Mormon, scholar, farmer, statesman, Mormon. [ BACK ]


Harold Boeschenstein
HAROLD BOESCHENSTEIN
[ 1896—1972 ]

PRESIDENT
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY PRODUCTION AGENCY

Named by Fortune Magazine as one of its "50 Foremost Business Leaders" of 1957. [
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THEODORE F. KOOP
[ 1907—1988 ]

VICE-PRESIDENT
Columbia Broadcasting System

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY CENSORSHIP AGENCY

Wrote 1946 book on wartime censorship entitled WEAPON OF SILENCE. Was instrumental in producing 1971 CBS News special THE SELLING OF THE PENTAGON which angered the Nixon White House. [ BACK ]


William McChesney Martin, Jr.
WILLIAM McCHESNEY MARTIN, JR.
[ 1906—1998 ]

CHAIRMAN
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY STABILIZATION AGENCY

Became president of the New York Stock Exchange at age 31, leading newspapers to label him the "boy wonder of Wall Street." [ BACK ]


Janes P. Mitchell JAMES P. MITCHELL
[ 1900—1964 ]

SECRETARY OF LABOR
Eisenhower Administration

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY MANPOWER AGENCY

Led efforts to raise the minimum wage, aid the migrant worker, extend skills training among the workforce, and in assuring the integrity of the labor-management process. Despite active campaign support from President Eisenhower, Mitchell lost the 1961 New Jersey governor's race to the Democratic incumbent. [ BACK ]


AKSEL NIELSEN
[ 1901—1984 ]

PRESIDENT
Title Guaranty Company of Denver, Colorado

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY HOUSING AGENCY

Born in Denmark; financial and political advisor to President Eisenhower; fishing partner of the President. [ BACK ]


Frank Pace, Jr. FRANK PACE, JR.
[ 1912—1988 ]

PRESIDENT
General Dynamics Corporation

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY TRANSPORT AGENCY

Attorney; Executive Assistant to the Postmaster General, 1946-1948; Secretary of the Army, 1950-1953; General Dynamics Corporation (Executive Vice-President, President and Chairman of the Board), 1953-1963; First Chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1968-1972.

Note: Resigned Shadow Government non-job and was replaced by George P. Baker in 1959.
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Frank Stanton, TIME Magazine cover FRANK STANTON
[ 1908—2006 ]

PRESIDENT
Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY

President of CBS, Inc. from 1946-1971. Chairman of the RAND Corporation from 1961-1967. Instrumental in bringing about the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon televised presidential debate. Woken up in the middle of the night by an irate LBJ following a 1965 CBS News report by Morley Safer on US troops torching a Vietnamese village with Zippo lighters. One of four senior CBS executives present at the pitch session for "Gilligan's Island." [ BACK ]


JOHN ED. WARREN
[ 1900—1988 ]

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT
First National City Bank of New York

ADMINISTRATOR-DESIGNATE
EMERGENCY ENERGY AND MINERALS AGENCY

Made his fortune in oil drilling in Texas before becoming a bank executive in New York City. Active in many oil, petroleum and geology professional organizations throughout his life. Earned a Geological Sciences degree from University of Washington in 1923. [ BACK ]

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McGeorge Bundy, TIME Magazine, 1965 McGEORGE BUNDY
[ 1919—1996 ]

SPECIAL ASSISTANT
to the President for National Security Affairs

Advisor to President Kennedy who recommended that the "outstanding authority" of the Eisenhower Ten should be revoked.

Yale graduate; Harvard University faculty from 1949-1961. Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1961-1966). Resigned from White House post to become president of the Ford Foundation (1966-1979). Author of THE STRENGTH OF GOVERNMENT (1968) and DANGER AND SURVIVAL (1988).
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FREDERIC G. DUTTON
[ 1923—2005 ]

PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
Kennedy Administration

Assistant to President Kennedy who discovered the existence of the Eisenhower Ten letters and notified McGeorge Bundy.

Stanford Law School graduate; Chief Assistant Attorney General of California (1957-1958); Executive Secretary to CA. Gov. Brown (1959-1960); Presidential Assistant to President Kennedy (1961-1962); Assistant U.S. Secretary of State (1962-1964); Private law practice in California and Washington, DC (1964-2005).
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FRANK B. ELLIS
[ 1907—1969 ]

DIRECTOR
Office of Civil Defense Mobilization

DIRECTOR
Office of Emergency Planning

Based on a 10/26/61 appearance on THE TODAY SHOW, Ellis was involved in handling the new Emergency Designees under Kennedy. The K-Nine?

Ellis had been a Louisiana state senator (1940-1944) and had directed successful Democratic state presidential campaigns in 1952 and 1960. Appointed as director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization [OCDM] on January 23, 1961. Ellis was a zealous advocate for civil defense and called for a "revival for survival." In Theodore Sorenson's 1965 biography KENNEDY, the author recounts how Ellis intended to travel to the Vatican to lobby the Pope to install fallout shelters in every Church-owned basement. According to Sorenson, Kennedy intervened and advised Ellis that he should not go to Rome to bother the Pope. In late 1961 the major responsibility for civil defense planning was transferred to the Defense Department leaving Ellis with a much smaller role as director of the Office of Emergency Planning. Ellis resigned his post shortly thereafter to accept a U.S. district judicial appointment (by Kennedy) in eastern Louisiana.
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General Andrew Goodpaster, NATO Commander, 1970 GENERAL ANDREW J. GOODPASTER
[ 1915—2005 ]

DEFENSE LIAISON OFFICER & STAFF SECRETARY
to President Eisenhower

Reviewer of protocol for some Eisenhower Ten matters.

"That list is absolutely glittering in terms of its quality." (No, he is not referring to the Rat Pack).
- Feb. 3, 2004 telephone interview with CONELRAD

West Point graduate; attended Princeton University from 1947-1950 where he earned his Masters and PhD in International Relations. Defense Liaison Officer and Staff Secretary to President Eisenhower (1954-1961); Deputy Commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam. Author of FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE (1977). Served as a Senior Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute until his death in 2005.
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Gordon Gray takes the oath of office as Director of the Psychological Strategy Board in the Oval Office, as President Truman looks on, July 18, 1951 GORDON GRAY
[ 1909—1982 ]

DIRECTOR
Office of Defense Mobilization

Directed Eisenhower Ten members to attend meetings and assisted in providing appropriate "cover" for their roles.

Lifelong Democrat; served under every president from Truman to Ford. Yale Law School graduate; practiced law in New York and native North Carolina. Held various media and publishing interests including becoming the president of Piedmont Publishing. President of University of North Carolina (1950-1955). Served as Secretary of the Army under Truman. Director, Office of Defense Mobilization (1957-1958).
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Leo Hoegh, TIME Magazine cover 1956 LEO A. HOEGH
[ 1908—2000 ]

DIRECTOR
Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization

Directed Eisenhower Ten members to attend meetings and assisted in selection of personnel for Eisenhower Ten staff.

One term Republican Governor of Iowa (1955-1956).Director of Federal Civil Defense Administration (1957-1958); Director, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization (1958-1961). Frequent guest star on the Civil Defense public service radio program STARS FOR DEFENSE.

Hear Leo Hoegh describe how he built his own family fallout shelter for $212. [Real Audio Required]
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