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 ]
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 ]
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.
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 ]
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 ]
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). [ BACK ]
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). [ BACK ]
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. [ BACK ]
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.[ BACK ]
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). [ BACK ]
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.