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The Silver Stealers - IV

President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11037President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11037 of July 20, 1962, forbade Americans to own gold situated in foreign countries.

However, the Treasury Secretary, at that time Pilgrims Society member — Douglas Dillon — was empowered to selectively issue licenses authorizing those holding them, to be exempt from the Executive Order!

Dillon had connections in Switzerland, France and Luxembourg!

What a wonderful glimpse into the New World Order it would be to have a list of such exempt persons, and which of them were Pilgrims Society members!

This was a clear case of the secret society using government power to wreck capital preservation on the part of those not within its influence circles!

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National Emergency

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national emergency-smDecember 16, 1950
New York Times Front Page
Kennedy — very likely at the behest of Pilgrims Society members including David Rockefeller and Henry Clay Alexander — spoke of the  “continued existence”  of the  “national emergency”  declared on December 16, 1950 by President Harry Truman (Pilgrims Society), in relation to the Korean War!

As long as The Pilgrims Society still has an acre of land, a pecan tree orchard, a carat of diamonds, an aquifer or any other asset you can conceive of, that it has not yet “seized” or “absorbed” from all of us outside its circles, the “national emergency” concept will persist in The White House, which the Pilgrims continue to control!

Even though most Americans knew nothing of Alexander's call for their gold rights to be exterminated overseas — for purposes of being able to suggest there was no connection to his demand and Kennedy’s action, JFK delayed the Executive Order for 20 months before exactly implementing Alexander’s anti-free market demand!

That 20 month time lapse was along the lines of the arcane proverb  “revenge is a dish best eaten cold,”  meaning, if your toes are stepped on, wait a substantial time before taking action and suspicion towards you will be greatly diminished.  The delayed reaction principle was engaged to falsely suggest a disconnect between Alexander’s demand and Kennedy’s action!

The long list of megabanks that merged and consolidated to become what is today JPMorganChase had many, many Pilgrims Society members over the years in their upper management and their boards of directors; including names unfamiliar to many of you such as:

  • Albert H. Wiggin
  • Paul Moritz Warburg
  • Robert L. Clarkson
  • Harold Holmes Helm
  • Ellmore C. Patterson
  • John T. Connor
  • George R. Vila
  • Arthur H. Page
  • John J. McCloy
  • Robert T. Barrett
  • Hulbert S. Aldrich
  • Henry S. Wingate
  • Elvis J. Stahr Jr.
  • Victor E. Rockhill
  • William S. Renchard
  • Richard K. Paynter Jr.
  • Longstreet Hinton
  • George Champion
  • Lord Sinclair of Cleeve
  • George T. Piercy
  • Sir Dennis Weatherstone
  • Lewis T. Preston Jr.
  • Edmund T. Pratt Jr.
  • Walter V. Shipley

and at least dozens of others!


- The American Mercury Magazine, Summer 1973, page 26

William Lambert Kleitz, Pilgrims Society, president of Guaranty Trust Company of New York, chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1956-1957.  He was a member of the investment committee of the American Institute of Mining & Metallurgical Engineers; director of Inspiration Consolidated Copper; Royal Liverpool Group of Insurance Companies; IBM World Trade Corporation; Wilson & Company, meatpackers, Chicago; member New York State Banking Board (Who’s Who, 1952, page 1365).

The detail that could not have been in that listing, the years he chaired the Economic Club, was located at ECNY: History.  He was a member of The Sphinx Head Society of Cornell University — Skull & Bones has a fair number of analogues at other universities!

At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello we find:

Frank K. Houston (1881-1973) was a New York City banker and director and officer of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation for forty years.  In 1933, Houston was elected to the board and named treasurer.  In 1943, he resigned as treasurer and accepted the position of vice president.  He was elected as the Foundation's second president in 1944, and became chairman of the board in 1958.  In 1969, he retired as an active member of the board and was named a Director Emeritus-a position he held until his death in 1973.
Houston was born on July 4, 1881 in Woodberry, Tennessee.  His family was related to the Texas hero General Sam Houston and his father was a judge and a member of the U.S. Congress for sixteen years.  Houston graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1904.  He was secretary of the Tennessee Bankers Association,  assistant cashier at First National Bank in Nashville,  vice president of Third National Bank in St. Louis,  and joined Chemical Corn Exchange Bank in New York City as a vice president in 1920.  He subsequently served as president and retired as chairman of the board in 1947.  He was president of Bankers Club of America and was a director of numerous insurance companies.  In 1969, he established a professorship of banking and finance at the Vanderbilt Graduate School of Management.
During Houston's tenure at Monticello, the gardens were restored, the house was renovated, and the Foundation established a professorship and several fellowships at the University of Virginia.
Frank K HoustonFrank K HoustonFrank K Houston, Pilgrims Society

In fall 2010 I presented an essay on Texas President Sam Houston and silver — that man was beyond reproach and not in any sense amenable to saddling people with banker inspired debt.

  • The Money Power gloats when it can recruit a relative of a man renowned for his opposition to their schemes.
  • Vanderbilt University trustee, where the anti-silver American Economic Association is based
  • The Bankers Club of America is another anti-silver group.
  • His father was a Democrat Congressman from Tennessee, 1905-1919.
He was a director of:
  • Hotel Waldorf Astoria Corporation (site of some Pilgrims Society meetings)
  • Standard Insurance of New York
  • Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
  • World Fire & Marine Insurance
  • Century Indemnity Company
  • Piedmont Fire Insurance
  • Ritz Carlton Hotel
  • Aetna Insurance

Jekyll Island

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The Jekyll Island ClubThe Jekyll Island ClubThe 1958-1959 Who’s Who, page 2700, listing of Edwin Sherwood Stowell Sunderland, attorney at 15 Broad Street in Manhattan who represented a half dozen major railroad holding corporations, the Harriman interests, United States Trust of New York at 45 Wall Street, and a major coal mining company, included “Pilgrims” in his listing, along with “Economic,” the anti-silver Economic Club of New York.

Sunderland was father in law of Charles Scribner IV (Pilgrims 1969 leaked list), of an old-line publishing dynasty — Charles Scribner’s Sons (anyone care to check to see if Scribner’s ever published an expose of the Federal Reserve?)

Sunderland also stated membership in another club “Jekyll Island (Georgia, director).”

The Jekyll Island Club was the site of the infamous meeting of financiers — all but one of which identified as Pilgrims Society members — that resulted in the founding of the notorious Federal Reserve System in 1913.  View of the Jekyll Island facility.

joseph irwin miller-smJoseph Irwin MillerJoseph Irwin Miller, Pilgrims Society

  • He was the most prominent member of President Eisenhower’s National Commission on Money and Credit (1957-1961).  The NCMC found no place for either precious metal in the American monetary system.
  • Miller was chairman of Irwin Union Bank & Trust Company of Indiana
  • Chairman of Cummins Engine Company (diesel truck engines)
  • Chaired the President’s Commission on Trade Relations with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in 1965
  • Director of A.T. & T.
  • One of the artworks held by Miller went for $80.4 million — "Le Bassin aux Nympheas" — which undoubtedly was acquired for a tiny sliver of that sum.
Miller was Trustee of:
  • Ford Foundation
  • Yale University
  • Urban Institute
  • Mayo Foundation
  • United Nations Commission on Multinational Corporations

frazar bullard wilde-smFrazar Bullard WildeFrazar Bullard Wilde, Pilgrims Society

  • Chaired the anti-silver National Commission on Money and Credit
  • President of Connecticut General Life Insurance — Pilgrims Society members have a history of capturing control of huge pools of investment capital represented by insurance giants
  • Wilde was a consultant in the early 1960’s to the Federal Reserve Board, where he probably helped them plan sabotage against silver coinage and certificates — that would be in step with his known views on silver while running the Commission on Money and Credit.
  • Commission on Money and Credit was the first major investigative body into the United States currency system since the infamous Aldrich Commission, which recommended the central bank we got saddled with in 1913.
  • In 1965 Pilgrims Society member Lyndon Johnson, anti-silver activist, appointed Wilde to the Advisory Committee on International Monetary Arrangements (what the hell was that about?  Gold swaps and silver leasing?  Maintaining dollar hegemony?)

Frederic H. BrandiFrederic H. BrandiFrederic H. Brandi, Pilgrims Society

  • Business Week Magazine, July 12, 1976, page 47, called him "A SUPERSTAR BANKER" and omitted the detail on his Pilgrims Society membership!
  • It was Brandi who, with David Rockefeller, took control of Trans World Airlines away from nonmember Howard Hughes, after which they installed Pilgrims Society member Charles Tillinghast at the TWA helm.
  • Brandi became chairman in 1962 of Dillon, Read & Company on Wall Street when Douglas Dillon, Pilgrims Society and overseer of Harvard University, went to Washington to be Treasury Secretary to help the Silver Users Association loot Constitutional silver coins from the public.
  • Brandi likely concurred with Henry Clay Alexander’s anti-gold sentiments, but apparently it was never a plan against Pilgrims Society members owning gold, as Brandi was also a director of American South African Investment (ASA Ltd.) a closed-end gold and platinum mining investment company.  It was originally proposed in the late 1950’s by Charles Englehard of Englehard Industries, which has faced lawsuits over comments intended to depress silver prices.
  • One of the ASA directors today was with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, funded by wealth seized from Hughes by The Pilgrims organization.

Brandi was director of:

  • Inter-Chemical Corporation, a silver user for catalytic processes
  • National Cash Register, which helped cashiers handle the Society’s bastardized paper notes foisted on hundreds of millions of people coast to coast.

Kenneth Claiborne RoyallKenneth Claiborne RoyallKenneth Claiborne Royall, Pilgrims Society

  • Chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1961-1963
  • As a North Carolina State Senator in 1927 he authored the Bank Liquidation Statute
  • Chaired the North Carolina Bar Association in 1929-1930
  • Presidential Elector from North Carolina in 1940
  • Royall was a brigadier general, 1943-1945 and special assistant to the Secretary of War
  • In July 1947 he was appointed Secretary of War, renamed Secretary of the Army, 1947-1949
  • The corruption ramifications surrounding The Pilgrims Society are off any scale — as Secretary of the Army, did Royall channel contracts to the “correct” interests, and were they non-competitive?
  • >He was a delegate at large to the 1964 Democratic National Convention
  • The 1966 Who’s Who, page 1831 showed Royall a trustee of the JFK Library.

The law firm that Royall became a member of was eventually absorbed by banking, finance and capital markets specialist Clifford Chance LLP which according to Wikipedia:

. . . is a global law firm headquartered in London and a member of the “Magic Circle” of leading UK law firms.  It is one of the ten largest law firms in the world measured by both number of lawyers and revenue.

John Jay McCloyJohn Jay McCloyJohn Jay McCloy (1895-1989), Pilgrims Society

  • Chaired Chase Manhattan Bank 1953-1961 during a crucial period when the megabanks were maneuvering with their Congressional hatchet men against the "silver bloc" and its long time ally, the "farm bloc," (no more since Pilgrims Society agribusiness giants seized control) to have silver removed from the nation’s currency system. Chase National Bank and the other Crown allied New York banks boycotted the Morgan silver dollars upon issuance in 1878, and their perverse hatred against silver is nothing new.
  • McCloy was named after John Jay, second Governor of New York and first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • He chaired the Council on Foreign Relations (Pilgrims Society front) from 1954 to 1970.
  • Henry Morgenthau III, son of silver stealer, Pilgrims Society member Henry Morgenthau Jr., was associated with McCloy (see: John J. McCloy at Wikipedia)
  • From 1947 to 1949 McCloy was president of the World Bank.
  • He was a trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation, named after Pilgrims Society member, chemical magnate and silver user John M. Olin.
  • McCloy chaired the American Council on Germany and the Ford Foundation, 1953-1965 and was a member of Milbank, Tweed, Hope, Hadley & McCloy, international attorneys for Pilgrims Society multinational interests including Exxon
  • During 1946-1949 and 1953-1958 he was a Rockefeller Foundation trustee
  • McCloy chaired Mercedes Benz North America and was a director of AT&T; Metropolitan Life; Westinghouse Electric; Squibb Corporation; and Allied Chemical (silver users)
  • He was often referred to as "Chairman of the American Establishment."
  • McCloy was a Warren Commission member and was central to the myth that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Am I of the view that The Pilgrims Society arranged the hit?

Absolutely. The bankers tried to rub Andrew Jackson out and tried again with John Tyler, but succeeded in other instances.

President John F. KennedyPresident John F. KennedyOn June 4, 1963, President Kennedy issued Executive Order 11110 which directed the Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon to issue silver certificates against Treasury held silver.

  • Douglas Dillon, Pilgrims Society, never carried out the order and on November 22, 1963, the back of Kennedy’s head was blasted off in downtown Dallas — Jacqueline holding a piece of his shattered skull over his profusely bleeding open brain.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson then became President; he made a nationally broadcast speech repudiating silver coinage (see "LBJ-GWB Silver" Archives).
  • Kennedy may have had an attack of conscience regarding the monetary system after his exchange of correspondence with Pilgrims Society member David Rockefeller, published by Life Magazine, July 6, 1962, pages 30-34, in which JFK promised The Incarnation Of Evil that the United States would not raise the $35 per ounce price of gold!
  • Many of the 433,460,212 mintage 1964 Kennedy half dollars were melted and turned into sterling tableware sets.

Life Magazine, July 6, 1962, pages 30-34, featured a letter exchange between Pilgrims Society member David Rockefeller and President Kennedy, in which Rocky called for a . . .

cooperative effort to dampen down the gold price, and the strengthening of the International Monetary Fund.
Kennedy’s response appeared compliant — but that was months before Executive Order 11110 was issued.

The Presidency: The Multimillionaire

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George ChampionGeorge Champion 

George Champion, Pilgrims Society

He was at the helm of Chase Manhattan Bank while its personnel were winnowing out silver coins for shipment to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Treasury Department.





Senator Kenneth B. KeatingSenator Kenneth B. Keating 

 Kenneth B. Keating  

  • Republican Senator from New York, 1959-1965
  • Appeared in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims, New York
  • Member of the Interparliamentary Union
  • While Senator he voted for everything the Silver Users Association wanted, including the termination of lawful silver coinage.

Keating was Ambassador to:

  • India, 1969-1972
  • Israel, 1972-1975

Glenn T. SeaborgGlenn T. SeaborgGlenn T. Seaborg

  • Chaired the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1961 to 1971, which had purview with the Defense Department over the calutrons.
  • He was a scientist in the Manhattan Project and was discoverer and co-discoverer of several elements and isotopes.
  • Nobel Prize winning scientist and was involved with the National Science Foundation.
  • His name appeared in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims, when he became a director of the World Future Society and appeared again in the leaked 1980 list.
  • Seaborg had an office at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory at the University of California, now operated in conjunction with the Department of Energy, successor to the AEC.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory invented the cyclotron in 1939, a silver using device.

The Commercial & Financial Chronicle, November 17, 1966, page 1757 in "Treasury Silver Today," mentioned that there was 65 million ounces of silver on loan to the Atomic Energy Commission, and that the silver was radioactive, apparently having been exposed to active isotopes.

What became of that silver?  I have not found the answer yet despite persistent searches.

Monroe E. Spaght, Pilgrims Society

  • Chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York in 1964-1965, some of the Society’s most blitzkrieg years against monetary silver.
  • He was director of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey over Japan in 1945 (after the war to assess damage to industrial facilities)
  • Became chairman of Shell Oil Company and managing director of The Royal Dutch Shell Group in London in 1965.
  • He was a Stanford University trustee
  • Director of Stanford Research Institute
  • Director  of American Petroleum Institute of which he became chairman.

According to Stanford News Servide:

One of his informal tasks as a board member was serving as university intermediary to Stanford alumnus and former U.S. President Herbert Hoover, who had been a trustee for many years.  After each meeting, Spaght would visit "the Chief" at his New York City home to report on Stanford affairs.

That was the same President Hoover, Pilgrims Society, who refused to call an international silver conference due to British opposition!

As of 1960 or earlier Hoover was a trustee of Mills College;  Stanford University; and Carnegie Institution of Washington. Spaght was an advisor to Chemical Bank (named for silver users) and a director of Wells Fargo and chaired the New York State Science and Technology Foundation, in addition to chairing the Institute of International Education and being president of the Society of the Chemical Industry (catalytic silver users).union carbide logo-sm

John Victor Herd (no image), Pilgrims Society

  • He was vice president of the War Damage Corporation, 1945-1947, a subsidiary of the RFC, Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
  • He was a governor of the anti-silver Bankers Club of America (Who’s Who, 1960, page 1307)

Headed American Fire Insurance Group consisting of:

  • Niagara Fire Insurance
  • Fidelity Phoenix Fire Insurance
  • Continental Insurance
  • Fidelity & Casualty Co. of New York
He was a director of:
  • Underwriter’s Salvage Co. of New York
  • American Telephone & Telegraph
  • Hanover Bank
  • IBM World Trade Corporation
  • General Adjustment Bureau
  • Dominick Fund

   ■ Union Carbide Corp, Silver Users Association member

sir denys-01-sSir Denys Colquhoun Flowerdew LowsonSir Denys Colquhoun Flowerdew Lowson, Pilgrims Society.

  • Lord Mayor of London, 1st Baronet of Westlaws
  • Master, Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawersed
  • Decorated by Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands.
  • Mutual fund and real estate operator in the U.K., New Zealand and Canada.
  • Upon his death in 1974, Sir Denys was finally indicted for financial fraud
  • Director of the Bank of Nova Scotia, circa 1963 to 1971, frequently cited as prominent on the short side of the global silver market.


Eugene Robert BlackEugene Robert Black  Eugene Robert Black, Pilgrims Society

  • With Chase National Bank
  • President of the World Bank (1949-1963), succeeding John Jay McCloy, Pilgrims Society, who was also associated with Chase.
  • Black’s father was chairman of the Federal Reserve System, May 1933 through August 1934. The father could easily have been a Pilgrims member
  • Black chaired the anti-silver Brookings Institution, 1962-1968
  • Special financial consultant to the United Nations Secretary General and the Sheik of Kuwait
  • Member of the Committee to Evaluate United States Foreign Aid Programs, most likely an entity set up to ensure that taxpayer funds were channeled into Pilgrims Society conduits overseas.
He was a director of:
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Communications Satellite
  • Franklin Publication
  • Electric Bond & Share
  • International Telephone & Telegraph
  • Woolworth’s
  • He was a trustee of:
  • The Population Council
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • American Express
  • Lazard Fund
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Cummins Engine
  • Bowery Savings Bank
  • and others . . .
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Atlantic Council
Providing grants for “scholars” to issue white papers ridiculing monetary silver.

George D. Woods, Pilgrims Society

  • Chaired First Boston Corporation, a Mellon family entity, starting in 1951
  • President of the World Bank (1963-1968), an institution that arose from the infamous Bretton Woods Conference of 1944, where no friends of silver were invited to attend.
Woods was a director of:
  • New York Times Co.
  • Kaiser Industries
  • Spruce Falls Power & Paper
Trustee of:
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Kennedy Libraryy
  • Notre Dame University


george d wood-smGeorge D. Woods



The 1971 Who’s Who page 387, shows Daniel K. Chapman, partner in Du Pont & Company, 1 Wall Street, leaked list of The Pilgrims 1969, member Chicago Board of Trade, trustee, Williams College.

President Lyndon Baines JohnsonPresident Lyndon Baines Johnson

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Pilgrims Society

  • His name appeared in the 1969 list of The Pilgrims, New York
  • Johnson seemed cheerful as to his administration overseeing the termination of Constitutional silver coinage.
  • The Presidency: The Multimillionaire mentions that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the Johnson broadcasting station in Austin, Texas, a monopoly starting in 1952.

This is typical Pilgrims Society business operation — use the Federal Government to eliminate competitors!

  • Johnson was secretary to Congressman Richard Kleberg in 1931-1935
  • Kleberg was an heir to the 825,000 acre King Ranch in South Texas, connected to the Exxon/Rockefeller oil trust and that may be LBJ's induction point into the anti-silver movement.  (See King Ranch from Wikipedia)

The Government's Concern Over Silver
Has A Long And Colorful History"

U.S. News & World Report, December 11, 1961, page 106


The Department of the Treasury
a signature seen on billions of dollarsa signature seen on billions of dollars

Clarence Douglas Dillon, Pilgrims Society

  • Son of Clarence Dillon, who was also a member.
  • Johnson's Treasury Secretary
  • Business Week Magazine called "the brilliant financier of the 1920's".

In "The Mirrors of Wall Street" (1933, Putnam's Sons), page 186, we discover that on the day Dillon Senior took over W.A. Read & Company, the founder died;  page 187 states

"Dillon handled more money than did J.P. Morgan in his career."

  • Douglas Dillon chaired the Rockefeller Foundation
  • Presided over the recall of 90% silver coinage to Treasury Department vaults, to be melted and donated to his pals in the Silver Users Association.

He represented by such Pilgrims Society members as:

  • Robert E. McNeill Jr., ASARCO director
  • Lammot Du Pont Copeland of Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
  • Caesar Augustin Grasselli of Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
  • Philip R. Reed and Walter Hoving of Tiffany & Co.
  • Howard Biers
  • Kenneth Rush
  • James M. Hester
  • Leland Doan, Dow
  • Birny Mason of Union Carbide, also New York Stock Exchange director; and others

From 1967 to fall 1970, the users got 190,435,217 ounces of Treasury silver in General Services Administration "auctions" (giveaways - see "The Silver Raiders") and that doesn't include Treasury sales and dumping outside those non-auctions.

Clarence Dillon - Clarence Douglas DillonClarence Dillon - Clarence Douglas DillonDouglas Dillon, Ambassador to France, 1953-1957, a founder in 1959 of the Inter-American Development Bank and was also a director of Chase Manhattan Bank and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) and an executive committee member of The Pilgrims Society whose daughter became Princess Joan of Luxembourg

Dillon chaired the Brookings Institution in the District of Columbia beginning in 1970, an elitist think tank and very rabidly anti-silver currency organization!  The Society may already have plans formulated for a metals nationalization on the part of one of their think-tanks such as Brookings Institution (James D. Robinson III, Pilgrims Society);  Rand Corporation (Philip Lader, Pilgrims Society, former Ambassador to England);  or the Aspen Institute (Henry Catto, Pilgrims Society, former Ambassador to England).

Nevada Senator Alan Bible wrote a letter of protest to Douglas Dillon complaining that

the Treasury's silver sales were controlling the market with an unrealistic ceiling

- New York Times, March 19, 1961, page 78.

Dillon's view was implacably against allowing silver prices to rise in response to free market forces and he wanted to:


- Wall Street Journal, March 12, 1963, page 4.

Dillon's intent against silver prices was reported overseas before that. The Economist, July 13, 1963, page 166 reported the Treasury Department helping the Silver Users Association (and the Federal Reserve System):

Dillon, the secretary of the U.S. Treasury, has said that silver bullion would be released on demand to prevent silver rising.

That was exactly parellel to Greenspan's famous statement about central banks leasing gold to prevent prices rising!  The difference is, Dillon’s remarks preceded Greenspan’s by almost exactly 35 years!   Yes, their first concern is to suppress silver!

The Engineering & Mining Journal, September 1963, page 73, said:


Robert Vincent RoosaRobert Vincent Roosa Robert Vincent Roosa, Pilgrims Society

  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Was Dillon's Undersecretary of the Treasury.
  • Director of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Director of Prudential Insurance
  • Director of Texaco
  • Partner in Brown Brothers, Harriman & Company at 59 Wall Street
  • Roosa chaired the anti-silver Brookings Institution after Douglas Dillon.
  • He was a Rockefeller Foundation trustee
  • Advisor to the International Finance Corporation
  • Roosa helped dispense Treasury Department silver to the voracious Silver Users Association.
  • Roosa was additionally a director of American Express and Owens Corning Fiberglass, probably another silver user
  • President for 1967 of the American Finance Association
"People have a terrible time trying to understand Brown Brothers Harriman," says Partner Thomas McCance, 66. "We perform an unusual set of services"  (Time Magazine, September 27, 1968), calling the firm "the largest, and by far the oldest U.S. private bank."

McCance was a Pilgrims Society member.

Roosa wrote "Monetary Reform for the World Economy" (1965), presenting the puppet masters views on global finance.

  • Roosa was a driving force during 1961 for the formation of the London Gold Pool, a scandalous conspiracy by several central banks to cap the price of gold at $35. It ended with the temporary closing of the London gold market on March 15, 1968, on orders from The Queen of England, Royal Patron of The Pilgrims Society!
  • Among many other positions, Roosa was president of the Economic Club of New York, 1970-1971, where anti-silver views have been presented by speakers; and executive of the United Nations Association; director, National Bureau of Economic Research and chairman New York Stock Exchange Advisory Committee on International Capital Markets.

— Eli Wallach in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” (1965)

Arthur Frank BurnsArthur Frank BurnsArthur Frank Burns, Pilgrims Society

  • Roosa's associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Burns headed the anti-silver, anti-gold Federal Reserve System from 1970 to 1978, with its correspondent relationship with the silver supplying Bank of Mexico.
  • President for 1959 of the anti-silver American Economic Association

The 1960 Who’s Who, page 419, shows Burns as a director of:

  • Nation Wide Securities
  • Calvin Bullock Limited
  • Dividend Shares
  • All  three located at 1 Wall Street, run by Hugh Bullock, Order of the British Empire, who was president of The Pilgrims New York for 41 years and was a second generation member
  • They also had Burns on the board of Twentieth Century Fund and Mutual Life Insurance.

William McChesney Martin Jr.William McChesney Martin Jr.William McChesney Martin Jr.

  • 9th Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.  Martin at the helm of the precious metals suppressing Federal Reserve System, and who ran it from 1951 to 1970 vowed to defend the former $35 per ounce gold price "down to the last ingot."  (See "The Conspiracy Against Gold,")

In the Federal Reserve Bulletin, April 1963, page 469, we notice the testimony by William McChesney Martin Jr., Federal Reserve Board Chairman at a Congressional hearing:

The Board believes it is unnecessary to utilize silver as part of the U.S. monetary system. Although some concern has been expressed that removing the silver "backing" from part of our currency might lower its value, I would not agree.
  • After leaving the Fed Martin chaired the Committee to Reorganize the New York Stock Exchange.
Martin appeared on such boards as:
  • Royal Dutch Petroleum
  • U.S. Steel
  • Caterpillar Tractor
  • General Foods
  • Freeport Minerals
  • American Express
  • Dow Jones & Company
  • Johns Hopkins University trustee


Lou Revere Crandall (1893-1978), Pilgrims Society

Builder of:

  • Federal Reserve Building in the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court Building
  • Department of Justice Building
  • Department of the Interior Building
  • The Du Pont Building
  • Dozens of other buildings
  • 26 war manufacturing plants in World War II
  • The United Nations Building  (Who’s Who, 1966, page 462)

Part of the White House Agenda

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c notes-smWe're excruciatingly acquainted with the flimsy shinplaster inflation C-notes these molded over silver stealing racketeers foist on the nation.


— President Martin Van Buren, Special Session message to Congress, September 4, 1837

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A German woman feeding a stove with currency notes, which burn longer
than the amount of firewood they can buy.

he United States Magazine & Democratic Review, November 1841, page 451 said President Van Buren fought:


The absolute wisdom of precious metals as the only valid currency for the world was again confirmed in another New York Times  story, dated July 17, 1929, page 2.

In that feature we learn that the Belgian National Bank in Brussels, which held the physical volume equivalent of 125 railway cars of fiat currency notes belched out by the German central bank just 6 years before, were to be BURNED!

Quantities of the cellulose trash “money” had already been burned for heat in furnaces and for cooking and used as wallpaper.

As in the Jackson administration while Andy was fighting the United States Bank, (quote from Commercial & Financial Chronicle, April 29, 1965, page 1795)

These notes of low value were held in contempt by the public.

The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 1967, page 1, reported that the 12 Federal Reserve branch banks were sifting through coinage (under orders from Pilgrims Society member Martin) and removing any remaining silver coins for the benefit of the Silver Users Association.

James M. HesterJames M. HesterJames M. Hester, featured in the 1967 Who's Who in America, page 953, and whose profile mentioned "Pilgrims U.S." (the organization under investigation in this six-part essay), and the fact that he was a Rhodes Scholar in 1947-1950.

  • He became president of New York University in 1962.  He was a Danforth Foundation (Ralston Purina fortune) trustee and an advisor to the National Fund for Medical Education.
  • Hester was a director of Federal Reserve Bank of New York (silver stealers) and Union Carbide Corporation (Silver Users Association, silver stealers); and Prudential Insurance.
  • Hester became rector of United Nations University, 1975-1980
  • Director of the International Association of Universities
  • Director of the American Council on Education
  • Guggenheim Foundation trustee
  • He chaired the President's Task Force on Priorities in Higher Education in 1969; was propagandizing students away from gold and silver part of that?
It sure was part of the White House agenda then as now!

Howard Charles PetersenHoward Charles Petersen Howard Charles Petersen (1910-1995), Pilgrims Society

  • Counsel to the committee appointed in 1940 by Franklin Roosevelt to draft Selective Service Regulations
  • Special assistant to the Secretary of War in 1945
  • Assistant Secretary of War, 1945-1947
  • Special assistant to the President on trade legislation, 1961-1962.
  • President of Fidelity Bank of Pennsylvania, 1950-1966, becoming chairman in 1966.

The 1970 Who’s Who, page 1778, showed Petersen on the board of:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Insurance Company of North America
  • Panama Canal Company
  • Commonwealth Land Title Insurance
  • He chaired the advisory committee to the Export-Import Bank
  • Was on the executive council of the American Bankers Association, which in 1965 suggested outlawing of silver hoarding.
  • Member economist visiting committee of Harvard University
  • Trustee — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (warmongers)
  • Governor — Menninger Foundation (psychiatry — calling those they disapprove of “mentally ill” as a tool of social control!)

Viscount HarcourtViscount HarcourtViscount Harcourt

  • Chairman Morgan, Grenfell & Company (a partnership started with J.P. Morgan).
  • The International Year Book & Statesmen's Who's Who, 1969, page 382, listed Viscount Harcourt as head of the British Treasury Delegation in the U.S.
  • Former director of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
  • All three organizations are silver and gold suppressing entities.

Kenneth RushKenneth RushKenneth Rush, Pilgrims Society.

  • Ambassador to West Germany, 1969-1972
  • Ambassador to France, 1974-1977
  • He became president of Union Carbide in 1966 (Silver Users Association members, silver stealers).
  • He was a member of the National Security Council, 1973-1974

According to his listing on page 2807 of the 1979 Who's Who, all 1974:

  • He was "chairman of the Council on International Economic Policy
  • President's Committee on East-West Trade Policy
  • President's Food Committee
  • Joint Presidential/Congressional Steering Committee on Inflation
  • Council on Wage and Price Stability.

Rush was a director of:

  • El Paso Natural Gas
  • American Sugar Company
  • Foreign Policy Association
  • Bankers Trust New York

The last two entities were efforts to blame inflation on factors other than the Federal Reserve!

Rush became a director of two propagandizing organizations in 1977.

  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • Atlantic Council, which Pilgrims Society front seeks to reunite America with Britain!

John T. ConnorJohn T. Connor John T. Connor, Pilgrims Society

  • Chairman Allied Chemical Corporation (a silver user for catalysts)
  • Member on the Rockefeller Commission to Investigate the CIA
  • Member on the Coinage Commission that recommended the transition to cupronickel slugs.
  • Then he chaired Schroder's Bank, an entity with a troubling history

Director of:

  • General Motors
  • General Foods
  • American Broadcasting Companies
  • The anti-silver Economic Club of New York and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Gold Suppression

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Lewis W. DouglasLewis W. Douglas Lewis W. Douglas, Pilgrims Society

Douglas for many years (circa late 1940's to at least mid 1970's) was a vice president of the Pilgrims Society.

He presented an article sarcastically called "The Case for Monetary Reform" in the Mining Congress Journal, December 1965. On pages 52 and 54 we note Douglas crowing.

There seems to be and probably ought to be, resistance on well-taken grounds to a sufficiently substantial increase in the price of gold. No one, certainly not I, would denigrate the role which the IMF has played.

Douglas at the time he made his gold suppressive statement was a director of Newmont Mining Corporation! He was the son of an Arizona copper mining magnate with holdings in Phelps Dodge Corporation.  He was Ambassador to England, 1947-1950 and chairman of Mutual Life Insurance of New York, 1947-1959.  He was a director of International Nickel of Canada (INCO); Union Corporation of South Africa (gold); Western Bancorporation; Continental Oil; General Motors and others; director, Council on Foreign Relations, 1940-1964.  He was a member of the Order of the British Empire and chaired the English Speaking Union, a Pilgrims Society subsidiary seeking to make English the world language.  His daughter Sharman married Andrew M. Hay, Order of the British Empire, Churchill Foundation trustee, liquor magnate, president British American Chamber of Commerce, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain.  The February 8, 1996 New York Times death notice on Sharman said she was a lifelong friend of British Royals.  Andrew Hay is now a director of LCF Edmond De Rothschild Securities.

The Fort Worth, Texas, Star Telegram, September 28, 1986, page 6-D featured these remarks about Lewis W. Douglas, and of course kept in the dark the fact of his membership in The Pilgrims Society.

He helped launch the Marshall Plan, NATO and the creation of Israel. OVERRULING THE JUDGMENTS OF CONGRESS, LEGISLATORS AND EVEN PRESIDENTS ON THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL OF NATIONAL POLICY...FROM THE ROOSEVELT SUPREME COURT TO WATERGATE, he understood the internal dynamics of complex things like the New Deal and NATO better than any other American. Sharman Douglas became a friend of Princess Margaret and was photographed with members of the Royal Family and the diplomatic corps more often than was her father, WHO RECEIVED ORDERS AND HONORS FROM ALL THE COURTS OF EUROPE FOR HIS WORK WITH NATO. HE ACHIEVED AWESOME POWER IN WASHINGTON AND IN THE COURTS OF THE WORLD.

While this report is about who the grand scale silver stealers were/are, it's also about gold stealers, since it's the same faction.  Many of these men are famous, but what's unknown is their association in this secretive organization of metals stealers.  Gold only and silver only investors are in the same boat, and we best row together, because the same kraken waits below the waves to destroy us all!

The Earl of CromerThe Earl of CromerThe Earl of Cromer, executive committee, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain.

  • Governor of the Bank of England, 1961-1966
  • Leader of the price depressing London Gold Pool.
  • The Earl was Ambassador to the United States, 1971-1974
  • Member of The Order of the British Empire
  • The Earl of Cromer was son in law of Viscount Rothermere, press magnate and Pilgrims Society member

He was also a director of:

  • Tthe anti-precious metals International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank
  • International Finance Corporation

Lord Luke of PavenhamLord Luke of PavenhamLord Luke of Pavenham, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain

  • Director of the 56,000 employee Lloyds Bank, chaired by Pilgrims Society member Sir Eric Odin Faulkner
  • Lord Luke was a director of gold hedger Ashanti Goldfields (International Year Book & Statesmen's Who's Who, 1969, page 543)
  • (see: Pavenham at Wikipedia)

George Raymond VilaGeorge Raymond VilaGeorge Raymond Vila, Pilgrims Society, chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1972-1974.  He was chairman of Uniroyal, formerly United States Rubber, and a director of Chemical Bank; Bendix Corporation; Church & Dwight (baking soda); Conference Board; National Agricultural Chemical Association; Rubber Manufacturers Association; and Manufacturing Chemists Association.  Somewhere in all that we sniff “silver users,” as silver is an important catalyst.  Vila was a trustee of Wesleyan University; The Institute for the Future; and the Center for Information on America.  He was a member of the technical industrial intelligence committee of advisors to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in World War 2.  See The Institute for the Future on Global Food Outlook.  From a Chemical Bank annual report circa mid 1970’s.

From the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims of Great Britain we notice Sir William J. Keswick (1903-1990), director of the Bank of England, Sun Alliance & London Insurance, British Petroleum, Hudson's Bay Company and the Jardine Matheson conglomerate.  The Keswicks have been associated with Anglo-Far East business since 1855 as principal owners and managers of Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank (HSBC, silver and gold short now being sued for price suppression).  The Keswicks were also owners of the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company, the Canton Insurance Office Ltd, Hong Kong & Kowloon Wharf, Star Ferry, Hong Kong Tramway, the Hong Kong Land Investment & Agency Co Ltd, and the Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Company.  Keswick chaired the Shanghai Municipal Council during the crisis that led to war with Japan and was with British Intelligence (See; Keswick Family) After World War II he took over Jardine Matheson operations in London. The company has roots, along with Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, in the Chinese opium trade, in which vast quantities of silver were sucked out of China as payment for the 40 million or so opium addicts the Lordly British Aristocrats so magnanimously supplied. Often Chinese were made addicts at gunpoint.

See "Silver Users And Opium" for details.  Jardine Matheson also mentions its opium trade connections and the link to the Rothschilds, who were suspected, with the governors of the Bank of England, as responsible for the Crime of '73 (silver demonetization by the United States Congress). Jardine Matheson Tower in Hong Kong stands 52 stories and is also known as Connaught Centre, after The Duke of Connaught, (Prince Arthur, who was Governor General of Canada) and president of The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain, 1917-1942.

The opium addict, eyes bulging out of his head!
We take tea and crumpets before we go to bed!
Sooner or later he drops stone cold dead!
For him, not one British tear is shed!
Fortunes founded on opium, super megaton big shots!
Sabotaging silver and gold money, connect the dots,
Economists on board, the Trojan horse trots,
Churning out unbacked paper till it rots!

Swaps Criticized As Coverups

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Past Pilgrims Presidents & Executive Committee MembersPast Pilgrims Presidents &
Executive Committee Members
At right, 17 of the management of The Pilgrims of Great Britain.
Note military commanders and royalty

  • Birkett, Bryce and Evershed were highly placed judges
  • Harlech was Ambassador to America and owned a television network
  • We’ve mentioned banker Desborough
  • Astor was of the family of wealthiest landowners in American history and connected to the second United States Bank, smashed by President Jackson.
  • Chancellor ran Reuters and was related to a family of aristocrats who owned Midland Railway.
  • Stuart ran the Pacific Cable Board; the Commonwealth Communications Council and the Imperial Communications Advisory Committee.
  • Greenwood was chief secretary for Ireland, secretary for Overseas Trade, member of Parliament and president of the British Iron and Steel Federation.
  • The Earl of Derby, whose title traces all the way back to the year 1139, was ambassador to France and twice Secretary for War.
  • The Earl of Halifax, as we’ve seen was the fiend who dumped Indian silver on world markets, causing The Great Depression and attacking silver as money, and came to the U.S. as Ambassador to loot 88 million ounces for price suppression activities, which in a series of ominous events led to U.S. attacks on silver in 1965 with clad coinage and in 1968 by suspension of silver certificate redemption.

Alfred P. HayesAlfred P. HayesAlfred P. Hayes, Pilgrims Society

  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Profiled here in "Paper Money Mobster Speaks"
  • President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank from 1956 to 1975
  • Then he became chairman of Morgan Stanley International, a firm famous for selling phantom silver and charging investors to store it
  • Hayes chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1965-1966
  • Presided over the collection of 90% silver coins in the nation's largest banking district, sending them to the Treasury Department for melting into bullion later "auctioned" (i.e., gifted) to the predatory Silver Users Association in closed meetings conducted by the servile flunkies of the General Services Administration.
  • Hayes for some reason reminds me of the wheel bug, whose bite causes more pain than a hornet sting and can actually take months to heal.  Hayes was president of Lingnan University, Canton, China, 1947-1954 (it's now in Hong Kong).

The reader may wonder if there was a silver connection?  This researcher always wishes he had more time.


— Alfred Hayes, lecture at Economic Club of New York, April 22, 1963


— Alfred Hayes, speech at International Monetary Fund, August 31, 1975

Sir John BalfourSir John Balfour Sir John Balfour, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain

  • Former Ambassador to Argentina and Spain
  • Chaired the British & French Bank
  • At the same time Britain was flooding markets with bullion from melted Indian silver rupees, co-conspirators in France dumped silver from French Indo-China.
  • Balfour also chaired United Bank for Africa (International Year Book & Statesmen's Who's Who, 1969, page 55).
Not Original Image Image Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Sir John BalfourHugh ScottHugh Scott, Pilgrims Society

  • Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, 1959-1977
  • He appeared on page 20 of the 1980 leaked list of The Pilgrims.
  • He was predictably, another ally of the Silver Users Association.

Senator Jacob JavitsSenator Jacob JavitsJacob Javits, Republican Senator from New York, 1957-1981.

  • An ally of Pilgrims Society member Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, voted for everything the Silver Users Association wanted, including the termination of 90% Constitutional silver coinage on June 24, 1965.
  • Javits was guest of honor at a meeting of The Pilgrims of Great Britain, June 27, 1967; "The Pilgrims of Great Britain," 2002, page 197.
  • No one is summoned to address the Society or be honored by it, who opposes their objectives of "the seizure of the wealth necessary".
Senator Claiborne PellSenator Claiborne Pell

Claiborne Pell, Democrat Senator from Rhode Island (silversmithing state), 1961-1997.  Great, great grand nephew of George Dallas, who was counsel to the corrupt, Crown/Rothschild connected second United States Bank in which the Astors and Du Ponts were powers.

Heir to the Lorillard tobacco fortune who married into the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea fortune, was as good a friend on Capitol Hill the Silver Users Association ever had.

  • Pell's name, along with 3 other Pells, appeared on page 18 of the leaked 1980 list of The Pilgrims, New York.
  • His cousin, John Howland Gibbs Pell, Pilgrims Society, was president of Wall Street Investing Corporation. Another cousin, John Train, is a member, and was adviser to three Presidents and authored the national best seller "The Money Masters" (1994) which breathes not a whisper about The Society. Train's ancestry and associations are fascinating, bizarre, and disquieting.

Brigadier General Charles E. SaltzmanBrigadier General Charles E. SaltzmanBrigadier General Charles E. Saltzman, Pilgrims Society

  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Order of the British Empire
  • Born in the Phillipines
  • Partner of gold antagonist Goldman Sachs, 1956-1973, thereafter remaining a limited partner.
  • He held decorations from France, Italy, Brazil, Poland and Morocco.
  • He became national president of the English Speaking Union in 1961.

He Coined the term “Venture Capital”

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President Richard NixonPresident Richard NixonPresident Richard Nixon

  • On August 15, 1971, Nixon slammed shut the gold window at the Treasury Department so that foreigners holding United States dollars could no longer exchange these for hard gold.
  • In that same move, he additionally ordered a 90 day freeze on wages and prices (Fascism) which, when evidence became undeniable that the freeze was causing shortages of all manner of products and services, was reluctantly rescinded.
  • "The Pilgrims of the United States" (2003) page 141 features the letter Nixon sent to The Pilgrims in New York dated March 24, 1969, on White House stationary, accepting their invitation to be honorary president of The Pilgrims of the United States. Richard Nixon, Pilgrims Society agent who ordered the gold window at Treasury slammed shut.
  • After this attack on gold (as in the imputed integrity of its largest holder) the Nixon administration, secretly another Pilgrims Society administration, imposed a Federal price cap of $1.61 per ounce on domestic mined on silver via his Cost of Living Council (Wall Street Journal, July 24, 1972, page 16). Way to go, Pilgrims Society!
  • Nixon's daughter Tricia married Edward Cox, son of Pilgrims Society member Howard Ellis Cox, an important Manhattan attorney.

William P. RogersWilliam P. Rogers  William P. Rogers, Pilgrims Society

  • On May 24, 1973, Libya moved against Bunker Hunt’s oil operations, and the U.S. State Department refused to intervene on Hunt’s behalf.
  • From 1971 to 1973 Hunt amassed a modest 200,000 ounces of silver.
  • Rogers was Secretary of State when Hunt’s Libyan oil interests were seized.
  • Was Hunt's growing interest in silver the reason the State Department refused to act?
  • Yes; however, it would not have acted in any case, as he was “new rich” and an outsider to the Network, which broke him by 1986.
  • He was Attorney General, 1957-1961
  • Rogers was a member of the same law firm (1950-1953) as Pilgrims Society member Kenneth Royall whom we also mention as a silver suppressor.
  • Rogers was a member of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration, 1965-1967
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Alibi Club in the District of Columbia
  • In 1986 he chaired the Presidential Commission to Investigate the Challenger Accident.
  • He had addresses such as 870 United Nations Plaza in Manhattan and 1666 K Street in Washington.
  • Rogers was a member of Rogers & Wells (founded in 1871) which represented Merrill Lynch and had 400 attorneys.

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Pilgrims Society

Nelson Aldrich RockefellerNelson Aldrich RockefellerAt this link you can read about Louise Auchincloss Boyer, personal secretary to Nelson Rockefeller.

  • Mrs. Boyer fell (?) from her 10th floor apartment window on July 4, 1974, a week after allegedly disclosing that the Rockefellers were involved in looting Fort Knox of the national gold hoard.
  • At the time Congressman Phillip M. Crane, Republican from Illinois, unsuccessfully pressed for a Congressional inspection of Fort Knox gold.
  • In the photo at right, a combative Pilgrims Society member Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller is seen shooting the finger at student protesters at a Republican meeting in Binghampton, New York, in 1970.
  • Seen on the left in the photo is Senator Robert Dole of Kansas — a long time beneficiary of funds from agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland.  ADM —  called the "supermarket to the world"  — currently is interlocked with J.P. Morgan's national advisory board.

Nelson Rockefeller - Gerald FordNelson Rockefeller - Gerald FordGerald Ford, Michigan Republican, voted “aye” on July 14, 1965, to the Coinage Act of 1965, removing most silver from American coins.  Ford was happy in the White House with his fellow member of The Pilgrims, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller.

  • Ford had experience as a globalist at the 1959 and 1961 meetings of the Interparliamentary Union and Bilderberg 1962.
  • Pilgrims member, anti-silver activist Lyndon Johnson appointed Ford to the notorious Warren Commission in November 1963 which painted Lee Oswald as a lone assassin of JFK.
  • Ford was our only unelected president!
  • He appointed seven members of The Pilgrims Society to his administration, including the horrible gold and silver price suppressor William Simon!
  • On September 8, 1974, he pardoned “Tricky Dick” Nixon, the Pilgrims Society member who closed the gold window at Treasury over 3 years earlier.

After the White House his Pilgrims associates placed Ford on such boards as:

  • Tiger International
  • Santa Fe International
  • Pebble Beach Corporation
  • Shearson Loeb Rhoades
  • GK Technologies
  • Chaired the Eisenhower Fellowships from 1980-1986.

Howard W. McCall Jr., Pilgrims Society (Who's Who In Finance & Industry, 1974, page 546),  was president of Chemical Bank, 1966-1972.  The bank got its name from dealings with the chemical industry, including Du Pont, and was a predecessor to current silver short JPMorganChase.  McCall was on the executive council of the anti-silver American Bankers Association.

John Hay WhitneyJohn Hay WhitneyJohn Hay Whitney,  (1904-1982), Pilgrims Society, Order of the British Empire

  • His grandfather father was Secretary of the Navy 1885-1889.
  • He married Betsey Roosevelt, of the silver suppressing family in 1942 and was a vice president of The Pilgrims Society as of December 1973, the only time I received a reply from them, and it was limited and evasive.

Mentioned at New York Social Diary:

His investments catapulted him into the realm of what are now billions.

According to Wikipedia he:

  • “was listed as one of the ten wealthiest men in the world”
  • “was the major backer of Dwight Eisenhower"
  • Eisenhower appointed him Ambassador to the Court of St. James” (England), “a post held sixty years earlier by his grandfather John Hay.”
  • He financed “Gone With The Wind” (1939)
  • He coined the term “venture capital.”
  • In 1990 one item in Whitney’s art collection sold for $78 million

The Whitney family had investments in:

  • Standard Oil
  • Sinclair Consolidated Oil
  • Corn Products Refining Company
  • Caribbean Refining Company
  • Montana Power Company
  • Guggenheim Exploration
  • Cuba Corporation
  • Chase National Bank
  • Bankers Trust
  • Northern Trust Company
  • Guaranty Trust
  • Northern Finance Corporation
  • Dun & Bradstreet Companies
  • United States Steel
  • Freeport Copper & Gold
  • New York Mets Baseball
  • Technicolor Corporation
  • Columbia Broadcasting System
  • New York Herald Tribune
  • International Herald Tribune Paris
  • Selznick International Pictures
  • Corinthian Broadcasting
  • Indiana Broadcasting
  • Gulf Television
  • Kraft Foods
  • National Dairy Products
  • American Tobacco Company
  • Liggett & Myers Tobacco
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
  • American Cigar Company
  • U.S. Tobacco
  • British American Tobacco
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • . . . and many more.

The Whitneys are related by marriage to the Vanderbilts (one of the seven wealthiest families in world history according to Wikipedia) and English nobility.

Links referenced in Silver Stealers IV

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        In order of appearance:


Executive Order 11037  —

Author's Credits Popup  —  The Silver Stealers website  —  Meet the World Money Power  ♦  (opens as PDF  1.1MB)

Page 1 — National Emergency

 Alexander's call  —  images/018-silver-2013/silver_stealers/silverstealers-4_files/alexander_speech.jpg
 ECNY: History  —
 Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello  —

Page 2 — Jekyll Island

 Jekyll Island Club  —
 "Le Bassin aux Nympheas"  —  images/018-silver-2013/silver_stealers/silverstealers-4_files/monet-ed.jpg
 Aldrich Commission  —
Wikipedia  —
 John J. McCloy  —
"LBJ-GWB Silver"  —

Page 3 — The Presidency: The Multimillionaire

 calutrons  —
 cyclotron  —
Stanford News Servide  —
 The Presidency: The Multimillionaire  —,9171,876014,00.html
 King Ranch  —

Page 4 — The Government's Concern Over Silver Has A Long And Colorful History"

 "The Silver Raiders"  —
"The Conspiracy Against Gold"  —

Page 5 — Part of the White House Agenda


Image Source:  —

Page 6 — Gold Suppression

 LCF Edmond De Rothschild Securities  —
 Pavenham  —,_2nd_Baron_Luke
 Global Food Outlook  —
 Keswick Family  —

 "Silver Users And Opium"  —

Jardine Matheson  —

Page 7 — Swaps Criticized As Coverups

  "Paper Money Mobster Speaks"  —

Wheel Bug  —
Image Source:  —  National Portrait Gallery — Sir John Balfour

Page 8 —He Coined the term “Venture Capital”

 August 15, 1971  —
 At this link - (Missing The Lifeboat?)  —
 New York Social Diary  —
 Wikipedia  —

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