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    Default Billy Joe Lord 1977 Letter to new POTUS: Why is there STILL misunderstanding of what triggered it?

    On another forum, a comment today indicates the community, including forum veterans, do not get out of an insular world, often enough.

    Short and sweet:

    In 1968, Reader's Digest sponsored Henry Hurt, according to his wedding announcement, moved back to Virginia from his Kennebunkport school teacher job location. He married the daughter of Langbourne Williams's brother.

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/5939652/
    September 8, 1968The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia · Page 36

    Troth Is Announced Of Miss Williams, Henry C. Hurt Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Dandridge Williams of "Campbell Field," Rapidan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Nolting, to Henry Charles Hurt Jr., of Kennebunkport, Maine, son of Mr. and Mrs; Henry Charles Hurt of Chatham. Miss Williams was graduated from St. Catherine's School and Sweet Briar College. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Langbourne M. Williams and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Peyton MGuire of Richmond. Mr. Hurt attended St. Christopher's School and was graduated from the University of Mississippi. He is the grandson of Mrs. Robert Hurt of Lynchburg, and the late Mr. Hurt and of Mrs. Robert Gaston Hallam of Dallas, Texas, and the late Mr. Hallam. The wedding is planned for October 5.
    Langbourne Williams, president of Freeport Sulphur, was closely related to Gerry Bemiss (Billy Joe Lord reliably described Bemiss being
    a high ranking Virginia republican party and hotel operator, and Lord had never met Bemiss.)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...rifield-bemiss
    Bemiss's grandmother, Cyan Williams Bemiss was the sister of Langbourne Willams's father.
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...meade-williams

    "Barb", however, described one her husband's George HW's oldest and closest friends, dating back to their boyhoods, as an F.O.P., not
    a F.O.G.

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    It was FitzGerald Bemiss, a pal of Prescott Bush from Kennebunkport. He had battled bad weather to get there from Cornell University. He was supposed to be in ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Scully View Post
    Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:40 AM

    Good work Brian - you assembled a lot of the Bush connections in one place. I sometimes wonder if the members of the board here just feel it's too dangerous to jump on this bandwagon. There is of course more info, as you alluded to when you reached Bush as VP, and it ties directly to the whole BOP thing. I also think Tidd is right to tie in the drug trade, as Peter Dale Scott did so admirably.......
    "Over there," they are reinventing the wheel, learning how to crawl, all over again, before they can walk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Scully View Post
    Lemme distill my last post to one sentence. I discovered in the dim dawn light this A.M. that the Reader's Digest editor, Henry Hurt, who Billy Lord wrote a letter to President Carter complaining about,
    in the same month that DeMohrenschildt interrupted the recording of a soap opera being recorded by the widow of the first cousin of Nelson Rockefeller's first wife, Nancy Sands Tilton, first cousin of the mother of DeMohrenschildt's daughter, Alexandra,
    was married to the niece of the chairman of Freeport Sulphur, Langbourne Williams, Jr.

    (Jim Beamiss, described in Billy Lord's 1977 letter, was Gerry Bemiss, the best friend of GHW Bush, and his father, Sam Bemiss, was the first cousin of both Langbourne Williams, Jr. and Langbourne's brother George Dandridge Williams, the father-in-law of Reader's Digest editor, Henry Hurt!).....
    https://www.jfkassassinationforum.co...ic,1439.0.html
    Dec. Dec. 6 specially decorated Bush '41 Train engine, was Billy Joe Lord on board?

    Tom Scully posted 6 Dec., 20

    .....Can anyone name a journalist with independence from the ownership of the owners of MSM who could convincingly
    carry this water, this simple evidentiary presentation of support for Billy Joe Lord's late 1976 appeal by letter to the
    incoming Carter administration? Lord was savvy enough not to address it to Ford, but the blizzard of BS flung at us this week,
    coupled with the discrediting of even non-corporate journalists/ investigative reporters and seeing the locomotive
    with Bush graphics and "4141" renumbering? (or did they actually find RR rolling stock operationally numbered as
    such?) was an epiphany. Is Billy Joe Lord or at least his letter gonna be buried with Bush today, or does it have
    even the slightest potential as a smoking gun,
    considering the supporting circumstatial evidence has grown to
    the most compelling it has ever been?


    My approach is reach for the low hanging fruit instead of the futile grand slam home run, and the fruit could not
    be lower in this instance unless it is windfall on the ground.


    All that Lord described that is directlymaterial to the charge of Bush and those closest to him literally muscling Lord
    in 1976, is on the table. However, I am now convinced after this week the haves are so far ahead, it cannot even be
    a contest, anymore.


    First, the core accusation, hyper curiousity displayed by team Bush towards Lord knowledge, as the HSCA geared up
    and it had become clear republicans would lose control of the presidency and of the CIA. This answers the question
    of why risk rattling Billy Lord's cage if you were among the innermost Bush circle?

    https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc....&search=hotels
    And:


    ....and an expanded version of the short form displayed above.: http://jfkforum.com/images/DevineLordHurt.jpg


    Henry Hurt is simply supposed to be an Readers Digest journalist author with emphasis on National Security matters.
    This dents that assumption quite remarkably.:


    Gerry Bemiss background matched Lord's recounting of the advisor Lord claimed informed Hurt on how to pressure cooperation of Lord!




    Eight years earlier, Hurt was working in Kennebunkport and marrying into the Bemiss/Williams family.:



    Jim Beamis, full of advice for Hurt as described in the Lord letter is a slam dunk match for Bush Kennebunkport
    summer neighbor and lifelong friend.:
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...zgerald-bemiss
    FitzGerald Bemiss
    BIRTH 2 Oct 1922
    DEATH 7 Feb 2011 (aged 88)
    BURIAL Hollywood Cemetery
    Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA


    Bemiss's father :
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...rifield-bemiss
    Samuel Merrifield Bemiss
    BIRTH 21 Feb 1894
    St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, USA
    DEATH 7 Aug 1966 (aged 72)


    Fitzgerald "Gerry" Bemiss's father's parents:
    Parents
    Eli Lockert Bemiss
    1859?1924


    Cyane Dandridge Williams Bemiss https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...ndridge-bemiss
    1867?1952
    Her (Cyane) parents and some of her siblings:
    Parents

    John Langbourne Williams
    1832?1915



    Maria Ward Skelton Williams
    1843?1929


    Spouse
    Eli Lockert Bemiss
    1859?1924


    Siblings
    John Skelton Williams (first comptroller of the currency, post Jekyll Island creation of the federal reserve
    1865?1926


    Charlotte Randolph Williams
    1868?1884


    Edmund Randolph Williams
    1871?1952


    Langbourne Meade Williams https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...meade-williams
    1872?1931
    Some children of Langbourne Meade Williams :


    Langbourne Meade Williams https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...meade-williams
    1903?1994
    George Dandridge Williams (the 2nd image above in this post indicates Henry Hurt in 1968 married the daughter.)
    1914?1980
    https://www.nytimes.com/1930/04/15/a...gbourne-m.html
    ELIZABETH STILLMAN ENGAGED TO MARRY; Her Troth to
    Langbourne M. Williams Jr. Announced by Her Brother, C.D. Stillman.
    FIANCE A VIRGINIA BANKER Bride-to-Be, a Granddaughter of Late
    James Stillman, Is a Member of Colony Club.
    APRIL 15, 1930.....


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stillman
    James Jewett Stillman (June 9, 1850 ? March 15, 1918) was an American businessman who invested in land, banking, and railroads in New York, Texas, and Mexico. He was chairman of the board of directors of the National City Bank.[2] He forged alliances with the Rockefeller family, Standard Oil and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. to lay a foundation that made it, arguably, "the greatest bank in the Western Hemisphere." [3] He engaged in an expansion policy that made National City the largest bank in the United States by 1894,....
    .....He married Sarah Elizabeth Rumrill (1855?1925).[8] Together they had:


    Sarah Elizabeth "Elsie" Stillman (1872?1935), who married William Goodsell Rockefeller (1870?1922), the son of William Rockefeller, a senior executive of Standard Oil
    .......
    Isabel Goodrich Stillman (1876?1935), who married Percy Avery Rockefeller (1878?1934) in 1901. Percy was another son of William Rockefeller
    ......
    Ernest Goodrich Stillman (1884?1949), who married Mildred Margaret Whitney (1890?1950)[12] .....

    Langbourne Williams Is Dead; Retired Businessman Was 91 - The ...
    https://www.nytimes.com/1994/09/14/o...an-was-91.html
    Langbourne Williams Is Dead; Retired Businessman Was 91
    By JOHN HOLUSHA SEPT. 14, 1994
    Langbourne Meade Williams Jr., the retired chairman of a company now known as
    Freeport-McMoRan Inc., died on Thursday at his country home near Rapidan, Va.
    He was 91.
    Mr. Williams was born in Richmond and was the descendant of a family that
    had been socially prominent since the founding of the country. One ancestor was
    Edmund Randolph, who was the Attorney General in George Washington's first
    Cabinet and in part of his second and also served as Governor of Virginia. Another,
    Bartholomew Dandridge, was Treasurer of Virginia and the brother of Martha
    Washington.......
    Billy Joe Lord's employer at the time he wrote the letter to incoming President Carter :
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,7529746&hl=en
    The Victoria Advocate ? Sep 1, 1978
    ?President and publisher of the Midland Reporter-Telegram.
    Allison died of . pneumonia ? Allison owned the Plainview Daily Herald and the Alpine Avalanche. ? He was in the ROTC and was com missioned a second lieutenant in the US Air Force upon his graduation from He then served two years oversea before returning to Midland to join the reporter-telegram as a vice president?
    ?.He directed George H.W. Bush?s successful paign for Congress from Houston and later joined Bush?s staff in Washington. Allison was named deputy chairman of the Republican National Committee in April 1969 and served in that post until Dec. 15, 1970 when he resigned in order to organize a political consulting firm in Washington. He liquidated the firm and returned to Midland in the summer of 1974 to rejoin the Reporter-Telegram as executive vice president. He became president and publisher of the newspaper on Jan. 28, 1975, succeeding his father, who had died on Jan. 14.

    The FBI claimed it could not corroborate the claims in the Lord letter or identify Jim Beamis.
    I doubt Lord had much of a concept of who he was complaining about!



    (Lord says he never met Jim Allison, but out of necessity works for the Midland newspaper, and the other name is Mr. Bemis(?) )
    http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?...d=270&tab=page
    Frederick Snare was the principle general construction contractor in Cuba from almost the sinking of the battle ship Maine, through the 1950s when
    Snare & Merritt constructed the nickel mining infrastructure under US government contract. The spouse of Frederick Snare, Jr. was... (amusing that no one ever said they were related to Foster's brother, Allen....)

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/546899133/
    Publication: Bennington Banner i Location: Bennington, Vermont Issue Date: Thursday, April 11, 1985 Page: 20

    EDITH D. SNARE DORSET - Edith Dulles Snare, 88, (First) cousin of the late John Foster Dulles, died Wednesday at her home in Dorset, where she had lived for the past 45 years. She had formerly resided in Englewood, N.J. Active in local affairs, Mrs. Snare was a founder of the Dorset Nursing Association, an early executive director of the Southern Vermont Artists Association of Manchester, and established Snare Associates Real Estate in the 1950s. She leaves two daughters, Dorothy Warner of Dorset and Naples, Fla....
    Bennington Evening Banner Newspaper Archives, Feb 14, 1958
    https://newspaperarchive.com/benning...b-14-1958-p-1/
    ... expressing his ardor for Ellen Axson, the preacher's daughter who bacame his first wife in 1885. .... Full Weekend Planned For Ambassadors MANCHESTER — Two ... minded voters that Bennington Dr. Djalal Abdoh, Iranian am- has ordered all ... Edith Dulles Snare is hostess to will happen if Bennington does not1 Pratt ...


    Consider that Eisenhower gave Nixon and the Dulles brothers broad leeway. The folder dated 2009 of the list of claims against the Castro regime is over 300 pages. Freeport Minerals direct losses may have been closer to $100 million than $50. Was LBJ intimating the Kennedy Bros. came along and built a new culture and S.O.P. inside CIA, and so quickly?


    In 1961 the U.S. was nearly unrivaled in economic power and faced only one serious military adversary. All indications are Allen Dulles drank
    his own kool-ade and talked his own book, predatory capitalism. The taking of Cuba could not stand, as a point of pride, precedent, the example it would set, and obviously the pain felt in the wallet. A description of the father-in-law of Edith Dulles Snare.:


    Guantanamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution
    By Jana Lipman
    ....
    CUBA: Snare Jubilee - TIME Monday, Feb. 17, 1936
    http://content.time.com/time/magazin...883525,00.html
    ... King George mounted England's Throne there was founded conveniently adjacent to Havana a country club which was the great enterprise of "Father Snare.
    .......
    It might also be helpful to attempt to learn what the details were that helpful Sen. Prescott /Bush was privy to and thought important enough to leak to
    his Jupiter Island neighbor, Charles L. Bartlett, resulting in Bartlett winning a Pulitzer for his reporting on the events resulting in the resignation of Air Force Secretary, Harold Talbot....
    Intermediate Report of the Committee on Government Operations
    https://books.google.nl/books?id=L4XRAAAAMAAJ - Vertaal deze pagina

    United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations - 1955 - ‎Fragmentweergave - ‎Meer edities
    Mr. Mansure testified that Mr. Talbott did not recommend any contractor. Mr. Cremer testified that he requested Mr. Talbott, who was familiar with the Nicaro situation, to pass his knowledge of Snare's unique qualifications along to Mr. Mansure.
    http://books.google.com/books?sa=N&tab...lett%20pulitzerThe Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty‎ - Page 205
    by Peter Schweizer, Rochelle Schweizer, Inc ebrary - Politicians - 2005 - 574 pages
    Bartlett lived in Georgetown near Pres and Dottie and had won a Pulitzer Prize
    in 1956 for a series of articles on corruption at the Department of Defense.
    Pres, who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee at the time, had been a source,
    and the two had been friends ever since. .
    Last edited by Tom Scully; 07-28-2019 at 07:16 PM.
    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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