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John J. McCloy

John J. McCloyAKA John Jay McCloy

Born: 31-Mar-1895
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 11-Mar-1989
Location of death: Stamford, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: World Bank, Warren Commission

As Assistant Secretary of War (1941-45) under Henry Stimson, John McCloy was one of the few civilians who knew about the Manhattan Project. During deliberations over whether to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, McCloy advocated a diplomatic solution instead.

U.S. Military Governor and High Commissioner for Germany (1949-52). Later served on the Warren Commission.

Father: John McCloy
Mother: Anna Snader
Wife: Ellen Zinsser (m. Apr-1930)

    High School: Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ
    University: Amherst College (1916)
    Law School: Harvard University (1921)

    Warren Commission
    Manhattan Project
    Member of the Board of Chase Manhattan Bank (as Chairman, 1953-60)
    Alfalfa Club 1947
    American Council on Germany
    Atlantic Institute for International Affairs Board of Governors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Ford Foundation Chairman (1952-65)
    Salk Institute for Biological Studies Trustee
    World Bank President (1947-49)
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1961

Author of books:
The Atlantic Alliance: Its Origin and Its Future (1969)


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