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The Bilderberg Group meet ever year in June, and although the meeting is attended by heads of state, monarchs, heads of media and finance and captains of industry – the meeting is not open to the press and hidden from public view.

Needless to say, these transatlantic power-broker Bilderbergers take a vow of secrecy and never leave a paper trail behind – except for the case of George C. McGhee.


 George Crews McGhee from Waco, Texas was born the son of a banker, he later became a Rhodes Scholar, a successful oilman, and a U.S. Ambassador, among other titles that he held. He passed away in 2005, and left his detailed personal archives to Georgetown University in Washington D.C.


In the archives are boxes of folders containing many thousands of documents, now available to the public in the Special Collections Reading Room on the fifth floor of the Joseph Mark Lauinger Memorial Library.

The “George McGhee Papers” have yet to be added to the website, but will be soon. Here is a brief overview of some of the documents available, from Digital Georgetown:

George C. McGhee Papers

Papers of the former U.S. ambassador to Turkey (1951-1953) and West Germany (1963-1968) include files relating to both ambassadorships, as well as materials documenting McGhee’s role in a number of important official and informal posts, among which are the Combined Raw Materials Board (during World War II), the Bilderberg Group, the Draper Committee, the Business Council for International Development, and the Committee for Economic Development. Ambassador McGhee’s substantial library of books on Turkey and the Ottoman Empire is described separately under European History’.

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