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The Council on Foreign Relations: A Case Study
of the Societal Bases of Foreign Policy Formation, 1922-1969

Appendix B: Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, Inc., 1922-1972
(corresponds to Appendix 2-2 in the thesis)


  • Isaiah Bowman 1921-1950
  • Archibald Cary Coolidge 1921-1928
  • Paul D. Cravath 1921-1940
  • John W. Davis 1921-1950
  • Norman H. Davis 1921-1944
  • Stephen P. Duggan 1921-1950
  • John H. Finley 1921-1929
  • David F. Houston 1921-1927
  • Otto H. Kahn 1921-1934
  • Frank L. Polk 1921-1943
  • Whitney H. Stepardson 1921-1966
  • William R. Shepherd 1921-1927
  • Paul M. Harburg 1921-1932
  • George M. Wickersham 1921-1936

Succeeding Directors

  • Allen W. Dulles 1927-1969
  • R.C. Leffingwell 1927-1960
  • George O. May 1927-1953
  • Wesley C. Mitchell 1927-1934
  • Owen D. Young 1927-1940
  • Hamilton Fish Armstrong 1928
  • Charles P. Howland 1929-1931
  • Walter Lippmann 1932-1937
  • Clarence M. Woolley 1932-1935
  • Frank Altschul 1934
  • Philip C. Jessup 1934-1942
  • Harold W. Dodds 1935-1943
  • Leon Fraser 1936-1945
  • John H. Williams* 1937-1964
  • Lewis W. Douglas* 1940-1964
  • Edward Warner 1940-1949
  • Clarence E. Hunter 1942-1953
  • Myron C. Taylor 1943-1959
  • Henry M. Wriston* 1943-1967
  • Thomas K. Finletter* 1944-1967
  • William A. M. Burden 1945
  • Walter H. Mallory* 1945-1968
  • Philip D. Reed* 1945-1969
  • Winfield W. Riefler 1945-1950
  • David Rockefeller 1949
  • W. Michael Blumenthal 1972
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski 1972
  • Elizabeth Drew 1972
  • George S. Franklin Jr. 1972
  • W. Averell Harriman 1950-1955
  • Joseph E. Johnson 1950
  • Grayson Kirk 1950
  • Devereux C. Josephs 1951-1958
  • Elliott V. Bell* 1953-1966
  • John J. McCloy 1953
  • Arthur H. Dean 1955
  • Charles M. Spofford 1955
  • Adlai E. Stevenson 1958-1962
  • William C. Foster 1959
  • Caryl P. Haskins 1961
  • James A. Perkins 1963
  • William P. Bundy 1964
  • Gabriel Hauge 1964
  • Carroll L. Wilson 1964
  • Douglas Dillon 1965
  • Henry R. Labouisse 1965
  • Robert V. Roosa 1966
  • Lucian W. Pye 1966
  • Alfred C. Neal 1967
  • Bill D. Moyers 1967
  • Cyrus R. Vance 1968
  • Hedley Donovan 1969
  • Najeeb E. Halaby 1970
  • Bayless Manning 1971
  • Marshall D. Shulman 1972
  • Martha D. Wallace 1972
  • Paul C. Warnke 1972

*Directors Emeriti