McGeorge "Mac" Bundy (March 30, 1919–September 16, 1996) was United States National Security Advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961–1966, and was president of the Ford Foundation from 1966–1979. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Adviser (abbreviated NSA, or sometimes ANSA John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The Ford Foundation is a Private foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that were chartered in 1936 by Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)
Raised in Boston, Massachusetts he came from a prominent, wealthy family long involved in politics. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Bundy attended the brahmin breeding ground of Dexter School. Notable alumni President John F Kennedy Joseph P Kennedy Jr Astronaut Story Musgrave His mother, Katherine Lawrence Putnam, was a child of two Boston Brahmin families listed in the social register. Boston Brahmins, also called the First Families of Boston and cold roast Boston, are the class of New Englanders who claim hereditary and cultural descent Specific to the United States, the Social Register is a directory of names and addresses of prominent American families who form the social Elite, though His father, Harvey Hollister Bundy, was from Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a diplomat who helped implement the Marshall Plan. Harvey Hollister Bundy Sr, ( March 30, 1888 - October 7, 1963) was an American lawyer Special Assistant to the Secretary of War during the Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The Marshall Plan (from its enactment officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and creating a stronger McGeorge attended both the Groton School and Yale University one year behind his brother William Bundy. Groton School is a private Episcopal, college preparatory Boarding school located in Groton Massachusetts, U William Putnam "Bill" Bundy ( September 24, 1917 – October 6, 2000) was a member of the CIA and foreign affairs advisor At Yale, he was a member of the well-connected Skull and Bones secret society (#332). Skull and Bones is an elite Secret society based at Yale University, in New Haven Connecticut. Secret society is a term used to describe a variety of organizations
In 1949, Bundy took on a project at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York to study Marshall Plan aid to Europe. The Council on Foreign Relations ( CFR) is an American Nonpartisan foreign policy membership organization founded in 1921 and based at 58 East 68th Street (at The Marshall Plan (from its enactment officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and creating a stronger The study group included such later luminaries as Dwight Eisenhower, Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and George Kennan. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general Allen Welsh Dulles (April 7 1893 &ndash January 29 1969 was the first civilian and the longest serving (1953-1961 Director of Central Intelligence (de-facto head of Richard Bissell may refer to Richard M Bissell Jr (1909-1994 CIA Director for Plans Richard Pike Bissell (1913-1977 author/playwright Several notable people have been named George Kennan: George Kennan (explorer (1845 – 1924 George F The group's deliberations were sensitive and thus highly secret, dealing as they were with the highly classified fact that there was a covert side to the Marshall Plan, where the CIA used certain funds to aid anti-communist groups in France and Italy. 
He was one of Kennedy's "wise men", a noted professor of government—although not a PhD—at Harvard University. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. He was appointed the youngest Dean of the Faculty at Harvard. He moved into public life in 1961 becoming national security advisor. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Adviser (abbreviated NSA, or sometimes ANSA He played a crucial role in all of the major foreign policy and defense decisions of the Kennedy and part of the Johnson administration. Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American Magazine founded in 1970 by Samuel P These included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and, most controversially, the Vietnam War. The Bay of Pigs Invasion (aka Playa Girón) was an unsuccessful attempt by a U The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States, the Soviet Union, and Cuba during the Cold War. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia From 1964 he was Chairman of the 303 Committee, responsible for coordinating government covert operations. Since 1954, oversight of United States Covert operations has been carried out by a series of sub-committees of the United States National Security Council. 
He was a strong proponent for participating in Vietnam early in his tenure. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially He supported escalating the American involvement and the bombing of North Vietnam. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN or less commonly Vietnamese Democratic Republic (Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa was a Country on the northern half of Vietnam He later came to strongly regret the decision, one of the first administration members to do so, and spent much of his later career analyzing and criticizing Vietnam policies.
He left government in 1966 to take over as president of the Ford Foundation, a position he held until 1979. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The Ford Foundation is a Private foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that were chartered in 1936 by Some critics such as Kai Bird have suggested that the Ford Foundation may not have been independent of U. Kai Bird is an American Pulitzer Prize -winning Author and Columnist, best known for his biographies of political figures S. government foreign policy during that period (see The Color of Truth). Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American Magazine founded in 1970 by Samuel P The Color of Truth is a book by Kai Bird, published by Touchstone Books in June 2000.
From 1979 to 1989, he was Professor of History at New York University. New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. He was scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Corporation from 1990–1996. The Carnegie Corporation of New York is a nonprofit organization in the United States.
His brother William Bundy was also a foreign policy figure during the Vietnam War.
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