John A. McCone

John A. McCone

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Alexander McCone was an American businessman and politician who served as Director of Central Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. McCone was born in San Francisco, California. His father ran iron foundries across California, a business started in Nevada in 1860 by McCone's grandfather. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1922 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, beginning his career in Los Angeles' Llewellyn Iron Works. He rose swiftly and in 1929, when several works merged to become the Consolidated Steel Corporation, he became executive vice president. He also founded Bechtel-McCone. A prominent industrialist, McCone also served for more than twenty years as a governmental advisor and official, including head positions at the AEC and Central Intelligence Agency. He also worked for the ITT corporation. McCone's political affiliation was with the Republican Party
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135796577
  • 9786135796575