Evron Kirkpatrick

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Evron M. Kirkpatrick (deceased 1995)

Husband of Jeane J. Kirkpatrick.

"Evron Kirkpatrick held a number of positions in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, from 1945 to 1954. He participated in top secret CIA meetings in 1952 with then-CIA Director General Walter Bedell Smith and others to plan a domestic "national psychological warfare program" as a part of the U.S. cold war strategy. He is married to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick. Evron Kirkpatrick, according to author Sara Diamond, was a part of Operation Bloodstone, a covert project to bring Nazi war criminals into U.S. intelligence operations." [1]

In 1989 Evron was a director of the United States Institute of Peace. [2]

"Evron Kirkpatrick, who died in 1995, also led a noted career in academia and public service, teaching at the University of Minnesota, Howard and Georgetown universities, and, from 1954 until his retirement in 1981, serving as executive director of the American Political Science Association (APSA). He fostered the organization's growth from about 7,000 to more than 15,000 members and endeavored to keep it from becoming politicized. In 1981 he became a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His publications include Foundation of Political Science (1970) and The Past and Future of Presidential Debates (1979). He wrote on the development of the world communist movement as well.

"Evron Kirkpatrick received bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in political science from Yale." [3]

In 1985 he was "President of the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He holds a doctorate from Yale. He is still a registered Democrat, not yet having followed his spouse into the G.O.P. He also serves on an advisory committee to U.S.I.A." [4]

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