The most famous secret society in America, Skull and Bones was co-founded at Yale in 1832 by the father of a future president and has come to signify everything that attracts and repulses the public about “The Elite.”
Rumor has it that Yale junior class members are tapped for membership each fall by some measure of leadership, influence and breeding.Among the business titans, poets, politicians and three US Presidents that are rumored to be members, we’ve picked out the honor roll.
William Howard Taft – Class of 1878
Our 27th, and fattest (fun fact), President was known to his college buddies as “Big Lub,” and was the first “Bonesman” ever to reach The Oval Office.Frankly, young Mr. Taft would probably had a rather easy time getting into the club…His father, and one-time Attorney General, Alphonso Taft, co-founded Skull and Bones as a Yale student in 1832.
William Averill Harriman – Class of 1913
The future Governor of New York and Presidential candidate was clearly a man who liked his time at Yale…
Immediately after inheriting the largest fortune in The United States from his railroad baron father upon his graduation, Harriman took a job as Yale’s crew coach and stuck around New Haven.
Harriman would go on to become a major player in international politics, Providing diplomatic and financial support to the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. in 1931 he would Become a founding Member of Brown Brother’s Harriman. The investment firm that would provide financial support to Hitler and the Nazi’s.
Prescott Bush – Class of 1916
If you thought “Dubya” was a wild man in his college years, you should have met his grand-daddy.
Prescott, the future Senator from Connecticut, was apparently a real “cut-up” who, along with some other Bonesmen, is believed to have dug up and absconded with the skull of the legendary Native American warrior Geronimo during World War I.Legend has it that Geronimo’s head is still inside Skull and Bones HQ, known as “The Tomb,” at 64 High Street in New Haven. Prescott would go on to become involved with Brown Brothers- Harriman The wall street investment firm that would go on to fund Hitler and the Nazi’s and to plot a business coup to overthrow president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934.
Henry Luce – Class of 1920
The man who went on to found and publish Time Magazine was first an editor of The Yale Daily News.He was also a man that fellow Bonesmen referred to as “Baal,” an apparent reference to a mythological, ancient, Aramaic demon.We have no idea why, but the mind boggles at the implications.However it can’t be verified whether or not luce was personally involved with editing or selecting Mass Murderer’s Adolf Hitler,and Josef Stalin as time’s Man of the year.
George Herbert Walker Bush – Class of 1948
The second ever Bonesman to be elected President, “41” was also a fighter pilot in WWII, Ambassador to “Red China” and Director of the CIA.His training at Skull and Bones must have been invaluable in the career he made out of keeping safe the secrets of state. Bush spent more than 40 years as a behind the scene’s player of the establishment Elite,with implications of his being involved in the J.F.K. assassination and the Iran-Contra Scandal.
John F. Kerry – Class of 1966
The now senior Senator from Massachusetts was only a college Junior when he was “Tapped” as a Bonesman after a childhood spent abroad with his diplomat father.Kerry’s period of membership as an on-campus Bonesman just missed intersecting with a man he would come to challenge for the presidency in 2004..
George W. Bush – Class of 1968
W” was a man who’s family was synonymous with Skull and Bones by the time he arrived on Yale’s campus as a Freshman, but it has been whispered that many thought his family would agree to his not being “Tapped” as George was a rather… “distractable” young man.But after joining up with the family club, joining the cheerleading team and generally raising hell, “W” ended up as the third Bonesman to occupy the office of the President. With 9/11 becoming the defining moment of Bush’s Presidency and the gateway to our current police state. It cant help but to be pointed out Bush’s insider business dealings with the Saudi Royal Family and Osama bin laden himslef, Bush’s so called “sworn enemy”.
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