Meyer, Cord, 1920-2001

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Intelligence officer, internationalist, and newspaper columnist. Died 2001.

From the description of Cord Meyer papers, 1922-2000 (bulk 1982-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983397

Biographical Note

  • 1920, Nov. 10: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 - 1933 : Attended Great Neck Preparatory School, Great Neck, N.Y.
  • 1933 - 1939 : St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H.
  • 1939 - 1942 : Attended Yale University, New Haven, Conn; received B.A., 1942
  • 1942 - 1945 : Served in United States Marine Corps
  • 1945: Married Mary Eno Pinchot (divorced circa 1959) Assistant to United States delegate, United Nations founding convention, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1946 - 1947 : Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1947: Published Peace or Anarchy (Boston: Little, Brown. 233 pp.)
  • 1947 - 1949 : President, United World Federalists
  • 1949 - 1951 : Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1951 - 1977 : Intelligence officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1958: Son Michael killed by car, Washington, D.C.
  • 1964: Mary Pinchot Meyer murdered, Washington, D.C.
  • 1966: Married Mary Starke Patterson Anderson
  • 1978 - : Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist
  • 1980: Published Facing Reality: From World Federalism to the CIA (New York: Harper & Row. 433 pp.)
  • 1982 - 1988 : Lecturer, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 2001, Mar. 13: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Cord Meyer Papers, 1922-2000, (bulk 1982-1989), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf United World Federalists (U.S.). Letters, 1949-1958, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Meyer, Cord, 1920-2001. Cord Meyer papers, 1922-2000 (bulk 1982-1989). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cord Meyer Papers, 1922-2000, (bulk 1982-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Finley, John Norville Gibson, 1898-. Letters and memoranda to Robert K. Gooch [manuscript], 1947-1949. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Angleton, James, 1917-1987 person
correspondedWith Meyer, Katharine Thaw person
correspondedWith Meyer, Mark, 1950- person
correspondedWith Meyer, William B., 1924- person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Pinchot, Ruth P. person
associatedWith United States. Central Intelligence Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith United World Federalists (U.S.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Internationalism
Journalism--United States
Journalism
Occupation
Intelligence officers
Internationalists
Journalists
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Birth 1920-11-10

Death 2001-03-13

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