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The Wally Hilliard/ Myron DuBain Connection

The following proves a connection between Huffman Aviation's Wally Hilliard and Myron DuBain, who was connected to John McCone, the former director of the CIA. (Special thanks to Lois Ann Battuello for the tip off.)

McCone was top dog at CIA during the assassination of JFK. In 1992, the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, reported to President Clinton that McCone had destroyed several CIA documents on Lee Harvey Oswald.

I have assembled a separate collection of documents on McCone >>

 

On this page are important sources from AP and NY Times that prove the Hilliard/DuBain connection:

 

Copyright 1981 Associated Press 

All Rights Reserved 

The Associated Press

These materials may not be republished without the express written consent of The Associated Press

October 14, 1981, Wednesday, PM cycle

SECTION: Business News

LENGTH: 168 words

HEADLINE: Fireman's Frim to Acquire Wisconsin Firm

DATELINE: GREEN BAY, Wis.

BODY:

Fireman's Fund Inc. of New York will acquire the Wisconsin Employers Group insurance company under an agreement in principle reached by the two firms, a Wisconsin Employers spokesman said Tuesday.

The acquisition must be approved by Wisconsin's insurance commissioner and the directors of both firms, the spokesman said.

Terms of the sale were not released.

All Wisconsin Employers stock is held by Ronald A. Weyers, president, and Wallace J. Hilliard, chairman of the board. They founded the firm in 1969.

Fireman's Fund is a holding company anchored by Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies and is a subsidiary of the American Express Co.

Wisconsin Employers, licensed in 16 states, had more than $1 billion in life insurance in force at the end of 1980, and its premium income for the year was $118 million.

If the deal is approved, the firm will continue to concentrate on operations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota, Sam Miller, senior vice president, said.

 

 

 

Wally had the Wisconsin insurance company. Fireman's Fund chairman and lightning rod in the deal was Myron DuBain. There are also in-depth articles that are not available here about the deal.

 

 

 

Copyright 1981 The New York Times Company: Abstracts  

Information Bank Abstracts JOURNAL OF COMMERCE

April 9, 1981, Thursday

SECTION: Page 1, Column 2

LENGTH: 116 words

BYLINE: BY FRANCINE BREVETTI

JOURNAL-CODE: JCM

ABSTRACT:

Fireman's Fund Insurance Cos chmn Myron DuBain, interview, outlines plans to promote its new commercial insurance line at coming meeting of Risk and Insurance Management Society.Company hopes to regain some market share it has lost during continuing price war among insurers in which Fireman's has resisted reducing price to gain new business. Company's premium growth has trailed industry for 10 consecutive quarters and posted 2.4% increase in latest, as against 6.2% for industry. DuBain indicates that its independent agents support its pricing philosophy, and, although some have had to move to other companies, agents assert that Fireman's will regain business once recession ends (S).

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Copyright 1982 The New York Times Company  

The New York Times

November 16, 1982, Tuesday, Late City Final Edition

SECTION: Section D; Page 2, Column 5; Financial Desk

LENGTH: 282 words

HEADLINE: BUSINESS PEOPLE;

Shift at Fireman's Fund

BYLINE: By Daniel F. Cuff

BODY:

Edwin F. Cutler and Myron DuBain both started working for the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 36 years ago, and Mr. DuBain eventually became chairman, president and chief executive of the big insurer. Now, so has Mr. Cutler.

American Express, the parent company, said yesterday that Mr. Du-Bain, 59, would retire Dec. 31 from the insurance operation and as vice chairman of American Express. Mr. Cutler, 58, was named to succeed him. He will become chairman and chief executive of Fireman's Fund as well as chairman, president and chief executive of Fireman's Fund/American Express Inc., the holding company.

A company spokesman said that it was Mr. DuBain's idea to retire early. Mr. Cutler added: ''He had nine years at the helm and felt it was time for someone else to have an opportunity to bring some fresh perspectives.''

Fireman's Fund, with headquarters in San Francisco, is among the nation's largest property-liability insurers. Although both joined the company in the same year, Mr. DuBain came up on the underwriting side and Mr. Cutler on the financial side, holding such jobs as controller.

''I plan to readdress what we're doing and make sure the new team and I are in full accord,'' Mr. Cutler said. ''I don't think what we've been doing is wrong, but any new chief executive is going to take a hard look.''

In addition, James J. Meenaghan, 44, was elected president and chief operating officer of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and vice chairman of the holding company. Daniel F. Cuff

 

 

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COPYRIGHT 1982 PR Newswire Association, Inc.

PR Newswire

November 23, 1982, Tuesday

DISTRIBUTION: TO FINANCIAL

LENGTH: 415 words

DATELINE: NEW YORK, Nov. 23

BODY:

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRN/ -- American Express Company today announced

that Edwin F. Cutler, chairman and chief financial executive officer

of its Fireman's Fund insurance operations, has been elected to the

American Express Board of Directors.

  Mr. Cutler, who has been with Fireman's Fund for 36 years, was

also elected a vice chairman of American Express Company, as well as

named to the company's five-member steering committee, the Office of

the Chief Executive (OCE), joining Louis V. Gerstner Jr., James D.

Robinson III, Alva O. Way and Sanford I. Weill.

  "We are delighted to welcome Ed to our Board," said James D.

Robinson III, chairman of American Express Company.  "His many years

in the insurance industry and broad knowledge of American Express

Company's full range of activities provide us with a valuable source

of counsel."  Mr. Robinson added, "We look forward to his

participation and contribution to the Board."

 A week ago, Mr. Cutler was elected chairman and chief executive

officer, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, and chairman, president

and chief executive officer of the holding company for insurance

operations, Fireman's Fund/American Express, Inc., succeeding Myron

DuBain, who is retiring from Fireman's Fund and has announced his

intention to join Amfac Inc.

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Copyright 1984 Southwest Newswire Inc.  

Southwest Newswire

FEBRUARY 3, 1984, FRIDAY

DISTRIBUTION: TO BUSINESS DESKS

LENGTH: 270 words

HEADLINE: AMFAC SELLS SILVERADO RESORT COMPLEX

DATELINE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, FEB. 3, 1984

BODY:

AMFAC INC. HOTELS AND RESORTS GROUP FRIDAY ANNOUNCED IT HAS COMPLETED NEGOTIATIONS ANNOUNCED EARLIER AND HAS SOLD ITS SILVERADO RESORT COMPLEX TO ROBERT E. MEYER, WHO HEADS HIS OWN CALIFORNIA INVESTMENT AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT FIRM.

AMFAC HOTELS AND RESORTS WILL CONTINUE TO MANAGE THE NAPA VALLEY RESORT ON A LONG-TERM CONTRACT.

AMFAC INC. WILL REALIZE A NET GAIN OF APPROXIMATELY $5.5 MILLION FROM THE SALE.

IN MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT RONALD C. BARR, AMFAC EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HOTELS AND RESORTS GROUP, SAID, "THE SALE OF SILVERADO IS IN CONFORMANCE WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLAN TO PURSUE EARNINGS THROUGH HOTEL AND RESORT MANAGEMENT RATHER THAN PROPERTY OWNERSHIP."

THE SILVERADO RESORT WHICH IS SITUATED ON 1,200 ACRES IN THE HEART OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA'S WINE COUNTRY INCLUDES THE HISTORIC SILVERADO MANSION AND AN ADJOINING CONFERENCE CENTER, A 20-COURT TENNIS COMPLEX, TWO ROBERT TRENT JONES 18-HOLE GOLF COURSES, EIGHT SWIMMING POOLS AND A FULL ARRAY OF LUXURY CLASS GUEST FACILITIES.

AMFAC'S HOTELS AND RESORTS GROUP OPERATES 16 HOTELS AND RESORTS IN HAWAII AND THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. THE GROUP WHICH RECORDED 1983 REVENUES OF $243 MILLION RECENTLY OPENED THE 600-ROOM AMFAC HOTEL IN MINNEAPOLIS.

AMFAC INC. IS A DIVERSIFIED, NYSE-LISTED COMPANY WITH EXECUTIVE OFFICES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND HONOLULU AND PRINCIPAL LINES OF BUSINESS IN HOTELS AND RESORTS, WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION, FOOD PROCESSING, RETAIL AND HAWAII SUGAR AND LAND.

REVENUES IN 1983 WERE $2.3 BILLION.

CONTACT: AMFAC INC., SAN FRANCISCO, KEITH MABEE, 415/772-2366, OR BILL LINTHICUM, 707/257-5454.

 

 

Other Hilliard Facts:

Wallace Hilliard lent Jerry Falwell a cool million and never got paid back. >>


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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