Harvey Hollister Bundy, Sr. (1888 - 1963)

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Death: Died
Occupation: Assistant Secretary of State, Chairperson of the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace
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About Harvey Hollister Bundy, Sr.


Harvey Hollister Bundy Sr., (March 30, 1888 – October 7, 1963), was an American lawyer, Special Assistant to the Secretary of War during the second World War, and father of McGeorge Bundy. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to McGeorge Bundy, a lawyer, he was grandson to Solomon Bundy, a lawyer and New York Congressman. Bundy attended Yale University and was initiated in the Skull and Bones in 1909.

In 1914, Bundy began working for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. In 1917, he married Katherine Lawrence Putnam, niece to Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell.

Bundy became Assistant Secretary of State in July 1931 until March 1933 under Henry Lewis Stimson, also a Skull & Bones member. Bundy's son McGeorge would co-author a book with Stimson entitled On Active Service in Peace and War in 1940. Bundy was special legal assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. During World War II he served again under Stimson, now Secretary of War, as his Special Assistant on Atomic Matters, serving as liaison between Stimson and the director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Vannevar Bush.

After the war, he became president of the board of trustees of the World Peace Foundation. He succeeded John Foster Dulles as chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, serving from 1952 to 1958.

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Harvey Hollister Bundy, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State's Timeline

March 30, 1888
Age 28
Age 30
October 7, 1963
Age 75