Skull and Bones bwahahaha

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I started a Skull and Bones project. Thanks to Natalie and the Categorization Project, there is a tag. It is a subcategory within Secret Societies:

[[Category: Skull and Bones]]

William Henry Russell was one the founders along with Alonso Taft and others. There are a lot of members, almost all of them notables with their own Wikipedia page. Many of them are already on Wikitree. Definitely the movers and shakers in American history. Wikipedia has a list of the members:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Skull_and_Bones_members

Feel free to add the tag if you see a profile that's on the list. I have tagged 29 profiles so far, but there's a lot more.

WikiTree profile: William Russell
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Should the category of "Skull and Bones" be listed under the category of "Secret Societies"? Or should it be listed under the category of "Fraternal Organizations"?

I question the need for a category of "Secret Societies" to begin with. 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Secret_Societies

There are only 4 under there right now. Mafia should be listed under something like a criminal organization, and not a secret society. While the KKK is abhorrent, it is not exactly secret. And my guess is that the Bohemian Club is not exactly secret either:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Club

It should be listed under "Fraternal Organizations".

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (233k points)
No it's definitely a secret society. Just ask John K. who ran for president a few years ago.
Just because it was said in a political discussion, doesn't make it so.
Google "Don't tase me bro."
Why ?
The second clause in the Wikipedia article on this organization is “a secret society at Yale University.”

There is also a book by Antony Sutton, "America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones."

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/422858.America_s_Secret_Establishment

"Takes a behind-the-scenes look at Yale's mysterious society, the Order of the Skull and Bones, and its prominent members, numbering among them Tafts, Rockefellers, Pillsburys, and Bushes. This book reveals that far from being a campus fraternity, the society is more concerned with the success of its members in the post-collegiate world."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/skull-and-bones/

Skull And Bones

Secret Yale Society Includes America's Power Elite

Here are the various definitions for a secret society: 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_society

Yep - and Skull and Bones is listed under that category:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_Bones

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