John McCone

John Alexander McCone (1902 - 1991)

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John Alexander McCone
Born in San Francisco, California, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Mexicomap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Pebble Beach, California, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Nov 2018 | Last significant change: 2 Jan 2019
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Categories: California Notables.

John McCone is Notable.

Biography

Preceded by
Allen Dulles
Director of Central Intelligence

John Alexander McCone

1961-1965
Succeeded by
William Raborn

John Alexander McCone (January 4, 1902 – February 14, 1991) was an American businessman and politician who served as Director of Central Intelligence from November 29, 1961 to April 28, 1965, during the height of the Cold War.

John A. McCone was born in San Francisco, California, on January 4, 1902. His father ran iron foundries across California, a business started in Nevada in 1860 by McCone's grandfather. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1922 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, beginning his career in Los Angeles' Llewellyn Iron Works. He rose swiftly and in 1929, when several works merged to become the Consolidated Steel Corporation, he became executive vice president. He also founded Bechtel-McCone.

After the disaster of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, President John F. Kennedy forced the resignation of CIA director Allen Dulles and some of his staff. McCone replaced Dulles as DCI on November 29, 1961.


Note: Some sources say he was married to Rosemary Cooper, the actress, but this cannot be so as he married a Rosemary Cooper in 1938 and they were married until her death in 1961. Rosemary the actress was married to Howard Keel from 1943 to 1948. They cannot be the same woman.


Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._McCone

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH36-GBD : accessed 5 November 2018), John A Mccone in household of Alexander J Mccone, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States; citing ED 193, sheet A, line 28, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 93; FHL microfilm 1,820,093.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJT-KCL : accessed 5 November 2018), John A Mccone, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 15A, line 10, family 490, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 132; FHL microfilm 2,339,867.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CP-4ZF : 15 March 2018), John Mccone, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-221A, sheet 12A, line 24, family 213, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 407.

"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPXJ-CLZ : 26 November 2014), John A Mccone, 14 Feb 1991; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK7L-XN7P : accessed 5 November 2018), John A Mccone, California, United States, 16 Feb 1991; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing San Francisco Chronicle, born-digital text.



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obit for Mrs Rosemary MCone

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