Case Study 45

Allen Dulles

This is the chart of Allen Welsh Dulles (April 7, 1893 – January 29, 1969). Dulles was a lawyer who became head of the Council on Foreign Relations and worked for the League of Nations in Germany. After witnessing the treatment of German Jews he influenced Sullivan and Cromwell to close their office in Berlin. He helped expose the “Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion” as a fraud but was unable to persuade the State Department to denounce it.

He was recruited by the OSS in 1941 and moved to Bern, Switzerland where he organized intelligence efforts against the Nazi regime. He dealt with resistance fighters, intelligence operatives and refugees providing information on German troop movements, war plans and technologies.

He later worked for the CIA during the Cold War Era. And was one of the chief architects of the agency. He was a doer and an achiever.

David Brom

This is the chart of David Brom (October 3, 1971). Brom was convicted of murdering his parents, his sister and his younger brother with an axe. He was 16 at the time. He and his older brother Joseph (18) were not in the house when the police discovered the bodies. David was convicted mostly on his confession. Joseph died in 2016. David is serving three consecutive life sentences.