The John J. McCloy Program on International Relations was established in 1985 and supports activities at CFR on subjects in which McCloy held a deep and abiding interest. The program includes the John J. McCloy Roundtable on Setting the National Security Agenda, a series that was inaugurated in 1996 and seeks to identify and illuminate new national security questions that may warrant further attention from CFR.
John J. McCloy (1895–1995)
John J. McCloy served as chairman of CFR’s Board of Directors from 1953 to 1970, and subsequently as honorary chairman. He joined the Council in 1939. From 1941 to 1945, McCloy served as the assistant secretary of war, and from 1947 to 1949, he was the president of the World Bank. He then became the U.S. high commissioner for Germany from 1949 to 1952. After his posting as high commissioner, McCloy left government service and became chairman of Chase Manhattan from 1953 to 1960, and chairman of the Ford Foundation from 1958 to 1960.