Former United States Senate Candidate, John Meier (also known as John H. Meier and Johnny Meier), is best known for his involvement with Howard Hughes, Watergate, the Environment, and the notable Awards he has received throughout the world. He was born September 28, 1933 in New York.
The book Age of Secrets: The Conspiracy that Toppled Richard Nixon and the Hidden Death of Howard Hughes, was written about Meier. He has been friends with many powerful people including leaders of countries, some of the world’s wealthiest individuals, and celebrities.
Called a “mystery man”, Meier has led such an incredibly complex life that the Las Vegas Sun stated that a movie on his life would be “much more exciting and bizarre” then one on Howard Hughes. Meier City Pictures is developing film and television productions based on John Meier's life story. Meier has appeared in over a thousand newspaper and magazine articles as well as books, radio and television interviews and he is mentioned in many government and historical records forever preserved at the United States National Archives. President of the United States Richard Nixon talks about Meier on several reels of the Nixon White House Tapes.
He was considered the #2 man in the Hughes organization, at the time Hughes was the wealthiest man in the world, and was Vice Chairman of the Humphrey-Muskie National Finance Committee, during Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey’s Presidential Campaign. Meier served on President Richard Nixon’s Task Force on Resources and Environment, and was a Special Consultant to Nixon’s Environmental Quality Advisory Committee. He has been an advisor to several United States Senators including Senators Hubert Humphrey and Robert F. Kennedy. He has consulted to Heads of State, including President Joaquin Balaguer of the Dominican Republic, and was a Diplomat to Tonga. Meier was given the Keys to the City for Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as Mayor J. Bracken Lee made him a Deputy Sheriff. He has consulted various law enforcement agencies including Canada's Coordinated Law Enforcement Unit.
Meier had top secret security clearance with the United States Government, initially from his position in the Hughes Organization and later from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and he was an operative with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) under the cover name John Ross. Meier was responsible for the CIA’s creation of the legal term Glomar Response, when an agency refuses to confirm or deny the existence of records or information. He has been a major source to the media, including America’s top investigative reporter, Jack Anderson.
He was a former Governor of the Bank of the South Pacific and has had managerial and executive positions with the New York Life Insurance Company, Remington Rand, Hughes Aircraft Company, Hughes Tool Company, and has served as Chairman of Satellite Geophysics Ltd.
Meier served on Nevada’s gaming Industry Task Force, has been Vice President of the Nevada Taxpayers Association, and was a Special Assistant to Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt. He has also served as a Director for the International Eye Foundation, received a Member of Honor Diploma from the Dominican Society of Ophthalmology, was commissioned a Colonel in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and was a member of the Board of Advisors for the New York Manhattan Tribune Newspaper.
He produced several motion pictures through such companies as Meier - Murray Productions, including Bury Me an Angel which inspired the “roaring rampage of revenge” line referenced by Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino’s 2004 film Kill Bill Vol. 2, and was a Member of the Child Welfare Advisory Committee (which Hughes and Governor Laxalt set up), a Member of the Impact Priority Committee, Member of the Las Vegas Council for American Society for Public Administration, Member of the Las Vegas Rotary International Rotary Club, Member-at-large of the Board of Directors for the Frontier Council Girl Scouts of America, Member of the League of Women Voters of the United States’ Mens’ Finance Advisory Committee, Member of the American Industrial Development Council, was a Vice Chairman of the March of Dimes, and was on the Board of Directors of the California Educational Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to the training of emotionally disturbed and brain-damaged children, whose President was Robert Sweeney and which the board of advisors included Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors, and Dick Van Dyke.
He was the founder of Radiarc Industries Inc., whose principals included Meier, Robert Humphrey, son of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Governor Goodwin J. Knight of California, and the Hon. Milton Polland, a Marshall Islands’ Ambassador. Meier was also Vice President of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, and his decorated military career includes being a former American Legion Chaplain and United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, as well as serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Korea proclaimed him an “Ambassador for Peace” in 2012.
Recently, in 2019, The Washington Post reported on Meier’s revelations regarding his knowledge of the RFK Assassination, and in 2020, Meier became a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, which consists of a group of over 60 prominent citizens aiming to bring out the facts of the four major assassinations that changed the course of the United States and the World — those of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The other committee members include Oliver Stone, Rob Reiner, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, RFK Jr., and Daniel Ellsberg.
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