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Edward P (Ed) Beauchemin
(misspelled Beauchmin) An in-house corporate lobbyist for Philip Morris who worked in the Southern States, mainly Texas, but also in Oklahoma. He was intimately involved with the corporate corruption of politicians and closely associated with the activities of Andrew Whist.
• There are 7237 refs to Beauchemins in the tobacco documents: some are to to M and N (McGill Uni). EP and E Beauchemin number 6,164
1997: He is on the Tobacco Institute's list of lobbyists in Southern USA .
1997 Feb 11: He is at a third middle manager level on the PM Corporate Affairs staff, and receives budget information.
1997: He is on the Tobacco Institute's list of lobbyists in Southern USA along with: Stewart Bell, Ed Beauchemin, Joe Bell, Stan Boman, Bill Brady, Eric Donaldson, Ron Fuller, Earl Jones, Jr., Mario Munoz, Henry Stokes, and J. J. Vigneault.
Little Rock Arkasas has just enacted an ordinance which penalises anyone who sells tobacco products to people under 18. They also impose advertising and marketing restrictions and impose a licensing fee.
1997 July 9: Lunch meeting with [Republican] Governor Frank Keating from Oklahoma who has "graciously agreed to have lunch with us in his official capacity as Governor in an effort to 'get to know' the people at Philip Morris."
Governor Keating's term has been marked by a significant emphasis on shaping the state to fit the needs of business. In Oklahoma City, Keating has heavyhanded support from the Gaylord-owned newspaper The Daily Oklahoman for an aggressive and conservative pro-business agenda. In Oklahoma City, Keating has heavyhanded support from the Gaylord-owned newspaper The Daily Oklahoman for an aggressive and conservative pro-business agenda.
- Tom Cole, Oklahoma Secretary of State. who was a professional lobbyist and still has a lobbying company. He is President of Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass and Associates (CHS). CHS specializes in strategic planning, survey research, marketing, and public relations.
- Scott Reed who was a Philip Morris Washington DC 'consultant' (political lobbyist) who works for Chesapeake Associates. He was the former 1996 Dole for President Campaign Manager.
- Ed Beauchemin, Regional Director, Government Affairs
- Kirk Blalock, Corporate Affairs Associate
- Tom Collamore, VP Public Affairs
- Phil Davis, VP, Corporate Relations Programs
- George Knox, VP, Corporate Affairs Strategy & Communications
- Rosemary Ripley, VP, Corporate Business Development
- Ralph Rogers, Director, Financial and Political Analysis
- Tim Sompolski, Senior VP, Human Resources and Administration
- Andrew Whist, Senior VP, External Affairs
1997 Aug 4: "Tobacco Funded Groups give Legislators Free Trips:" The Wall Street Journal's expose of Andrew Whist's fake New York Society (NYSIA) and its relationship to Philip Morris's lobbying efforts says:
That shadowy figure on the Costa Rica trip was Ed Beauchemin, a highpprofile Philip Morris lobbyuist in Austin, Texas. Two Texas state legislators also made the trip.
The article also mentions Kevin Callahan as a Director of the society who works under Whist.
[Note that Philip Morris has received a copy of this story directly from the typesetter (before it made it into the newspaper) and that a copy was sent on 19 December to the law firm Hunton & Williams]