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George S Dunlop    

Some key documents

1977: Assistant to Senator Helms

1982 Apr: /E Tobacco Producing Congressional Districts listing held by Philip Morris. Dunlop is Chief of Staff, Senate Agricultural Committee, while with Senator Helms (R-North Carolina)

1983 May: /E Rose and Helms are fighting together over tobacco price support loan plan.

But his agriculture aide George Dunlop declined an interview for Helms on the grounds that the subject of tobacco has become too politicized by the media.

1983 May 13: "Pipe Dream?" Wall Street Journal article. Helms wants to feed tobacco tailings to cattle as feed, saying there was "no question that tobacco indeed will becaome a major source of food for a hungry world" and persuaded the OTA to prepare a report.

    Dunlop wass now Chief of Staff at the US Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition And Forestry. He praises Helms and says " Senator Helms wanted to let other senators know that tobacco wasn't just nasty stuff but could feed the world. This is probably one of the most signficiant breakthroughs in agriculture."

1985 Feb 5: Proposal to End Tobacco Program has Congressional Backers Smoking. Reagan's plans for a "market-oriented farm bill" in 1985 would remove the tobacco subsidy. The Congressmen from the tobacco states will oppose the administration's farm bill Dunlop, Senator Helms chief agricultural adviser, told the administration "in no uncertain terms that tobacco will not be in a new farm bill. We'll do whatever is necessary to keep it out."

1985 April 11: Jesse Helms letter to the President from the Senate Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry They are fighting for tobacco exports to Korea. Korea adds 100% duty and has a state monopoly on tobacco.

1998 Mar 2: The Jesse Helms Center Foundation is trying to raise money from the Tobacco Institute via a "Salute". The letterhead has a good list of his backers, and the steering committee for the salute includes

  • John Dodd is directing the effort,
  • Steve Berry of Cellular Telecommunications
  • George Dunlop, Century Communications (ex Helms Chief of Staff)
  • Brad Edwards of US Tobacco
  • Murray Jones of RJ Reynolds Tobacco
  • Reed Larson of National Right to Work Foundation (anti-union)
  • Darry Nirenburg of Patton Boggs
  • Pat O'Donnell, of O'Connor & Hannan
  • Steve Phillips, of Verner, Lipfert, Bernhardt, McPherson and Hand
  • Scott Wilson, of the Tobacco Institute

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