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cash-for-comments witness list    

— The Tobacco Institute's lists of available academics and scientists available to promote their cause at Congressional inquiries, local ordinance hearings, etc. —  

See also :

cash-for-comments networks {Gen. INDEX].
cash-for-comment economists
cash-for-comment business/marketing
cash-for-comment lawyers (academics only)
cash-for-comments labor/union/workplace
cash-for-comments risk assessment/mgmt
cash-for-support sci/bio/medical network
cash-for-IAQ/ETS testing network
science-for-sale organizations

Some key documents

1988–89: Tobacco Institute Scientific Consultant Activity report. This document gives highly detailed list of witness activities, conferences, media tours, etc. made by these teams of tobacco-friendly 'scientists' It divides witness lists into these categories:

Academic Scientific Witnesses on ETS.

  • Kenneth Bogen, University of California
  • Robert Boorstein, New York University Medical Center
  • Joseph Fleiss, Columbia University
  • Alan Gross, University of South Carolina
  • Ronald Hood, University of Alabama
  • Irwin Kessler, University of Maryland
  • James Kilpatrick, Medical College of Virginia
  • Nicholas Mamola, Face university
  • Mark Reasor, West Virginia University
  • Jarnail Singh, Stillman College
  • Lawrence Wexler, New York Medical College
  • Philip Witorsch, George Washington University
  • Raphael Witorsch, Medical College of Virginia
  • Joseph Wu, New York Medical College

Unaffiliated Scientific Witnesses for ETS
  • George Carlo
  • Walter Decker
  • Thomas Golojuch
  • Gio Gori
  • Larry Halfen
  • Larry Hoicomb
  • Alan Katzenstein
  • Maurice LeVois
  • Joe Fedelty
  • Jack Peterson,
  • Barry Seabrook ,
  • David Weeks

Scientific Witnesses Indoor Air Quality
  • Peter Binnie, ACVA Atlantic
  • Bill Butler
  • John Drake, Purdue University
  • Jolanda Janczewski, Consolidated Safety Services
  • D. Johnson
  • Gray Robertson, ACVA Atlantic
  • Jeff Seckler, ACVA Atlantic
  • Elia Sterling
  • Nancy Stone, Consolidated Safety Services
  • Simon Turner, ACVA Atlantic
  • Jon Yereb, Consolidated Safety Services

Tobacco industry witnesses: [Not categorised elsewhere]
  • Rep. Charles Whitley
  • Jolly Anne Davidson, past president, National Assn. of State Boards of Education

Legal Witnesses:
  • Burt Neuborne, NY Univ. Law School
  • Philip Kurland, Chicago Univ. Law School
  • Martin Redish, Northwestern Univ. Law School
  • Barry Lynn, ACLU
  • Morton Halperin, ACLU
  • Dan Popeo, Washington Legal Foundation
  • Craig Smith, Freedom of Expression Foundation
  • Richard Wiley, former chairman, Federal Communications Commission.

Advertising Witnesses:
  • John O'Toole, president, American Association of Advertising Agencies
  • Dewitt Helm, president, Association of National Advertisers
  • Howard Bell, president, American Advertising Federation
  • Mary Covington, executive director. International Advertising Association
  • Paul P. de Win, World Federation of Advertisers
  • Robert Keim, former chairman, The Advertising Council

Media Witnesses:
  • Jerry Friedheim, president, American Newspaper Publishers Association, or chairman of appropriate ANPA committee
  • Donald Kummerfeld, president, Magazine Publishers Association, or chairman of appropriate EPA committee
  • Myron Liable, acting president, Outdoor Advertising Association of America, or chairman of appropriate OAAA committee.

Marketing Witnesses:
  • Michael Waterson, The Advertising Association (UK)
  • Scott Ward, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • JJ Boddewyn, City University of New York
  • Roger Blackwell, Ohio State University
  • George P. Moschis, Georgia State University
  • Elliot C. Young, president. Perception Research Services
  • Josh McQueen, executive vice president, Leo Burnett

    Sampling Witnesses:
  • Steven Bellissimo, Phoenix Marketing
  • RJ. Lieberman, Allways Advertising
  • Norman D Einzinger, National Field Marketing
  • Edwin J. Sherwood, BDS Marketing
  • Dan Dryer, Marketing Force
  • Alan K. Swift, Promotional Marketing
  • Len Casella, Donnelley Marketing

Vending Witnesses: [Vending machines]
  • Richard Funk, counsel. National Automatic Merchandising Association
  • William Carpenter, executive vice president, Amusement and Music Operators Association

Sponsorship Witnesses: [Sport and Arts]
  • Ed Youngblood, executive director, Committee for Affordable Sports and Entertainment (CASE)
  • + appropriate CASE sports celebrity, such as auto racers Richard Petty and Bill France.
  • Alvin Alley, creative director the Alvin Alley Dance Group
  • William Lauer, Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • J. Carter Brown. National Gallery of Art
  • Others involved in cultural arts group from appropriate Congressional districts

[These are fire safety experts and administrators who climbed aboard the tobacco industry's gravy train to down-play the role of cigarettes as a primary cause of death and property loss.]

Fire Service Representatives:
  • Clyde Bragdon, US Fire Administrator
  • Jim Monihan, Chairman, National Volunteer Fire Council
  • Bobby Colvin, National Volunteer Fire Council Legislative Committee Chairman
  • Jim Estepp, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Dave Robertson, Chairman, international Association of Fire Chiefs Prevention Committee
  • John Stewart, Metro Chiefs
  • Russell Sanders, Metro Chiefs
  • Ed McCormack, International Society of Fire Service Instructors
  • Jim McMullen, Association of State Fire Marshals
  • George Miller, Association of State Fire Marshals
  • Olin Greene, Oregon State Fire Marshal
  • Ed DiMonda and Chick Granito, Nassau County, NY
  • Dave Lucht, Director of Fire Center, Worcester Polytech Institute
  • Pat Mieszala, Burn Concerns, Inc.
Scientific and Technical Witnesses (Fire)
  • Philip Schaenman, TriData Corp.
Members of Congress
  • Rep. Curt Weldon, chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Other Caucus members

1989: A number of Tobacco Industry Witness Lists which have been bundled together as a single unit in the filing cabinet.

  • Basic Group of witnesses in 1988-89:
    • Larry Holcomb (perpetual IAQ consultant)
    • Simon Turner (IAQ consultant with ACVA/HBI)
    • Jeff Seckler (IAQ consultant with ACVA/HBI — later whistleblower.
    • Dick Wagner (cash-for-comment economist)
    • Bill Orzechowski (Tobacco Institute's resident economist)
    • David Weeks (perpetual IAQ consultant)
    • Dwight Lee (cash-for-comments economist)
    • Mike Davis (cash-for-comments economist)
    • Gray Robertson (main IAQ consultant with ACVA/HBI)
    • Morris Coats (cash-for-comments economist)
    • Jolly Ann Davidson (NASBE childrens consultant)
    • Alan Katzenstein (statistical consultant)
    • John Fox (Lawyer and legal consultant)
  • 1988 Witness List Those liste above plus:
    • David Brenton (focus on airlines)
  • 1989 Witness list those to date plus
    • Alan Kassman (industry science consultant),
    • Jack Peterson (IAQ testing consultant),
    • (unnamed) from "Bestype Consulting"[Did fake IAQ testing work],
    • Dennis Vaughn (lawyer and legal consultant),
  • 1991 Witness List adds a number of new consultants.
    • Brennan Dawson (TI spokesperson),
    • Jim Goold (RJR lawyer),
    • Joe Pedelty (IAQ consultant),
    • Melinda Sidak (C&B lawyer),
    • David Remes (C&B scientist/recruiter),
    • Frank Powell (NEMI/IAQ consultant),
    • Bernadette Davidson (lawyer-lobbyist),
    • Tom Lauria (TI staff spokesperson)
    • Rich Silberman (IAQ consultant),
    • Walt Decker (consultant toxicologist)
  • 1993 June 1 Tobacco Institute list of "Witness/Expert Appearances — Scientific/Legal/Spokespersons."] The list has lost a few, but also grown since 1988 to now include:
    • Mike Buckley,
    • Gio Gori (ex NCI now lobbyist),
    • Bill Wordham,
    • Walter Merryman (TI Public Relations),
    • Melinda Sidak,
    • Rudy Cole,
    • Larry Halfen.
  • 1990 Witness List (page 35) includes most of the main group plus...
    • Bill Orzechowski,
    • Mike Davis,
    • Morris Coats,



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