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F Clifton White
Far right-wing Reagan Republican think-tanker who is the Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). He has been associated with numerous Republic political operations from the 1964 campaign of Barry Goldwater to the present, and he is closely associated with the old 'kitchen cabinet" group that funded Ronald Reagan into the governorship of California, and then into the Presidency.
Today his main interst appears to be fighting for freedom, democracy, and the right for America unfettered free-markets in Middle and South America,
Far right-wing Reagan Republican think-tanker.
Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
1989 Dec: Report on the International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Members of the 1989 board of directors are:
• F. Clifton White, chairman;
• Patricia Hutar, sec;
• Richard B. Stone, tres;
• James M. Cannon;
• Charles T. Manatt;
• Richard M. Scammon;
• Robert C. Walker;
• Randal C. Teague (counsel).
• Richard Soudriett (director at IFES)
• Henry Quintero (staff).
Government Connections: F. Clifton White worked with CIA director William Casey on the Reagan administration's pro-contra propaganda network. According to a November 1986 memo from Walter Raymond to National Security Adviser John Poindexter, White was to be in charge of the formation of a group modeled after the bipartisan cold war champion, Committee on the Present Danger, but focusing on Central America. White and Richard Scammon of IFES lunched with the Soviet Central Election Commission to the U.S. during their November 1989 visit.
Private Connections: F. Clifton White is a longtime rightwing Republican strategist.
In the 1950's he and William Rusher, publisher of the National Review, helped to turn the Young Republican National Federation , the GOP youth arm, from a moderate to a very conservative group.
White played an important role in the preconvention campaign of Barry Goldwater in 1964 .
White was or is a member of The Conservative Network , a small group founded in 1985 by Reagan administration presidential appointees to bring the administration's conservative political philosophy into the private sector.
White is on the board of the National Republic Institute for International Affairs, the Republican Party's conduit for NED funding.
He is on the board of the Center for Democracy , a conservative group "working to promote and strengthen the democratic process." The Center for Democracy is heavily funded by NED.
White is also on the board of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs.