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Learn more about John and Theiline McCone

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Did you know who stood behind the McCone name? Who were Mr. and Mrs. John A. McCone and why were they important to our history and MIIS Campus?

John Alexander McCone (January 4, 1902 – February 14, 1991) was an American businessman and politician who served as Director of Central Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. John McCone was born in San Francisco, California on January 4, 1902. He attended public schools in Los Angeles and graduated in 1922 from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. Degree in Engineering (Magna cum laude). He married Rosemary Cooper in 1938. Mrs. McCone died in Washington, D.C. in 1961. He then married Mrs. Paul Pigott (Theiline), widow of a Seattle industrialist in 1962. Mrs. Pigott McCone died in 1990.

McCone participated in a number of civic, philanthropic, educational, and medical associations including Monterey Institute of International Studies. Among his many awards are the Hoover Medal (1960), the William J. Donovan Medal (1982) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1987) along with his numerous honorary degrees. Read more in his Biographical History.

John A. McCone died on Feb 25, 1991 at his home in Pebble Beach, CA. He was 89 years old.

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