Spy Genes at the Fed

Here is the long overdue sequel I promised on August 2, 2014 in Family Forest Family Ties of AMC’s TURN

Less than a century after the American Revolution, a great-great-grandson of two of the key people in America’s first spy ring was born. His name was Benjamin Strong, Jr., and two of his great-great-grandparents were Judge Selah and Anna (Smith) Strong, of Setauket, Long Island, NY.

In 1910, Benjamin Strong, Jr. was one of the seven men (they were said to have represented an estimated 1/4 of the total wealth of the entire world) who attended the secret meeting on Jekyll Island, GA where the Federal Reserve System was conceived.

Details of the secrecy leading up to this historic meeting are described in The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin.

Were Benjamin Strong, Jr.’s secrecy genes a factor in the success of the Federal Reserve System, as Ted Danson’s tavern-keeping genes may have been a factor in the success of Cheers?

Enjoy the premier of the final season of AMC’s TURN on Saturday. It will be time well spent.


Family Forest® Project

Family Forest® is a product and registered trademark of Millisecond Publishing Company, Inc.