Harry McPherson

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Harry McPherson was born in Tyler, Texas, August 22, 1929. A lawyer, McPherson, received his B.A. from the University of the South in 1949. wiki


  • Defense Criminal Investigative Service (hon), 1965
  • Student Columbia University, 1949-50
  • LL.B., University of Texas, 1956
  • Admitted to Texas bar, 1955
  • Assistant General Counsel, Democratic policy committee, U.S. Senate, 1956-59; Associate Counsel, 1959-61; General Counsel, 1961-63
  • Deputy Under Secretary International Affairs, Department of the Army, 1963-64
  • Assistant Secretary State Educational and Cultural Affairs, 1964-65
  • Special Assistant and Counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965-66
  • Special Counsel to President Johnson, 1966-69

McPherson entered into private practice law in Washington, D.C. in 1969.

Involvement with the tobacco industry

Harry McPherson, a former Lyndon Johnson White House aide, is an attorney with the law firm of Verner Liipfert, which represents Philip Morris Cos., Inc., RJR Nabisco, Inc., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, U.S. Tobacco Company and Loews Corp.[1] According to an internal Philip Morris document served on the tobacco industry's "Core Legislative Team" circa July, 1997.[2] He is listed in an April 15, 1997 Covington & Burling list of industry lobbyists as a lobbyist for the Loew's Corporation (parent company of Lorillard).[3]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Trustees, CHF International, accessed December 19, 2010.
  2. Advisory Board, DLA Piper, accessed December 19, 2010.

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