Henry Makow Ph.D. — henrymakow.com Dec 25, 2013
“Mary’s Mosaic” a book by Peter Janney is a memorial to Mary Pinchot Meyer (1920-1964), JFK’s confidante, adviser and lover.
Janney was a boyhood friend of Meyer’s second son, Michael, who died when he was hit by a car in Dec. 1956. Janney recalls how Mary, despite her own grief, comforted him and the motorist who was hysterical. In Janney’s memory, his friend’s mother represented the ideal of womanhood.
Janney’s mother and Meyer were classmates at Vassar College. His father, Wistar Janney and Mary’s husband Cord Meyer, whom she divorced in 1957, were both top officials at the CIA.
The book is an act of penance because although CIA Chief of Counterintelligence James Angleton (left) ordered the hit (because she threatened to expose the CIA) Janney’s own father and her ex-husband were both privy to the decision.