"Mac" Bundy (March 30, 1919 - September
16, 1996) was Special Assistant for National Security Affairs
to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961-1966, and then
headed the Ford Foundation from 1966-1979.
was one of Kennedy's "wise men," a noted political
scientist and academic at Harvard University. He moved into
public life in 1960 becoming national security advisor.
played a crucial role in all of the major foreign policy
and defence decisions of the Kennedy and part of the Johnson
administration. These included the Bay of Pigs Invasion,
the Cuban Missile Crisis, and, most controversially, the