John Meier, age 2, with his mother Hedwig, taken in Astoria, Long Island, New York.
John Meier, age 4, with his sister Mildred, age 3, taken in Astoria, Long Island, New York.
Meier in 1952 in Korea where he served in the U.S. Army. He was an American Legion Chaplain and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
In 1954, John Meier as U.S. Military Fire Chief of Tokyo.
Howard Hughes, billionaire industrialist and legendary entrepreneur. After moving to Nevada he became obsessed with the effects of nuclear radiation and had Meier organize an anti-testing campaign. Hughes’ $1 million payment to President Nixon was the reason for the Watergate burglary. From the time that Meier advised Hughes of the infiltration of the CIA into the Hughes organization, Meier was targeted by various government agencies and Hughes himself left the U.S.A. Months before his reported death on April 5, 1976, Meier saw his body encased and frozen on a secluded island off the coast of Cuba.
George Clifford, journalist, associate of columnist Jack Anderson and leader of the group plotting President Nixon’s downfall. With Meier, he provoked Nixon into ordering the Watergate burglary. Wrote numerous anti-Nixon articles based on information Supplied by Meier.
William Haddad (left) with John Meier in Puerto Rico in 1968. He was a former journalist and Power broker in the Democratic party, and long-time political associate of The Kennedy family. He was instrumental in organizing the misinformation fed to Richard Nixon.
Hubert H. Humphrey, Vice President of the United States, close personal friend of John Meier and his family. Humphrey helped direct the group which planned against President Nixon’s re-election in 1972. This group’s activities ultimately led Nixon to panic into ordering the Watergate break-in.
John Meier, in 1969, (left) with President Joaquin Balaguer of the Dominican Republic (center), Don Nixon and interpreter Rolando (far right), presenting a bust of John F. Kennedy from President Nixon and John Meier. Don Nixon had left the selection of the gift up to Meier. When Richard Nixon learned that it was a bust of JFK, he swore at Donald and cursed Meier.
President Joaquin Balaguer of the Domincan Republic (right center) toasts Meier (left center) after awarding him the coveted Christopher Columbus Award, the highest decoration the Dominican Republic could bestow on a foreigner. Donald Nixon (left) and Senator Mike Gravel (right) look on.
Donald F. Nixon (center), the President’s brother, with his wife Claire Jane (to Nixon’s right), Jennie Meier (front right) and Jeannie Meier (front left) in Honolulu, 1970. Meier was forwarding information from Howard Hughes to the President through his brother. Hughes was anxious for a reply.
Michael O’Callaghan, after being elected Governor of Nevada, with his wife and John Meier, Jennie Meier, meeting in Honolulu. Meier was carrying important information from Howard Hughes and Hughes wanted to know the results of the meeting. When Meier tried to contact Hughes after returning from Hawaii, he was shocked to learn from Las Vegas Sun publisher Hank Greenspun, that Hughes had been kidnapped from the Desert Inn.
Senator Edward Kennedy meeting with John Meier at a Democratic function in Los Angeles in 1972. The two where discussing Meier’s U.S. Senatatorial campaign in New Mexico. Meier had previously interfered with a CIA plot to embarrass the Senator.
Mayor Sam Yorty (left) presents a plaque to John Meier, president of the Nevada Environmental Foundation, for his work in the field of ecology.
John Meier, candidate for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate for New Mexico, 1972. This photograph was taken just prior to the Nixon White House, the CIA and the Hughes organization’s successful destruction of Meier’s political career. He was the victim of a prearranged mistaken identity being confused with the source for Clifford Irving’s faked biography of Howard Hughes – a Stanley Meyer. The publicity killed his Senatorial campaign instantly. The motive for stopping Meier was Nixon’s fear that Meier would use the position of Senator to expose the Nixon-Hughes connection including the million dollar bribe to Nixon via Bebe Rebozo.
Autographing his book Speaking for the Earth, the official book for the first Earth Day, John Meier engages in conversation with Mrs. P. Seymour, wife of Howard Hughes’ aide, John Seymour.
Mayor Oran Gragson (center), Mayor of Las Vegas, his wife Bonnie (left), Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska and John and Jennie Meier (standing). Senator Gravel was involved in trying to halt the AEC testing program and ultimately paid a high political price for his efforts. To the credit of Gravel, Meier and Preston Truman, the nuclear policies of the United States where changed.
Left to right: Robert Humphrey, son of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Governor Goodwin J. Knight of California, the Hon. Milton Polland, now the Marshall Islands’ ambassador to Mexico, and John Meier. The group where the principals of Radiarc Industries Inc., a high tech company.
Susie Wyss, a high-level intelligence connection in Europe introduced to Meier by Hubert Humphrey. She revealed to Meier that Dr. Buhler was the CIA’s paymster in Europe.
Robert Wyshack, noted U.S. tax attorney, with John Meier in June 1973. The two were discussing the politically motivated IRS charges brought against Meier on orders from the White House. Ralph Kaminski, the lead investigator for the IRS, later stated that after the extensive investigation that he conducted, he was unable
to find any wrongdoing by Meier and that “his case was obviously motivated by people that must discredit Meier in order to survive.”
John Meier with the King of Tonga, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, at the ground breaking ceremony to begin the airport construction project funded by Meier's efforts. The U.S. government did not wish to see this kind of development in Tonga and were furious with Meier's involvement.
Perhaps the only photo ever taken of the Watergate Committee investigators shows Meier swapping a joke with Terry Lenzner, Scott Armstrong, Robert Muse and Martin Lackritz. Washington’s Mayflower Hotel was the scene of this secret meeting between John Meier (far left) and the Senate committee’s staff investigators in Oct. 1973.
The picture was taken by Meier’s lawyer.
James Barber at his desk. He was the Salt Lake City Lawyer who represented Meier when he was accused of obstruction of justice.
Robert Robertson was the government’s key witness against Meier. Much of the evidence used against Meier in the murder case actually suggested that Robertson committed the murder. A paid informant who, along with former RCMP Cpl. Pat Westphal and prosecutor William Halprin, (who has since met a mysterious death) distorted evidence, contrived allegations and concealed facts for the U.S. government in order to destroy John Meier.
Alfred Wayne Netter, Vancouver stock promoter, president of TCV, found murdered in a Los Angeles hotel room. U.S. authorities fabricated evidence to frame Meier but after serving two years in prison for allegedly participating in the murder, Meier was cleared.
Under tight security, Meier is escorted from the Vancouver jail to the airport by U.S. police officers five days before Christmas 1983. Larry Leffler (seated in front of Meier), a Beverly Hills policeman, was also executive producer for Paul Pompain Productions, a company preparing to do a negative film about Meier – an astounding conflict of interest.
The Meier family, John Jr., Jeannie, John, Jim, Joanne, Jennie, paying a surprise visit to John at Mission Prison, outside Vancouver, in 1980, after his transfer from the United States. Instead of being released, the U.S. charged Meier with conspiracy to murder and again sought his extradition from Canada to face another false allegation.
John and Jennie at the Federal Prison in Englewood, Colorado, January 23, 1980.
Albert DeBlanc, Los Angeles lawyer who agreed to represent Meier on the murder charges after he read Brenner’s bigoted comments about African-Americans. Ultimately, DeBlanc destroyed the government’s framing of Meier.
Over the years John Meier made many connections with celebrities, some of whom became friends. Here he is with Mickey Mantle in 1986 at Mantle's home in Dallas.
John Meier, with his wife Jennie and daughter Jeannie after obtaining bail at this extradition hearing on the obstruction of justice charges laid in Salt Lake City Utah.
For five years, John Meier was a political prisoner. Today, he remains in exile unable to return to the country of his birth.
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