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The 15 Most Powerful Members Of 'Skull And Bones'

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The most famous secret society in America, Skull and Bones was co-founded at Yale in 1832 by the father of a future president and has come to signify everything that attracts and repulses the public about "The Elite." Rumor has it that Yale junior class members are tapped for membership each fall by some measure of leadership, influence and breeding. Among the business titans, poets, politicians and three US Presidents that are rumored to be members, we've picked out the honor roll. Prescott Bush - Class of 1916 Image: Yale University Archives If you thought "Dubya" was a wild man in his college years, you should have met his grand-daddy. Prescott, the future Senator from Connecticut, was apparently a real "cut-up" who, along with some other Bonesmen, is believed to have dug up and absconded with the skull of the legendary Native American warrior Geronimo during World War I. Legend has it that Geronimo's head is still inside Skull and Bones HQ, known as "The Tomb," at 64 High Street in New Haven. George Herbert Walker Bush - Class of 1948 Image: Skull and Bones Yearbook, 1948 The second ever Bonesman to be elected President, "41" was also a fighter pilot in WWII, Ambassador to "Red China" and Director of the CIA. His training at Skull and Bones must have been invaluable in the career he made out of keeping safe the secrets of state. W. Bush - Class of 1968 "W" was a man who's family was synonymous with Skull and Bones by the time he arrived on Yale's campus as a Freshman, but it has been whispered that many thought his family would agree to his not being "Tapped" as George was a rather... "distractable" young man. But after joining up with the family club, joining the cheerleading team and generally raising hell, "W" ended up as the third Bonesman to occupy the office of the President. His training at Skull and Bones must have been invaluable in the career he made out of keeping safe the secrets of state.

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