G. Edward Griffin is the author of The Creature from Jekyll Island; A Second Look at The Federal Reserve and World without Cancer; The Story of Vitamin B17. He is Founder of Freedom Force International and Chairman of The Red Pill Expo.
Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known because of his talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand.
He has dealt with such diverse subjects as archaeology and ancient Earth history, the Federal Reserve System and international banking, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations.
His better-known works include The Creature from Jekyll Island, World without Cancer, The Discovery of Noah’s Ark, Moles in High Places, The Open Gates of Troy, No Place to Hide, The Capitalist Conspiracy, More Deadly than War, The Grand Design, The Great Prison Break, and The Fearful Master.
Edward Griffin was born in Detroit, Michigan, on November 7, 1931. As a senior in high school, he was the Master-of-Ceremonies on the CBS radio series, Make Way for Youth. He attended the University of Michigan from 1949 to 1953 where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Communications. During most of that time, he worked as a staff announcer at the University’s radio station WUOM. He married Patricia Ann Irving, a student nurse at the University of Michigan Hospital and soon thereafter became an Assistant Director at WWJ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit.
Ed was called into military service in 1954 and received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, followed by an assignment at Fort Bliss, Texas, until 1956, In 1958, he went to work for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States and became a specialist in group-insurance programs. Rising quickly through the ranks, he was poised for a promising career at executive levels of the company when he became aware of political and social trends that greatly concerned him. By 1961, he was convinced that all his plans for economic security and a rewarding life were to no avail if the underlying system of freedom is destroyed. To the amazement of all, he tendered his resignation at the Equitable and became a freedom activist.
In 1965, Ed formed American Media, Inc., to publish books and produce documentary films. He published The Life and Words of Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society in 1975. (Click here for Mr. Griffin’s comments on the Society’s controversial image.)
In preparation for writing his book on the Federal Reserve System, he enrolled in the College for Financial Planning located in Denver, Colorado. His goal was not to become a professional financial planner but to better understand the real world of investments and money markets. He obtained his CFP designation (Certified Financial Planner) in 1989. The first edition of his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island; A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, was published in 1994. In 2002, Ed founded Freedom Force International dedicated to the victory of individualism over collectivism. It now has members in more than 65 countries.
G. Edward Griffin is the creator of the Reality Zone Audio Archives, has served on the board of directors of The National Health Federation and The International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends, and is Founder and President of The Cancer Cure Foundation. He is Founder of The Coalition for Visible Ballots, a grassroots organization for the elimination of vote fraud made possible by electronic vote-counting systems, is Publisher of Need to Know, news analysis of world events, and is Founder of Freedom Force International.