American Council on Germany

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The American Council on Germany (ACG) is a private, nonprofit, national organization that was incorporated in New York City in 1952. Its founding leaders were: John J. McCloy; Eric M. Warburg; General Lucius D. Clay; Christopher Emmet; Joseph Kaskell; Dr. George M. Shuster.

In 1959, the ACG initiated the American-German Biennial Conference Series. Past participants include: Dean Acheson; George Ball; Sen. Bill Bradley; Zbigniew Brzezinski; McGeorge Bundy; Richard Cheney; Newt Gingrich; George Kennan; Henry A. Kissinger; Sen. Richard Luger; Dean Rusk; Sen. Paul Sarbanes; Paul Volcker; and Clayton Yeutter.

The ACG'S mission is to promote open communication and mutual understanding between the United States and Germany. In 2002, the ACG had total revenues of $1,581,782, total expenses of $1,282,498, and net assets of $9,298,670. ACG president Hugh Hamilton reported compensation of $135,000.


Among the board of directors are: Henry A. Kissinger; Brent Scowcroft.

Contact info

14th East 60th Street
Suite 1000
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 826-3636
Fax: (212) 758-3445

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