Interview 16: Peter Janney

Janney_1James speaks with Peter Janney, author of Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace (Sky Horse Publishing 2012). The book tells the story of Dr. Janney’s 35-year odyssey into the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, the implications of which figure centrally in terms of further explaining what took place on November 22, 1963.

Dr. Janney is the son of Wistar Janney, a senior career CIA official. The Janney family was among many of Washington’s social and political elite that included the family of Mary and Cord Meyer, as well as other high-ranking CIA officials, such as Richard Helms, Jim Angleton, Tracy Barnes, Desmond FitzGerald, and William Colby.

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Janney is a graduate of Princeton University, he earned a doctoral degree in psychology at Boston University in 1981, and has been a practicing psychologist and consultant for over 30 years. In 2002, Dr. Janney completed an MBA degree at Duke University.