Nixon Enemies List entry for
Maxwell Dane:

List and position:First/Top 20, #4 with Charles Colson's blue checkmark
Name as originally listed:Maxwell Dane
Vitals:6/7/1906 - 8/8/2004
Comment on original list:Doyle, Dane and Bernbach, New York
Lists with duplicates of this person:1

- Co-founder of Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB), an advertising agency that handled mostly Democratic candidates.

- Listed both in the Top 20 and under "businessmen"

- DDB had innovative ads for Alka-Seltzer, Avis, and Volkswagen.

- Philanthropist with organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, Citizens Union and NY Civil Liberties Union.

- NY Times obituary notes that he "was among the original 20 politicians, journalists and business executives on the 'enemies list' compiled in 1971 for President Richard M. Nixon by Charles W. Colson. His listing was related to the agency's creation of a 1964 ad that became famous as the 'daisy commercial,' promoting the election of President Lyndon B. Johnson by suggesting that his Republican opponent, Senator Barry M. Goldwater, was not to be trusted with nuclear weapons."

- died on the 30th anniversary of Nixon's resignation speech.


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