Armand Hammer

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Armand Hammer (deceased 1991) Wikipedia article Among his legacies is the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West (now generally called the UWC-USA, part of the United World Colleges).

"Dr. Armand Hammer was the chairman and founder of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. He was a philanthropist, entrepreneur, art collector, medical doctor, citizen-diplomat, friend of heads-of-state, world traveler and visionary. He served as the Chairman of President Ronald Reagan’s Cancer Panel for eight years. During this time, Dr Hammer experienced first-hand the high demand for cancer research grants and the inability to fill them based on lack of funds. His vision for a nationally focused campaign dedicated to funding cancer research became clear and with the help of good friend, Sherry Lansing, STOP CANCER was born. Until his death in December 1990 at age 92-1/2, he literally worked around the clock seven days a week to make difference and see his vision fulfilled."[1]

"In the early 1950s, Occidental Petroleum's Armand Hammer, a satrap of the Rockefellers, negotiated a deal with Russian dictator Joseph Stalin to buy his oil--thus effectively stealing it from the Russian people." [1]


  • Dreams & Promises: The Story of the Armand Hammer United World College : A Critical Analysis, Theodore Lockwood, 1997
  • Dark Side of Power: The Real Armand Hammer, by Carl Blumay, Simon & Schuster, November 1992.
  • Hammer: Odyssey of an Entrepreneur (book review)
  • The Remarkable Life of Dr. Armand Hammer by Bob Considine
  • The Secret History of Armand Hammer by Edward Jay Epstein
  • Hammer by Armand Hammer with Neil Lyndon
  • Armand Hammer. The Untold Story by Steve Weinberg

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  1. Stop Cancer History, organizational web page, accessed February 27, 2013.