Skulls and Bones

The Order of Skull and Bones, once known as The Brotherhood of Death, is a secret society based at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, and is one of the oldest student secret societies in the United States. Skull and Bones has maintained its selective membership and Masonic-inspired rituals since its founding in 1832.

Traditionally, Skull and Bones was male-only, and restricted to wealthy whites. Women are now allowed to join; the conditions under which they are invited remaining obscure.

Skull and Bones is notorious for its secrecy. Member George W. Bush described his experience as “so secret we can’t talk about it.” When asked what it meant that he and Bush were both Bonesmen, former presidential candidate, and current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, John Kerry said, “Not much because it’s a secret”.

The three U.S. Presidents who were members (you are a member for life) include the present POTUS no 43 George W. Bush

His father no 41 George Herbert Walker Bush

And the third?


Howard Taft (on the right) with Woodrow Wilson a Princeton man.
Howard Taft was a Republican and the originator of the Income Tax.

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