It was fifty years ago today- Wednesday January 29, 1969- former CIA Director Allen Dulles died at the age of 75 from influenza complicated by pneumonia. The Dulles brothers- Allen- and his older brother John Foster who was Secretary of State under President Eisenhower- held a lot of power and influence during the 50’s. Allen Dulles is still the longest serving CIA Director- from 1953 to 1961. He was forced to resign along with some other CIA top officials by President Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs Fiasco. On November 28, 1961 JFK awarded Dulles the National Security Medal at CIA headquarters- the next day he was forced to resign. A couple years later- on November 29, 1963 President Lyndon Johnson named Dulles to be on the Warren Commission. Odd selection- Dulles who was fired by JFK- named to investigate his death? Dulles has another assassination connection- he is buried at Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland- who else is buried there? Johnny Booth. Who knows what secrets Dulles took to his grave?