Shepard Stone (March 31, 1908 - May 4 1990) was an American journalist and administrator.
Stone joined the New York Times in 1933, but in 1942 joined the U.S. army and was active in wartime intelligence work. He served in Military Government in 1945, establishing a press in the American Occupation Zone in Germany.
He rejoined the Times in 1946, but in 1949 returned to Germany, having been recruited as Assistant Director of Public Affairs for Occupied Germany by the newly appointed High Commissioner John J. McCloy. He was subsequently promoted to Director.
On McCloy's departure, Stone returned to the States as Director of International Affairs at the Ford Foundation, serving from 1952 to 1967.
From 1967 to 1974, he was President of the International Association For Cultural Freedom.
In 1974, Stone went to again to Berlin in a role as first director of Aspen in Berlin, remaining there until retirement, in 1988.
He was a participant in many of the Bilderberg and Pugwash conferences.
- David M. Oshinsky, Bagman for Democracy, New York Times, 15 July 2001.</ref>