Gertrude Coogan

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Gertrude Margaret Coogan was the author of the Money Creators (1935). Miss Coogan was awarded a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from Northwestern University. She worked for eight years as a security analyst for The Northern Trust Company of Chicago.

She became an economic advisor to famed radio priest Father Coughlin. Later she became a major spokesperson for the California 'Ham and Eggs' pension movement.

Gertrude Coogan has been labeled a conspiracy theorist who believed the origins of the Federal Reserve System can be traced back to the Illuminati and Adam Weishaupt.

Her book Money Creators was distributed widely by right-wing populist groups in the 1970s by Liberty Lobby, Christian Nationalist Crusade and National States Rights Party.[1]



  1. Right-wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort by Chip Berlet, Matthew Nemiroff Lyons, page 195