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Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971


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  • Fuller Name

    • Dean Gooderham
  • Variants

    • Acheson, Dean Gooderham, 1893-1971
    • Atseson, D̲ēin, 1893-1971
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18930411
    • Death Date

        19711012
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1933
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of the Treasury
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1941
        • Affiliation End: 1953
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of State
    • Birth Place

        Middletown (Conn.)
    • Death Place

        Sandy Spring (Md.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Acheson, Dean Gooderham, 1893-1971
  • Sources

    • found: Power and diplomacy, 1958:title page (Dean Acheson)
    • found: Britannica Academic Edition, via WWW, July 11, 2013(Dean Acheson; in full Dean Gooderham Acheson; born April 11, 1893, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.; died October 12, 1971, Sandy Spring, Maryland, U.S.; Secretary of State (1949-1953) and adviser to four presidents; became the principal creator of U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War period following World War II; he helped to create the Western alliance in opposition to the Soviet Union and other communist nations; a graduate of Yale University and of Harvard Law School, Acheson served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis; in 1921 he joined a law firm in Washington, D.C.; his first government post was in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as undersecretary of the Treasury in 1933; he entered the Department of State in 1941 as an assistant secretary and was undersecretary from 1945 to 1947; he shaped what came to be known as the Truman Doctrine (1947); in the same year he outlined the main points of what became known as the Marshall Plan; appointed secretary of state by President Harry S. Truman in January 1949, Acheson promoted the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); after leaving office Acheson returned to private law practice but continued to serve as foreign-policy adviser to successive presidents; his account of his years in the Department of State, Present at the Creation, won the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1970; other works include Power and Diplomacy (1958), Morning and Noon (1965), The Korean War (1971), and Grapes from Thorns (posthumous, 1972))
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-11-30: new
    • 2017-01-13: revised
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