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Dean Acheson

Dean AchesonAKA Dean Gooderham Acheson

Born: 11-Apr-1893
Birthplace: Middletown, CT
Died: 12-Oct-1971
Location of death: Sandy Spring, MD
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of State, 1949-53

Military service: US Navy

Was savaged by Joseph McCarthy and Richard M. Nixon as a Communist sympathizer.

Father: Edward Campion Acheson
Mother: Eleanor Gooderham
Wife: Alice Stanley (m. 5-May-1917, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Jane
Son: David Campion Acheson
Daughter: Mary Eleanor

    High School: Groton School
    University: BA, Yale University (1915)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1918)

    US Secretary of State (1949-53)
    US Under Secretary of State (1945-47)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (1941-45)
    US Treasury Department Undersecretary of the Treasury (1933, resigned)
    Covington & Burling Partner (1926-46)
    Covington & Burling (1921-26)
    Law Clerk for Louis D. Brandeis (1919-21)
    Alfalfa Club 1933
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Bar Association
    Council on Foreign Relations 1947
    Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
    Pilgrims Society
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Scroll and Key
    Harvard Law Review
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1970 for Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department

Author of books:
A Democrat Looks at His Party (1955)
A Citizen Looks at Congress (1957)
Power and Diplomacy (1958)
Sketches of Men I Have Known (1965)
Morning and Noon (1965)
Present at the Creation: My Years In The State Department (1970, memoir)


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