Dean Acheson

Dean Acheson Dean Gooderham Acheson (pronounced ; April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and was a key player in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Acheson's most famous decision was convincing President Truman to intervene in the Korean War in June 1950. He also persuaded Truman to dispatch aid and advisors to French forces in Indochina, though in 1968 he finally counseled President Lyndon B. Johnson to negotiate for peace with North Vietnam. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy called upon Acheson for advice, bringing him into the executive committee (ExComm), a strategic advisory group.

In the late 1940s Acheson came under heavy attack for his defense of State Department employees accused during the anti-gay Lavender and anti-Communist Red Scare investigations by Senator Joseph McCarthy and others, and over Truman's policy toward China. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1971
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1973
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1972
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1952
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1945
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1961
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1966
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1970
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1956
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1947
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1952
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Published 1949
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1951
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1950
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by Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
Published 1949
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