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Dillon Anderson
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1906
Death: Jan. 28, 1974

U.S. National Security Advisor. Dillon Anderson was born in McKinney, Texas, on July 14, 1906. He studied at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1927, and graduated from Yale law school in 1929; that same year he began practicing law, becoming a partner of his firm in 1940. When World War II broke out, he served as a colonel in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945, winning the Legion of Merit for exceptional service. In 1948, Anderson sent some of his literary contributions to Atlantic magazine. His first submission was "The Revival," published in 1949 and which won the Doubleday company's O Henry prize for short fiction. Anderson then began publishing other stories in Atlantic and other popular magazines, winning the Texas Institute of Letters in 1951. Anderson was appointed consultant to the National Security Council in 1953, and President Eisenhower chose him to be his national Security Advisor on April, 1955. In that role, he presided over the National Security Council and accompanied Eisenhower to the summit conference in Geneva in 1955. He resigned his commission in September 1956. He continued writing small articles, eventually authoring two books of short stories, until his death in 1974 in Houston. 
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  Lena Carter Carroll Anderson (1911 - 2002)*
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Glenwood Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec. J, Lot 042
Maintained by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Originally Created by: Screwtape
Record added: Aug 04, 2006
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