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Dean Gooderham Acheson

  • Birth 11 Apr 1893 Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1971 Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Chapel, Lot 18
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  • Memorial ID 6661729

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Educated at the Harvard Law School, early in his career he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, prior to entering the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration as Under Secretary of the Treasury. During World War II, he served at the Department of State as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and after the war, he remained in the Truman Administration as Under Secretary of State for Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. On January 21, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed him Secretary of State and while in office he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. After he left office in 1953, he continued to have influence on US foreign policy serving as an advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He died of a heart attack at age 78.

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  • Added: 5 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6661729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dean Gooderham Acheson (11 Apr 1893–12 Oct 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6661729, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .