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Acheson, Dean Gooderham, 1893-1971



  • Existence: 1893-04-11 - 1971-10-12


United States Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953. American statesman and lawyer. Played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. 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, or NATO.

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Letter from W.E.B. DuBois (Chairman, Peace Information Center) to Dean Acheson (US Secretary of State), 1950-07-14

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents "Your public statement of July 12, on the campaign to outlaw atomic warfare which we have been helping, appears to us of so great significance as to call for a reply and rectification of certain assertions. At a moment in history when a world fearful of war hangs on every American pronouncement, the Secretary of State, simultaneously with the Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives, joins in condemning any effort to outlaw atomic warfare. There is in your...
Dates: 1950-07-14