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 Dean Acheson: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was a United States Secretary of State (additional info and facts about United States Secretary of State) under President Harry S. Truman (additional info and facts about Harry S. Truman).
Dean Acheson was born in Middletown (additional info and facts about Middletown), Connecticut (A New England state; one of the original 13 colonies).
Acheson believed that the best way to halt the spread of communism (A political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society) was by working with progressive forces in those countries in danger of revolution.
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 Encyclopedia: Dean Acheson
Acheson was appointed Secretary of State in 1949.
Dean Acheson may be the most respected secretary of state of the last fifty years, but he is also the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented.
When Acheson, as the senior figure in a group known as the "Wise Men," urged Lyndon Johnson in 1964 to hold the line against communism in Indochina, even if it meant introducing thousands of American combat troops, he was expressing the near-unanimous view of the liberal foreign-policy establishment.
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 Acheson, Dean Gooderham. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Acheson played an important role in establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Acheson’s reluctance to dissociate himself from Alger Hiss brought personal abuse as well as attacks on his handling of loyalty and security policy at the Dept. of State.
Returning to private practice in 1953, Acheson remained a Democratic spokesman on foreign policy and exerted considerable influence on the Kennedy administration.
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 Dean Acheson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was a United States Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman.
Acheson persuaded Truman to dispatch aid to French forces in Indochina, but later counseled President Lyndon B. Johnson to negotiate for peace with North Vietnam.
Dean Acheson passed away at Sandy Spring, Maryland at the age of 78 in 1971.
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 MSN Encarta - Dean Acheson
In 1933 Acheson served as undersecretary of the treasury.
Acheson continued the policies of his predecessor, George C. Marshall, most notably in the implementation of the European Recovery Program, also known as the Marshall Plan.
Acheson received much attention for his defense of Alger Hiss, who was charged with spying for the Soviets during the 1930s.
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 How Dean Acheson Won the Cold War: Statesmanship, Morality, and Foreign Policy - Carnegie Endowment for International ...
The confusion about Acheson begins with something as mundane as his appearance: his famous "aristocratic" bearing, the prominent mustache, the natty clothing, and the mid-Atlantic accent that so grated on Republican Senators in the 1940s and '50s: "this pompous diplomat in striped pants, with the phony British accent," as Senator Joseph McCarthy once put it.
Acheson did, indeed, believe the Cold War struggle was between good and evil, a view he wanted expressed clearly in NSC 68, the famous planning document whose production he supervised in 1950.
To acknowledge that both Acheson and Reagan were right, and that the realists of their day were wrong, is to make a concession fraught with implications for the present era of American foreign policy.
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 Docket - New Law School Heads Down Slippery Slope - April 2001
Ralph Acheson, the dean of the college, reported that 5,000 applications have been received so far, of which 1,000 are expected to be accepted.
Dean Acheson acknowledged that even though a freshman class of 1,000 is an ambitious undertaking, he plans for the school to have 4,000 students by the time the first class graduates in 2004.
Dean Green pointed out that the entire senior year at ACOL will consist of each student studying for the bar exam of whatever state he or she chooses.
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 Dean Acheson
Acheson clearly was a key figure in the formulation of American foreign policy but not the only one.
Dean Acheson, the son of an Episcopal pastor who later became bishop of Conneticut, was born in 1893 in Middletown, Conn. He was a teenage rebel.
Acheson was accused of having lost China to the Communists in 1949, but withstood the assault of Republicans in Congress who wanted him removed from office.
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 Dean Acheson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dean Acheson was the consummate statesman of his time; he looked and played the role to perfection.
Acheson, nevertheless, proved to be one of the Marshall Plan's staunchest supporters.
Acheson's former law firm, Covington and Burling, donated it to the National Portrait Gallery in 1974.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/marshall/acheson.htm   (173 words)

  
 Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dean Acheson was far more than "Present at the Creation"; he was an architect in creating some of the most vitally needed foreign policy initiatives in the nation's history.
Acheson was also a principal architect of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which provided the kind of central military focus and comradeship needed at a time when Russian expansionism threatened to engulf the free world.
Acheson was also intimately involved with the Truman Doctrine, which supplied Greece and Turkey with needed funds in the wake of a direct military threat from the Soviet Union.
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Dean Gooderham Acheson was born in Middletown in 1893.
Acheson played a major role in carrying out the Marshall Plan in Europe and implementing the Truman Doctrine in Greece and Turkey.
While in office, Acheson was heavily criticized by Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin and others for "coddling" Communists in the State Department and for "losing" China.
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 Dean Acheson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of Acheson's first responsibilities in 1945 was to secure Senate approval for U.S. membership in the United Nations.
After 1945 he became a convinced anti-Communist, a position that was the dominant influence on his later conduct of foreign policy.
Acheson subsequently established the policies of nonrecognition of China and aid to the Nationalist regime of Gen. Chiang Kai-shek on Taiwan; later he also supported U.S. aid to the French colonial regime in Indochina.
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 Dean Acheson
What emerges is a picture of a man with tremendous energy, tremendous integrity, and a tremendous belief in not only his own ability, but the truth and rightness of American foreign policy, the one that he and Marshall and Truman and Kennan forged.
Acheson was a man who originally turned down the opportunity to be Secretary of State because he felt he wasn't "adequate to the task at such a critical time in America's history." After hearing that, President Truman replied:
Dean, I suppose there are 10,000 people in the United States who are better qualified to be President or Secretary of State than I am or you are.
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 Reader's Companion to American History - -ACHESON, DEAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fed up with criticism of American commitments to Europe, Acheson described his antagonists as "re-examinists." They reminded him, he said, of the farmer who pulled up his crops every morning to see how they were growing.
Acheson made matters worse with his statement that he would not turn his back on Alger Hiss, convicted of perjury in connection with charges that he had passed documents to Soviet agents in the 1930s.
Nevertheless, Acheson survived these attacks and with the passing of time became a figure much admired in conservative circles.
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 93/04/21 Address at Dean Acheson Stamp Dedication Ceremony (Washington, DC)
The measure of Dean Acheson's greatness is that he took history as he found it, and then he made history.
Because of Dean Acheson and the Presidents he served and the people he served with, we have the chance--and the responsibility--to create new policies for a different world.
Acheson liked to quote Oliver Wendell Holmes' remark that "the United States is the least exclusive club in the world, but it has the highest dues." Mr.
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 Dean Acheson
Dean Acheson served as Secretary of State under President Harry S. Truman during the height of McCarthyism.
Dean Gooderham Acheson was born on April 11, 1883, in Middletown, Connecticut.
Vice-presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon described Acheson’s political friend, Adlai E. Stevenson, as "holding a Ph.D. from Dean Acheson's cowardly College of Communist Containment." After the Democrats were soundly beaten in the smear campaign of the November elections, a disillusioned Acheson returned to private practice.
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 Hoover and Truman - Dean Acheson biographical sketch
Acheson held this post for less than a year before he resigned in protest of Roosevelts's monetary policy and returned to the private sector to practice law.
Acheson was again called up for public service in 1941 when he became Assistant Secretary of State, later becoming the Under Secretary of State in 1945 under Truman.
Acheson was one of four appointments made by Truman to the twelve-member bipartisan commission.
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 Commentary Magazine - Present at the Creation, by Dean Acheson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dean Acheson's career, viewed as such things are viewed, has been distinguished, and attended by high compliments and consolations--honorary degrees from Harvard and Yale, and a steady rise through Washington to the Secretaryship of State.
...Dean Acheson was, of course, not entirely unprepared for his postwar tasks...
...DEAN ACHESON'S career, viewed as such things are viewed, has been distinguished, and attended by high compliments and consolations-honorary degrees from Harvard and Yale, a steady rise through the Washington bureaucracy to the Secretaryship of State, the knowledge of having been a chief architect of an entirely new era of American foreign policy...
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 Dean Acheson: Devotion to His Chief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During his almost eight years in office, therefore, he relied heavily on Dean Acheson, an imposing figure who was at the president's side for his most significant foreign policy achievements--notably, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization--and his most difficult problems, including the Korean War.
The close association enjoyed by Truman and Acheson started in the wake of the 1946 congressional elections, when the Democratic Party, tarred by the brush of the unpopular president, was driven from the majority to the minority side of Congress for the first time since 1929.
Acheson never ceased to be impressed that Truman "had no trace of imperiousness about him" and never allowed his ego to come "between him and his job." "One could not ask for a commander with more directness, understanding and courage," he wrote to his daughter in 1950.
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 Acheson
An Englishman of Scotch-Irish descent, Edward Campion Acheson was born in Woolwich, Kent, in 1857.
Acheson, although characteristically dressed in her "long, swishy silks," would spy a squirrel on the terrace, leap from her chair, seize a shotgun from inside the door of the verandah, and bag the importunate intruder who scared birds and broke up their nests.
Acheson, I think it is clear that we will never be able to make a Groton boy out of Dean, and he would do well to go to another school." In her version Mrs.
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 Dean Acheson
Acheson believed that the best way to halt the spread of communism was by working with progressive forces in those countries threatened by revolution.
After becoming Secretary of State in 1949, Acheson and George Marshall, Secretary of Defence, came under increasing attack from right-wing politicians who considered the two men to be soft on communism.
Acheson said that he was convinced of the desire of the American people for this development to continue.
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 Dean Acheson
Dean Gooderham Acheson was born on April 11, 1893 in Middletown, Connecticut.
During these years Acheson was instrumental in forging the NATO alliance, the Truman Doctrine, and the Marshall Plan; in developing America's postwar posture towards Germany, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China; and in diplomatic negotiations during the Korean Conflict.
Papers and notes documenting the official conversations and meetings of Dean Acheson during his term as Secretary of State, which were held chiefly with President Truman and various foreign dignitaries.
www.library.yale.edu /un/papers/acheson.htm   (397 words)

  
 Dean Gooderham Acheson Biography / Biography of Dean Gooderham Acheson Biography
Dean Acheson was born in Middletown, Conn., on April 11, 1893, the son of Edward Campion and Eleanor Gooderham Acheson.
As undersecretary of state from 1945 to 1947, Acheson broke with Truman only on the Palestinian question, convinced that the nation was embarking on a unilateral commitment to Israel's defense against the Arab states which could ultimately prove embarrassing, if not costly.
Acheson's most memorable contributions, as undersecretary and, from 1949 to 1953, as secretary of state, came in his implementation of the containment policy from the Marshall Plan to NATO.
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 The religion of Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dean Acheson (1893-1971) was an influential United States Secretary of State who served from 1949 to 53.
Dean Acheson was born in a brick rectory of the Holy Trinity Church in Middleton, Connecticut, where his father was the pastor.
Acheson was apparently not an active churchgoer as an adult, but he remembered things from his childhood and apparently never overtly rejected his Episcopalian upbringing.
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 Dean Acheson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Acheson sworn in 1/21/1949 by Justice Fred Vinson
Acheson had recommended Feb. 3 that the U.S. "cut loose" from Chiang Kai-shek and stop a shipment of $60m in supplies, but Congress opposed and Truman approved the shipment
Acheson's State Dept. produced China "White Paper" in August 1949 - a factual rebuttal of the China Lobby and congressional support for Chiang, with 645 pages of documents blaming China's problems on Chiang, not the communists
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 Dean Acheson - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Acheson believed that the best way to halt communism was by working with those countries.
After becoming Secretary of State in 1949, Acheson and George Marshall, Secretary of Defence, came under attack from right-wing politicians who considered the two men to be soft on communism.
It is like advising a man whose family is being killed not to take hasty action for fear he might alienate the affection of the murderers." In April 1951, Truman removed MacArthur from his command of the United Nations forces in Korea.
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 Human Events: Democrat Dean Acheson: Why is GOP hailing him?
Whatever credit Acheson deserves in helping to inhibit Soviet expansionism in portions of Europe-and many believe the credit given by his admirers is far too lavish--here was a terrible downside to a number of his policies, a crucial flaw overlooked by his enthusiasts.
Acheson himself, still looking at the world through Roosevelt-colored glasses, informed the crowd: "Never in the past has there been any place on the globe where the vital interests of the American and Russian peoples have clashed or ever been antagonistic...
Acheson's remarks-eagerly reproduced at length in the Worker the following dayamounted to a huge alibi for Stalin, whose armies were already busily helping the old butcher establish those "friendly governments" along the Soviet borders in Eastern Europe and Asia.
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