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Dean Gooderham Acheson
Birth: Apr. 11, 1893
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1971
Sandy Spring
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

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. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Edward Campion Acheson (1858 - 1934)
  Eleanor Gertrude Gooderham Acheson (1870 - 1958)
  Alice Stanley Acheson (1895 - 1996)*
  Jane Acheson Brown (1919 - 2003)*
  Dean Gooderham Acheson (1893 - 1971)
  Edward Campion Acheson (1902 - 1966)*
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Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel, Lot 18
GPS (lat/lon): 38.91275, -77.0583
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Aug 05, 2002
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45 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 7, 2016
We remember you this day.You showed President Truman that you could be loyal and trusted, even though he disliked Harvard/Yale graduates, and through that relationship you learned detente' and the lessons needed as Secretary of State in a most turbulent o...(Read more)
 Added: Jul. 18, 2016
On your 123rd birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016
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