Dean Acheson

1893 - 1971

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Dean Gooderham Acheson (pronounced ; April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As the 51st U.S. Secretary of State, he set the foreign policy of the Harry S. Truman administration from 1949 to 1953. He was also Truman's main foreign policy advisor from 1945 to 1947, especially regarding the Cold War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dean Acheson has received more than 836,016 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Dean Acheson is the 34th most popular diplomat, the 2,321st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,305th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Diplomat.

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Among diplomats, Dean Acheson ranks 34 out of 52Before him are Irina Bokova, Giovanni Villani, Édith Cresson, Alfonso García Robles, Porfirio Rubirosa, and Hans Blix. After him are Jean Kennedy Smith, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, Yukiya Amano, Mikhail Borodin, Roger Casement, and Amr Moussa.

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Among people born in 1893, Dean Acheson ranks 78Before him are Kurt Huber, Federico Mompou, Roman Ingarden, Clark Ashton Smith, Bill Tilden, and William Dieterle. After him are Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, Merian C. Cooper, Henry Murray, Dorothy L. Sayers, Bai Chongxi, and Clas Thunberg. Among people deceased in 1971, Dean Acheson ranks 56Before him are John Boyd Orr, Ub Iwerks, Vladislav Volkov, Duane Allman, Helene Weigel, and Van Heflin. After him are J. D. Bernal, Dita Parlo, Leslie White, Philippe Thys, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, and Shigeyoshi Suzuki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dean Acheson ranks 2,321 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Bremer (1941), Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), Warren Christopher (1925), Mark Spitz (1950), James L. Brooks (1940), and Richard S. Hamilton (1943). After him are David Lane (1938), Edward Weston (1886), Maurice White (1941), Selena (1971), Donald E. Westlake (1933), and Clyde Tolson (1900).

Among DIPLOMATS In United States

Among diplomats born in United States, Dean Acheson ranks 6Before him are Pocahontas (1595), John Jay (1745), John R. Bolton (1948), George F. Kennan (1904), and John Mott (1865). After him are Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Ralph Bunche (1904), Richard Holbrooke (1941), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Edward M. House (1858), and Adlai Stevenson II (1900).