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 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 789,029 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Dean Acheson is the 34th most popular diplomat, the 2,306th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,994th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Diplomat.

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Among diplomats, Dean Acheson ranks 34 out of 51Before him are Irina Bokova, Édith Cresson, Hans Blix, Alfonso García Robles, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, and Mikhail Borodin. After him are Jean Kennedy Smith, Amr Moussa, Richard Holbrooke, Yukiya Amano, Roger Casement, and George Blake.

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Among people born in 1893, Dean Acheson ranks 78Before him are Bill Tilden, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, Gaston Julia, Merian C. Cooper, Dragiša Cvetković, and Roman Ingarden. After him are Marianne Brandt, Dorothy Parker, Gillis Grafström, Vera Brittain, Ben Hecht, and Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen. Among people deceased in 1971, Dean Acheson ranks 57Before him are Vladislav Volkov, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, John Boyd Orr, Leslie White, Van Heflin, and Ub Iwerks. After him are Dita Parlo, T. V. Soong, Viktor Patsayev, John W. Campbell, Paul Lukas, and József Zakariás.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dean Acheson ranks 2,306 out of 15,968Before him are Matthew Ridgway (1895), Michael J. Smith (1945), Max Baer (1909), Joe Pass (1929), James Tolkan (1931), and Piper Laurie (1932). After him are Samuel Fuller (1912), Stockard Channing (1944), Melvil Dewey (1851), Charles Durning (1923), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), and Alex Haley (1921).

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), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Ralph Bunche (1904), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Adlai Stevenson II (1900), and Edward M. House (1858).