Dean Gooderham Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer, born on April 11, 1893, in Middletown, Connecticut. He served as the 51st U.S. Secretary of State from 1949 to 1953, and he was also Truman's main foreign policy advisor from 1945 to 1947. Acheson helped design the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan, as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He was also in private law practice from July 1947 to December 1948. Acheson died on October 12, 1971.Read Biography of Dean Acheson
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