Dean Acheson Trivia Quiz: 51st United States Secretary of State

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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.

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What was Acheson's father's occupation?

  • Lawyer

  • Priest

  • Doctor

  • Businessman

Which society did Acheson join at Yale College?

  • Alpha Phi Omega

  • Sigma Chi

  • Scroll and Key

  • Kappa Sigma

Which fraternity did Acheson join at Yale College?

  • Alpha Phi Omega

  • Sigma Chi

  • Delta Kappa Epsilon

  • Kappa Sigma

When did Acheson die?

  • January 5, 1965

  • June 17, 1970

  • October 12, 1971

  • December 25, 1980

When did Acheson serve as Undersecretary of the Treasury?

  • 1920-1922

  • 1930-1932

  • 1933-1934

  • 1940-1942

What was Acheson's mother's Canadian-born ancestor's name?

  • William Gooderham, Jr.

  • Edward Gooderham

  • John Gooderham

  • Charles Gooderham

Which law professor impressed Acheson at Harvard Law School?

  • Louis Brandeis

  • Felix Frankfurter

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • William Howard Taft

Which law firm did Acheson work for in Washington before his appointment as Undersecretary of the Treasury?

  • Covington & Burling

  • Arnold & Porter

  • WilmerHale

  • Hogan Lovells

When did Acheson clerk for Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis?

  • 1915-1917

  • 1919-1921

  • 1923-1925

  • 1927-1929

When was Dean Gooderham Acheson born?

  • April 11, 1893

  • March 25, 1910

  • November 30, 1925

  • May 2, 1937


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