Dean Acheson (1893-1971)

A brilliant graduate of Yale and Harvard Law School and private secretary to Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Acheson, as undersecretary of state from 1945 to 1947, presuaded the Senate to approve U.S. membership in the newly created United Nations.

Steifensand_book_recommendation-2016A who´s who of the personalities, past and present, who have made America what it is today. This is a book recommendation by Gernot-M. Steifensand in Germany / Bavaria / Wendelstein.

History as a succession of events is at most only half-history. The rest is all about the people behind the events.

The English essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle understood this writing back in 1840. „For, as I take it,“ he declared,“ …History …is at bottom the Hisotry of the Great Men who have worked here.“



A_brilliant_graduate_of_Yale_and_Harvard_Law_SchoolDean Acheson was the dominante force in shaping the Cold War policy dubbed in 1947 the „Truman Doctrine“, which pledged econoomic and military assistance to any nation fighting the expansion of Communism.

With Secretary of State George C. Marshall, Dean Acheson formulated and promoted the Marshall Plan, for the post World War II relief and rebulding of Europe.

Dean Gooderham Acheson (* 11. April 1893 in Middletown, Connecticut; † 12. Oktober1971 in Sandy Spring, Maryland) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker und von 1949 bis 1953 Außenminister der Vereinigten Staaten.

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