Awards & Winners

Dean Acheson

Date of Birth 11-April-1893
Place of Birth Middletown
(United States of America, Connecticut)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Dean Gooderham Acheson
Profession Lawyer, Statesman, Author
Dean Gooderham Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Acheson's most famous decision was convincing President Truman to intervene in the Korean War in June 1950. He also persuaded Truman to dispatch aid and advisors to French forces in Indochina, though in 1968 he finally counseled President Lyndon B. Johnson to negotiate for peace with North Vietnam. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy called upon Acheson for advice, bringing him into the executive committee, a strategic advisory group. In the late 1940s Acheson came under heavy attack over Truman's policy toward China, and for Acheson's defense of State Department employees accused during the anti-gay Lavender and anti-Communist Red Scare investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy and others.

Awards by Dean Acheson

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Pulitzer Prize for History
Honored for : Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department

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Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for History and Biography (Nonfiction) Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department