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Acheson, Dean Gooderham (1893–1971) 

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
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US lawyer and statesman who became secretary of state (1949–53) under President Harry S. Truman.Acheson was born into a wealthy patrician family in Middletown, Connecticut, and studied at Yale and at Harvard law school. After a spell with the US navy during World War I, he was selected from his class of law graduates to serve as assistant to ... ...

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