John Foster Dulles

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John Foster Dulles (1888-1959)

"Born on February 25, 1888 he was a World War I veteran. He was appointed in the United States Senate from New York, serving out the term of Robert F. Wagner, who had retired due to ill-health. He was defeated for re-election.

"He subsequently served as Secretary of State in the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, where he was instrumental in forming the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). He resigned his office on April 15, 1959 as a result of a bout with cancer. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom (America's highest civilian award) shortly before his death on May 24, 1959." [1]

"Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations 1946-1949 and chairman of the United States delegation in Paris 1948; trustee of Rockefeller Foundation; chairman of the board, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; member of the New York State Banking Board 1946-1949". [2]

His brother was Allen Dulles, and John D. Rockefeller 3rd formerly served as his cultural consultant.

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  1. John Foster Dulles, Arlington Cemetery, accessed October 7, 2008.
  2. DULLES, John Foster, (1888 - 1959), US Congress, accessed October 7, 2008.