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  • Acheson, Dean Gooderham 1893-1971. American statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. United States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)


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From a diminutive form of Adam +‎ -son.


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  • Ms. Acheson is the General Counsel for Amtrak, a very heavy Democratic campaign contributor, someone who is linked to Vice President Joe Biden, and who was brought into Amtrak after a legal department restructuring in 2006 (supposedly not due to ethics issues) caused the last general counsel was reshuffled over to be incoming Amtrak President Alex Kummant’s temporary counsel.

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  • Paid for by a fund established in 1969 by Reader's Digest co-founder Lila Acheson Wallace, his arrangements are usually 10 to 12 feet high.

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  • When Dean Acheson became secretary of state in 1949, he turned the Policy Planning Office over to Paul Nitze, who produced crisp recommendations instead of prophetic visions.


  • Part of the company's endowment is derived from a 2001 agreement in which the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for Lincoln Center transferred assets to the performing-arts complex's constituent companies.

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  • In 1952, then-U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson said that "Britain has lost an empire but has failed to find a role."

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  • After retiring from government work, Acheson went quietly back to his private law practice and died of a stroke at the age of 78.

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  • During Vietnam, Acheson persuaded the United States to help the French in the area, then known as Indochina.

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  • As some on the British left in the 1950s resented the Truman-Acheson- Eisenhower-Dulles-led crusade against communism, so has a sector of the British public in the past decade hoped to opt out of the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-led global "war on terror."

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  • So, too, did the students at many of Yale's feeder schools, including Groton graduates Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Averill Harriman, Dean Acheson, McGeorge Bundy, and other future framers of the American Century.

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