from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rusk, David Dean 1909-1994. American public official. As U.S. secretary of state (1961-1969) he supported U.S. military involvement in Vietnam.


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  • But writers Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson have come up with a story that works on both an emotional level and a comedic one.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Life as We Know It

  • Officials also confirmed that Milam had failed to register as a sex offender in Rusk County and had not changed his previous address from Longview.

    Man charged with toddler’s ‘exorcism’ bludgeoning death should still have been in jail

  • HENDERSON — The man charged with beating to death a toddler during an “exorcism” earlier this week in Rusk County was supposed to be behind bars at the time as part of a condition of probation for the second-degree felony criminal solicitation of a child.

    Man charged with toddler’s ‘exorcism’ bludgeoning death should still have been in jail

  • Rusk is going to have an important announcement tonight, and I want you to give it page-one treatment, eight-column head with full text and pictures.

    The President and the Press

  • STANTON: If you're saying Rusk is going to have an important statement, we'll cover it live.

    The President and the Press

  • PARNHAM: The best that the state has to offer for individuals who are mentally impaired is at a location known as Rusk (ph) State Mental Hospital, for the indigent individuals that can't afford to pay for psychiatric care or go to a private hospital.

    CNN Transcript Jan 09, 2006

  • B. KENNEDY: Well, she's at a Skyview (UNINTELLIGIB.E) -- a Skyview unit in Rusk, which is out of Lufton (ph), Texas.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2005

  • The leading case is Afroyim v. Rusk, which is basically based on the premise that citizenship precedes government, that the American Constitution was written by its citizens, that the government is formed pursuant to the Constitution, and that, as a result, no government can strip citizens of their citizenship.

    Lucius D. Clay: An American Life

  • Talk to Joe Sisco, who was one of the top aides to Dean Rusk in the State Department.

    The Good Fight

  • Humphrey said that Rusk and some others thought it was all right.

    The Good Fight


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