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Dean ACHESON

American Dean ACHESON

born Dean Gooderham ACHESON

American statesman and lawyer, 51st United States Secretary of State

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Born: on April 11, 1893 in Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Died: on October 12, 1971 in Sandy Spring, Maryland, USA


Biography

Dean Gooderham Acheson was born in Middletown, Connecticut. His father, Edward Campion Acheson, was an English-born Church of England priest who, after several years in Canada, moved to the U.S. to become Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut. His mother, Eleanor Gertrude (Gooderham), was a Canadian-born granddaughter of prominent Canadian distiller William Gooderham (1790–1881), a founder of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. Like his father, he was a staunch Democrat and opponent of prohibition.

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