Allen Dulles

Politician

1893 – 1969

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Who was Allen Dulles?

Allen Welsh Dulles was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence and its longest-serving director to date. As head of the CIA during the early Cold War, he oversaw Operation Ajax, the Lockheed U-2 Program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Following the assassination of John F Kennedy, Dulles was one of the members of the Warren Commission. Between his stints of government service, Dulles was a corporate lawyer and partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. His older brother, John Foster Dulles, was the Secretary of State during the Eisenhower Administration.

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Born
Apr 7, 1893
Watertown
Also known as
  • Allen Welsh Dulles
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • George Washington University
  • Yale University
  • Princeton University
  • George Washington University Law School
Employment
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    (1953 - 1961)
Died
Jan 29, 1969
Washington, D.C.
Resting place
Green Mount Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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