John Foster Dulles

U.S. Congressperson

1888 – 1959

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Who was John Foster Dulles?

John Foster Dulles served as U.S. Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world. He negotiated numerous treaties and alliances to bring that about. He advocated support of the French in their war against the Viet Minh in Indochina but rejected the Geneva Accords that France and the Communists agreed to, and instead supported South Vietnam after the Geneva Conference in 1954.

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Born
Feb 25, 1888
Washington, D.C.
Siblings
Children
Religion
  • Presbyterianism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • George Washington University
  • The George Washington University Law School
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.
Died
May 24, 1959
Washington, D.C.
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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