logo logo

John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles, former United States Secretary of State, lawyer. Named Man of the Year, TIME magazine, 1954; recipient Presidential Medal of Freedom, The White House, 1959, Sylvanus Thayer award, 1959.

Background

  • Dulles, John Foster was born on February 25, 1888 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Allen Macy and Edith (Foster) Dulles.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Princeton University, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Princeton University, 1946. Doctor of Laws, Sorbonne, Paris, 1909.

      Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1911. Doctor of Laws, Tufts, 1939. Doctor of Laws, Wagner College, 1947.

      Doctor of Laws, Northwestern University, 1947. Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1948. Doctor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1949.

      Doctor of Laws, Lafayette University, 1949. Doctor of Laws, Amherst College, 1950. Doctor of Laws, Seoul National University, 1950.

      Doctor of Laws, University Arizona, 1951. Doctor of Laws, St. Joseph's College, 1951. Doctor of Laws, St. Lawrence University, 1952.

      Doctor of Laws, Johns Hopkins University, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Fordham University, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Harvard University, 1952.

      Doctor of Laws, Columbia University, 1954. Doctor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1954. Doctor of Laws, University South Carolina, 1955.

      Doctor of Laws, Indiana University, 1955. Doctor of Laws, Iowa State University, 1956.

    Career

    • Atty Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 1911—1917, attorney, 1918—1926, managing partner, 1926—1949. United States Senator from New York, 1949. Secretary United States Department State, 1953—1959.

      Legal advisory Polish plan of financial stabilization, 1927. American representative Berlin Debt Conference, 1933. Member United States delegate, San Francisco Conference World Organization, 1945, United Nations General Assembly, 1946, 47, 50.

      Consultant to secretary, United States Department State, 1950. Writer and speaker on international affairs. Served in United States Army, 1917-1918.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Trustee Bank New York, chairman Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Union Theological Seminary, New York Public Library. Secretary of The Hague Peace Conference, 1907. Special agent Department State in Center American, 1917.

    Assistant to chairman War Trade Board, 1918. Counsel to American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1918-1919. Member Reparations Commission, Supreme Economic Council, 1919.

    Special representative of President with rank of ambassador negotiated Japanese Peace Treaty, 1951, Australian, New Zealand, Philippine and Japanese Security Treaties, 1950-1951. Acting chairman United States delegate United Nations General Assembly, Paris, 1948. Member National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Association Bar City of New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, University Club, Century Club (New York ), Metropolitan Club (Washington).
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    • Association Bar City of New York

    • Phi Beta Kappa

    • Phi Delta Phi

    • University Club

    • Century Club (New York )

    • Metropolitan Club (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Janet Pomeroy Avery, June 26, 1912. Children: John Watson Foster, Lillias Pomeroy, Avery.
    • father: Allen Macy Dulles
    • mother: Edith (Foster) Dulles
    • spouse: Janet Pomeroy Avery
    • children: John Watson Foster Dulles
    • Lillias Pomeroy Dulles
    • Avery Dulles
    John Dulles
    See on larger map
    Died May 24, 1959
    (aged 71)
    Nationality

    Contributor  

    Olga Borisik

    last changed 01/06/2017 view changes
    • First Name
    • Other Names
    • Spelling variants for First Name
    • Spelling variants for Last/Family/Name
    • Middle Name
    • Activities
      • United States Secretary of State
    • Awards
      • null
    • Address
    • Membership
      • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
        • Notes
      • Association Bar City of New York
        • Notes
      • Phi Beta Kappa
        • Notes
      • Phi Delta Phi
        • Notes
      • University Club
        • Notes
      • Century Club (New York )
        • Notes
      • Metropolitan Club (Washington).
        • Notes
    • Relatives
      • John Watson Foster Dulles
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Lillias Pomeroy Dulles
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Avery Dulles
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Edith (Foster) Dulles
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Janet Pomeroy Avery
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
      • Allen Macy Dulles
        • Description
        • mainPhoto
    • Religious beliefs
    • Views and World outlook
    • Quotations
    • Party affiliation description
    • Favorite Sports & Clubs
    • Favorite Athletes
    • Ethnicity details
    • Favorite Political Figures
    • Favorite Philosophers & Thinkers
    • Favorite Music & Bands
    • Favorite writers
    • Favorite Artists
    • Other interests
    • Personality
    • Quotes from others about the person
    • Physical Characteristics
    Go
    up
    Edit Profile