AB, Harvard, 1919; Doctor of Humane Letters, Tufts University, 1951. Doctor of Humane Letters, Boston University, 1961. Doctor of Laws, Northeastern University, 1952.
Doctor of Laws, Morris Harvey College, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Harvard, 1970. Doctor of Science, Loughborough University, 1980.
He also became United States. Department of State"s Director of Office of International Security Affairs. Cabot was named after Thomas Dudley, governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony who signed the charter creating Harvard College. He took some courses at Boston Technical (now known as Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Curtiss Flying School, becoming a World War I flight instructor at Kelly Field in the United States. Army Signal Corps, before graduating cum laude from Harvard University with a South.B. in Engineering, in 1919.
Upon graduation, Cabot started working for Cabot Corporation, founded by his father.
He served as Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Corporation from 1922 to 1960, when he relinquished active control of the company, and went to his Boston office as Director Emeritus on a regular basis until his death. Cabot was also a longtime director of United Fruit Company, and became its president in 1948 in hopes of reformation, but resigned in 1949.
In 1951, Cabot served as United States. Department of State"s Director of Office of International Security Affairs during the Truman administration, where he spoke for the State Department on North Atlantic Treaty Organization affairs, was in charge of a United States. program arming allies throughout the world, and supervised the disbursement of $6 billion in foreign economic and military aid. In 1953, he also served as consultant on a special development mission in Egypt.
Philanthropic work Cabot also served on the Harvard Board of Overseers, was a Director of the Harvard Alumni Association and significant benefactor of the university, and recipient of a Harvard Medal and honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1970.
The Cabot Science Complex is also named in their honor.
(Book by Cabot, Thomas D.)
Board overseers Harvard, 1953-1959, 62-68. Member governing board Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division in Health Sciences and Technology, 1977-1995. Trustee Radcliffe College, Escuela Agricola Panamericana.
Member corporation emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Honorary trustee Committee Economic Development. Trustee Children's Medical Center.
Honorary board directors Brigham and Women's Hospital Served as Second lieutenant, A.S. United States Army. Flying instructor 1917-1918. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Member Council Foreign Relations, International Chamber of C. (trustee United States council).
Married Virginia Wellington, May 15, 1920. Children: Louis Wellington, Thomas Dudley, Robert Moors, Linda, Edmund Billings.