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Dean Rusk
David Dean Rusk (February 9, 1909 – December 20, 1994) was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, the second-longest serving Secretary of State after Cordell Hull from the Franklin Roosevelt administration. He had been a high government official in the 1940s and early 1950s, as well as the head of a leading foundation. He is cited as one of the two officers responsible for dividing the two Koreas at the 38th parallel. Born to a poor farm family in Cherokee County, Georgia, Rusk graduated from Davidson College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he immersed himself in English history and customs. After teaching at Mills College in California, he became an army officer in the war against Japan. He served as a staff officer in the China Burma India Theater, becoming a senior aide to Joseph Stilwell, the top American general. As a civilian he became a senior official in 1945 at the State Department, rising to the number three position under Dean Acheson. He became Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs in 1950. In 1952, Rusk left to become president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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Born: 1909, Cherokee County
Died: 1994, Athens

Alternate Names: Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994, Rusk, Dean, 1909-, Rusk, Dean, Rusk, David, Rusk, Dean, n.1909, Rusk, Dean, b. 1909., ラスク, ディーン, Rusk, David Dean, 1909-1994, David Dean Rusk
Occupation(s): university teacher, diplomat, politician, lawyer
Employer(s): University of Georgia
Associated Place(s): United States, Iran, Vietnam, Vietnam (Republic), New York, Developing countries, Georgia, Georgia--Athens, China, New York (State)--Scarsdale, France, Soviet Union, Politics and government--United States, Germany (East), Laos, Palestine, Asia, Indochina

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