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Charles E. Bohlen (1904 - 1974)

Charles Eustis “Chip” Bohlen (August 30, 1904 – January 1, 1974) was a United States diplomat from 1929 to 1969 and Soviet expert, serving in Moscow before and during World War I...

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W. Averell Harriman (1891 - 1986)

William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986) was an American Democratic Party politician, businessman, and diplomat. He was the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman. He served as...

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Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State (1893 - 1971)

Dean Parker Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 t...

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Robert A. Lovett, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1895 - 1986)

Robert Abercrombie Lovett (14 September 1895 - 7 May 1986) was the fourth United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the cabinet of President Harry S. Truman from 1951 to 1953 and in this capacit...

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George F. Kennan ("the father of containment") (1904 - 2005)

George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American adviser, diplomat, political scientist and historian, best known as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in ...

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