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Allen Welsh Dulles

Directors & Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence, Allen Welsh Dulles

TENURE AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

  • 23 August 1951–26 February 1953
  • Acting Director of Central Intelligence, 9-26 February 1953


BIRTH:

7 April 1893, Watertown, New York


EDUCATION:

Princeton University, B.A., 1914, M.A., 1916; George Washington University, LL.B., 1926


APPOINTED:

  • 23 August 1951 by Director of Central Intelligence, Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
  • 9 February 1953 as DCI by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; sworn in, 26 February 1953


EARLIER CAREER:

  • US Diplomatic Service, Department of State, 1916-26
  • Practiced law in New York, 1926-42 and 1946-50
  • Head of Office of Strategic Services post in Bern, Switzerland, 1942-45
  • Deputy Director for Plans, CIA, 4 January 1951–23 August 1951


LATER CAREER:

  • DCI, 26 February 1953–29 November 1961
  • Private life and writing
  • Member of President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, 1963-64


Died 28 January 1969


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