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|Director of Central Intelligence|
February 26, 1953 – November 29, 1961
John F. Kennedy
|Deputy||Charles P. Cabell|
|Preceded by||Walter B. Smith|
|Succeeded by||John McCone|
|Deputy Director of Central Intelligence|
August 23, 1951 – February 26, 1953
|President||Harry S. Truman
|Preceded by||William H. Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Charles P. Cabell|
|Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Plans|
January 4, 1951 – August 23, 1951
|President||Harry S. Truman|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Frank Wisner|
Allen Welsh Dulles
April 7, 1893
Watertown, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 29, 1969
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Green Mount Cemetery|
(m. 1920; his death 1969)
|Education||Princeton University (BA)
George Washington University (LLB)
Allen Welsh Dulles (April 7, 1893 – January 29, 1969) was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). He was its longest-serving director so far.
Dulles was head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the early Cold War. He oversaw the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état, Operation Ajax, the Lockheed U-2 aircraft program and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dulles was one of the members of the Warren Commission.
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C.I.A. Director Allen Dulles with United States Air Force Chief of Staff General Nathan F. Twining and C.I.A. Counter-insurgency Expert Colonel Edward Lansdale and C.I.A. Deputy Director Lieutenant General Charles P. Cabell at The Pentagon in 1955.
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