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John Foster Dulles
|United States Secretary of State|
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
February 25, 1888|
|Died||May 24, 1959
|Spouse(s)||Janet Avery Dulles|
Dulles was born on 25 February 1888 in Washington, DC. He went to public school in Watertown, New York, and also went to three different colleges. In 1908, he graduated from Princeton University, went to the Sorbonne in Paris for two years, and after this learned law at the George Washington University until 1911. That same year, he became a lawyer in New York City.
On 7 July 1949, he became part of the United States Senate after Robert F. Wagner left the Senate. Dulles was part of the Senate until 8 November 1949, when an election for the position was held and he lost. In 1950, he was made a US representative to the United Nations.
In 1953, he became Secretary of State, and served as such until 15 April 1959, when he left the position because of colorectal cancer. He died on 24 May 1959.
Awards and honors
In 1954, Dulles was named the "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1959, just before he died. Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia is named for Dulles, as is the community of Dulles, Virginia
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