John Sloan Dickey - Early Life

Early Life

Dickey, born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth in 1929 and later graduated from Harvard Law School. Dickey had a varied career: partner at a major Boston law firm, special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State and later to the Secretary of State, a member of the Office of Inter-American Affairs and the division of World Trade Intelligence, and Director of the State Department's Office of Public Affairs. In 1945, he became President of Dartmouth College. "Even after he assumed office in 1945 he was a principal actor in public policy, serving on President Truman's 1947 Committee on Civil Rights, the United Nations Collective Measures Committee in 1951, and as consultant to Secretary of State Acheson on disarmament."

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