The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... Character Descriptions

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William Averell Harriman

He was the British immigrant son of a railway tycoon born on November 15, 1891 and grew up in New York City. He became a member of Skull and Bones at Yale and spent a lot of time negotiating various issues with Stalin, Trotsky, and Khrushchev.

Dean Acheson

He was the son of a minister born on April 11, 1893, in Middletown, Connecticut. Prior to World War II, he accepted a position as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and after World War II became Under Secretary of State and helped to formulate the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine.

Robert Abercrombie Lovett

He was member of Skull and Bones who worked for Secretary of War during World War II .

John Jay McCloy

His Harvard Law School education was interrupted by Army service. He made important connections through his work at the Wall Street law firm of Cravath...

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