Born: November  4, 1921
Washington, D.C.

Interviews conducted by
Kurt J. Hamrock, Esq.

David C. Acheson, Esq.

BIOGRAPHY – 2007

1993 – 1999  President and CEO, The Atlantic Council of the United States
1991 – 1992  Consultant, The Atlantic Council
Member, Board of Directors, The Atlantic Council, 1976 – 2004
1989 – 1991  Director, Institute for Technology and Strategic Research, The George Washington University
1988  Consultant, Center for Strategic and International Studies
1986  Member, Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle “Challenger” Accident
1967 – 1974  Senior Vice President, Communications Satellite Corporation
1965 – 1967  Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury
1961 – 1965  United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
1948 – 1950  Attorney, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Private Law Practice:
1978 – 1988 Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath
1974 – 1978  Partner, Jones, Day, Reavls & Pogue
1958 – 1961  Partner, Covington & Burling
1950 – 1958  Associate, Covington & Burling

Education:
1948  L.L.B. Harvard Law School
1942  B.A. Yale University

Military Service:
1942 – 1946  Ensign to Lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserve, served on destroyer-escorts
1943 – 1945  S.W. Pacific Area (Solomon Is., Philippines, New Guinea, Marianas in 7th and 3rd Fleet actions, incl. air battle Leyte Gulf; 4 battle stars

Published Writings:
ed. Affection and Trust: The personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953 – 1971 (2010, Alfred Knopf)
This Vast External Realm (1973, W.W. Norton)
co-ed. Among Friends (1980, Dodd, Mead)
co-author Effective Washington Representation (1983, Law & Business, Inc.)
author Acheson Country (1993, W.W. Norton)
misc. law review articles

Personal:
Parents – Dean G. & Alice S. Acheson
Married 1943 Patricia James Castles (Dec 2000)
Three children, five grandchildren

Courtesy of the Acheson Family

Oral Histories of the D.C. Circuit Courts