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Cutler, Robertlocked

(12 June 1895–08 May 1974)
  • Anna Kasten Nelson

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Cutler, Robert (12 June 1895–08 May 1974), President Dwight D. Eisenhower's special assistant for national security affairs, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s special assistant for national security affairs, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of George Chalmers Cutler, a lumber merchant, and Mary Franklin Wilson. Cutler spent almost two decades in Washington but, in the words of one observer, never overcame his love affair with Boston. He was a member of a Massachusetts family dating back to 1636 and received both his undergraduate degree (1916) and his law degree (1922) from Harvard, interrupting his education from 1917 to 1919 to serve with the U.S. Army in France and Germany during World War I. He practiced law in Boston from 1922 to 1940 and then served as corporation council of that city from 1940 to 1942. Following his service in Washington during World War II, he returned to his native city to serve as a director and then president of Old Colony Trust Company from 1946 to 1953....

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