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Allen Dulles

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.


Who was Allen Dulles?

Allen Dulles was the 5th Director of the Central Intellegence Agency (C.I.A.). He is noted as the first civilian to ever hold the post, and to have been the director longer than anyone else. During his tenure, he oversaw projects such as the U2 spy plane, coups in Guatamala and Iran, and the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Allen Dulles served as a member of the Warren Commission which concluded that assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Famous Kin

Allen Dulles belonged to one of the United States's most politically connected families that included his brother John Foster Dulles (52nd U.S. Secretary of State) and grandfather John W. Foster (32nd U.S. Secretary of State). His presidential connections include William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, Zachary Taylor, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and a number of others.

Allen Dulles is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster and has a kinship to fellow passenger Edward Winslow. He also has royal connections to the current royal family through both Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II, and he is a direct descendant of King Edward I.

Celebrity kin to Allen Dulles include, but is not limited to, actors Clint Eastwood, Bing Crosby, Shirley Temple, Jane Fonda, Ted Danson, Sigourney Weaver, Raquel Welch, and John Wayne.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Allen Dulles

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Joseph Kellogg

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Standish

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John White

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Billie Jean King

Pro-Tennis Champion

5th cousin 3 times removed
via John Brown

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John White

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John White

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John White

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John White

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Harris

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

9th cousin 4 times removed
via John White

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Mark Isham

Musician, Film Composer

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John White

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Paul Giamatti

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John White

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A. Bartlett Giamatti

Major League Baseball Commissioner

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John White

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert de Ros

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

21st cousin
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir John Sutton VI

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Sir Patrick de Chaworth

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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