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John Foster Dulles

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State


Who was John Foster Dulles?

John Foster Dulles was the 52nd United States Secretary of State serving under President Dwight Eisenhower. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather John W. Foster, who was the 32nd U.S. Secretary of State. John Foster Dulles was a key figure during the cold war supporting the French War in Indochina and advocating other aggressive actions to counter the spread of communism throughout the world. Prior to his term as Secretary of State, he was temporarily assigned to fill a vacancy as U.S. Senator from New York. A few months after being appointed, he lost a special election to fill the vacancy to his Democratic rival. Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., was named for John Foster Dulles.

Famous Kin

John Foster Dulles belonged to one of the United States's most politically connected families that included his brother Allen Dulles (5th Director of the C.I.A.) 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.

John Foster 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 John Foster 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 John Foster Dulles

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

5th cousin 9 times removed
via William Mainwaring

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

6th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Robert Corbet

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

17th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Winslow

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Stephen Hopkins

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed
via John Turner

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Winslow

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Winslow

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Lothrop

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Christopher Huntington

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Adgate

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Simon Huntington Jr.

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin
via John de Mowbray

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 2 times removed
via William Mainwaring

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward Winslow

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