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Dillon Anderson

Dillon Anderson
2nd National Security Advisor
In office
April 2, 1955 – September 1, 1956
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Robert Cutler
Succeeded by William Harding Jackson
Personal details
Born (1906-07-14)July 14, 1906
McKinney, Texas
Died January 29, 1974(1974-01-29) (aged 67)
Houston, Texas
Spouse(s) Lena Carter Carroll
Children 3
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Yale Law School

Dillon Anderson (July 14, 1906 – January 29, 1974) was a U.S. administrator. He served as the National Security Advisor from 2 April 1955 to 1 September 1956. He also was a member of the Draper Committee.


Anderson was born on July 14, 1906 in McKinney, Texas, the son of Joseph A. and Bessie Dillon. After attending Texas Christian University, Anderson received his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma (1927) and his LL.B. from Yale Law School (1929). He served in the United States Army during World War II (1942–1945) and earned the Legion of Merit. Anderson was also a partner at the law firm of Baker Botts in Houston, Texas, beginning in 1940. Before becoming National Security Advisor, Anderson was an official at the National Security Council from 1953 to 1955. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1959.[1]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Cutler
United States National Security Advisor
Succeeded by
William Harding Jackson

External links

  • Records of the White House Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 

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