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Robert Cutler

Robert C. Cutler
1st U.S. National Security Advisor
In office
March 23, 1953 – April 2, 1955
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Succeeded by Dillon Anderson
4th U.S. National Security Advisor
In office
January 7, 1957 – June 24, 1959
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by William Harding Jackson
Succeeded by Gordon Gray
Personal details
Born June 12, 1895
Boston, Massachusetts
Died May 8, 1974(1974-05-08) (aged 78)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Occupation Attorney, writer
Profession Administrator

Robert Cutler (1895–1974) was a US government official. He was the first person appointed to the newly created position of National Security Advisor during the Eisenhower Administration, serving between 1953 and 1955, and again from 1957 to 1958. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School he became an attorney and bank executive in Boston, Massachusetts before taking public office. Cutler was also very involved with the Army during his career. He served as an infantry officer in World War I, and acted under Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson during World War II. Cutler was an amateur writer; he was Class Poet at Harvard, and authored two novels – Louisburg Square (1917) and The Speckled Bird (1923) – by the time he received his degree. An autobiography, No Time for Rest, was released in 1966.

Cutler's brother, Elliott Carr Cutler, was a professor at the Harvard Medical School and a famous surgeon. His maternal relatives, the Carrs, were a prominent political and mercantile family in Bangor, Maine

See also


  • "Bostonian at Work", Time, June 4, 1953. Retrieved March 7, 2007.
  • "Cutler, Robert",, May 14, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2007.

External links

  • Papers of Robert Cutler, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
  • Records of the White House Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
Legal offices
Preceded by
None (new office)
United States National Security Advisor
Succeeded by
Dillon Anderson
Preceded by
William Jackson
United States National Security Advisor
Succeeded by
Gordon Gray
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