John English File on Dean RuskJohn English File on Dean Rusk

John English File on Dean Rusk

Descriptive Summary

Title: John English File on Dean Rusk
Creator: English, John W.
Dates: 1966-1979
Extent: 1.0 folder (0.1 linear foot)
Collection Number: RBRL/303/JE
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The John English File on Dean Rusk contains newspaper clippings covering Rusk's time at the University of Georgia and his commentary on foreign policy throughout the 1970s. The material includes a few memos from Rusk to English.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dean Rusk was born on February 9, 1909 in Cherokee County, Georgia. He attended Lee Street Elementary and Boys' High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Rusk obtained an A.B. degree from Davidson College, North Carolina in 1931, and a B.S. (Rhodes Scholar) and M.A. in 1933 and 1934 from St. John's, Oxford, England. He returned to the United States to become Associate Professor of Government and Dean of Faculty at Mills College, Oakland, California, from 1934 to 1940 and studied law at the University of California, Berkeley, class of 1940.

Rusk served in the United States Army from 1940 to 1946 in the China-Burma-India theater. At first he served with the Third Infantry Division, then later with the Military Intelligence Service. Rusk was released from duty with the rank of colonel.

After his military career ended, Rusk joined the Department of State from 1947 to 1952, as Assistant Secretary of State for United Nations Affairs and for Far Eastern Affairs. From 1952 to 1960 he was president of the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Rusk to the office of Secretary of State. He remained in this position until 1969, through the administrations of Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Rusk was in office during the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, when East Germany began constructing the Berlin Wall, and as the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also Secretary of State during the height of the Vietnam Conflict.

In 1970, Rusk came to the University of Georgia's School of Law as the Samuel H. Sibley Professor of International Law, and he later established the Dean Rusk Center for International and Comparative Law. Rusk served the University of Georgia until his death on December 20, 1994.

Rusk married Virginia Foisle in June, 1937. They had three children together, David Patrick, Richard Geary and Margaret Elizabeth. In 1990, As I Saw It, the book he co-authored with his son, Richard, was published.

John English is Professor Emeritus in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He began teaching at the university in 1970, at the same time Dean Rusk joined the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law.

Scope and Content

The John English File on Dean Rusk contains newspaper clippings covering Rusk's time at the University of Georgia and his commentary on foreign policy throughout the 1970s. The material includes a few memos from Rusk to English.

Organization and Arrangement

The file is arranged in approximate chronological order.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

John English File on Dean Rusk, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Conditions Governing Use note

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff.


Related Materials

Access Points

Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
United States--Foreign policy--1945-1989.
University of Georgia. School of Law.

Related Collections in this Repository

Dean Rusk Personal Papers

Parks Rusk Collection of Dean Rusk Papers

Thomas J. Schoenbaum Collection of Dean Rusk Files

Cyrus R. Vance Collection of Dean Rusk Audiovisual Materials


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

BoxFolder
11Newspaper clippings and memos, 1966-1979 (Extent: 1.0 folder )