- C. Douglas Dillon
Clarence Douglas Dillon 57th United States Secretary of the Treasury In office
January 21, 1961 – April 1, 1965
President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1965)
Preceded by Robert Bernard Anderson Succeeded by Henry H. Fowler 21st Under Secretary of State In office
June 12, 1959 – January 4, 1961
President Dwight D. Eisenhower Preceded by Christian Herter Succeeded by Chester Bowles Personal details Born August 21, 1909
Died January 10, 2003(aged 93)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital New York City, New York
Political party Republican Spouse(s) Phyllis Chess Ellsworth, 1931–1982 (widowed)
Susan Sage, 1983
Children 2 Profession Financier, Businessman, Diplomat Signature Military service Service/branch United States Navy Battles/wars World War II 
Clarence Douglas Dillon (born Clarence Douglass Dillon in Geneva, August 21, 1909 – New York City, New York, January 10, 2003) was an American diplomat and politician, who served as U.S. Ambassador to France (1953–1957) and as the 57th Secretary of the Treasury (1961–1965). He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (ExComm) during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Although Dillon grew up as a patrician, his paternal grandfather, Samuel Lapowski, was a poor Jewish immigrant from Poland. After leaving Poland, his grandfather settled in Texas after the American Civil War. Dillon's father Clarence later changed his family name to Dillon, after his grandmother's maiden name. Dillon's mother, Anne Douglass, is descended from Grahams Lairds of Tamrawer Castle at Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland.
Dillon began his education at Pine Lodge School in Lakehurst, Ocean County, New Jersey which he attended at the same time as the three Rockefeller brothers Nelson, Laurance, and John. He continued at the Groton School in Massachusetts, then at Harvard University, A.B. magna cum laude 1931 in American history and literature.
In 1938 be became Vice-President and Director of Dillon, Read & Co., a firm that bore his father's name (Clarence Dillon). After his World War II service on Guam, on Saipan, and in the Philippines, he left the United States Navy as Lieutenant Commander decorated with the Legion of Merit and Air Medal. In 1946 he became chairman of Dillon, Read; by 1952 he had doubled the firm's investments.
Dillon had been active in Republican politics since 1934. He worked for John Foster Dulles in Thomas E. Dewey's 1948 presidential campaign. In 1951 he organized the New Jersey effort to secure the 1952 Republican nomination for Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was also a major contributor to Eisenhower's general election campaign in 1952.
President Eisenhower appointed him United States Ambassador to France in 1953. Following that appointment he became Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs in 1958 before becoming Under Secretary of State the following year.
Dillon proposed the fifth round of tariff negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), conducted in Geneva 1960–1962; it came to be called the "Dillon Round", and led to substantial tariff reduction. Dillon was important in securing presidential power for reciprocal tariff reductions under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. He also played a role in crafting the Revenue Act of 1962 that established a 7 percent investment credit to spur industrial growth. He supervised revision of depreciation rules to benefit corporate investment.
A close friend of John D. Rockefeller III, he was chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1972 to 1975. He also served alongside John Rockefeller on the 1973 Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs, and under Nelson Rockefeller in the Rockefeller Commission to investigate CIA activities (along with Ronald Reagan). He had abeen president of Harvard Board of Overseers, chairman of the Brookings Institution, and vice chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.
With his first wife, Dillon collected impressionist art. He was a long time trustee of the Metropolitan Museum, its President 1970–1977, and then chairman. He built up its Chinese galleries. He personally donated $20 million to the museum and led a fundraising campaign that raised an additional $100 million.
He received the Medal of Freedom in 1989.
First marriage and issue
In Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 10 March 1931, Dillon married his first wife, the former Phyllis Chess Ellsworth (South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, 3 August 1910 – New York City, New York, 20 June 1982), daughter of John Chess Ellsworth (South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, 20 December 1874 – living 1957) and wife (m. Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 14 October 1903) Alice Frances Chalifoux (Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 9 August 1881 – New York City, New York, 27 January 1957), who bore him two daughters:
- Phyllis Ellsworth Dillon
- Joan Douglas Dillon (born New York City, New York, 31 January 1935). She married firstly in Paris on 1 August 1953, divorced in Washoe County, Nevada, on 12 December 1955 and annulled in Rome on 22 June 1963 James Brady Moseley (New York City, New York, 22 May 1931 – Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 9 April 1998), son of Frederick S. Moseley, Jr. and wife Jane H. Brady, they had one daughter: Joan Dillon Moseley born: February 6, 1954. She married secondly at St. Edward's, in Sutton Park, Guildford, Surrey, on 1 March 1967, H.R.H. Prince Charles of Luxembourg (1927–1977), and had one daughter and one son, H.R.H. Princess Charlotte born September 15, 1967 and H.R.H. Prince Robert born August 14, 1968. Widowed, she married thirdly in Isleboro, Maine, on 3 August 1978, Philippe-François-Armand-Marie, 7th duc de Mouchy, without issue.
In 1983 Dillon married his second wife, the former Susan Sage (born 1917).
- List of U.S. political appointments that crossed party lines
- Rockefeller Foundation
- Rockefeller family
- Metropolitan Museum
- ^ a b c "C. Douglas Dillon, former Treasury secretary and Harvard overseer, dies at 93". Harvard Gazette (Harvard University news office). January 16, 2003. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/01.16/12-dillon.html. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ^ a b c d Eric Pace (January 12, 2003). "C. Douglas Dillon Dies at 93; Was in Kennedy Cabinet". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/12/business/c-douglas-dillon-dies-at-93-was-in-kennedy-cabinet.html. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ^ "Dillon, C(larence) Douglas. Priscilla Roberts. "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. Arnold Markoe, Karen Markoe, and Kenneth T. Jackson (editors). Vol. 7: 2003-2005. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2007. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC Fee. Via Fairfax County Public Library. Accessed 2009-03-27. Document Number: K2875000085
- ^ "C. Douglas Dillon". John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Biographies+and+Profiles/Profiles/C.+Douglas+Dillon.htm.
- ^ Timothy Edward Howard, History of St Joseph County, Indiana, vol II (1907), pp. 886-887
- Nelson Lichtenstein, ed., Political Profiles: The Johnson Years (1976)
- Eleanora W. Schoenebaum, ed., Political Profiles: The Eisenhower Years (1977)
- Bernard S. Katz and C. Daniel Vencill, Biographical Dictionary of the United States Secretaries of the Treasury, 1789–1995 (1996)
- Joseph M. Siracusa, ed., Presidential Profiles: The Kennedy Years (2004)
- Deane F. Heller, The Kennedy Cabinet: America’s Men of Destiny (1961)
- Robert Sobel, The Life and Times of Dillon Read (1991), a study of the investment bank
- Robert C. Perez and Edward F. Willett, Clarence Dillon: A Wall Street Enigma (1995), a biography of Dillon’s father.
Diplomatic posts Preceded by
James Clement Dunn
U.S. Ambassador to France
March 13, 1953 – January 28, 1957
Government offices Preceded by
William L. Clayton
Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
July 1, 1958 – June 11, 1959
George Wildman Ball
Under Secretary of State
June 12, 1959 – January 4, 1961
Robert B. Anderson
United States Secretary of the Treasury
Served under: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
January 21, 1961 – April 1, 1965
Henry H. Fowler
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Cabinet of President John F. Kennedy (1961–1963) Vice PresidentLyndon B. Johnson (1961–1963) Secretary of StateDean Rusk (1961–1963) Secretary of the TreasuryC. Douglas Dillon (1961–1963) Secretary of DefenseRobert McNamara (1961–1963) Attorney GeneralRobert F. Kennedy (1961–1963) Postmaster General Secretary of the InteriorStewart Udall (1961–1963) Secretary of AgricultureOrville Freeman (1961–1963) Secretary of CommerceLuther H. Hodges (1961–1963) Secretary of Labor Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Cabinet of President Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–1969) Vice PresidentNone (1963–1965) · Hubert Humphrey (1965–1969) Secretary of StateDean Rusk (1963–1969) Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense Attorney General Postmaster General Secretary of the InteriorStewart Udall (1963–1969) Secretary of the AgricultureOrville Freeman (1963–1969) Secretary of Commerce Secretary of LaborW. Willard Wirtz (1963–1969) Secretary of Health, Education and WelfareAnthony J. Celebrezze (1963–1965) · John William Gardner (1965–1968) · Wilbur Joseph Cohen (1968–1969) Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentRobert Clifton Weaver (1966–1968) · Robert Coldwell Wood (1969) Secretary of TransportationAlan Stephenson Boyd (1967–1969)
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