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Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Lawrence S. Kaplan


Harold Stassen (1907–2001) is perhaps most famous for running for president of the United States twelve times. At the age of thirty-one, Stassen garnered early accolades as the “boy wonder” governor of Minnesota. Soon thereafter he assumed a national role as aide to Admiral Halsey during World War II and as US delegate to the 1945 international conference on the United Nations Charter. When Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president in 1952, Stassen was named director of the Mutual Security Agency and later became the president’s special assistant for disarmament. Stassen came to Washington ad ... More

Keywords: Harold Stassen, Cold War, nuclear disarmament, Dwight D. Eisenhower, diplomacy, international relations, military policy, foreign relations, John Foster Dulles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813174860
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence S. Kaplan, author
Georgetown University