Christian Herter

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Christian A. Herter
53rd United States Secretary of State
In office
April 22, 1959 – January 20, 1961
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byJohn Foster Dulles
Succeeded byDean Rusk
1st United States Trade Representative
In office
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byWilliam M. Roth
59th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 8, 1953 – January 3, 1957
LieutenantSumner G. Whittier
Preceded byPaul A. Dever
Succeeded byFoster Furcolo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byGeorge H. Tinkham
Succeeded byLaurence Curtis
Under Secretary of State
In office
February 21, 1957 – April 22, 1959
Preceded byHerbert Hoover, Jr.
Succeeded byC. Douglas Dillon
Personal details
Christian Archibald Herter

(1895-03-28)March 28, 1895
Paris, France
DiedDecember 30, 1966(1966-12-30) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placeProspect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Caroline Pratt Herter
Alma materHarvard University
CabinetDwight D. Eisenhower

Christian Archibald Herter (March 28, 1895 – December 30, 1966) was an American politician. He was the 59th Governor of Massachusetts from 1953 to 1957. He also served as United States Secretary of State from 1959 to 1961 and the first United States Trade Representative.

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  • United States Congress. "Christian Herter (id: H000548)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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