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C. Douglas Dillon, President Kennedy's Economic Envoy

Basha i Novosejt, Aurélie (2018) C. Douglas Dillon, President Kennedy's Economic Envoy. The International History Review, 40 (2). pp. 231-252. ISSN 0707-5332. (doi:10.1080/07075332.2017.1313297) (KAR id:67292)


This article focuses on President John F. Kennedy’s Secretary of the Treasury, C. Douglas Dillon and contends that he played an important part in sustaining the political cooperation that underpinned the Bretton-Woods system during one of its first crisis points. Rather than focus solely on structural, economic trends, the article suggests that individual actors mattered as well. As a bipartisan figure that was well-regarded in Europe, Dillon was able to act effectively as an envoy to the private sector, principally Wall Street, and to France, which both threatened the stability of the dollar. The article explores Dillon’s role in shaping Kennedy’s economic policies in a more conservative direction than his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, and in his external efforts to garner support for the Democratic administration.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/07075332.2017.1313297
Uncontrolled keywords: C. Douglas Dillon, John F. Kennedy, Robert Roosa, Bretton-Woods, balance of payments
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 11:16 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:36 UTC
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Basha i Novosejt, Aurélie.

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