Dean Rusk – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Dean Rusk died at age 85, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding politician Dean Rusk's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He greatly influenced US involvement in the war in Vietnam.

He served in the United States Military during World War II.

He was the first Assistant Sec. of State for International Organization Affairs and the second Assistant Sec. of State for Far Eastern Affairs.

How did Dean Rusk die?

Dean Rusk's death was caused by congestive heart failure.

He was 85. The cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to a spokesman for the University of Georgia. Mr. Rusk, a former president of the Rockefeller Foundation, was Secretary of State all through the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, from 1961 to 1969.

Information about the death of Dean Rusk
Cause of deathCongestive Heart Failure
Age of death85 years
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1909
Death dateDecember 20, 1994
Place of deathAthens, Georgia, United States
Place of burialN/A


"We were eyeball-to-eyeball and the other fellow just blinked."

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"While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in."

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"Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something."

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"When you solve a problem, you ought to thank God and go on to the next one."

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"One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears by listening to them."

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