Dillon Anderson

Dillon Anderson
2nd National Security Advisor
In office
April 2, 1955  September 1, 1956
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Robert Cutler
Succeeded by William Jackson
Personal details
Born (1906-07-14)July 14, 1906
McKinney, Texas, U.S.
Died January 29, 1974(1974-01-29) (aged 67)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lena Carter Carroll (m. 1931; his death 1974)
Children 3
Education Texas Christian University
University of Oklahoma (1928)
Yale Law School (1929)

Dillon Anderson (July 14, 1906 – January 29, 1974) was a U.S. administrator. He served as the National Security Advisor from 2 April 1955 to 1 September 1956. He also was a member of the Draper Committee.[1]


Anderson was born on July 14, 1906 in McKinney, Texas, the son of Joseph A. and Bessie Dillon. After attending Texas Christian University, Anderson received his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma (1927) and his LL.B. from Yale Law School (1929). He served in the United States Army during World War II (1942–1945) and earned the Legion of Merit. Anderson was also a partner at the law firm of Baker Botts in Houston, Texas, beginning in 1940. Before becoming National Security Advisor, Anderson was an official at the National Security Council from 1953 to 1955.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1959.[2]

He died on January 29, 1974 in Houston, Texas.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Cutler
National Security Advisor
Succeeded by
William Jackson
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