|1st National Security Advisor|
March 23, 1953 – April 2, 1955
|Succeeded by||Dillon Anderson|
|4th National Security Advisor|
January 7, 1957 – June 24, 1958
|Preceded by||William Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Gray|
June 12, 1895|
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
May 8, 1974 78) (aged|
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
Harvard Law School
Robert Cutler (June 12, 1895 - May 8, 1974) was the first person appointed as the National Security Advisor to Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He served between 1953 and 1955, and again from 1957 to 1958.
He was born on June 12, 1895 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Cutler's brother, Elliott Carr Cutler, was a professor at the Harvard Medical School and a surgeon. His maternal relatives, the Carrs, were a prominent political and mercantile family in Bangor, Maine
A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School he became an attorney and bank executive in Boston, Massachusetts before taking public office. Cutler was also very involved with the Army during his career. He served as an infantry officer in World War I, and acted under Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson during World War II. Cutler was an amateur writer; he was Class Poet at Harvard, and authored two novels – Louisburg Square (1917) and The Speckled Bird (1923) – by the time he received his degree. An autobiography, No Time for Rest, was released in 1966.
He died on May 8, 1974 in Concord, Massachusetts.
- Papers of Robert Cutler, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
- Records of the White House Office of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
|New office||National Security Advisor
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