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George F. Kennan

George F. KennanAKA George Frost Kennan

Born: 16-Feb-1904
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 17-Mar-2005
Location of death: Princeton, NJ
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Architect of US policy of Soviet containment

Professor of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Wife: Annelise Sorensen (m. 11-Sep-1931, one son, three daughters)
Son: Christopher James Kennan (m. Domitilla Enders, dau. of Thomas O. Enders)

    University: Princeton University (1925)
    University: University of Berlin (1929-31)

    US Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1961-63)
    US Ambassador to the USSR 1952 for four months, left his post and was subsequently declared persona non grata
    Counselor of the Department of State (1949-51)
    Director of Policy Planning (1947-49)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Dean for America
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1957 for Russia Leaves the War
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1968 for Memoirs
    National Book Award for Nonfiction 1957 for Russia Leaves the War
    National Book Award for History and Biography 1968 for Memoirs: 1925-1950
    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 1982
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000

Author of books:
American Diplomacy, 1900-1950 (1951, international affairs)
Realities of American Foreign Policy (1954, international affairs)
Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920 (1956, international affairs)
Russia, the Atom and the West (1958, international affairs)
Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin (1961, international affairs)
George F. Kennan: Memoirs, 1925-1950 (1967, memoir)
Democracy and the Student Left (1968, politics)
The Marquis de Custine and His "Russia in 1839" (1971, biography)
George F. Kennan: Memoirs, 1950-1963 (1972, memoir)
The Cloud of Danger: Current Realities of American Foreign Policy (1977, international affairs)
The Decline of Bismarck's European Order: Franco-Russian Relations, 1875-1890 (1979, international affairs)
The Nuclear Delusion: Soviet-American Relations in the Atomic Age (1982, international affairs)
The Fateful Alliance: France, Russia, and the Coming of the First World War (1984, international affairs)
Around the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy (1993, memoir)
At a Century's Ending: Reflections, 1982-1995 (1996, memoir)
George F. Kennan and the Origins of Containment, 1944-1946: The Kennan-Lukacs Correspondence (1997, history)
An American Family: The Kennans: The First Three Generations (2000, biography)

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