Donald Dawson
United States general
Donald Dawson
Donald S. Dawson enjoyed a long career as a Washington, D.C. lawyer but is perhaps best remembered as the presidential aide who marshaled Harry S. Truman's crucial whistle-stop tour in the 1948 election campaign. Dawson was perhaps the first modern American political advance man, able to gauge the political climate and provide appropriate advice.
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Lutheran East football coach Donald Dawson excited about team - Sun Star Courier (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
By Brian Lavrich, Sun News Lutheran East third-year football coach Donald Dawson said he's much more excited about this year's group of players then either of his previous two. “I actually like this group this year,” Dawson said. “We're more of a unit
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Dennard-Tollett wedding slated - Tri County Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Joshua is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tollett of Troup and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dawson of Jacksonville and the late Dr. Joe R. Tollett and Mrs. Joe R. Tollett of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a graduate of Troup High School and will
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Donald Dawson, 97, Dies; Master of Truman Whistle-Stop
NYTimes - about 11 years
Donald S. Dawson, who as a presidential aide marshaled Harry S. Truman's crucial whistle-stop tour in the 1948 election campaign and who later had a long career as a Washington lawyer, died on Sunday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 97. The death was announced by his family. Mr. Dawson was personnel director of the Reconstruction Finance
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Police Search New Jersey For 2 Robbers
NYTimes - over 19 years
The authorities searched extensively yesterday for two armed robbers who, they said, fled with about $140,000 from a bank in the tranquil commercial district of Princeton, N.J., after terrorizing several young tellers and stealing an elderly man's car at gunpoint Thursday evening. The brazen robbery at the Sovereign Bank at 188 Nassau Street, in
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SUPER BOWL XXVII; Most Valuable Copy, All Before the Game
NYTimes - about 24 years
Either it's Jim McMahon yanking down his trousers, Stanley Wilson doing cocaine in a locked bathroom, or John Matuszak closing down bars in New Orleans. Something always happens during the week of a Super Bowl. Darryl Talley monopolized today's news. The lines at his interview booth were five-deep, and the Buffalo linebacker was being asked little
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THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Off the Trail -- Visits with Americans; 2 Old Truman Hands Guard the Boss's Name
NYTimes - over 24 years
This year the spin doctors are trying to spin time itself. But amid the confusion of memories welling up lately from 11 Presidential campaigns ago, there is an old whistle-stop speech writer here who recalls with first-hand authority how his boss, President Harry S. Truman, used a word -- "trimmer" -- to tersely dismiss any fellow politician he
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WASHINGTON TALK: BRIEFING; Upset Remembered
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Forty years ago, President Harry S. Truman was whistle-stopping his way across the United States in a campaign that ended up blowing away the sure-thing Republican contender, Thomas E. Dewey. In the anniversary-conscious capital, there had to be somebody who wanted to commemorate that epochal event. Forty years ago, President Harry S. Truman
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Reviews/Dance; Leads Change in 'Onegin'
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The National Ballet of Canada gave a polished account of John Cranko's ''Onegin'' on Wednesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Opera House. The dancing was smooth and clear, and the performance revealed that this is a very carefully trained company. But it also revealed how great an artistic distance there can be between studio and stage, for
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BALLET: NEW DANCERS FOR CANADIANS' 'ALICE'
NYTimes - over 30 years
A new cast of principals from the National Ballet of Canada stepped into Glen Tetley's ''Alice'' Thursday night at the Metropolitan Opera House - with the result that the ballet retained all its heartwarming magic and whimsy. Sabina Allemann made her New York debut as Child Alice, the little Alice Liddell for whom Lewis Carroll wrote ''Alice's
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DANCE: 'ALICE' PREMIERE BY NATIONAL OF CANADA
NYTimes - over 30 years
JUST as the dance season was preparing to close, one of best new ballets tumbled into the Metropolitan Opera House last night - much like Alice in Wonderland falling down her rabbit hole. This ballet, in fact, is about the same Alice, is called ''Alice'' and when presented by the National Ballet of Canada last February in Toronto, proved a to be a
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DANCE VIEW; ALICE AND HER WONDERLAND HAVE A BALLET OF THEIR OWN
NYTimes - almost 31 years
Ballets about literary figures are, it seems, a 20th-century invention. The foremost of the genre would certainly have to be Frederick Ashton's colorfully passionate view of Arthur Rimbaud in ''Illuminations'' and the profoundly poetic revelation about Emily Dickinson's life and work rendered by Martha Graham in ''Letter to the World.'' Glen
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 96
    Died in 2005.
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  • 1970
    Age 61
    He retired from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Major General in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details He died at his home in Bethesda, Maryland aged 97. His interment was located in Arlington, Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery near his wife, Ilona Massey.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 21
    Donald Shelton Dawson was born in the small community of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1930 and received his law degree from George Washington University in 1938.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born in 1908.
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