|National Security Advisor|
January 7, 1957 – June 24, 1958
|Preceded by||William Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Gray|
March 23, 1953 – April 2, 1955
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Dillon Anderson|
June 12, 1895|
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||May 8, 1974
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Education||Harvard University (BA, LLB)|
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 from 1917 to 1919 and acted under Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson during World War II where in 1942, he reached the rank Brigadier General and served until 1945. 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.
- 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
|National Security Advisor