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Biography

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Biography

 

 

 

Dawes, the son of an American army general, attended local schools

 

before graduating from Marietta College, Ohio, 1884 and from

 

Cincinnati Law School in 1886.

 

                  Marietta College                                           Cincinnati Law School

 

  

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He then began practising law in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1894 he gave up

 

law and combined a career in business and finance with his interests in

 

Republican Party politics. In 1896, he was appointed by President

 

McKinley to the position of Comptroller of the Currency and retired in

 

1901.

 

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  Commissioned in 1917, Dawes had a distinguished

 

career in the US army during the First World War

 

and was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general

 

and decorated both by his own country and by

 

Britain, Italy, France, and Belgium.

 

 

 

In 1921 President Harding appointed Dawes to the

 

newly created post of Director of the Budget.

 

This led to his selection as head of the American 

 

delegation to theReparation Commission in 1923,

 

the outcome of which, the "Dawes Plan" made his 

 

name famous in international politics and made him a joint winner,

 

with Sir Austen Chamberlain, of the Nobel Prize for Peace, 1925.

 

 

 

Invited by President Coolidge to be his running mate, Dawes was

 

elected Vice-President in 1925 and served until 1929. Then he was

 

appointed by President Hoover to serve as US ambassador to Britain.

 

He held this position until 1932, when he returned to America and the

 

appointment of president of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Charles dawes Biographical Information

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Page created by:  Olivia P.

Avon High School, Avon, Indiana

Date created: 4/05/08 

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