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Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986


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  • Fuller Name

    • Chester Bliss
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19010405
    • Death Date

        19860525
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Benton & Bowles
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1943
        • Affiliation End: 1946
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Office of Price Administration
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1943
        • Affiliation End: 1946
        • Organization: (naf) United States. War Production Board
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1949
        • Affiliation End: 1951
        • Organization: (naf) Connecticut. Governor
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 19590103
        • Affiliation End: 19610103
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Birth Place

        Springfield, Mass.
    • Death Place

        Essex, Conn.
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Frederick, J. G. The new deal, 1944
    • found: NUCMC data from Franklin D. Roosevelt Libr. for Eleanor Roosevelt oral history transcripts, 1977-1980(Chester Bowles; member of Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation; Demo.; Governor of Connecticut, 1949-1951; ambassador to India)
    • found: NUCMC file(Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986; died late May, 1986)
    • found: Schaffer, H.B. Chester Bowles, 1993:CIP galley (d. May 1986)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, July 17, 2013(Bowles, Chester Bliss (1901-1986); a Representative from Connecticut; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., April 5, 1901; graduated from Yale University in 1924; businessman in Springfield, Mass., and New York City, 1924-1929; cofounder of Benton & Bowles, Inc., an advertising agency, New York City, in 1929 and was chairman of the board, 1936-1941; Connecticut State rationing administrator in 1942, State director in 1942 and 1943, and general manager July-October 1943; administrator, Office of Price Administration, 1943-1946; member, War Production Board and Petroleum Board for War, 1943-1946; chairman, Economic Stabilization Board, 1946; delegate to the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization Conference at Paris in 1946; Governor of Connecticut, 1949-1951; Ambassador to India and Nepal, 1951-1953; author and lecturer; trustee of Rockefeller Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and Franklin D. Roosevelt Foundation; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1940, 1948, and 1956; chairman of the platform committee, Democratic National Convention, in 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; Under Secretary of State, 1961; President's special representative and advisor, 1961-1963; returned to India as United States Ambassador and served from 1963 to 1969; was a resident of Essex, Conn., until his death there on May 25, 1986)
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    • 1980-08-25: new
    • 2013-08-07: revised
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