Dawes, Charles Gates
In 1921 he was appointed director (the first) of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget (see budget); in 1923–24 he was head of the reparations committee that advanced the Dawes Plan as a means of stabilizing postwar German finances. His work was recognized by the award (shared with Sir Austen Chamberlain) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. Dawes served (1925–29) as Vice President under Calvin Coolidge. Herbert Hoover appointed him ambassador to London in 1929, and in 1932 he was made president of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. His many books include Notes as Vice President (1935), A Journal of Reparations (1939), and Journal as Ambassador to Great Britain (1939).
See biography by B. N. Timmons (1953).
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