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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