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Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986

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Personal name headingBowles, Chester, 1901-1986
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See alsoConnecticut. Governor (1949-1951 : Bowles)
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Birth date19010405
Death date19860525
Place of birthSpringfield, Mass.
Place of deathEssex, Conn.
AffiliationBenton & Bowles
United States. Office of Price Administration
United States. War Production Board
Connecticut. Governor
United States. Congress. House
Found inFrederick, J. G. The new deal, 1944
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)
NUCMC file (Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986; died late May, 1986)
Schaffer, H.B. Chester Bowles, 1993: CIP galley (d. May 1986)
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)