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Charles G. Dawes

Charles Dawes
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United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
June 15, 1929 – December 30, 1931
President Herbert Hoover
Preceded by Alanson B. Houghton
Succeeded by Andrew Mellon
30th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929
President Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Calvin Coolidge
Succeeded by Charles Curtis
Director of the Bureau of the Budget
In office
June 23, 1921 – June 30, 1922
President Warren G. Harding
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Herbert Lord
10th Comptroller of the Currency
In office
January 1, 1898 – September 30, 1901
President William McKinley
Preceded by James H. Eckels
Succeeded by William Ridgely
Personal details
Born (1865-08-27)August 27, 1865
Marietta, Ohio, U.S.
Died April 23, 1951(1951-04-23) (aged 85)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Caro Blymyer (m. 1889; d. 1951)
Children 4
Education Marietta College (BA)
University of Cincinnati (LLB)
Civilian awards Nobel Peace Prize
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1917–1919
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier general
Unit American Expeditionary Forces
Liquidation Commission of the War Department
Battles/wars World War I
Military awards Army Distinguished Service Medal

Charles Gates Dawes (August 27, 1865 – April 23, 1951) was an American banker, politician, and military general who was the 30th Vice President of the United States (1925–29). For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. Dawes served in the First World War, was the Comptroller of the Currency, the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and, in later life, the Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Dawes was born in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County, son of Civil War General Rufus Dawes and his wife Mary Beman Gates.Rufus Dawes had commanded the 6th Wisconsin Regiment of the Iron Brigade from 1863 to 1864 during the American Civil War.

Dawes brothers were Rufus C. Dawes, Beman Gates Dawes, and Henry May Dawes, all prominent businessmen or politicians. He also had two sisters, Mary Frances Dawes Beach, and Betsey Gates Dawes Hoyt.

Dawes was a great-great-grandson of Revolutionary War figure William Dawes. In 1915, Dawes joined the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution by right of his descent from William Dawes.