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Chester Bowles

Chester BowlesAKA Chester Bliss Bowles

Born: 5-Apr-1901
Birthplace: Springfield, MA
Died: 25-May-1986
Location of death: Essex, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, River View Cemetery, Essex, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51

Father: Charles Allen Bowles
Mother: Nellie Harris
Wife: Julia Mayo Fisk (m. 1925, div. 1932, one son, one daughter)
Wife: Dorothy Stebbins ("Stebs", m. 1934, two daughters, one son)

    University: Yale University (1924)

    US Ambassador to India (1963-69)
    US Ambassador at Large Adviser on African, Asian, and Latin American Affairs (1961-63)
    US Under Secretary of State (1961)
    US Congressman, Connecticut 2nd (1959-61)
    US Ambassador to India (1951-53)
    US Ambassador to Nepal (1951-53)
    Governor of Connecticut (1949-51)
    War Production Board (1943-46)
    US Official Connecticut Director, Office of Price Administration (1943-46)
    Benton & Bowles Co-Founder (1929)
    Americans for Democratic Action Co-Founder
    America First Committee National Committee
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Urban League

Author of books:
Tomorrow Without Fear (1946)
Ambassador's Report (1954)
The New Dimensions of Peace (1955)
Africa's Challenge to America (1956)
American Politics in a Revolutionary World (1956)
Ideas, People, and Peace (1958)
The Conscience of a Liberal (1962)
Promises to Keep: My Years in Public Life 1941-1969 (1971, memoir)


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