Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1901-04-05
Death 1986-05-25
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

United States ambassador to India, 1951-1953 and 1963-1969.

From the description of The Indo-American development program : the problems and opportunities : mimeograph, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867525

Chester Bowles was born on April 5, 1901, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1924 (B.S.) and established the advertising firm of Benton and Bowles, with William Benton, in 1929. Bowles served in the Office of Price Administration in Connecticut and at the federal level. He was named a Special Assistant to the Secretary General of the United Nations and was elected governor of Connecticut (1948-1950). Bowles served as ambassador to India (1951-1953, 1963-1969) and was elected to the U.S. Congress (1959-1960). He also served as a foreign policy advisor to Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy, and held the positions of Under Secretary for Political Affairs and Special Representative and Advisor on Africa, Asia, and Latin American Affairs (1960-1961). Bowles lectured and wrote extensively on national and foreign political topics and published his memoirs in 1971.

From the description of Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702161086

Chester Bowles was born on April 5, 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1924 (B.S.) and established the advertising firm of Benton and Bowles, with William Benton, in 1929. Bowles served in the Office of Price Administration in Connecticut and at the federal level. He was named a Special Assistant to the Secretary General of the United Nations and was elected governor of Connecticut (1948-1950). Bowles served as ambassador to India (1951-1953, 1963-1969) and was elected to the U.S. Congress (1959-1960). He also served as a foreign policy advisor to Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy, and held the positions of Under Secretary for Political Affairs and Special Representative and Advisor on Africa, Asia, and Latin American Affairs (1960-1961). Bowles lectured and wrote extensively on national and foreign political topics and published his memoirs in 1971.

From the guide to the Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Diplomat, government official.

From the description of Reminiscences of Chester Bowles : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728684

Biographical/Historical Note

United States ambassador to India, 1951-1953 and 1963-1969.

From the guide to the Chester Bowles mimeograph : The Indo-American development program : the problems and opportunities, 1952, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Economic assistance, American
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Advertising
  • Economic assistance, American India
  • Government executives--Interviews
  • Economic assistance
  • Diplomats--Interviews
  • World War, 1939-1945

Occupations:

  • Diplomats
  • Politicians
  • Legislators
  • Public officers

Places:

  • Latin America. (as recorded)
  • Asia. (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Africa. (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)
  • Connecticut (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • India Economic conditions 1947- (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)
  • Asia (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)