Rawson, Charles Augustus, 1867-1936

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Charles A. Rawson, of Des Moines, was president of the Iowa Pipe and Tile Company. He completed William Kenyon's term in the U.S. Senate, 1922; served as chair of the Republican State Central Committee, 1912-1922; and was a member of the Republican National Committee, 1924-1932. During World War I Rawson was in Paris as part of the American Expeditionary Forces YMCA district headquarters. He also raised money for the 1924 U.S. Olympic team; was a trustee of Grinnell College; was president of the Roadside Settlement House Association in Des Moines; worked as an officer of the Eldora Pipe and Tile Company and the Des Moines Brick and Tile Company, and as director of the Des Moines National Bank.

From the description of Rawson, Charles A. papers, 1918-1924. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 50181349

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creatorOf Kenyon, William Squire, 1869-1933. Papers of William S. Kenyon 1911-1933. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Rawson, Charles A., 1867-1936. Rawson, Charles A. papers, 1918-1924. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
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associatedWith Iowa Pipe and Tile Company (Des Moines, Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith Kenyon, William Squire, 1869-1933. person
associatedWith Olympic Games 1924 : Paris, France) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Iowa) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
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Des Moines (Iowa)
Clay industries--History--Sources
World War, 1914-1918--War work--Young Men's Christian associations


Birth 1867-05-29

Death 1936-09-02


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