Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951), vice president from 1925 to 1929 under Calvin Coolidge, was born in Marietta, Ohio. A successful lawyer and businessman, Dawes served as controller of the currency (1897-1901) during the administration of William McKinley. He was responsible for an integrated supply system for the American military and then for all Allied forces in Europe during World War I. In 1923, Dawes was chosen to head the committee of experts that devised the Dawes Plan, which addressed the problem of German reparations imposed by the Versailles Treaty. For his efforts in developing the forward-thinking plan, Dawes was awarded the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize. After serving as vice president, Dawes was appointed ambassador to Great Britain (1929-1932). He died in Evanston, Illinois.
From the description of Painting [realia] : Charles Gates Dawes. 1927 circa. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 432288399