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After working after graduation as a reporter for the newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts owned by his family, Bowles took a minor position with the United States consulate in Shanghai, but soon returned to the U. The New York Times referred to Bowles’ career as an advertising executive as “brilliant”.
Benton, signed cheste U. Bowles was appointed chairman of the board in He became a multi-millionaire who retired the prijesi time by age Later, he said he was embarrassed by his views, and he soon became a supporter of U. Bowles was rejected because of an earlier injury to his ear. Bowles then took a job as the state of Connecticut’s rationing ptojesi in He becoming state director of price administration later that year, and then general manager.
He was appointed by President Roosevelt in as administrator of the Office of Price Administration and served in that position until Bowles ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Connecticut that year.
He continued with the United Nations as international chairman of the United Nations Children’s Appeal from to Bowles was elected to the governorship of Connecticut indefeating James C.
Shannon prokesi, and served one term, during which time he signed into law an end to segregation in the state national guard. During his term, Bowles was also active in improving education, mental health, housing and workmen’s compensation. His liberal views and policies while governor are attributed by most as the primary reason he lost his re-election bid in He was appointed as U.
Ambassador to India and Nepal by President Trumanserving from to Bowles ran for and won a seat in the House of Representatives for Connecticut’s second district and served one term, from January 3,to January 3, Bowles was selected in as a foreign policy adviser to Senator John F.
Kennedy during Kennedy’s campaign for president of the US. Bowles served as chairman of the platform committee for the Democratic National Convention that year in Los AngelesCalifornia. That November, Bowles was removed as a consequence of the perception in the Kennedy Administration that he chesteer to carry out key duties as an administrator in the Department of State, and because he leaked his opposition to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
His removal chedter made part of a broader bureaucratic reshuffle, which became known as the “Thanksgiving Day Massacre”. Ostensibly this new position was a promotion, but this job was recognized by most experts involved at the time and by historians in later years as a demotion designed to reduce public embarrassment for Bowles and the Chesher regarding Bowles’s removal from the Under Secretary position.
Bowles was made Ambassador to India for the second time on July 19, He continued in this position through the remainder of Kennedy’s Presidency, and for the duration of Lyndon B. Bowles was a passionate advocate chestter stronger relations between projjesi United States and India. He enjoyed good relations with India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Bowles strongly believed that the United States and India shared fundamental democratic values. In MarchBowles was formally petitioned for political asylum by Svetlana Alliluyevaa writer and the only daughter of Soviet leader Joseph Stalinwhich was granted. Bowles arranged for chesger to leave India immediately on a middle-of-the-night flight to Rome. She traveled to Switzerland and eventually on orojesi the U. Bowles completed his service as Ambassador to India on April 21,during the early days of the presidency of Richard Nixon.
Chester Bowles was well known for his oft-repeated phrase, that he always had “a feeling for the people’s side. For many years he was a successful author and lecturer, giving him platforms to promote his beliefs and views of politics, policy and the quest for peace.
Early on, while a student at Yale College, his goal was to join the United States foreign service to become a career diplomat. Even while a business executive in chedter late s and throughout the s, he fostered a keen, chesterr interest in domestic issues, international issues, and a wide array of other political issues of the day.
With the election of Franklin Projesk to the presidency inBowles saw in the New Deal policies many ideas and concepts that he liked and would promote for decades. Because of the strength and wealth of the United States, Bowles believed that it was essential for America to further develop vigorous, sizable foreign aid programs to a large number of countries.
Projfsi was a long-time advocate for peace. Because of that deep-rooted sense that peace was vital to survival and happiness of the world’s population, Bowles was opposed to the Vietnam War and to the involvement of the United States in Southeast Asia.
European reconstruction was vital, he believed, after the massive devastation of World War II. That devastation was due in no small measure to the proiesi and other military activities conducted by the US and its Allies over the years of conflict in Europe, in his view. Bowles understood that the Nazi regime of Germany — and others in Axis alliance — needed to be defeated.
Yet that meant destruction of buildings, infrastructure, deaths of civilians. Shortly after the war, Bowles saw the hampered abilities pprojesi the countries to produce food, clothe their people, provide education, sanitation and health care.
Jobs were scarce and opportunities were limited for most people. Yet he was convinced that after chesfer war the United States had a moral obligation to assist with the re-building of affected countries and chestee meeting the humanitarian needs of the affected people.
Civil rights was of paramount importance to Chester Bowles. As a white liberal from the Northeast, he used various tools to foment change that encouraged the independence, freedom and equality for African-Americans and other minorities, supporting changes in the laws advocating for enlightened judicial decisions affecting civil rights.
He wrote articles and books that promoted civil rights and agitation for change and improvement, including in a projes entitled “What Negroes Can Learn from Gandhi” published in He advanced these rights by supporting various government programs and private philanthropic initiatives. Bowles had two children Chester and Barbara with his first wife, the former Julia Fisk.
He was married to Fisk in They divorced in He married Stebbens in A public housing project in northwest Hartford, ConnecticutBowles Park, is named in Bowles’s honor. Bowles died at the age of 85, on May 25,in EssexConnecticut.
He had Parkinson’s disease for 22 years diagnosed when he was Ambassador to India. He also had a cerebrovascular accident a stroke the week prior to his death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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