Chester Bowles

Chester Bliss Bowles (April 5, 1901 – May 25, 1986) was an American diplomat and ambassador, Governor of Connecticut, Congressman and co-founder of a major advertising agency, Benton & Bowles, now part of Publicis Groupe. Bowles Is best known for his influence on American foreign policy during Cold War years, when he argued that economic assistance to the Third World was not only the best means to fight communism, and even more important, to create a more peaceable world order. During World War II, he held high office in Washington as director of the Office of Price Administration, and control of setting consumer prices. Just after the war, he was the chief of the Office of Economic Stabilization, but had great difficulty controlling inflation. Moving into state politics, he served a term as governor of Connecticut (1949 to 1951). He promoted liberal programs in education and housing, but was defeated for reelection by conservative backlash.

As ambassador to India, he established a good relationship with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, an emerging leader of the nonalignment movement. Bowles promoted rapid economic industrialization in India, and repeatedly called on Washington to help finance it. However, Washington was angered by India's neutrality, and limited funding to literacy and health programs. During the Eisenhower years, 1953-1960, Bowles organized liberal Democratic opposition, and served as a foreign policy advisor to Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy. His reward was Under Secretary of State (1961), which enabled him to staff American embassies with liberal intellectuals and activists. However his liberalism proved too strong for Kennedy, who demoted him to a nominal job as roving ambassador to the Third World in 1961. Kennedy named him as ambassador to India again, 1962-1969, where he helped improve agricultural productivity and fight local famines. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Published 1946
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Published 1970
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Published 1969
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1954
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Published 1955
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1954
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1971
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1956
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1963
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1966
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986.
Published 1960
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by Bowles, Chester, 1901-
Published 1945
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