|Interment Location||Visited||Sequence in Graves I Have Visited|
|Chicago, IL||February 22, 2012||32nd Vice President visited|
Charles Gates Dawes was a brigadier general during World War I and afterward he headed a committee to develop a strategy for German reparations. The Dawes Plan went into effect in 1924, the same year its namesake was elected to serve as vice president under the incumbent president, Calvin Coolidge. The following year, Dawes was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He died in 1951 and is interred with his wife, Caro, at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. Other cemetery inhabitants include businessmen Oscar Mayer and Richard Warren Sears.
Sometimes, even when I have not been able to get inside a private mausoleum, I have managed to take decent photographs of the interior through a glass pane in the door. This was not one of those occasions.
Born: August 27, 1865 in Marietta, Ohio
Spouse: Caro Dana Blymyer Dawes (m. 1889-1951)
Military Rank: Brigadier General — U.S. Army
Political Affiliation: Republican Party
Vice Presidential Term: 1925-1929 under Calvin Coolidge
Died: April 23, 1951 in Evanston, Illinois
Cause of Death: Coronary Thrombosis
Interment: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
"I should hate to think that the Senate was as tired of me at the beginning of my service as I am of the Senate at the end."
- Charles Dawes
United States Senate. “Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President (1925-1929).” senate.gov. Accessed January 30, 2022. From Internet Archive. https://web.archive.org/web/20190720102016/https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/VP_Charles_Dawes.htm.