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Charles Dawes

Interment LocationVisitedSequence in Graves I Have Visited
Chicago, ILFebruary 22, 201232nd Vice President visited

Photographed February 22, 2012.

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.

Four vice presidents other than Dawes are entombed within private mausoleums: William Rufus DeVane KingGarret HobartJames S. Sherman, and Thomas Riley Marshall

Photographed February 22, 2012.
Photographed February 22, 2012.

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.

Fast Facts

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

Nobel Peace Prize: 1925

Died: April 23, 1951 in Evanston, Illinois

Cause of Death: Coronary Thrombosis

Age: 85

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


Sources Consulted and Further Reading

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.

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