Charles Schuveldt Dewey – Lieutenant, United States Navy

Member of Congress – Government Official

Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:


Representative from Illinois; born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, November 10, 1880;  moved in infancy to Chicago, Ill.; attended the public schools and St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; was graduated from Yale University in 1904; engaged in the real estate business in Chicago, Ill., 1905-1917; served in the United States Navy 1917-1919 and was honorably discharged with the rank of senior lieutenant; vice president of a trust company in Chicago, Ill., 1920-1924; Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in charge of fiscal affairs 1924-1927; national treasurer of American National Red Cross in 1926 and 1927; served as financial adviser to the Polish Government and as director of the Bank of Poland 1927-1930; returned to Chicago in 1931 and resumed banking; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the banking business; in April 1948 was appointed agent general of the Joint
Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation and served until June 1952; chairman, District of Columbia Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1957-1961; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death December 27, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

NOTE: His son, Lieutenant A. Peter Dewey, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, is memorialized on this stone.  He was a OSS (Office of Strategic Services) Officer throughout World War II and was the first American killed in Vietnam (September 1945).


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