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Big Plans: 1924

Big Plans: 1924

August 21, 1924. New York. "C.G. Dawes." Charles G. Dawes, some two months away from being elected Vice President of the United States. His platform: Helping the little man. 5x7 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

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Dana McCutcheon Dawes?

I met Charles Dawes' adopted son, Dana McCutcheon Dawes, late in his life. He spoke about traveling with his father on the 1924 campaign train. He would have been aged 12 or 13 at the time. Could the boy across the tracks be Dana?

And a Planner

Author of the "Dawes Plan," a failed attempt to untangle the post-WWI reparations mess.

I hope that train stops in Poughkeepsie

The candidate seems to be in dire need of the attentions of M. Hurles.

You wouldn't think it to look at him

Dawes is the only Vice-President to write a with a No. 1 pop song, "It's All in the Game."

In his spare time, he also won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Double achievement

Won the Nobel Peace Prize and wrote a song that later reached #1 on the pop charts. You try topping that.

As for the "hope the train stops in Poughkeepsie" comment, it might well have. This picture is at Grand Central Terminal, which then and now is the starting point for Poughkeepsie trains.

'It's All in The Game'

Charles Dawes was also a songwriter. He wrote "It's All in the Game", recorded by Tommy Edwards, which hit #1 on the Billboard chart on September 29, 1958, and stayed there for six weeks.

[Well, in the same sense that Al Borodin wrote "Stranger in Paradise." -tterrace]

Helping the little man?

He could start by helping the little man behind him cross those tracks.

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