Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
DEWEY, Charles Schuveldt (1880-1980)

DEWEY, CHARLES SCHUVELDT, a 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.

Chicago History Museum
Research Center
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1938-1946, 5 volumes.
Scrapbooks of Charles S. Dewey, documenting his campaigns for Congress, his activities in Congress, as well as his family.

Papers: In the Charles S. and Suzette Dewey Papers, 1875-1959, 6 linear feet.
Letters, speeches, printed items, and other material from his career in government and finance. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Oral History: 3 pages.

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1897-1942, 18 oversize boxes.
The Charles S. Dewey Papers contain news clippings, letters, speeches and writings, press releases, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Polish finances, and to American politics. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1927-1931, approximately 1500 items.
Papers of Charles Schuveldt Dewey, 1927-1931.

Papers: In the Calvin Coolidge Papers, 1915-1932, approximately 179,000 items.
Correspondents include Charles Dewey. A finding aid is available in the library.