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Charles G Dawes (1855–1951)

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Dawes was an American banker and politician who became the 30th Vice President of the United States. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations, he awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a co-recipient. He served in the First World War, was US Comptroller of the Currency, was the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and in later life, became US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He was also an amateur violinist, pianist, and composer. This composition from 1912 was often performed and recorded twice the great violinist, Fritz Kreisler. His very popular tune was frequently played during his lifetime, and a version is still heard today in the song, "It's All in the Game."