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Ewing Thomas Boles

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Date of Birth: 05/04/1895

Age: 97

Birthplace: Williamstown

Citizenship: United States

millions to charity

By the time of his death, our hero has left the university, where he studied, and the student brotherhood, ideals which was faithful to the end of life, multi-million dollar inheritance.

Bowles was born May 4, 1895 on a farm near Williamstown, Kentucky (Williamstown, Kentucky). He studied at a private university under the name of Centro College in Danville, Kentucky (Danville, Kentucky), played there in the student team in American football, studied economics and English and graduated from college in 1916. In addition, the college Bowles became a member of a local organization called `Zenophilia`, which, in turn, was the fourth division of the growing national organization known as `Phrenocon`. This organization, which in 1916 again changed svoenazvanie, and this time on `Phi Kappa Tau`, was one of the main areas of volunteer work Bowles throughout his life.

Bowles admitted to the Law School of the University of Kentucky, but dropped out to go to serve in the navy of the United States during the First World War. After the war he worked in Chicago (Chicago), here and there, until it joined in 1929, the team `BancOhio Securities Company`, later renamed `Ohio Company`, in Columbus, Ohio (Columbus, Ohio). Already in 1935 he took over the company, becoming its president and held this position until his retirement in 1965.

In cases Bowles accompanied by a complete success, for example, he was a member of the boards of directors more than a dozen companies. From 1952 to 1953, Bowles was president of the Association of investment bankers, moreover, he took an active part in the public life of the city.

The two largest projects Ewing Thomas Bowles in the field of charity were Centro College, his alma mater, which gave the United States a few dozen talented politicians of the highest rank, and brotherhood `Phi Kappa Tau`, or rather, their educational funds. He was national president of the fraternity in the years 1916-1917, and was the founder of the fund `Phi Kappa Tau Foundation` in 1950. Bowles served as President of the Foundation, and later became chairman of the board of the fund. In 1982, he greatly spurred Foundation fundraising campaign, sacrificing `Phi Kappa Tau Foundation` million dollars - it was the largest gift ever to the transferred student female or male society up to that time. Bowles became the only person ever awarded the title of honorary founder `Phi Kappa Tau`. In recognition of his lifelong loyalty to the brotherhood Bowles received the gold medal of the North American Conference of student fraternities in 1985.

The Centro College, he for many years was a member of the Board of Directors and five years he served as chairman in the 1960s. In his honor, the university named Bowles Hall and Pool Bowles, as well as two professors of the department, on the history and economy.

His older brother, Stanley A. Bowles (Stanley A. Boles), was a coach and athletic director at the University of Kentucky.

Ewing Thomas Bowles died on November 16, 1992.

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