Charles Robert Forbes, né le 14 février 1878 et mort le 10 avril 1952, est un militaire, homme politique et un haut fonctionnaire américain. Il est nommé premier directeur du Bureau des anciens combattants par le président Warren G. Harding, le 9 août 1921 et reste en poste jusqu'au 28 février 1923.

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  • Charles Robert Forbes, né le 14 février 1878 et mort le 10 avril 1952, est un militaire, homme politique et un haut fonctionnaire américain. Il est nommé premier directeur du Bureau des anciens combattants par le président Warren G. Harding, le 9 août 1921 et reste en poste jusqu'au 28 février 1923.
  • Charles Robert Forbes (February 14, 1878 - April 10, 1952) was appointed the first Director of the Veterans' Bureau by President Warren G. Harding on August 9, 1921 and served until February 28, 1923. Caught for army desertion in 1900, he went on to serve in the military and was a decorated World War I veteran. He first became active in politics in the Pacific Northwest. In 1912, Forbes moved to Hawaii and served as chairman on various federal commissions. While Senator Warren G. Harding was on vacation in Hawaii the two met by chance and became friends. After the 1920 U.S. Presidential election, President Harding appointed Forbes director to the newly created Veterans Bureau, a powerful position in charge of millions of dollars in government expenditures and supplies.His tenure as the first Veterans Bureau director was characterized by corruption and scandal. Forbes was considered the "dashing playboy" of Washington and a favorite of President Harding. Having returned to the United States after fleeing to Europe in 1923, he was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government and sent to federal prison in 1926, where he was cell mates with Frederick Cook, the person who often claimed to be the first to reach the North Pole. Forbes was released 8 months later in 1927. He died in 1952.
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  • Charles Robert Forbes, né le 14 février 1878 et mort le 10 avril 1952, est un militaire, homme politique et un haut fonctionnaire américain. Il est nommé premier directeur du Bureau des anciens combattants par le président Warren G. Harding, le 9 août 1921 et reste en poste jusqu'au 28 février 1923.
  • Charles Robert Forbes (February 14, 1878 - April 10, 1952) was appointed the first Director of the Veterans' Bureau by President Warren G. Harding on August 9, 1921 and served until February 28, 1923. Caught for army desertion in 1900, he went on to serve in the military and was a decorated World War I veteran. He first became active in politics in the Pacific Northwest. In 1912, Forbes moved to Hawaii and served as chairman on various federal commissions. While Senator Warren G.
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  • Charles R. Forbes
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