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date: 18 November 2019

Cowles, Gardner, Jr.locked

(31 January 1903–08 July 1985)
  • Betty Burnett


Cowles, Gardner, Jr. (31 January 1903–08 July 1985), publisher and media executive, was born in Algona, Iowa, the son of Gardner Cowles, a banker, and Florence Call. In 1903 the senior Cowles bought the Des Moines Register and Leader, which within a few years after his acquisition of the ...

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