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Gardner Cowles '25, New York and Iowa publisher, has been elected Chief Marshal of the Reunion Class of 1925, Peter E. Pratt '40, Secretary of the Alumni Association announced last night.
The Chief Marshal, who will lead the Alumni at his class quarter-century reunion at Commencement in June, is president of the Cowles Broadcasting Company, Cowles Magazines, Inc., and Editor or Look magazine. During his undergraduate career at Harvard he was president of the CRIMSON and Class Treasurer.
Cowles began his publishing career on the news staff of the Des Moines Register in 1925 and has been head of the Register and Tribune Company since 1943.
He was a member of the around-the world tour led by Wondell Wilkie in 1942. He has been awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws from Drake University (1943) and Coe College (1948).
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