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Chuck Bowsher

Chuck Bowsher

U.S. comptroller general | Reagan appointee (1981-96) | Class of 1953

Take it from former U.S. Comptroller General Chuck Bowsher: Hookups were harder to come by in his day.

It was a whole different campus in the 1940s and '50s, when the future Ronald Reagan appointee was here.

“We used to go to beer places like Kam´s when we had dates," he says. "Of course, the (male-to-female) ratio was 3 to 1 then. You really had to work to get a date.”

As accomplished alums go, Bowsher is near the top of the heap. Among his other claims to fame:

— Being inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1996.

— Serving as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1967 to 1971.

— Running point on the Government Accountability Office’s efforts in health care reform, the savings and loan crisis and the federal budget deficit.

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