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Illustrated portrait and signature from a 1988 issue of GAO Journal magazine.

Charles Arthur Bowsher is a former Comptroller General of the United States. Bowsher was nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1981 and served as Comptroller General for 15 years. During that period, he led the Government Accountability Office in addressing the savings and loan crisis and other major issues.

As United States Comptroller General, he was subject of the lawsuit Bowsher v. Synar, striking down the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act of 1986.

In 1996, along with William Henry Beaver, (56th), and Donald James Kirk, (58th), Bowsher was inducted into the prestigious Accounting Hall of Fame,[1] becoming the 57th inductee.

From 1967 to 1971, he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management).


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