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Walter C. Ploeser

Walter Christian Ploeser
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 12th district
In office
3 January 1941 – 3 January 1949
Preceded by Charles Arthur Anderson
Succeeded by Raymond W. Karst
United States Ambassador to Paraguay
In office
6 November 1957 – 12 September 1959
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Arthur A. Ageton
Succeeded by Harry F. Stimpson, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Costa Rica
In office
April 27, 1970 – April 13, 1972
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Clarence A. Boonstra
Succeeded by Viron P. Vaky
Personal details
Born (1907-01-07)January 7, 1907
St. Louis, Missouri
Died November 17, 1993(1993-11-17) (aged 86)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Dorothy Mohrig

Walter Christian Ploeser (January 7, 1907 - November 17, 1993) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri and United States Ambassador to Paraguay and Costa Rica.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ploeser attended the public schools of St. Louis, Missouri, Casper and Lusk, Wyoming, and the City College of Law and Finance, St. Louis, Missouri. He engaged in the insurance business in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1922 and founded his own company in 1933. Organizer and chairman of the board of Marine Underwriters Corp. 1935. He served in the State house of representatives in 1931 and 1932.

Ploeser was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1949). He served as chairman of the Select Committee on Small Business (Eightieth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He served as delegate, 1964 and 1968 Republican National Conventions. He resumed the insurance business. He served as director of Webster Groves Trust Company. Ambassador to Paraguay 1957-1959. He served as chairman of board, The Salvation Army from 1967 to 1969. Ambassador to Costa Rica 1970-1972. He was a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, until his death on November 17, 1993.

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Preceded by
Charles Arthur Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 12th congressional district

1941–1949
Succeeded by
Raymond W. Karst
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Arthur A. Ageton
United States Ambassador to Paraguay
6 November 1957–12 September 1959
Succeeded by
Harry F. Stimpson, Jr.
Preceded by
Clarence A. Boonstra
United States Ambassador to Costa Rica
April 27, 1970–April 13, 1972
Succeeded by
Viron P. Vaky
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