World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

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.


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

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
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.