Dawes, Charles Gates
Charles Gates Dawes (1865-1951) was a controversial American politician who served one term as Vice-President to Calvin Coolidge. He was subsequently appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Dawes believed that there had been a connection between Atlantis and the Maya. It appears that while in the UK his interest in Atlantis prompted him to finance a Yale scholar to search the Vatican Library for clues to the solution of the Atlantis mystery.