Ernest Gowers

Ernest Gowers Quotes

United Kingdom, Author
June 2, 1880April, 16, 1966.

Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers GCB GBE is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948, and for his revision of Fowler's Modern English Usage. Before making his name as an author he had a long career in the British civil service, which he entered in 1903. His final full-time appointment was as Senior Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, London Region. After the Second World War, he was appointed chairman of numerous government inquiries, including the 1949 Royal Commission into Capital Punishment. He was also chairman of the Harlow New Town Development Corporation.

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