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Kades, Charles Louis

(1906-2005). US lawyer and government official. As deputy chief of the Government Section of SCAP (the headquarters of the Allied Occupation of Japan) from 1945 to 1949, he played a leading role in making and carrying out Occupation policies for Japan's constitutional and legal reforms and the purge of wartime officials. Born in Newburgh, New York, he graduated from Cornell University in 1927 and Harvard Law School in 1930. He practiced law in New York and was assistant general counsel of the Treasury Department from 1941 to 1942. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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