This seems to engender in those who write about it a feeling that the lack of any abstruseness in their subject matter demands a compensatory abstruseness in their language.
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|Birth:||2nd June, 1880|
|Death:||16th April, 1966|
|Profession:||Civil Servant, Writer|
Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers was born in London, England. He was a British civil servant and writer. He is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948. 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. In 1902, he graduated from Cambridge.
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