Sep. 13, 1863 Gerrardstown Berkeley County West Virginia, USA
Dec. 7, 1925 Martinsburg Berkeley County West Virginia, USA
US Congressman. He was a member of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1883 to 1887 and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892. In 1916, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William G. Brown, Jr. and reelected to the next three seceding Congresses, serving until 1923. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he served as president of the People's Trust Company Bank West Virginia, until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
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He was the son of John S. and Mary E. (Stump) Bowers. He was the U.S Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries since Feb. 14, 1898. Married Nov. 18, 1884, to Bessie Gray of Hagerstown Md.From Who's Who in the World, 1912 -
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