07/31/1811 - 06/04/1889

BOWEN, John Stevenson, a Representative from Chester County; born, July 31, 1811 in New York City, New York County, NY; store clerk; newspaper editor; attorney; elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1849 and 1850; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Canal Commissioner (1853); appointed, clerk, Committee to Investigate the Trouble in Kansas, United States Congress (1856); elected, delegate and president, State Union Convention (1857); attorney; elected, Nebraska House of Representatives (1859, 1861); chief clerk, Nebraska Council (1865); chief clerk, Nebraska House of Representatives (1867, 1869); probate judge, Washington County, Ne.; director, Nebraska Institute for the Deaf and Dumb (1875); editor, Blair Times (1876-1877); died, June 4, 1889 in Blair, Washington County, Nebraska; interred, Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska. 

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