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Joseph Bowes

Joseph Bowes, American utilities executive.


  • Bowes, Joseph was born on October 8, 1885 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Joseph and Jennie (Warnock) Bowes.

  • Education

    • Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1907.


    • 1 daughter, Joan (Mistress John M. Hamill). With Tacoma Railway & Power Company, 1909-1916. Operator utilities in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas, also Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1916-1927.

      Manager El Paso Electric Company, 1927-1928. Operating vice president Virginia Electric & Power Company, 1928-1934. President Western Public Service Company, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 1934-1936.

      President Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, Tulsa, 1936-1955, chairman of the board, 1955-1965, now honorary chairman, since 1965, director, since 1936, director, U. Oklahoma Research Institute, Frontiers of Science Foundation Home: 3437 S. Atlanta Place, Tulsa 14. Office: 624 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa 74102.


    • Married Eva Rathfon, June 15, 1912.
    • father: Joseph Bowes
    • mother: Jennie (Warnock) Bowes
    • spouse: Eva Rathfon
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    Born October 8, 1885
    Died January 27, 1965
    (aged 79)