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Justin Dewitt Bowersock

Justin Dewitt Bowersock, American congressman. member Kan; member 56th to 59th Congresses (1899-1907), 2d Kan.


  • Bowersock, Justin Dewitt was born on September 19, 1842 in Columbiana. Company, Ohio, United States. Son of I. and Adaline (McDonald) Bowersock.

  • Education

    • Education common schools.


    • Settled Lawrence, Kansas, 1877. Built dam across Kansas River and began manufacturing. Organized Douglass Company Bank, 1878 (Lawrence National Bank), president, since 1888.

      President Bowersock Mills & Power Company, Kansas, Water Power Company, Lawrence Ice Company, Lawrence Iron Works, Lawrence Paper Manufacturing Company, etc. President of the Lawrence Clearing House Association Mayor, Lawrence, 1881-1885. Member Kansas House of Representatives, 1887, Senate, 1895.

      Member 56th to 59th Congresses (1899-1907), 2d Kansas District. Candidate for United States senator, 1903.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Kan; member 56th to 59th Congresses (1899-1907), 2d Kan.


    • Married Mary C. Gower, September 5, 1866.
    • father: I. Bowersock
    • mother: Adaline (McDonald) Bowersock
    • spouse: Mary C. Gower
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    Born September 19, 1842
    Died October 27, 1922
    (aged 80)