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George Meade Bowers

George Meade Bowers, American congressman. Member West Virginia Legislature, 1887; member and treasurer Board of World’s Fair Commissioners for West Virginia.

Background

  • Bowers, George Meade was born on September 13, 1863 in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, United States. Son of John S. and Mary E. (Stump) Bowers.

  • Education

    • Education high school, Martinsburg, West Virginia, private tutor 2 years.

    Career

    • Member West Virginia Legislature, 1887. Supervisor of the United States census for West Virginia, 1890. Delegate to Republican National Convention, Minneapolis, 1892.

      Member and treasurer Board of World’s Fair Commissioners for West Virginia. United States commissioner of fish and fisheries, 1898-1913. Elected to 64th Congress, May 9, 1916, for unexpired term (1916-1917) of William G. Brown (deceased).

      Reëlected to 65th to 67th Congresses (1917-1923), 2d West Virginia District.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member West Virginia Legislature, 1887. Member and treasurer Board of World’s Fair Commissioners for West Virginia.

    Connections

    • Married Bessie C. Gray, November 18, 1884.
    • father: John S. Bowers
    • mother: Mary E. (Stump) Bowers
    • spouse: Bessie C. Gray
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    Died December 7, 1925
    (aged 62)
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