Benjamin Rush Cowen, clerk United States Courts, Southern district Ohio. Mason.; Member Ohio Centennial Commission, 1903.
Cowen, Benjamin Rush was born on August 15, 1831 in Moorfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin Sprague and Anne Wood Cowen.
Educated St. Clairsville, O. Studied medicine.
Engaged in journalism, 1848. Chief clerk House of Representatives, Ohio, 1860-1861. Private, First lieutenant, major, brevetted lieutenant colonel, colonel and brigadier general vols., United States of America.
Secretary of State, Ohio, 1862. Adjt. general, Ohio, 1864-1868. Assistant secretary of Interior, United States, 1871-1877.
Republican; member Methodist Episcopal Church Delaware National Republican Convention, 1868, 1876, Ecumenical Methodist Conference, London, 1881. Clerk United States Courts, Southern district Ohio, from 1884.