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Southern district Ohio , clerk United States Courts

Benjamin Rush Cowen, clerk United States Courts, Southern district Ohio. Mason.; Member Ohio Centennial Commission, 1903.

Background

Cowen, Benjamin Rush was born on August 15, 1831 in Moorfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin Sprague and Anne Wood Cowen.

Education

Educated St. Clairsville, O. Studied medicine.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Our Beacon Light, 1884. Our Civilization the Product of Christianity, 1889. Do Missions Pay?, 1891.

Membership

Mason.; Member Ohio Centennial Commission, 1903.

Connections

Married Ellen Thoburn, September 19, 1854.

father:
Benjamin Sprague

mother:
Anne Wood Cowen

spouse:
Ellen Thoburn