Eaton Jackson Bowers Edit Profile
Born in Canton, Mississippi, Bowers attended the public schools, and Mississippi Military Institute at Pass Christian. He studied law.
He was admitted to the bar in 1883 at the age of seventeen and practiced in Canton until August 1884, when he moved to Bay St. Louis. He engaged in the practice of law and in newspaper work. He was editor and proprietor of the Gulf Coast Progress at Bay St. Louis.
He retired from the newspaper business in 1890. He served in the State house of representatives in 1900. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1900 and 1916.
Bowers was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi.
He moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and continued the practice of law until his death there October 26, 1939. He was interred in Cedar Rest Cemetery, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
He served as member of the Democratic State executive committee 1886-1900. He served as member of the State senate in 1896.
Married Lula G. Posey, September 3, 1888.