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Lawyer

Edward Augustus Bowers, American lawyer. Member American Forestry Association (director) many years, twice secretary), S.A.R., American Geography Society.

Background

Bowers, Edward Augustus was born on August 2, 1857 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Caleb Bailey and Fanny M. (Cutler) Bowers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1879, Bachelor of Laws, 1881. Unmarried.

Career

Practiced law in Dak., 1882-1886. City judge, Groton, Dak., 1884-1885. Appointed United States inspector public land service in law matters pertaining to public lands, 1886-1889.

Practiced law at Washington, 1889-1893. Assistant commissioner General Land Office, 1893-1895. Assistant comptroller United States Treasury, 1895-1898.

Practicing law at New Haven, Connecticut, 1898-1907. Lecturer on forest law, Yale Forest School, 1901-1917. One of the earliest advocates of forest conservation and instrumental in having first United States Forest Reservations created.

Membership

Member American Forestry Association (director) many years, twice secretary), S.A.R., American Geography Society. Clubs: New Haven Country, University (New York).

Connections

father:
Caleb Bailey Bowers

mother:
Fanny M. (Cutler) Bowers