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lawyer , railway official

John King Cowen, American lawyer, railway official. Member Congress, 1885-1887, as free trader, opposed by Gorman wing of party.

Background

Cowen, John King was born on October 28, 1844 in Millersburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Washington Cowen.

Education

Graduate Princeton (head of class), 1866. Studied law University.

Career

Practiced Mansfield, O., 1868-1872. Counsel Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1872-1876, general counsel, 1876-1896, and from June 1901, president Baltimore & Ohio R.R., 1896-1901. Also receiver same, 1896-1899.

Membership

Member Congress, 1885-1887, as free trader, opposed by Gorman wing of party.

Connections

father:
Washington Cowen. Cowen