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Joseph Bowes

utilities executive.

Joseph Bowes, American utilities executive.


Bowes, Joseph was born on October 8, 1885 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Joseph and Jennie (Warnock) Bowes.


Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, 1907.


1 daughter, Joan (Mistress John M. Hamill). With Tacoma Railway & Power Company, 1909-1916. Operator utilities in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas, also Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1916-1927.

Manager El Paso Electric Company, 1927-1928. Operating vice president Virginia Electric & Power Company, 1928-1934. President Western Public Service Company, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 1934-1936.

President Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, Tulsa, 1936-1955, chairman of the board, 1955-1965, now honorary chairman, since 1965, director, since 1936, director, U. Oklahoma Research Institute, Frontiers of Science Foundation Home: 3437 S. Atlanta Place, Tulsa 14. Office: 624 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa 74102.


Married Eva Rathfon, June 15, 1912.

Joseph Bowes

Jennie (Warnock) Bowes

Eva Rathfon