Thomas Jefferson Cowie was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy whose active-duty career included serving as Navy Paymaster General and Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts .
Cowie, Thomas Jefferson was born on February 15, 1857 in Montezuma, Iowa, United States. Son of George and Margaret (Duffus) Cowie.
Education public and private schools, Washington, District of Columbia.
Clyde R. Robinson. Appointed assistant p.m. United States Navy, June 16, 1880. Promoted through various grades to p.m. general with rank of rear admiral, July 1, 1910.
Was also chief bureau of Supplies and Accounts. Originator and promoter of navy pay bill whereby the pay of all officers and enlisted men of the army, navy and marine corps was increased. Intelligence officer on board United States Ship Monocacy during Japanese-Chinese War, Navy liberty loan officer during World War.
Presented by secretary of Treasurer with first Liberty Loan medal made of German cannon, and highly praised by the Secretary of the Navy for service rendered. Senior vice commander in chief Military Order World War, 1922-1929, commander in chief, 1929-1930. Secretary and treasurer Navy Mutual Aid Association, since 1921.