Graduate, Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 1923; Master in Photography, Professional Photographers American, 1946, 64.
Apprentice, Chicago Commercial Photographic Company, 1924-1928;
president, owner, Wesley Bowman Studio, Inc., Chicago, from 1928;
president, owner, Wesley Bowman, Inc., Chicago, from 1956. Pioneer negative-positive system color photography. Guest lecturer Winona School Photography, 1956-1962.
Judge international, national, state commercial photographic exhibitions, 1957-1962.
Commissioner Kenilworth (Illinois) Park Board, 1947-1953. President Village Kenilworth,1953-1957. Chairman Kenilworth Plan Commission, 1957-1962.
Member department information andpromotion Episcopal Diocese Chicago. Trustee Wayland Academy, CanterburyHouse of Northwestern University. Chairman of the board of trustees Winona School Photography.
Chairman building committee for national headquarters building Professional Photographers American. Member of advisory board Rochester Institute Technology. Treasurer Canterbury House, Northwestern University With United States Army, 1917-1919.
Member Professional Photographers American (director Executive Board 1955-1961, secretary-treasurer 1962, president 1963-1964), Chicago Photographic Guild (president 1939-1945, director 1945-1952), Camerascraftsmen American Institute British Photographers, Kenilworth Club, Westmoreland Country Club (Wilmette, Illinois), Dairymans Country Club (Boulder Junction, Wisconsin).
Married Margaret Galloway, August 3, 1926. Children: Margaret Alice Brown, David Galloway.