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George Edwin BOWDEN

(1852-1908)

BOWDEN, George Edwin, (nephew of Lemuel Jackson Bowden), a Representative from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, James City County, Va., July 6, 1852; attended a private school; studied law; was admitted to the bar but never practiced; engaged in banking; collector of customs for the port of Norfolk from September 1879 until May 1885; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; again collector of customs for the port of Norfolk; clerk of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from March 10, 1899, until his death in Norfolk, Va., January 22, 1908; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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