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Christopher Columbus BOWEN

(1832-1880)

BOWEN, Christopher Columbus, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Providence, R.I., January 5, 1832; attended the public schools; moved to Georgia in 1850; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army and served throughout the war as a captain in the Coast Guard; resumed the practice of law in Charleston, S.C.; member of the Republican State convention at Charleston in May 1867; first chairman of the Republican State central committee; delegate to the State constitutional convention in November 1867; upon the readmission of South Carolina to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses and served from July 20, 1868, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; member of South Carolina house of representatives, 1871-1872; elected sheriff of Charleston in November 1872; died in New York City, June 23, 1880; interment in St. Laurence Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.

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

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