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William Horton BOWER

(1850-1910)

BOWER, William Horton, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., June 6, 1850; attended the Finley High School at Lenoir, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Lenoir; moved to California in 1876 and taught school there four years; returned to Lenoir, N.C., in 1881; member of the State house of representatives in 1882; served in the State senate in 1884; solicitor of the tenth judicial district of North Carolina in 1885 and 1886; unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C., and died there May 11, 1910; interment in Elkville Cemetery, Caldwell County, N.C.

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

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