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Eaton Jackson BOWERS

(1865-1939)

BOWERS, Eaton Jackson, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Canton, Madison County, Miss., June 17, 1865; attended the public schools, and Mississippi Military Institute at Pass Christian; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1883 at the age of seventeen and practiced in Canton until August 1884, when he moved to Bay St. Louis; engaged in the practice of law and in newspaper work; editor and proprietor of the Gulf Coast Progress at Bay St. Louis; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1886-1900; retired from the newspaper business in 1890; member of the State senate in 1896; served in the State house of representatives in 1900; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1900 and 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss.; moved to New Orleans, La., and continued the practice of law until his death there October 26, 1939; interment in Cedar Rest Cemetery, Bay St. Louis, Miss.

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

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