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John Myer BOWERS

(1772-1846)

BOWERS, John Myer, a Representative from New York; born in Boston, Mass., September 25, 1772; attended the common schools and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Cooperstown, N.Y.; moved to his country home, “Lakelands,” near Cooperstown, in 1805; presented credentials as a Federalist Member-elect to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative-elect William Dowse and served from May 26, 1813, to December 20, 1813, when he was succeeded by Isaac William, Jr., who contested the election; resumed the practice of law in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., where he died February 24, 1846; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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