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Walter BOWIE

(1748-1810)

BOWIE, Walter, (granduncle of Thomas Fielder Bowie), a Representative from Maryland; born in Mattaponi, near Nottingham, Prince Georges County, Md., in 1748; attended Rev. John Eversfield’s School, near Nottingham, the common schools in Annapolis, and Craddock’s School, near Baltimore, Md.; engaged in agricultural pursuits, was a large landowner, and also was interested in shipping; member of the State constitutional convention in 1776; captain and, later, major of a Prince Georges County company during the Revolution; member of the State house of delegates 1780-1800; served in the State senate 1800-1802; elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard Sprigg, Jr.; reelected to the Eighth Congress and served from March 24, 1802, to March 3, 1805; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; died near Collington, Prince Georges County, Md., November 9, 1810; interment in the family burying ground on his estate.

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

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