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James Bernard BOWLER

(1875-1957)

BOWLER, James Bernard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., February 5, 1875; attended the parochial and public schools; professional bicycle rider and racer; member of the Chicago City Council 1906-1923; served as commissioner of compensation for the city of Chicago 1923-1927; public vehicle license commissioner for the city of Chicago in 1934; again served as a member in the city council 1928-1953, serving as president pro tempore for eight years; engaged in the insurance business; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Adolph J. Sabath; reelected to the Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses and served from July 7, 1953, until his death in Chicago, Ill., July 18, 1957; interment in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.

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

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