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William Bismarck BOWLING

(1870-1946)

BOWLING, William Bismarck, a Representative from Alabama; born near Iron City, Calhoun County, Ala., September 24, 1870; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the State normal school, Jacksonville, Ala., in 1892; taught in the public schools of Montgomery, Ala., 1893-1895 and of Columbus, Ga., 1896-1899; moved to Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Lafayette; solicitor of the fifth judicial circuit of Alabama 1905-1920; member of the board of trustees of Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Thomas Heflin; reelected to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from December 14, 1920, until his resignation effective August 16, 1928, having been appointed judge for the fifth judicial circuit of Alabama, in which capacity he served until his death; died in Lafayette, Ala., on December 27, 1946; interment in Lafayette Cemetery.

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

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