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Frank Llewellyn BOWMAN

(1879-1936)

BOWMAN, Frank Llewellyn, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., January 21, 1879; attended the public schools; moved with his parents to Morgantown, W.Va.; was graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1902; teller in a bank at Morgantown from 1902 until 1904, when he resigned to take up the study of law; was admitted to the bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Morgantown, W.Va.; was also interested in coal mining; appointed postmaster of Morgantown May 25, 1911, and served until April 14, 1915, when a successor was appointed; city mayor in 1916 and 1917; declined renomination for mayor; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; organized a coal company in Washington, D.C., and served as president until appointed a member of the Board of Veterans Appeals of the Veterans’ Administration in 1935 and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 1936; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, W.Va.

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

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