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Selwyn Zadock BOWMAN

(1840-1928)

BOWMAN, Selwyn Zadock, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Mass., May 11, 1840; attended the Charlestown public schools; moved to Somerville, Mass., with his parents in 1855; was graduated from Harvard University in 1860 and from its law school in 1863; was admitted to the bar in 1863 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass., and continued his residence in Somerville, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1870, 1871, and again in 1875; city solicitor of Somerville, Mass., in 1872 and 1873; served in the State senate in 1876 and 1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; returned to Somerville, Mass., and resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; again served as city solicitor of Somerville, Mass., 1888-1897; moved to Cohasset, Mass., in 1914, and continued the practice of law in Boston, Mass.; died in Framingham, Mass., September 30, 1928; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

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

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