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Obadiah BOWNE

(1822-1874)

BOWNE, Obadiah, a Representative from New York; born near Richmond, Richmond County, Staten Island, N.Y., May 19, 1822; attended private schools, and was a student at Princeton College 1838-1840; held several local offices; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852; quarantine commissioner 1857-1859; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1864; died in Richmond Village, Staten Island, N.Y., April 27, 1874; interment in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

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

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