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Eva Kelly BOWRING

(1892-1985)
Senate Years of Service:
1954-1954
Party:
Republican

BOWRING, Eva Kelly, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo., January 9, 1892; rancher; vice chairwoman of the Nebraska Republican Central Committee 1946-1954; director of the Women’s Division of the Republican Party in Nebraska 1946-1954; appointed on April 16, 1954, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dwight Palmer Griswold, and served until November 7, 1954; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; member of the National Advisory Council, National Institutes of Health 1954-1958, 1960-1961; appointed a member of the Board of Parole, Department of Justice 1956-1964; died in Gordon, Nebr., January 8, 1985; interment in Gordon Cemetery.

Bibliography

”Eva Kelly Bowring,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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