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Edward Oscar McCOWEN

(1877-1953)

McCOWEN, Edward Oscar, a Representative from Ohio; born in Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio, June 29, 1877; attended the public schools of South Webster, Ohio; was graduated from Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1908, Ohio State University at Columbus in 1917, and from the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1939; was successively a high-school teacher, principal, and superintendent; superintendent of the Scioto County public schools 1914-1942; precinct committeeman and delegate to the Ohio Republican State conventions in 1935 and 1946; trustee of Rio Grande (Ohio) College; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; returned to Wheelersburg, Ohio, and continued his activity in politics until his death there November 4, 1953; interment in South Webster Cemetery, South Webster, Ohio.

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

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