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Bowen Pope Bowen Pope
Full Name: Bowen Pope
Date of birth: September 5, 1878
Date of death: September 13, 1962

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 115 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Hamlin / Jones   Jones, Shackelford
H 115 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Hamlin / Jones   Jones, Shackelford
H 115 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Hamlin / Jones   Jones, Shackelford
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Private, Company K, 4th Regiment, Texas Infantry, Spanish-American War. Military grave marker, Bowen Pope. Find a Grave.
  • Pope, Bowen, Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number: 401-208. Born in Smith County, Tennessee. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Other Resources
  • Bowen Pope, birth date 9/5/1878, death date 9/13/1962, interment in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, Hamlin, Jones County. Includes obituary reprint noting service in the Legislature. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary and photo, "Services Held Saturday for Former Newspaper Publisher," 9/20/1962, p. 1. Bowen Pope, "former publisher of the Hamlin Herald, a state legislator in the 1920's," birth date 9/5/1878, Spanish-American War veteran. Hamlin Herald (Hamlin, Texas).
  • 41st Legislature (1929) - Bowen Pope, postoffice Hamlin, nativity Tennessee, age 50, publisher, member of former legislatures: 39th-40th. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bowen Pope, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bowen Pope, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bowen Pope, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Federal Relations  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Liquor Traffic  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Blanket Tax at Tarleton College, Investigate  
    Blanket Tax for UT Students, Investigate  
    Contingent Expense  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Public Printing (Chair) 

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