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J. Richard Bowman J. Richard Bowman
Full Name: John Richard Bowman
Date of birth: April 17, 1877
Date of death: July 17, 1914

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 106 Jan 12, 1909 - Dec 1, 1909 31st (1) (2)   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
H 106 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
H 106 Mar 26, 1906 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
(1) "Dick Bowman Lands Job: Member of Penitentiary Investigating Committee Named as Secretary to Governor," 11/19/1909, J. Richard Bowman of Amarillo named as Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell's private secretary, to assume his duties immediately. Denton Record-Chronicle.
(2) J.C. Hunt, sworn 8/5/1910, succeeded J. Richard Bowman, resigned 12/1/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat for 29th 2nd C.S. based on listing as Democrat in 30th and 31st Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(5) J. Richard Bowman, in special election 2/15/1906, succeeded W.B. Ware, resigned after 1st C.S. (4/15/1905 - 5/14/1905). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and biographical sketch, "Ex-Secretary Bow[m]an Is Dead: Dallas Man Who Formerly Served Governor Campbell Dies Rather Suddenly," 7/18/1914, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photos and biographical sketches, Thomas Pierce Stone, John Warren Veale, and John Richard Bowman (birth date 4/17/1877 in Plano, Texas), "Thirtieth Texas Legislature," 2/4/1907, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photo and biographical sketch of Bowman as Secretary to Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell. "In the Halls of the Mighty: 'Some Men are Born Great. Some Achieve Greatness and Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them,'" 6/5/1910, p. 34. San Antonio Light and Gazette.
  • Other Resources
  • "Campbell's Former Secretary Suicided in Dallas Home," 7/18/1914, p. 1. "J.R. Bowman, former Governor Campbell's secretary killed himself with poison here yesterday . . . " Brownsville Herald.
  • John Richard Bowman, birth date 4/17/1876, death date 7/17/1914, interment in Bowman Cemetery, Plano, Collin County. Find a Grave.
  • "Bowman Died from Self Administered Poison," 7/19/1914, part one, p. 2. Wichita Daily Times.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. Richard Bowman, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Richard Bowman, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Common Carriers  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Appointment of House Employees, Investigate  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Common Carriers  
    Education  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries Investigating  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Claims and Accounts  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Private Corporations  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Counties  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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