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Marmion Henry Bowers
Full Name: Marmion Henry Bowers
Date of birth: April 29, 1829
Date of death: March 3, 1872

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Feb 8, 1870 - Mar 3, 1872 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Bell, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
H 55 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Austin / Travis   Travis
(1) "Mr. H. Bowers, Democratic Senator from the 28th District, will offer . . . a resolution . . . ", 4/6/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Name listed M.H. in provisional session. Senate Journal.
(3) Bowers' "lack of any clear party identification was well illustrated by an amusing comment in the November 13, 1869, Austin Republican: 'in 1866 when ex-Confederate Captain Bowers was a candidate for the State Senate . . . he declared that during the war he was a Union man, fighting for the Confederacy. Now he is before the people as a Confederate, fighting for the Union. Bowers is a very convenient man' . . . Bowers consistently voted with the moderates and the Democrats," p. 90. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Business and personal correspondence included in the Personal and Family Archive collection, East Texas Research Center, 2005.
  • Mentioned in "Jotting by a returned Austin correspondent," 8/23/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, 3/7/1872, p. 2. "In the death of Senator Bowers, Texas loses an able statesman, the bar a studious lawyer, the Democratic party a pure politician." Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • BOWERS, MARMION HENRY (1829-1872). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Federal Relations  
    Fire Protection of State Buildings  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Judiciary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings  
    Public Debt  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Examine Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Federal Relations  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Judiciary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings  
    Public Debt  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Federal Relations  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Judiciary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings  
    Public Debt  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Rules and Regulations  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Military Affairs  
     

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