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J. Richard Bowman

J. Richard Bowman
Full Name: John Richard Bowman
Birth date: April 17, 1877
Death date: July 17, 1914

Terms of Service

  • House, 31st (1) (2) (4) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 12/1/1909
    Democrat
  • House, 30th Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
    Democrat
  • House, 29th (3) (5) (6) Legislature
    3/26/1906 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) "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 .
(3) 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 .
(4) 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.
(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.
(6) Assumed Democrat for 29th 2nd C.S. based on listing as Democrat in 30th and 31st Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • "Bowman Died from Self Administered Poison," 7/19/1914, part one, p. 2. Wichita Daily Times .
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