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Oliver Perry Bowser

O.P. Bowser
Full Name: Oliver Perry Bowser
Birth date: March 21, 1842
Death date: December 14, 1915

Terms of Service

  • House, 29th (4) Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
  • Senate, 25th (1) & 24th (2) Legislatures
    1/8/1895 - 1/10/1899
    Democrat
  • Senate, 23rd (3) Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
    Democrat
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
(4) O.P. Bowser (House district 37), postoffice Dallas, nativity Ohio, lands and real estate, member of former Legislatures: 23rd, 24th, 25th Senate, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Volume III, pp. 1429-1431. Death date 12/14/1915. Bowser "served a term in the lower house of the Legislature and in 1892 was elected state senator and served one four-year term and two two-year terms. Following that he was again elected a representative." A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • Oliver Perry Bowser, Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant. U.S., Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2019; Handley Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Obituary, "Col. Oliver P. Bowser Dies Suddenly at Home," 12/15/1915, p. 16. "Died at 6 o'clock yesterday . . . " Dallas Morning News .
  • O.P. Bowser, birth date 3/21/1842 in Miamisburg, Ohio; death date 12/14/1915 in Dallas; occupation: real estate. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 18th Texas Cavalry. Oliver Perry Bowser, military grave marker, birth date 3/21/1942, death date 12/15/1915, Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas; O.P. Bowser (1843-1915), photo, Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas. Find a Grave . O.P. Bowser Oliver Perry Bowser
  • Biographical sketch, "Lawmakers of Texas: Something about Men Who Left Records at Austin: Cranford, Bowser, Simpson, Atlee, Imboden, Steele, Greer and Douglass. Their Personal and Political Points," 8/27/1893, p. 13. Galveston Daily News .
  • BOWSER, OLIVER P. (1842-1915). Death date 12/15/1915. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, O.P. Bowser, pp. 34-35. Born 3/21/1842 in Montgomery County, Ohio. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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