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M.H. Bowers

Full Name: Marmion Henry Bowers
Birth date: April 29, 1829
Death date: March 3, 1872

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    2/8/1870 - 3/3/1872
     
  • House, 10th Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
     
(1) "Mr. H. Bowers, Democratic Senator from the 28th District, will offer . . . a resolution . . . ", 4/6/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) Name listed M.H. in provisional session. Senate Journal .
(4) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(5) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Business and personal correspondence included in the Personal and Family Archive collection, East Texas Research Center 2005.
  • 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 "Jotting by a returned Austin correspondent," 8/23/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
  • BOWERS, MARMION HENRY (1829-1872). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
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