Bowen Pope

Bowen Pope

Full Name: Bowen Pope
Date of birth: September 5, 1878
Date of death: September 13, 1962

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 115 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Hamlin / Jones   Jones, Shackelford
H 115 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Hamlin / Jones   Jones, Shackelford
H 115 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Hamlin / Jones   Jones, Shackelford

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/24/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Bowen Pope, birth date 9/5/1878 in Tennessee; death date 9/13/1962 in Hamlin, Jones County, Texas; newspaper owner/newspaper man. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary and photo, "Services Held Saturday for Former Newspaper Publisher," 9/20/1962, p. 1. Bowen Pope, "former publisher of the Hamlin Herald, a state legislator in the 1920's," birth date 9/5/1878, Spanish-American War veteran. Hamlin Herald (Hamlin, Texas).
  • 41st Legislature (1929) - Bowen Pope, postoffice Hamlin, nativity Tennessee, age 50, publisher, member of former legislatures: 39th-40th. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Bowen Pope, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bowen Pope, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bowen Pope, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
40th R.S. - 1927
Federal Relations  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Liquor Traffic  
39th R.S. - 1925
Blanket Tax at Tarleton College, Investigate  
Blanket Tax for UT Students, Investigate  
Contingent Expense  
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Printing (Chair) 

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