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Obadiah Bowne

  • Birth 19 May 1822 Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Death 27 Apr 1874 Richmond, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Burial Richmondtown, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 15829530

Congressman. He attended Princeton College from 1838 to 1840 and became active in local government. He was elected to Congress as Whig in 1850 and served a single term, 1851 to 1853. He returned to Staten Island and resumed his involvement in local government, including serving as Quarantine Commissioner from 1857 to 1859. He became a Republican when the party was founded and was a Presidential elector in 1864.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 20 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15829530
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Obadiah Bowne (19 May 1822–27 Apr 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15829530, citing Saint Andrews Church Cemetery, Richmondtown, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .