He was the youngest child of Gov. Robert Bowie and Priscilla Mackall Bowie. During his father's last term as Governor, he was elected into the House of Delegates and served on the Legislature for four years. He served three years as a State Senator for Maryland and was three times a member of the Governor's Council. In 1821 and again in 1837 he was a Presidential Elector.
Catherine Landsdale Bowie