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Thomas Meade Bowen

  • Birth 26 Oct 1835 Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 30 Dec 1906 Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Block 13, Lot 412
  • Memorial ID 5993518

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Senator, Idaho Governor. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when commissioned a Captain in the 13th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Promoted Colonel in 1863, he commanded a brigade with the Seventh Army Corps for the entire Frontier Campaign. For his military service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in 1865. After the war he settled in Arkansas and was justice of the supreme court of Arkansas, 1867 to 1871. In 1871, he was appointed Governor of Idaho Territory by President Ulysses Grant serving until 1875. He relocated to Colorado in 1876, was elected judge of the fourth judicial district, serving until 1880 and was a member of the State House of Representatives in 1882. In 1883, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1889.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 24 Nov 2001
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Meade Bowen (26 Oct 1835–30 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5993518, citing Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .