Arthur E. Bowers


Arthur E. Bowers

Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 Nov 1925 (aged 70)
Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 60476700 View Source

Arthur Eugene Bowers, B.A. 1883.

Father, Nicholas T. Bowers.

Mother, Martha E. (Powers) Bowers.

Nephew, Raymond R. Bowers, '25.

Hartford Public High School. Taught in East Hartford schools for five years before entering Yale in 1879. First and third prize in English composition Sophomore year; high oration appointment Junior year and second prize at Junior Exhibition; oration appointment Senior year; an assistant editor Tale Daily News Junior year and an editor Senior year; member Ivy Committee, Gamma Nu, and Phi Beta Kappa. Editor Rockvtlle (Conn.) Journal 1883-84; then in the employ of Good Cheer Publishing Company of Greenfield, Mass , for a time; in January, 1885, made a trip to the cotton exposition at New Orleans, La., as correspondent for Waterbury American, Hartford Courant, Hartford Sunday Globe, and New Haven Register; spent about five months in the South; in August, 1885, established a newspaper of his own, the North Adams (Mass.) Sunday Express, but sold out his interest the following December to become manager of the advertising and circulation departments of H. D. Watson Publishing Company of Greenfield; later in charge successively of advertising department of a publishing house in Augusta, Maine, and of advertising of Munsey's Magazine, after which he became a director of Frank A. Munsey Company, and was placed in charge of its New England branch in Boston; during later years of his life had been engaged in manufacturing and the real estate business in Manchester, where he had a model farm; served as selectman in Manchester 1913-1922 and represented the town in Connecticut Legislature 1915-16 and 1917-18, serving as member of finance committee; state senator 19191920 and 1921-22; appointed by the Governor chairman of Commission on Uniformity of Charters for the Towns, Cities, and Boroughs of Connecticut in 1922; candidate for Lieutenant Governor on the tentative Republican ticket in 1922, during World War served as member of local committee of six of Council of Defense, as director of Speakers Bureau of Connecticut Chamber of Commerce at the State Capitol for "Rally Week" in October, 1917, and as member of executive committee of Manchester chapter of American Red Cross; had been a director of J T. Robertson Company, soap manufacturers of Manchester, Commonwealth Securities Company, of Kansas City, Mo., Kahn Fireless Cooker Company, of Boston, Orford Specialty Company, manufacturers of hgnol m Manchester, and Manchester Light & Power Company; former president Manchester Chamber of Commerce and vice-president Hartford Republican Club (declined the presidency); trustee Manchester Community Club; organizer Rockville Baseball Club, which later became part of the old Connecticut State League.


Death, due to pneumonia, followed an attack of pleurisy from which it was thought he had recovered. Buried in Buckland Cemetery. Survived by a brother, Herbert O. Bowers, '92.
Elihu Brintnal Frost, B.A. 1883.

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  • Added: 22 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60476700
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur E. Bowers (8 Aug 1855–10 Nov 1925), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60476700, citing Buckland Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47067682) .