Edgar Cowan

Edgar Cowan

Birth
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 31 Aug 1885 (aged 69)
Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8157559 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He graduated from Franklin College Ohio, in 1839, became a boat builder, schoolmaster, and a student of medicine. He then studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1842. In 1861, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1867. After his term, he was appointed by President Andrew Johnson as Minister to Austria, but it was not confirmed by the US Senate. He then resumed the practice of law until his death at age 69.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 5 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8157559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Cowan (9 Sep 1815–31 Aug 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8157559, citing Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .