BOWERS, George Meade, (1863 - 1925)


Poster, 1916, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BOWERS, George Meade, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, W.Va., September 13, 1863; educated by private tutors and attended high school; engaged in banking; member of the State house of delegates 1883-1887; supervisor of the United States census for West Virginia in 1890; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; member and treasurer of the board of World’s Fair commissioners for West Virginia in 1893; Commissioner of Fisheries from 1898 to 1913, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William G. Brown, Jr.; reelected to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from May 9, 1916, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; president of the People’s Trust Co.; died in Martinsburg, W.Va., December 7, 1925; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Gerrardstown, W.Va.