BOWLER, James Bernard, (1875 - 1957)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BOWLER, James Bernard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., February 5, 1875; attended the parochial and public schools; professional bicycle rider and racer; member of the Chicago City Council 1906-1923; served as commissioner of compensation for the city of Chicago 1923-1927; public vehicle license commissioner for the city of Chicago in 1934; again served as a member in the city council 1928-1953, serving as president pro tempore for eight years; engaged in the insurance business; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Adolph J. Sabath; reelected to the Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses and served from July 7, 1953, until his death in Chicago, Ill., July 18, 1957; interment in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.