COWEN, John Kissig, (1844 - 1904)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

COWEN, John Kissig, a Representative from Maryland; born near Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio, October 28, 1844; attended the public schools and the local academies at Fredericksburg and Hayesville, Ohio; was graduated from Princeton College in 1866 and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1868 and commenced practice in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Holmes County; moved to Baltimore, Md., in February 1872 and was appointed counsel of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.; from 1876 to 1896 was general counsel of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. from January 1896 to June 1901; died in Chicago, Ill., April 26, 1904; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio.