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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.