Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BOWEN, David Reece (1932-)

BOWEN, DAVID REECE, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss., October 21, 1932; graduated, Cleveland (Miss.) High School, 1950; attended University of Missouri, 1950-1952; A.B., Harvard University, 1954; M.A., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1956; served in the United States Army, private first class, 1957-1958; assistant professor of political science and history, Mississippi College, 1958-1959, and Millsaps College, 1959-1964; employed by U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, 1966-1967; U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1967-1968; first coordinator of federal-state programs, State of Mississippi, 1968-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress; visiting lecturer, Mississippi State University, 1985-1987; is a resident of McLean, Va.

Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State, MS
Papers: 1973-1982, 242 cubic feet.
The David Bowen Collection is open to researchers except for some case files and some unprocessed material. The bulk of the Collection is arranged in two-year segments by Congressional terms. The terms represented are the 93rd (1973-1974) through the 97th (1981-1982). A series called White Files contains general outgoing correspondence for the entire scope of Bowen's congressional career. Additional series have been created for materials which did not fit neatly into those mentioned above. They include: General Subject; General Correspondence; Mississippi Schools; Donner Foundation; Foreign Travel; Pre-Congress; Campaign Material; Public; Mississippi State University; Agriculture; Photographs; General Office; Memorabilia; Post-Congress. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.