Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BOWERS, George Meade (1863-1925)

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.

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1898-1917, 3 volumes.
Includes a scrapbook (1898-1914) concerning U.S. Fish Commission, fish culture, and the fishing industry, and politics and elections in West Virginia. Another album (1916) contains telegrams after George Bowers's election to Congress. A final album (1917) contains photographs from a visit to Hawaii by a congressional delegation. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Stanford University
Department of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford, CA
Papers: In the George A. Clark Fur Seal Controversy Papers, 1897-1918, 3 linear feet.
Subjects covered include George M. Bowers. An unpublished guide is available in the repository and online.