BOWERS, JOHN MYER, a Representative from New York;
born in Boston, Mass., September 25, 1772;
attended the common schools and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City;
was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Cooperstown, N.Y.;
moved to his country home, ``Lakelands,'' near Cooperstown, in 1805;
presented credentials as a Federalist Member-elect to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative-elect William Dowse and served from May 26, 1813, to December 20, 1813, when he was succeeded by Isaac William, Jr., who contested the election;
resumed the practice of law in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., where he died February 24, 1846;
interment in Lakewood Cemetery.