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BOWDEN, Lemuel Jackson (1815-1864)

BOWDEN, LEMUEL JACKSON, (uncle of George Edwin Bowden), a Senator from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, James City County, Va., January 16, 1815; graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Williamsburg; member, State house of delegates 1841-1846; delegate to the Virginia constitutional conventions in 1849 and 1851; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 2, 1864; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1863. 1 item.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Unknown quantity in various collections and photographs.

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