BOWLER, James Bernard

BOWLER, James Bernard
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1875–1957

Biography

BOWLER, James Bernard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., February 5, 1875; attended the parochial and public schools; professional bicycle rider and racer; member of the Chicago City Council 1906-1923; served as commissioner of compensation for the city of Chicago 1923-1927; public vehicle license commissioner for the city of Chicago in 1934; again served as a member in the city council 1928-1953, serving as president pro tempore for eight years; engaged in the insurance business; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Adolph J. Sabath; reelected to the Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses and served from July 7, 1953, until his death in Chicago, Ill., July 18, 1957; interment in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 85th Cong., 1st sess., 1957. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of James Bernard Bowler, late a Representative from Illinois. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1957.

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