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BOWIE, Sydney Johnston

BOWIE, Sydney Johnston
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BOWIE, Sydney Johnston, (nephew of Franklin Welsh Bowdon), a Representative from Alabama; born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., July 26, 1865; attended private schools, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1885; was admitted to the bar June 1, 1885, and commenced practice in Talladega, Ala.; city clerk of Talladega in 1885 and 1886; member of the board of aldermen in 1891; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1894-1899; moved to Anniston, Ala., in 1899; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1906; moved to Birmingham and continued the practice of law until 1919, when he engaged in business there as an automobile dealer; member of the Southern Education Board in 1908 and 1909; member of the Birmingham Board of Education 1915-1919; chairman of the State educational commission in 1920; delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; president of the Alabama Tuberculosis Commission 1920-1922; member of the State harbor commission in 1922 and 1923; died in Birmingham, Ala., May 7, 1928; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Oral History: In the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama Oral History Collection, 1987-1992, 1 cubic foot. Persons represented include Sydney J. Bowie.
Papers: In the Oscar Wilder Underwood Papers, 1876-1962, 65 cubic feet. Other authors include Sydney J. Bowie.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bowie, Sydney J. Address of Hon. Sydney J. Bowie: Delivered at the meeting of the commercial clubs and business men of Alabama at Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 1907. [Montgomery, Ala.?: N.p., 1907?]

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