J.R. Bowman

John Richard Bowman

Full Name: John Richard Bowman
Date of birth: April 17, 1877
Date of death: July 17, 1914

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 106 Jan 12, 1909 - Dec 1, 1909 31st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
H 106 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
H 106 Mar 26, 1906 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) "Dick Bowman Lands Job: Member of Penitentiary Investigating Committee Named as Secretary to Governor," 11/19/1909, J. Richard Bowman of Amarillo named as Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell's private secretary, to assume his duties immediately. Denton Record-Chronicle.
(3) J.C. Hunt, sworn 8/5/1910, succeeded J. Richard Bowman, resigned 12/1/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat for 29th 2nd C.S. based on listing as Democrat in 30th and 31st Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(6) J. Richard Bowman, in special election 2/15/1906, succeeded W.B. Ware, resigned after 1st C.S. (4/15/1905 - 5/14/1905). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Photos and biographical sketches, Thomas Pierce Stone, John Warren Veale, and John Richard Bowman (birth date 4/17/1877 in Plano, Texas), "Thirtieth Texas Legislature," 2/4/1907, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photo and biographical sketch of Bowman as Secretary to Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell. "In the Halls of the Mighty: 'Some Men are Born Great. Some Achieve Greatness and Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them,'" 6/5/1910, p. 34. San Antonio Light and Gazette.

Other Resources

  • Death notice, 7/18/1914, p. 1. Brownsville Herald.
  • John Richard Bowman, birth date 4/17/1876, death date 7/17/1914, burial in Bowman Cemetery, Plano, Collin County. Includes obituary from The Courier-Gazette (McKinney, Texas), 7/18/1914, p. 1. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary and biographical sketch, "Ex-Secretary Bow[m]an Is Dead: Dallas Man Who Formerly Served Governor Campbell Dies Rather Suddenly," 7/18/1914, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Death notice, 7/19/1914, part one, p. 2. Wichita Daily Times.

Photographs

  • Photograph. J.R. Bowman, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Bowman, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Common Carriers  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary  
Municipal Corporations  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
31st R.S. - 1909
Appointment of House Employees, Investigate  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Common Carriers  
Education  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary  
Labor  
Penitentiaries Investigating  
30th R.S. - 1907
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Claims and Accounts  
Labor  
Military Affairs  
Private Corporations  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  
29th R.S. - 1905
Counties  
Judicial Districts  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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