Edward Oscar McCowen

Edward Oscar McCowen ( born June 29, 1877 in Bloom, Scioto County, Ohio; † November 4, 1953 in Wheelersburg, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1941 and 1949 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward McCowen attended the public schools in South Webster. In 1908 he graduated from the Ohio Northern University in Ada. In the following years he worked in the teaching profession. Between 1914 and 1942 it rose from high school teacher to the headmaster and finally to the Board of Education in Scioto County. In between, he finished training courses. In 1917 he was at Ohio State University in Columbus; In 1939 he graduated from the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati. He was also curator of the Rio Grande College in Ohio. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In 1935 and 1946 he was a delegate to the regional party days of the Republicans in Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1942, McCowen in the sixth electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Jacob E. Davis on January 3, 1943. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1949 three legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the Second World War and its consequences, as well as from the start of the Cold War.

In 1948, Edward McCowen was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he remained interested in the political developments. He moved to Wheelersburg, where he died on 4 November 1953.