George E. Bowden

George Edwin Bowden ( born July 6, 1852 in Williamsburg, Virginia; † January 22, 1908 in Norfolk, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Bowden, the nephew of U.S. Senator Lemuel J. Bowden (1815-1864), first attended a private school and then studied law. But he has not practiced law. In the following years he worked in the banking industry. Between 1879 and 1885 led Bowden, the customs authority at the port of Norfolk. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1886, Bowden was in the second electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Harry Libbey on March 4, 1887. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. In 1890, he was not confirmed. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Bowden again directed the customs authorities at the port of Norfolk. Since 1899 he was employed in the administration of Federal District Court for Eastern Virginia. He died on January 22, 1908 in Norfolk.