Jacob Pitzer Cowan

Jacob Pitzer Cowan ( born March 20, 1823 in Florence, Washington County, Pennsylvania, † July 9, 1895 in Ashland, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1877 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Cowan attended the public schools of his home. In 1835 he moved with his parents to Steubenville in Ohio, where he established until 1843 wool products. After studying medicine and qualifying as a doctor he began in Ashland to work in this profession. In 1855 he improved his knowledge of medicine at Starling Medical College. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1855 and 1857 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Cowan was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Berry on March 4, 1875. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1876, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877. During this time he was chairman of the militia committee.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jacob Cowan practiced again as a doctor in Ashland, where he died on July 9, 1895.