John Henry Bowen

John Henry Bowen ( * September 1780 in Washington County, Virginia; † September 25, 1822 in Gallatin, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1813 and 1815 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Bowen attended the public schools in Lexington ( Kentucky). After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Gallatin to work in his new profession. Politically, he was a member of the founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party.

In the state- wide discharged congressional elections of 1812, he was for the then newly created fourth seat of the State of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took his seat on March 4, 1813. Until March 3, 1815, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the events of the British -American War of 1812.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Bowen again worked as a lawyer in Gallatin, where he died on 25 September 1822.