Stanley E. Bowdle

Stanley Eyre Bowdle ( born September 4, 1868 in Clifton, Clark and Greene County, Ohio; † April 6, 1919 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1913 to 1915 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Stanley Bowdle was born in Clifton. There he attended the public schools up to the age of 15. In the Cramp Shipyard in Philadelphia, he completed three years of training. At the University of Cincinnati, he studied law and graduated in 1889. In the same year he was admitted to the bar. In Cincinnati, he opened a law office. Due to a disease he lived for some time in Colorado and from 1897 to 1900 in Mexico. After his stay in Mexico, he returned to Cincinnati and resumed his legal practice again.

As a representative for the 1st Congressional District of Ohio in 1912, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. There he represented the 1st District until 1915, his re-election was not successful. He also ran unsuccessfully again in 1916 for the seat of the 1st district. After his return from Washington, he was mayor of his native city. Until his death in 1919, he continued to practice as a lawyer in Cincinnati. He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery.