William B. Bowling

William Bismarck Bowling (* September 24 1870 in Iron City, Calhoun County, Alabama; † 27 December 1946 in La Fayette, Alabama ) is an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party).


William Bowling attended the Community School and graduated in 1892, at the State Normal School in Jacksonville. He taught 1893-1895 at public schools in Montgomery and then 1896-1899 in Columbus (Georgia ). Then he moved to La Fayette. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1900 and then began to Lafayette at the practice. Bowling was 1905-1920 as a prosecutor ( solicitor) worked on the 5th Judicial District of Alabama. He also was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn.

Bowling was elected to the 66th Congress, there to fill the vacancy that was created by the resignation of James Thomas Heflin. He was re- elected to the 67th Congress as well as the three subsequent Congresses. Bowling belonged to the U.S. House of Representatives on 14 December 1920 until his resignation on 16 August 1928. At that time he was appointed Judge of the 5th Judicial District. He held this post until his death in 1946.

Bowling was buried in Lafayette Cemetery.