William H. Bower

William Horton Bower (* June 6, 1850 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, † May 11, 1910 in Lenoir, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1895 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Bower attended the Finley High School in Lenoir. After a subsequent law degree in 1870 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Lenoir to work in this profession. In 1876 he moved to California, where he spent four years working as a teacher. Then he returned to Lenoir. Politically Bower was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1882 he was elected to the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Two years later he was a member of the State Senate. Between 1885 and 1886 he served as a prosecutor in the tenth judicial district of his state.

1890 Bower ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. In the congressional elections of 1892 but was then in the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William HH Cowles on March 4, 1893. Since he has not been confirmed in 1894, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1895. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Bower practiced law in Lenoir. There he is on 11 May 1910 onwards also bore deceased.