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Edward Oscar McCowen (June 29, 1877 – November 4, 1953) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Edward Oscar McCowen
Edward Oscar McCowen.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byJacob E. Davis
Succeeded byJames G. Polk
Personal details
Born(1877-06-29)June 29, 1877
Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio
DiedNovember 4, 1953(1953-11-04) (aged 76)
Wheelersburg, Ohio
Resting placeSouth Webster Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma mater

Edward O. McCowen was born in Bloom Township, Ohio. He attended the public schools of South Webster, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio, in 1908, Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, in 1917, and from the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1939. He was successively a high-school teacher, principal, and superintendent. He was the superintendent of the Scioto County public schools from 1914 to 1942. He was precinct committeeman and delegate to the Ohio Republican State conventions in 1935 and 1946, and a trustee of Rio Grande College, in Rio Grande, Ohio.

McCowen was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He returned to Wheelersburg, Ohio, and continued his activity in politics until his death there in 1953. Interment in South Webster Cemetery in South Webster, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Edward Oscar McCowen (id: M000374)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob E. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James G. Polk