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John Myer Bowers (September 25, 1772 – February 24, 1846) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.[1]

John Myer Bowers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
June 21, 1813 – December 20, 1813
Preceded byPeter B. Porter
Succeeded byIsaac Williams, Jr.,
Joel Thompson
Personal details
BornSeptember 25, 1772 (1772-09-25)
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 24, 1846 (1846-02-25) (aged 73)
Cooperstown, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyFederalist
Alma materColumbia College


He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the common schools, and graduated from Columbia College in New York City. Then he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1802.

Bowers commenced practice in Cooperstown, and moved to his country home, "Lakelands," near Cooperstown, New York, in 1805. He was declared elected as a Federalist to the 13th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative-elect William Dowse and served as United States Representative for the fifteenth district of New York from June 21, 1813 to December 20, 1813; when Isaac Williams, Jr., who had contested the election, was declared entitled to the seat. Afterwards, Bowers resumed his practice of law in Cooperstown.

Bowers died in Cooperstown, New York; and was buried at the Lakewood Cemetery there.


  1. ^ John M. Bowers. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. 1901. Retrieved 13 September 2013.

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