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Justin De Witt Bowersock

Justin De Witt Bowersock (September 19, 1842 – October 27, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Justin De Witt Bowersock
Justin De Witt Bowersock (Kansas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byMason S. Peters
Succeeded byCharles Frederick Scott
Personal details
Born(1842-09-19)September 19, 1842
Columbiana, Ohio
DiedOctober 27, 1922(1922-10-27) (aged 80)
Lawrence, Kansas
Political partyRepublican

Born near Columbiana, Ohio, Bowersock moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1860 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and grain shipping. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1877 and engaged in banking and in the manufacture of flour, paper, and barbed wire. He served as mayor of Lawrence 1881-1885. Bowersock was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1887. He served as a member of the Kansas State Senate in 1895.[1]

Bowersock was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1906. He was interested in banking and manufactures in Lawrence, Kansas, until his death there on October 27, 1922, and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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  1. ^ "BOWERSOCK, Justin De Witt - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mason S. Peters
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
Charles F. Scott

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