Thomas Fielder Bowie
Thomas Fielder Bowie (April 7, 1808 – October 30, 1869) was an American politician who served in office from 1842 to 1859.
Thomas Fielder Bowie
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 6th district
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
|Preceded by||Augustus Rhodes Sollers|
|Succeeded by||George Wurtz Hughes|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates|
|Born||April 7, 1808|
Queen Anne, Maryland
|Died||October 30, 1869 (aged 61)|
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
|Resting place||Mount Pleasant|
Born in Queen Anne, in Prince George's County, Maryland, Bowie attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy in St. Mary's County, Maryland and Princeton College. In 1826, Bowie was elected to the New York Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1827. While at Union College, Bowie helped found the Sigma Phi fraternity on March 4, 1827. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1829, and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
He served as deputy attorney general for Prince George's County from 1833 to 1842, and as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1842 to 1846. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1843, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress. However, Bowie served as a member of the State constitutional convention in 1851, as member of the judicial committee assisting in framing the State's new constitution, and as presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1852. In 1854 and 1856, Bowie was elected from the sixth district of Maryland as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1855, to March 3, 1859. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. After Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession.
- Bowie, Walter Worthington (1971). The Bowies and Their Kindred; A Genealogical and Biographical History. Polyanthos. ISBN 978-0-8328-1963-6.
- United States Congress. "Thomas Fielder Bowie (id: B000696)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
- EPV (1891). Catalogue of the Sigma Phi. Sigma Phi Society.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Augustus Rhodes Sollers
| Representative of the 6th Congressional District of Maryland
George Wurtz Hughes