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Lemuel J. Bowden

Lemuel Jackson Bowden
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
March 4, 1863 – January 2, 1864
Preceded by Waitman T. Willey
Succeeded by John F. Lewis
Personal details
Born (1815-01-16)January 16, 1815
Williamsburg, Virginia
Died January 2, 1864(1864-01-02) (aged 48)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Profession Lawyer, politician

Lemuel Jackson Bowden (January 16, 1815 – January 2, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician from Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bowden served as mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia from 1862 to 1863 and represented Virginia in the United States Senate in 1863 as a member of the Republican Party.

Bodwen's grave at the Congressional Cemetery

Bowden died of smallpox while in office at Washington, D.C. and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery there.

Bowden's nephew, Virginia's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1887 to 1891.

External links

  • Biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website
Political offices
Preceded by
R. M. Garrett
Mayor of Williamsburg, Virginia
1862–1863
Succeeded by
W. R. C. Douglas
United States Senate
Preceded by
Waitman T. Willey
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
March 4, 1863 – January 2, 1864
Served alongside: John S. Carlile
Succeeded by
John F. Lewis


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