Edward Oscar McCowen
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 6th district
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
|Preceded by||Jacob E. Davis|
|Succeeded by||James G. Polk|
|Born||June 29, 1877|
Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio
|Died||November 4, 1953 (aged 76)|
|Resting place||South Webster Cemetery|
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|
Jacob E. Davis
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district
James G. Polk