John Myer Bowers
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 15th district
June 21, 1813 – December 20, 1813
|Preceded by||Peter B. Porter|
|Succeeded by||Isaac Williams, Jr., |
|Born||September 25, 1772|
Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America
|Died||February 24, 1846 (aged 73)|
Cooperstown, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia College|
Life and career
Bowers was born in Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, the son of Mary (Myer) and Henry Bowers. 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.
- John M. Bowers. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. 1901. p. 134. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- United States Congress. "John M. Bowers (id: B000691)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John M. Bowers at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Peter B. Porter
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district
with Joel Thompson
Isaac Williams, Jr.,