Benjamin S. Cowen
|Benjamin Sprague Cowen|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843
|Preceded by||Isaac Parrish|
|Succeeded by||Jacob Brinkerhoff|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Belmont County district
December 2, 1844 – December 6, 1846
Serving with Peter Tallman
|Preceded by||Samuel Dunn, William R. Carle|
|Succeeded by||J. C. Kerr, M. Hogue|
September 27, 1793|
Washington County, New York
|Died||September 27, 1869
St. Clairsville, Ohio
|Children||Benjamin R. Cowen|
Born in Washington County, New York, Cowen attended the common schools, and later studied medicine. He served in the War of 1812 as a private. In 1820, he moved to Moorefield Township, Harrison County, Ohio, where he practiced medicine and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He edited the Belmont Chronicle 1836-1840, and served as delegate to the Whig National Convention at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1839.
Cowen was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843). He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1845 and 1846, and as presiding judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1847. He died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 27, 1869. His obituary was published in the September 30, 1869 edition of the Belmont Chronicle which is available on microfilm at the St. Clairsville Public Library.
- Brown, John Howard, ed. (1900). Lamb's biographical dictionary of the United States 2. Boston: James H. Lamb Co. p. 213.
- Benjamin S. Cowen at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Cowen, Benjamin S.". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.