David R. Bowen
|David R. Bowen|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd district
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Jamie Whitten|
|Succeeded by||Webb Franklin|
|Born||David Reece Bowen
December 21, 1932
|Alma mater||Harvard University
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1957–58|
|Rank||private first class|
Born in Houston, Mississippi, Bowen graduated from Cleveland (Mississippi) High School, 1950. He attended University of Missouri from 1950 to 1952. A.B., Harvard University, 1954. M.A., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1956. He served in the United States Army, private first class from 1957 to 1958. He served as assistant professor of political science and history, Mississippi College from 1958 to 1959, and Millsaps College from 1959 to 1964. He was employed by U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity from 1966 to 1967. U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1967 to 1968. First coordinator of federal-state programs, State of Mississippi from 1968 to 1972.
Bowen was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress. Visiting lecturer, Mississippi State University from 1985 to 1987.