Eva Bowring

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Eva Kelly Bowring
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United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
April 16, 1954 – November 7, 1954
Appointed by Robert B. Crosby
Preceded by Dwight Griswold
Succeeded by Hazel Abel
Personal details
Born (1892-01-09)January 9, 1892
Nevada, Missouri
Died January 8, 1985(1985-01-08) (aged 92)
Gordon, Nebraska
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Arthur Bowring

Eva Kelly Bowring (January 9, 1892 – January 8, 1985) was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska. Bowring was born in Nevada, Missouri. In 1928, she married Arthur Bowring. They made their home at the Bowring Ranch near Merriman in Cherry County, Nebraska.

Bowring was active in Republican politics in Nebraska. She was appointed to the United States Senate by Governor Robert B. Crosby to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dwight Griswold, making her the first woman to represent Nebraska in the Senate. She served from April 16, 1954, to November 7, 1954.

After her service in the Senate, Bowring continued ranching near Merriman. She served part-time on the Board of Parole of the Department of Justice from 1956 to 1964. She died in 1985, only one day before her 93rd birthday. After her death, Bowring Ranch was donated to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, becoming Bowring Ranch State Historical Park.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Dwight Griswold
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Nebraska
1954
Succeeded by
Hazel Abel