Frederick Bowley (politician)
Bowley was born December 19, 1851 in New York City. He had training to be a butcher, and after buying land in Long Island City, Queens in 1887, he proceeded to operate butcher shops there and in the Queens County towns of Astoria and Flushing.
Bowley was an alderman of Long Island City from 1895 to 1897. In 1898, the final stage in the consolidation into New York City of the city of Brooklyn and their smaller surroundings within New York State included the contraction of Queens County's borders, its designation as a borough of New York City), and Bowley's appointment as Borough President of Queens.
He participated prominently in the formation of "the Queens County Democracy" by Democrats in Queens, to oppose Cassidy's re-election campaign in 1903.
He died on September 15, 1916.
|Borough President of Queens