Henry L. Bowles

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Henry L. Bowles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
September 29, 1925 – March 3, 1929
Preceded by George B. Churchill
Succeeded by Will Kirk Kaynor
Personal details
Born Henry Leland Bowles
(1866-01-06)January 6, 1866
Athens, Vermont
Died May 17, 1932(1932-05-17) (aged 66)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party Republican

Henry Leland Bowles was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Athens, Vermont on January 6, 1866. He attended the district schools at Kendricks Corner and Vermont Academy. At the age of eighteen, he moved to Osage, Iowa and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He later moved to California, where for four years he worked as lumberjack, rancher, and farmer. Bowles returned east and settled in Massachusetts, working in Waltham, Salem and Lynn at various businesses. He was a trustee of the Vermont Academy. He moved to Springfield in 1898 and operated a chain of restaurants.

He was elected a member of the Governor’s council and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920 and in 1924. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George B. Churchill. Bowles was reelected to the Seventieth Congress and served from September 29, 1925 to March 3, 1929. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1928 and resumed his former business pursuits. In 1928, he purchased the Orange Grove Plantation on Saint Helena Island near Frogmore, Beaufort County, South Carolina.[1]

He died in Springfield May 17, 1932 and was interred in Springfield Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Orange Grove Plantation, Beaufort County (overlooking Wallace Creek, St. Helena Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George B. Churchill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

September 29, 1925 - March 3, 1929
Succeeded by
Will Kirk Kaynor