John M. Bowers

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John Myer Bowers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
June 21, 1813 – December 20, 1813
Preceded by Peter B. Porter
Succeeded by Isaac Williams, Jr.,
Joel Thompson
Personal details
Born September 25, 1772 (1772-09-25)
Boston, Massachusetts
Died February 24, 1846 (1846-02-25) (aged 73)
Cooperstown, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Columbia College
Profession Attorney

John Myer Bowers (September 25, 1772 – February 24, 1846) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.[1]


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, attended the common schools and was graduated from Columbia College in New York City. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1802.


Bowers commenced practice in Cooperstown, and moved to his country home, "Lakelands," near Cooperstown, New York, in 1805. He was declared elected as a Federalist to the 13th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative-elect William Dowse and served as United States Representative for the fifteenth district of New York from June 21, 1813 to December 20, 1813; when Isaac Williams, Jr., who had contested the election, was declared entitled to the seat. Afterwards Bowers resumed his practice of law in Cooperstown.


Bowers died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, on February 24, 1846 (age 73 years, 152 days). He is interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, New York.


  1. ^ John M. Bowers. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter B. Porter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

June 21, 1813 to December 20, 1813
with Joel Thompson
Succeeded by
Isaac Williams, Jr.,
Joel Thompson