Jonathan H. Rowell

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Jonathan Harvey Rowell (February 10, 1833 - May 15, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


Born in Haverhill, New Hampshire, Rowell attended Rock Creek School. He graduated from Eureka College, Illinois. During the Civil War served as a company officer in the Seventeenth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Bloomington, Illinois. State's attorney of the eighth judicial circuit of Illinois 1868-1872.

Rowell was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Fifty-first Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, May 15, 1908. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery (Bloomington, Illinois).


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