Bowman Brown Law

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Bowman Brown Law
Bowman Brown Law.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Yarmouth
In office
December 3, 1902 – February 3, 1916
Preceded by Thomas Barnard Flint
Succeeded by The electoral district was abolished in 1914.
Personal details
Born (1855-07-29)July 29, 1855
Douglas, Massachusetts, US
Died February 3, 1916(1916-02-03) (aged 60)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal

Bowman Brown Law (July 29, 1855 – February 3, 1916) was a Canadian politician.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Douglas, Massachusetts, United States, the son of William and Mary Law, the father of Irish and the mother of American descent, Law was brought to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia by his parents when he was young.

Political career[edit]

A merchant, he was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Yarmouth in a 1902 by-election held on December 3, 1902 when the sitting MP, Thomas Barnard Flint, was appointed Clerk of the House of Commons. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1904, 1908 and 1911.

Plaque of Bowman Brown Law in hall of Parliament's Centre block. Plaque recognizes his death in the fire of the original parliament building.


He died in the fire that destroyed the Parliament building in Ottawa on February 3, 1916.