Charles Calvin Bowman

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Charles Calvin Bowman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – December 12, 1912
Preceded by Henry Wilbur Palmer
Succeeded by John J. Casey
Personal details
Born (1852-11-14)November 14, 1852
Troy, New York
Died July 3, 1941(1941-07-03) (aged 88)
Political party Republican

Charles Calvin Bowman (November 14, 1852 – July 3, 1941) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Charles Calvin Bowman was born in Troy, New York. He attended Lansingburgh Academy in Troy, and learned the woodworking trade.

He graduated in civil engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1875. He was engaged in civil engineering work for the State of Massachusetts at Danvers, Massachusetts, in 1875.

He organized the western shipping department of the Pennsylvania Coal Company of Pittston, Pennsylvania, in 1876, which he managed the company until 1883. He served as general manager of the Florence Coal Co., in 1883 and 1884, later operating as an independent miner and shipper of anthracite coal. He served as mayor of Pittston in 1896, and served as a member of the city council for sixteen terms. He was a delegate to the Independent Republican State convention in 1890 and to the Republican State convention in 1898.

Bowman presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911 until December 12, 1912, when the seat was declared vacant. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912. He resumed the coal business, and died in Pittston, aged 57; interred in Pittston Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Wilbur Palmer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
John J. Casey