Charles Martin Bowman

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Charles Martin Bowman
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by New riding
Succeeded by Alexander Patterson Mewhinney
Constituency Bruce West
In office
Preceded by Daniel McNaughton
Succeeded by William MacDonald
Constituency Bruce North
Personal details
Born (1863-05-07)May 7, 1863
St. Jacobs, Canada West
Died October 24, 1932(1932-10-24) (aged 69)
Kitchener, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Louisa Hesse
Occupation Tanner

Charles Martin Bowman (May 7, 1863 – October 24, 1932) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represented the ridings of Bruce North from 1898 to 1914 and Bruce West from 1914 to 1919.


Bowman was born in St. Jacobs, Canada West, the son of Isaac Erb Bowman, and educated there and in Berlin (later Kitchener, Ontario). He entered his father's tanning business and set up a tannery in Southampton in 1882. After a fire destroyed that business, he purchased a tannery at Port Elgin. He went on to operate a furniture business in Southampton. He was also a president of the Great Lakes Dredging Company. With James Conmee, Bowman was awarded a contract for construction on the Algoma Central Railway. In 1886, he married Louisa Hesse. He died in Kitchener, Ontario in 1932.[1]

Charles Martin Bowman: Elected Director of Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada 1916, and Chairman in 1926. Chairman of the Board of Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada; President: Colonization Finance Corp. Ltd.; Director: Durham Furniture Co. Ltd.,; Director: Canada Colonization association. Ref.: Who's Who in Canada, Advance Press Service


Bowman served on the town council for Southampton and also served as reeve for the town.

In the 1898 provincial election, he ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Bruce North. He defeated Conservative candidate D.M. Jormyn by 419 votes.[2]


  1. ^ "Charles M. Bowman". Family 
  2. ^ "Results of the Ontario General Election, March 1, 1898". The Globe. March 2, 1898. p. 9. 

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