Charles Martin Bowman
|Charles Martin Bowman|
|Preceded by||New riding|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Patterson Mewhinney|
|Preceded by||Daniel McNaughton|
|Succeeded by||William MacDonald|
May 7, 1863|
St. Jacobs, Canada West
|Died||October 24, 1932
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.
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.
- "Charles M. Bowman". Family Search.org.
- "Results of the Ontario General Election, March 1, 1898". The Globe. March 2, 1898. p. 9.
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