Joseph Rowan

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Joseph Rowan
Joseph Rowan.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1921
Preceded by Walter M. Chandler
Succeeded by Walter M. Chandler
Personal details
Born (1870-09-08)September 8, 1870
New York, New York
Died August 3, 1930(1930-08-03) (aged 59)
New York, New York
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Cora Cook
Occupation Attorney

Joseph Rowan (September 8, 1870 – August 3, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Joseph Charles Rowan was born in New York City on September 8, 1870. He attended the public schools and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1891.[1] He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and practiced in New York City. He was also involved in banking and other businesses, including serving as a trustee of the West Side Savings Bank.[2] In 1905, Rowan married Cora Cook, the daughter of Dr. Stephen Cook, the chief surgeon of the New York City Police Department.[3]

A Democrat allied with Tammany Hall,[4] in 1920 Rowan ran successfully for a seat in the U.S. House, defeating incumbent Walter M. Chandler. He served in the 66th United States Congress, March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1921. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1920, and resumed the practice of law.

He died in New York City on August 3, 1930.[5] Rowan was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columbia University, Officers and Graduates of Columbia College, 1894, page 365
  2. ^ Savings Banks Association of the State of New York, Century of American Savings Banks, 1917, page 357
  3. ^ Reading Eagle, Sisters Married at Same Time, November 30, 1905
  4. ^ The Tammany Times, News of the Districts: Twenty-Fifth District, November 21, 1903, page 12
  5. ^ New York, New York Death Index, 1862-1948, entry for Joseph Rowan, retrieved August 3, 2014
  6. ^ Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 250

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter M. Chandler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

1919–1921
Succeeded by
Walter M. Chandler