Obadiah Bowne

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Obadiah Bowne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byDavid A. Bokee
Succeeded byThomas W. Cumming
Personal details
BornMay 19, 1822 (1822-05-19)
Staten Island, New York
DiedApril 27, 1874 (1874-04-28) (aged 51)
Richmond Village, Staten Island, New York
Political partyWhig Republican
Alma materPrinceton College

Obadiah Bowne (May 19, 1822 – April 27, 1874) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York.[1]


Born in Staten Island, New York, Bowne attended private schools, and was a student at Princeton College from 1838 to 1840.

Bowne's collateral ancestor was John Bowne, pioneer of North American religious liberty.


Bowne held several local offices.

Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress Bowne served as a United States Representative for the second district of New York from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852, and was quarantine commissioner from 1857 to 1859. He was a presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1864.


Bowne died in Richmond Village, Staten Island, New York, on April 27, 1874 (age 51 years, 343 days). He is interred at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Staten Island, New York.


  1. ^ Obadiah Bowne. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David A. Bokee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Cumming