Robert Bowie

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Robert Bowie
Robert Bowie portrait.jpg
Governor of Maryland
In office
November 15, 1803 – November 12, 1806
Preceded by John F. Mercer
Succeeded by Robert Wright
In office
November 16, 1811 – November 23, 1812
Preceded by Edward Lloyd
Succeeded by Levin Winder
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
In office
In office
Personal details
Born March 1750 (1750-03)
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland, British America
Died January 8, 1818(1818-01-08) (aged 67)
Prince George's County, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican

Robert Bowie (March 1750 – January 8, 1818) served as the 11th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States, from 1803 to 1806, and from 1811 to 1812.[1]

He was the third child born to Captain William Bowie and Margaret Sprigg, at Mattaponi.[2] He graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy.

He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1785 to 1790, and from 1801 to 1803.


  1. ^ "Governor's Information: Maryland Governor Oden Bowie". National Governors Association. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 304–306.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Francis Mercer
Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
Robert Wright
Preceded by
Edward Lloyd
Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
Levin Winder