William H. Bower
Born near Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Bower became a prominent attorney in Lenoir, North Carolina after being admitted to the bar in 1870. After four years in California, Bower returned to Lenoir in 1881. He was then elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1882 and to the state Senate in 1884. Bower was appointed as solicitor (district attorney) of the tenth judicial district of North Carolina by Governor Alfred Moore Scales in 1885-1886, serving a four year term afterwards from 1886-1890.
Upon the retirement of William H.H. Cowles, Bower was elected as a Democrat to represent North Carolina's 8th congressional district in 1892, but was unsuccessful in his 1894 bid for re-election, losing to Republican Romulus Z. Linney, who was running on a Fusion ticket with the Populists.
- Bower, William Horton - NCPedia
- Our Campaigns - NC District 08 Race - Nov 06, 1894 at www.ourcampaigns.com
- BOWER, William Horton at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Works by or about William H. Bower in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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William H.H. Cowles
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