Thomas Fielder Bowie (1808 - 1869)

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Birthplace: Queen Anne Knolls Prince George's County Maryland
Death: Died
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About Thomas Fielder Bowie

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Thomas Fielder Bowie (April 7, 1808 – October 30, 1869) was an American politician.


Born in Nottingham, Maryland near Queen Anne, in Prince George's County, Maryland Bowie attended Charlotte Hall Academy in St. Mary's County, Maryland and Princeton College. In 1826, Bowie was elected to the New York Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1827. While at Union College, Bowie helped found the Sigma Phi fraternity on March 4, 1827.


He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1829, and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He served as deputy attorney general for Prince George's County from 1833 to 1842, and as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1842 to 1846. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1843, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress.


Bowie served as a member of the State constitutional convention in 1851, as member of the judicial committee assisting in framing the State’s new constitution, and as presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1852. In 1858, Bowie was elected from the sixth district of Maryland as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1855, to March 3, 1859. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress. After Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession. He died in Upper Marlboro and is interred in the Waring family burying ground at Mount Pleasant, near Upper Marlboro.


Thomas Bowie was a grandnephew of Walter Bowie and a brother-in-law of Reverdy Johnson

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US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced the practice of law in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. From 1833 to 1842, he was Deputy Attorney General for Prince Georges County and a member of the State House of Delegates, 1842 to 1846. In 1855, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses, serving until 1859. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed legal practice until his death. Maryland Governor Robert Bowie, was his grandfather and US Congressman Walter Bowie, was his granduncle.

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Thomas F. Bowie, US Congress's Timeline

1808
1808
Queen Anne Knolls Prince George's County Maryland
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Age 24
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Age 28
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Age 33
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Claggett Waring Cemetery Upper Marlboro Prince George's County Maryland