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Thomas Fielder Bowie, General

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Queen Anne Knolls, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Contee Bowie and Mary Mackall Bowie
Husband of catherine harrison bowie
Father of henry waring bowie; thomas fielder bowie and Mary Mackall Clagett
Brother of Mary Mackall Johnson; Camilla Bowie; Robert Bowie; Emily Contee Bowie; Matilda Elizabeth Green and 3 others
Half brother of William Turner Wootton

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About Thomas F. Bowie, US Congress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fielder_Bowie

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

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30172496

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
April 7, 1808
Queen Anne Knolls, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
1832
1832
Age 23
1836
1836
Age 27
1841
1841
Age 32
1869
October 31, 1869
Age 61
October 31, 1869
Age 61
Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
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- 1859
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

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Thomas Fielder Bowie (1808-1869) — of Maryland. Born in Prince George's County, Md., April 7, 1808. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1837-38, 1845; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1843; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1852; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1855-59. Died in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., October 31, 1869 (age 61 years, 207 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
Relatives: Brother of Mary Mackall Bowie (who married Reverdy Johnson); grandson of Robert William Bowie; grandnephew of Benjamin Mackall IV, Walter Bowie and Thomas Mackall (1751-1799).
Political families: Bowie-Mackall family of Maryland; Lee family; Mackall-Bowie family of Maryland (subsets of the Two Thousand Related Politicians).
See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page