US Con -Bowman, Thomas - Chaplain of the U.S. Senate

Thomas Bowman:
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Born: July 15, 1817
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Birthplace: Berwick Pennsylvania
Father:
John Bowman 1786 – 1843
(Buried: Stone Methodist Church Columbia County Pennsylvania)
Mother: Sarah “Sally” Brittain 1786 – 1852
(Buried: Williamsport Cemetery Williamsport Pennsylvania)

Wife: Matilda Hartman 1821 – 1879
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana)

Children:
Private John Durban Bowman 1842 – 1871
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana)
Theodore Granville Bowman 1845 – 1923
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana)
Thomas Marion Bowman 1846 – 1914
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
Charles Gideon Bowman 1848 – 1924
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
William Hamilton Bowman 1850 – 1939
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana)
Cecilius Bantz Bowman 1852 – 1916
(Buried: Forrest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga Tennessee)
Mary Crouse Bowman Smith 1853 – 1937
(Unknown Burial Place)
Samuel Brittan Bowman 1856 – 1939
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(Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati Ohio)
Clarence Mitchell Bowman 1858 – 1891
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana)
Sarah Elizabeth Bowman Caldwell 1860 – 1948
(Unknown Burial Place)
Frances Olivia Bowman 1862 – 1863
(Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana)



Political Party: Republican Party



Religion: Methodist Episcopal

Education:
1837: Graduated from Dickinson College – (1st​ in the class)
Attended Dickinson College law school briefly

Occupation before War:
Entered the Ministry of the Baltimore Annual Conference
Ordained Minister by Methodist Episcopal Bishop Beverly Waugh
1840 – 1843: Teacher at Dickinson College
1848: Founder of Dickinson College Seminary
1848 – 1858: President of Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport
1858 – 1872: President of Asbury College

Civil War Career:
1858 – 1872: President of Asbury College
Friend of President Abraham Lincoln
1864 – 1865: Chaplain of the United States Senate
1865: Warned President Lincoln five days before assassination.

Occupation after War:
1858 – 1872: President of Asbury College
1884 – 1889: Chancellor of Indiana Asbury College
1887 – 1895: Trustee for East College


Died:
March 4, 1914
Place of Death: East Orange New Jersey
Age at time of Death: 96 years old
Burial Place: Forest Hill Cemetery Greencastle Indiana



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