Oden Bowie (1826-1894)
MSA SC 3520-1465

Governor of Maryland 1869-1872* (Democrat)
    *Because Governor Swann's term was not affected by the adoption of the Constitution, Governor Bowie served for 3 years only.

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BornNovember 10, 1826 at "Fairview," Prince George's County, Maryland1
FatherWilliam D. Bowie2
MotherEliza (Oden) Bowie3
EducationSt. John's College, Annapolis; St. Mary's College, Baltimore (graduated 1845)4
Religious Affiliation Episcopalian5
Marriage:  December 3, 1851 to Alice Carter6
ChildrenAlice; William Duckett; Oden, Jr.; Annette Carter; Mary Oden; Carter Lee; Washington Booth7
Occupations Private, Lieutenant, Captain, U.S. Army, 1845-1847
                              Owner and breeder of race horses8
Offices held:
           President, Baltimore & Potomac Railroad, 1860-1894
            President, City Passenger Railway Company, Baltimore City
            President, Maryland Jockey Club
               Member of Maryland House of Delegates, 1849-
            Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1864
            Chairman, Democratic State Central Committee, 1861-1865
            Maryland State Senator, 1867-1869
            Governor of Maryland 1869-18729
Died:   "Fairview," December  4, 189410
Buried:  Family plot at "Fairview"11

Notes on sources

Extended biography

A Statement on the History of Oden Bowie as a Slaveholder by David Terry, Research Administrator in the History of Slavery

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