Stanley Eyre Bowdle
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byNicholas Longworth
Succeeded byNicholas Longworth
Personal details
Born(1868-09-04)September 4, 1868
Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedApril 6, 1919(1919-04-06) (aged 50)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lillian Crane Scott
Childrenone daughter
Alma materCincinnati Law School

Stanley Eyre Bowdle (September 4, 1868 – April 6, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bowdle attended the public schools until fifteen years of age. He served an apprenticeship of three years in the machine shops of Cramp's shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied law, and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1889. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Cincinnati.

He spent the summers in the mountains of Colorado and winters in various places in Mexico from 1897 to 1900 in an attempt to recover from tuberculosis. He married Lillian Crane Scott while still in Colorado on November 29, 1900. She had one daughter named Virginia.[1]

He returned to Cincinnati and resumed his profession. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1912.

Bowdle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress and in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress.

He served as mayor of Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio. He engaged in the practice of law in Cincinnati, until his death there April 6, 1919. He died a few hours after being struck by an automobile after stepping from a streetcar near the Good Samaritan Hospital.[1] He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.

In later years, he became a member of the Episcopal Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Moulinier, Edward (1919). Reports ... Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association ....,. 40. Ohio State Bar Association. pp. 132–136.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nicholas Longworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 1st congressional district
Succeeded by
Nicholas Longworth

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