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COWARD (Soundex C630) — See also BROWARD, CLOWARD, COWAL, COWAN, COWART, COWHERD, DOWARD, GOWARD, HOWARD, JACOWAY, MCCOWAN, SOWARDS, WARD.

  Coward, John H. — of Lenoir County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate 15th District, 1865-67. Burial location unknown.
  Coward, Joseph B. — of Monmouth County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Monmouth County, 1845-47. Burial location unknown.
  Coward, Joseph B. — of Union County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Union County, 1878. Burial location unknown.
  Coward, N. E. — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956. Still living as of 1956.
  Coward, Orville D. — of Sylva, Jackson County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Coward, William Clyde — of Cheraw, Chesterfield County, S.C. Democrat. Postmaster at Cheraw, S.C., 1934-40. Burial location unknown.


COWART (Soundex C630) — See also COWAL, COWAN, COWARD, HOWARTH, JACOWAY, KEYWORTH, MCCOWAN, WART.

  Cowart, Bart J. — of Haleyville, Winston County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowart, Catherine C. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960 (alternate), 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Cowart, Charles A. — of Troy, Pike County, Ala. Mayor of Troy, Ala., 1960-61. Still living as of 1961.
  Cowart, Frank — of Meadville, Franklin County, Miss. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowart, George W. — of Nederland, Jefferson County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Cowart, John P. (b. 1910) — of Edison, Calhoun County, Ga.; Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Edison, Calhoun County, Ga., February 5, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1945-52. Baptist. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Blue Key. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anaziah P. Cowart and Eudora (Webb) Cowart; married, June 10, 1933, to Margie Thurman.
  Cowart, Mary E. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Cowart, Melvin — of Texas. Republican. Presidential Elector for Texas, 1996. Still living as of 1996.


COWBOY (Soundex C100) — See also COBO, KUBO, KUBU, PLOWBOY, ROWBOTTOM.

  Cowboy: See Richard Swanson
  Cowboy Mayor: See James Charles Dahlman
  Cowboy Senator, The: See Henry Fountain Ashurst


COWDELL (Soundex C340) — See also COWDEN, COWDERY, COWDIN, COWDREY, COWELL, DELL, DOWDEL, DOWDELL, KOEDEL.

  Cowdell, George H. — of Prospect, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Prospect; elected 1932, 1934, 1946. Burial location unknown.


COWDEN (Soundex C350) — See also BOWDEN, CHODIN, COUDEN, COWDELL, COWDERY, COWDIN, COWDREY, COWEN, CUDDEN, DOWDEN, GROWDEN, HOWDEN, LOWDEN, PLOWDEN, ROWDEN, SNOWDEN, SOWDEN.

  COWDEN: See also Charles McKevett Teague
  Cowden, Bess — of Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Cowden, Blake — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Cowden, Boyd — of Chandler, Lincoln County, Okla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowden, F. — of Sapulpa, Creek County, Okla. Mayor of Sapulpa, Okla., 1955-56. Still living as of 1956.
  Cowden, George D. — U.S. Consular Agent in Lobos, as of 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Cowden, Julia Ann — of Alvarado, Johnson County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 (alternate), 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Cowden, Rives C. (born c.1800) — of Half Way, Polk County, Mo. Born in Virginia, about 1800. Farmer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 20th District, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Cowden, William J. W. — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Republican. West Virginia Republican state chair, 1888-92; postmaster at Wheeling, W.Va., 1889-93. Burial location unknown.


COWDERY (Soundex C360) — See also ARDERY, BROWDER, CHAUDARY, CHAUDHARY, CODARIO, CORDERY, COWDELL, COWDEN, COWDIN, COWDREY, CROWDER, DERY, DERYCK, DERYL, LOWDER, LOWDERMILK, MOWDER, ODERY, PENDERY, POWDERLY, POWDERS, SOWDER.

  COWDERY: See also James Perry Conner
  Cowdery, Benjamin R. — of Nebraska. Secretary of state of Nebraska, 1889-91; appointed 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Cowdery, J. A. — Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Cowdery, Jabez F. — of California. Member of California state assembly, 1873-75, 1880-81 (8th District 1873-75, 13th District 1880-81). Burial location unknown.
  Cowdery, John (b. 1930) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Adrian, Bates County, Mo., February 11, 1930. Republican. Contractor; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1983-84, 1997-2000; member of Alaska state senate, 2000-09 (District I 2000-03, District O 2003-09); indicted in July 2008 and charged with accepting bribes from VECO Corporation; convicted in March 2009; sentenced to six months house arrest and fined $25,000. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Cowdery, L. E. — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1879-80. Burial location unknown.


COWDIN (Soundex C350) — See also BOWDISH, BOWDITCH, CHODIN, COUDEN, COWDELL, COWDEN, COWDERY, COWDREY, COWIN, CROWDIS, CUDDEN, RAWDING, ZAWDIE.

  COWDIN: See also Robert Bacon — Robert Low Bacon — Gaspar Griswold Bacon
  Cowdin, C. E. — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowdin, Elliot C. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1877. Burial location unknown.
  Cowdin, George D. (b. 1835) — of Oxford, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Livingston County, N.Y., October 21, 1835. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1907-08. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Cowdin, Joseph — of New York. U.S. Consul in Glasgow, 1845-50. Burial location unknown.


COWDREY (Soundex C360) — See also BOWDRE, BOWDRY, CADREAU, COUDRAY, COUDREY, COWDELL, COWDEN, COWDERY, COWDIN, DREY, POWDRELL.

  Cowdrey, Buzz — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Cowdrey, Judy — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  Cowdrey, Peter A. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1836. Burial location unknown.
  Cowdrey, R. E. — of Braidentown (now Bradenton), Manatee County, Fla. Postmaster at Braidentown, Fla., 1887. Burial location unknown.


COWEE (Soundex C000) — See also COHEE, COWELL, COWEN, COWES, COWHEY, COWIE, KAAUWAI, MCCOWEN, MCOWEN, OKWAYE.

  COWEE: See also Franklin Warren Kellogg
  Cowee, Arthur (b. 1859) — of Berlin, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Berlin, Rensselaer County, N.Y., August 31, 1859. Republican. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County 2nd District, 1916-22; defeated, 1922. Member, Grange; Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.


COWELL (Soundex C400) — See also CLOWE, COLWELL, CONWELL, COSWELL, COWAL, COWDELL, COWEE, COWEN, COWES, COWLE, COXWELL, CROWELL, EKWALL, GOWELL, JOWELL, KEWALL, KEYWELL, KOWAL, KOWALL, LOWELL, MCCOWEN, MCOWEN, SOWELL.

  COWELL: See also Harry Herbert Stahl
  Cowell, Alfred E. — of Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Ore. Mayor of Milwaukie, Ore., 1923-27. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, E. E. — of West Lebanon, Lebanon, York County, Maine. Postmaster at West Lebanon, Maine, 1860-93. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Ensign C. — of Riverbank, Stanislaus County, Calif. Postmaster at Riverbank, Calif., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Glenn See W. Glenn Cowell
  Cowell, Harvey S. — Prohibition candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1907. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Lester N. — of Lansing Township, Ingham County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Levi H. — of West Lebanon, Lebanon, York County, Maine. Postmaster at West Lebanon, Maine, 1931. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Orlando K. — of West Lebanon, Lebanon, York County, Maine. Postmaster at West Lebanon, Maine, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Richard — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Cowell, Robert — of Nebraska. Member of Nebraska railway commission, 1907; resigned 1907. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, Ronald R. — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Cowell, Susan A. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Cowell, Virginia — of Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Cowell, W. Glenn — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Cowell, W. L. — of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Burial location unknown.


COWEN (Soundex C500) — See also CHOWEN, COEN, COHEN, COWAN, COWDEN, COWEE, COWELL, COWES, COWIN, GOWEN, KEWIN, LOWEN, MCCOWEN, MCOWEN, OWEN.

  COWEN: See also Dale George Casto — Laureston O. Telfer
  Cowen, A. W. — Democrat. Alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, Arnold Wilson (b. 1905) — also known as Wilson Cowen — of Texas. Born near Clifton, Bosque County, Tex., December 20, 1905. Lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1935-38; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1964-. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, Benjamin Rush (1831-1908) — also known as Benjamin R. Cowen — of Bellaire, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Moorefield, Harrison County, Ohio, August 15, 1831. Republican. Secretary of state of Ohio, 1862; member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1866-; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868 (Convention Secretary). Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 19, 1908 (age 76 years, 157 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio.
  Cowen, Benjamin Sprague (1793-1860) — also known as Benjamin S. Cowen — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, N.Y., September 27, 1793. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1839; U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1841-43; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1845-46; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1847. Died in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 27, 1860 (age 67 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cowen, C. E. — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Prohibition candidate for Missouri state senate 10th District, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, C. E. — of Kansas. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1960, 1962. Still living as of 1962.
  Cowen, Daniel D. T. — of Belmont County, Ohio. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Belmont County, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, David C. (born c.1901) — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Oregon, about 1901. Democrat. Dentist; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1935-41; member of Washington state senate 7th District, 1943-47. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, H. R. — Socialist. Industrial candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, Herschel C. — of California, Washington County, Pa. Democrat. Postmaster at California, Pa., 1936-47 (acting, 1936). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, Jason — Republican. Presidential Elector for Oklahoma, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Cowen, Joe — of Dimmitt, Castro County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, Joe T. S. — of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Ohio state house of representatives from Cuyahoga County, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Cowen, John King (1844-1904) — also known as John K. Cowen — of Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; Baltimore, Md. Born near Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio, October 28, 1844. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; counsel, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1872-76; general counsel, 1876-96; president, 1896-1901; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1895-97. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 26, 1904 (age 59 years, 181 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Washington Cowen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cowen, Lee — of Rockville, Montgomery County, Md. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Cowen, Myron Melvin (1898-1965) — also known as Myron M. Cowen — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Washington, D.C. Born in Logan, Harrison County, Iowa, January 25, 1898. Lawyer; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1948-49; Philippines, 1949-51; Belgium, 1952-53. Member, American Bar Association. Died, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 1, 1965 (age 67 years, 280 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Harry Cowen and Dora T. (Biala) Cowen; married, January 14, 1942, to Dorothy (Frank) Stroock.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cowen, Philip Thomas — also known as Philip T. Cowen — Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 37th District, 1994 (Democratic primary), 1996 (Republican). Still living as of 1996.
  Cowen, Robert E. (b. 1930) — Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., 1930. U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1985-87; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1987-98; took senior status 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Cowen, Robert H. — U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1961-69. Still living as of 1969.
  Cowen, Stephen S. — U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Cowen, Sue — of Joplin, Jasper County, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Cowen, William B. — Republican. Member, National Labor Relations Board, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Cowen, Wilson See Arnold Wilson Cowen


COWES (Soundex C200) — See also CLOWES, COLWES, COUES, COWEE, COWELL, COWEN, COWLES, LOWES, MCCOWEN, MCOWEN.

  Cowes, Leland M. — of Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1898-99. Burial location unknown.


COWGER (Soundex C260) — See also CAGGER, CAUGER, COGAR, COGER, COGGER, COWGILL, COWPER, COWSER, HOWG, KIGER, KOGER, NEWGENT, SHAWGER, THOROWGOOD, YAWGER.

  COWGER: See also Dale Emerson Saffels
  Cowger, William Owen (1922-1971) — also known as William O. Cowger — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Hastings, Adams County, Neb., January 1, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; banker; candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives, 1948; member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1956-71; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1961-65; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1967-71; defeated, 1970. Presbyterian. Member, Jaycees; Urban League; American Legion. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 2, 1971 (age 49 years, 274 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. R. H. Cowger and Catherine (Combs) Cowger; married 1945 to Cynthia Thompson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


COWGILL (Soundex C240) — See also CAYGILL, COGGELL, COWGER, GILL, HOWG, KAGEL, KIGEL, KOEGEL, KOGEL, KUGEL, THOROWGOOD.

  COWGILL: See also Ezekiel Cowgill Barnard
  Cowgill, Calvin (1819-1903) — of Indiana. Born in Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, January 7, 1819. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52, 1865; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1872; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1879-81. Died in Wabash County, Ind., February 10, 1903 (age 84 years, 34 days). Interment at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Cary E. Cowgill (1843-1914).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cowgill, Cary E. (1843-1914) — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Born in Winchester, Randolph County, Ind., August 5, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1873; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1904 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., May 4, 1914 (age 70 years, 272 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Calvin Cowgill (1819-1903).
  Cowgill, Duane — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Mayor of Marshall, Mich.; elected 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Cowgill, Ezekiel — Delaware state treasurer, 1823-24, 1826-30. Burial location unknown.
  Cowgill, Ira V. — of Romney, Hampshire County, W.Va. Democrat. Chair of Hampshire County Democratic Party, 1917; candidate for West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Cowgill, James — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Whig. Postmaster at Dover, Del., 1841-45. Burial location unknown.
  Cowgill, James (1848-1922) — also known as Jim Cowgill — of Caldwell County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Henry County, Ind., April 2, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; stockman; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Caldwell County, 1891-92; Missouri railroad and warehouse commissioner, 1893-97; Missouri state treasurer, 1909-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916; Missouri Democratic state chair, 1916; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1918-22; died in office 1922. Died suddenly, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in his office at City Hall, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 20, 1922 (age 73 years, 293 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William M. Cowgill and Roda Cowgill; married, September 22, 1867, to Ella Myers.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Cowgill, Jim See James Cowgill
  Cowgill, John A. — of Warren Township (now Warren), Macomb County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for supervisor of Warren Township, Michigan, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Cowgill, Joseph W. (b. 1908) — of Pennsauken, Camden County, N.J.; Merchantville, Camden County, N.J. Born April 24, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1941; Camden County Surrogate, 1941; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention from Camden County, 1947; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1956-63; defeated, 1963; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Cowgill and Harriet Cowgill; married 1940 to Margaret E. Bittner.
  Cowgill, W. H. (d. 1910) — of Nebraska. Member of Nebraska railway commission, 1909-10; died in office 1910. Died October 16, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Cowgill, William G. — of Paulsboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Postmaster at Paulsboro, N.J., 1887. Burial location unknown.


COWHAM (Soundex C500) — See also COWHERD, COWHEY, KIHM, POWHATAN, POWHATEN, WHAM, WOMACH.

  Cowham, Mrs. Ralph — of Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.


COWHERD (Soundex C630) — See also COWARD, COWHAM, COWHEY, HERD, MACWHERTER, MCWHERTER, WHERITT, WHERRY.

  Cowherd, Benjamin Earl (b. 1885) — also known as Benjamin E. Cowherd — of Paris, Monroe County, Mo. Born near Santa Fe, Monroe County, Mo., January 4, 1885. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1939-42. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 29, 1912, to Janella Constance Waterston.
  Cowherd, William Strother (1860-1915) — also known as William S. Cowherd — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Mo., September 1, 1860. Democrat. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1892-94; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1897-1905; defeated, 1904; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1908. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 20, 1915 (age 54 years, 292 days). Interment at Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


COWHEY (Soundex C000) — See also COWEE, COWHAM, COWHERD, COWIE, KAAUWAI, OKWAYE.

  Cowhey, James J., Jr. — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., 2009-13. Still living as of 2013.
  Cowhey, William J. (d. 1968) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964; Illinois state fire marshall, 1961. Died in May, 1968. Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.


COWIE (Soundex C000) — See also BERCOWITZ, BOWIE, COMCOWICH, COWEE, COWHEY, COWIN, COWING, COWLE, COWNIE, HOWIE, HOWIESON, KAAUWAI, MOSCOWITZ, NOWIE, OKWAYE, POWIERSKI.

  Cowie, James — of Boulder, Boulder County, Colo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1896; secretary of state of Colorado, 1903-07. Burial location unknown.


COWIN (Soundex C500) — See also BERCOWITZ, CHOWEN, COIN, COMCOWICH, CORWIN, COWAN, COWDIN, COWEN, COWIE, COWING, COWLIN, GOWIN, KEWIN, MOSCOWITZ, OWIN.

  COWIN: See also Edward Jonathan Bowman
  Cowin, William T. (1901-1991) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 16, 1901. Republican. Legal secretary to U.S. District Judge Grover M. Moscowitz; lawyer; assistant U.S. Attorney; served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; candidate for New York state senate 13th District, 1956; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1969-76; defeated, 1963, 1964. Jewish. Died, from pneumonia, in Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 1, 1991 (age 89 years, 77 days). Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


COWING (Soundex C520) — See also BERCOWITZ, CHOWING, COMCOWICH, COMING, COWIE, COWIN, COWLING, GOWING, HOWING, LOWING, MOSCOWITZ, OWINGS, WING.

  Cowing, John B. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 39, 1878-80. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Cowing, Nellie S. — of Homewood, Cook County, Ill. Postmaster at Homewood, Ill., 1901. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Cowing, Raymond H. — of Westfield, Hampden County, Mass. Mayor of Westfield, Mass., 1936-39; defeated, 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowing, W. J. — of Virginia. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Virginia, 1866-68. Burial location unknown.


COWL (Soundex C400) — See also CAWL, CLOW, COAL, COALE, COIL, COLE, COLL, COOL, COULE, COWAL, COWLE, COWLES, COWLEY, COWLIN, COWLING, COWLISHAW, COWLS, COYLE, CROWL, CULL, KOEHL, KOHL, KOLE, KOLL, KOOL, KUEHL, KUHL, KUHLE, KULL, KULLE.

  Cowl, Fred E. — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Republican. Postmaster at Wheeling, W.Va., 1929-33 (acting, 1929). Burial location unknown.
  Cowl, Margaret — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Communist. Candidate for New York state senate 12th District, 1934, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


COWLE (Soundex C400) — See also CLOWE, COAL, COALE, COIL, COLE, COLL, COOL, COULE, COWELL, COWIE, COWL, COWLES, COWLEY, COWLIN, COWLING, COWLISHAW, COWLS, COYLE, CULL, KOEHL, KOHL, KOLE, KOLL, KOOL, KUEHL, KUHL, KUHLE, KULL, KULLE, SOWLE.

  COWLE: See also Lawrence Cowle Phipps
  Cowle, William (1846-1913) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born October 7, 1846. Republican. Mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., 1890-91. Died November 15, 1913 (age 67 years, 39 days). Burial location unknown.


COWLES (Soundex C420) — See also BOWLES, CLOWES, COLES, COLLIS, COLWES, COSWELL, COWES, COWL, COWLE, COWLEY, COWLIN, COWLING, COWLISHAW, COWLS, CULLIS, FOWLES, KNOWLES, KOLIS, OWLES, POWLESS, ROWLES, SOWLES, TOWLES, VOWLES.

  COWLES: See also Elmer Ellsworth Adams — James Cowles Hart Bonbright — Ela Collins — Addison Beecher Colvin — Jesse William Curtis — Earl J. Davis — Byron H. Kilbourn — Erastus Cole Knight — Cowles Mead — Joseph Cowles Mehaffey — Russell Cowles Ostrander — Robert Cowles Taylor
  Cowles, A. C. — of Watauga County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate 44th District, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, A. D. — Adjutant General of North Carolina, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Aaron J. — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Republican. Postmaster at Oswego, N.Y., 1865-66. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Benjamin — of Hadley, Saratoga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Saratoga County, 1814-15. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Benjamin J. — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1850. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Bernard — of Auxvasse, Callaway County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Callaway County Democratic Party, 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, C. J. See Calvin Josiah Cowles
  Cowles, C. M. — of Virginia. Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, C. William — U.S. Vice Consul in Brisbane, 1945-46. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Calvin Josiah (1821-1907) — also known as C. J. Cowles — of Elkville, Wilkes County, N.C.; Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Hamptonville, Yadkin County, N.C., January 6, 1821. Republican. Merchant; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1868; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1868. Died in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., April 1, 1907 (age 86 years, 85 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Cowles (1791-1873) and Deborah (Sanford) Cowles (1795-1827); married, September 19, 1844, to Martha Temperance Duvall (1824-1866); married, July 23, 1868, to Ida Augusta Holden (daughter of William Woods Holden); father of Charles Holden Cowles; great-grandson of Josiah Cowles (1716-1793); second cousin of Charles Upson and Gad Ely Upson; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Upson; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Seymour and Simeon Baldwin; fourth cousin of Christopher Columbus Upson, Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson; fourth cousin once removed of Graham Hurd Chapin (1799-1843) and William Sheffield Cowles.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cowles, Charles H. (1818-1888) — of Atchison County, Mo.; Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born in Genesee County, N.Y., May 20, 1818. Member Nebraska territorial council, 1855; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1860. Died in Otoe County, Neb., April 14, 1888 (age 69 years, 330 days). Interment at Cowles Cemetery, Nebraska City, Neb.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Martin (1818-1903).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cowles, Charles Holden (1875-1957) — of Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., July 16, 1875. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; private secretary to U.S. Rep. E. Spencer Blackburn, 1901-03; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Wilkes County, 1905-08, 1921-30; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1909-11. Died in Mocksville, Davie County, N.C., October 2, 1957 (age 82 years, 78 days). Interment at Episcopal Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Calvin Josiah Cowles (1821-1907) and Ida Augusta (Holden) Cowles; married, September 6, 1916, to Louise S. Lunn; nephew of William Henry Harrison Cowles; grandson of William Woods Holden; second great-grandson of Josiah Cowles; second great-grandnephew of Thomas Wynns; second cousin once removed of Charles Upson and Gad Ely Upson; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Upson; second cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of Christopher Columbus Upson, Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cowles, Clarence A. — of Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1916, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Clinton W. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Daryl Edward — also known as Daryl E. Cowles — of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, W.Va. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates; elected 2010; elected unopposed 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Cowles, E. A. — of Patchogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Postmaster at Patchogue, N.Y., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, E. B. — Nebraska public lands and buildings commissioner, 1909-13. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Edgar W. — Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Edwin — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Republican. Postmaster at Cleveland, Ohio, 1861-65. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Egbert — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1832; member of Connecticut state senate 3rd District, 1848. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Ephraim Henry (1894-1951) — also known as Ephraim H. Cowles — of South Windsor, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., December 5, 1894. Democrat. Heating contractor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from South Windsor, 1933-34; defeated, 1934. Died in Newington, Hartford County, Conn., June 7, 1951 (age 56 years, 184 days). Interment at Center Cemetery, South Windsor, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of James Buchanan Cowles and Margaret E. (Slattery) Cowles (1869-1923); married, September 22, 1921, to Elsie Adella Church (died 1960); first cousin six times removed of William Pitkin; first cousin seven times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin five times removed of Josiah Cowles (1716-1793) and Daniel Pitkin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cowles, Frank — of Suffield, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Suffield, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Gardner (b. 1863) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, February 28, 1863. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1899-1903; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916. Protestant. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Fletcher Cowles (b.1819) and Elizabeth Maria (La Monte) Cowles (died 1873); brother of La Monte Cowles; married, December 3, 1884, to Florence Maud Call; first cousin of Russell Cowles Ostrander (1851-1919); second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Moses Seymour.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cowles, George — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1822-25. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, George T. — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Consular Agent for France in Mobile, Ala., 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, George Washington (1823-1901) — of New York. Born in Otisco, Onondaga County, N.Y., December 6, 1823. Republican. County judge in New York, 1860; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1869-71. Died in Clyde, Wayne County, N.Y., January 20, 1901 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Clyde, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cowles, H. W. — of Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa. Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Harold L. — of Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Henry Booth (1798-1873) — also known as Henry B. Cowles — of Carmel, Putnam County, N.Y. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., March 18, 1798. Member of New York state assembly from Putnam County, 1826-28; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1829-31. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 17, 1873 (age 75 years, 60 days). Interment at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cowles, Henry Clinton — of Pierce County, Neb. Member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Henry M. — of Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1900, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Henry M. — of Avon, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Avon; elected 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Horace — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1831, 1835, 1837. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, James Harvey — of Pierce County, Neb. Member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1855. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, James L. — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1894. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, John — of Jefferson County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Jefferson County, 1818-19. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, John — of Monroe County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1881. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, John N. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 1988, 1990. Still living as of 1990.
  Cowles, John P., Jr. — U.S. Vice Consul in Foochow, as of 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Jonathan B. — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1862. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Joseph N. (born c.1839) — of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn., about 1839. Republican. Banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1870; member of Connecticut state senate 18th District, 1889-90. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Josiah (1716-1793) — Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., November 20, 1716. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1780-81. Congregationalist; later Episcopalian. Died in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., June 6, 1793 (age 76 years, 198 days). Interment at Quinnipiac Cemetery, Southington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Cowles (1685-1751) and Martha (Judd) Cowles (1692-1768); married, November 11, 1739, to Jemima Dickinson (1717-1746); married, November 23, 1748, to Mary Scott (1732-1809); great-grandfather of Charles Upson, Calvin Josiah Cowles and Gad Ely Upson; second great-grandfather of Charles Holden Cowles; first cousin once removed of Daniel Upson; first cousin thrice removed of Christopher Columbus Upson, Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson; first cousin seven times removed of Boyd Kenneth Benedict; second cousin once removed of William Pitkin and Daniel Chapin; second cousin twice removed of Graham Hurd Chapin and William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923); second cousin thrice removed of Addison Beecher Colvin and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); second cousin four times removed of Caleb Seymour Pitkin; second cousin five times removed of Roy Dikeman Chapin and Ephraim Henry Cowles; third cousin of Moses Seymour and Simeon Baldwin; third cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Orsamus Cook Merrill, James Doolittle Wooster, Horatio Seymour (1778-1857), Henry Seymour, Timothy Merrill and Roger Sherman Baldwin; third cousin twice removed of Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., John Charles Birdsall, John Arnold Rockwell, Origen Storrs Seymour, Francis William Kellogg, Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), Ausburn Birdsall, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), George Seymour, Russell Sage, McNeil Seymour, Henry William Seymour and Simeon Eben Baldwin; third cousin thrice removed of Walter Booth, Jesse Hoyt, Truman Hotchkiss, Asa H. Otis, Norman A. Phelps, George Isaac Sherwood, Joseph Pomeroy Root, William Chapman Williston, Edward Woodruff Seymour, David B. Sherwood, Frederick Walker Pitkin, Joseph Battell, Charles Page, Austin George Nettleton, Morris Woodruff Seymour, Rowland Case Kellogg, Dwight May Sabin, Horatio Seymour, Jr., Luther S. Pitkin, Norman Alexander Seymour, Russell Cowles Ostrander, Ernest Harvey Woodford, Benjamin Pixley Birdsall, La Monte Cowles and Gardner Cowles.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cowles, La Monte (b. 1859) — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, September 30, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; abstractor; member of Iowa state senate, 1911-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Fletcher Cowles (b.1819) and Elizabeth Maria (La Monte) Cowles (died 1873); brother of Gardner Cowles; married, September 15, 1885, to Hattie E. Kane (died 1889); first cousin of Russell Cowles Ostrander (1851-1919); second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Moses Seymour.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cowles, Leon L. — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. U.S. Vice Consul in Barcelona, 1941; Vigo, 1941-43. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, R. H. — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Richard — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Richard B. — of New Hartford, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Hartford, 1836. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Sheffield See William Sheffield Cowles
  Cowles, Shepard B. — of Michigan. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1901; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1902; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1906; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1909; Socialist Labor candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1910; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Thomas — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state senate 3rd District, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Timothy — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1833, 1838; member of Connecticut state senate 3rd District, 1835. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, W. Sheffield See William Sheffield Cowles
  Cowles, Walter W. — of Manchester, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Postmaster at North Manchester, Conn., 1885-87; Manchester, Conn., 1887-89; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Manchester, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, Warren (c.1824-1872) — of Smethport, McKean County, Pa.; Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in New York, about 1824. Republican. Lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 13th District, 1866-68; U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1869-72. Died in 1872 (age about 48 years). Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, William See C. William Cowles
  Cowles, William H. — of Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Cowles, William Henry Harrison (1840-1901) — also known as William H. H. Cowles — of Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C. Born in Hamptonville, Yadkin County, N.C., April 22, 1840. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1885-93. Died in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., December 30, 1901 (age 61 years, 252 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Wilkesboro, N.C.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Uncle of Charles Holden Cowles (1875-1957).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Cowles, William Sheffield (1846-1923) — also known as William S. Cowles — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., August 1, 1846. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1917-20. Died in Washington, D.C., May 1, 1923 (age 76 years, 273 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Cowles (1809-1884) and Elizabeth Eels (Sheffield) Cowles (1821-1884); married, November 25, 1895, to Anna L. Roosevelt (1855-1931; sister of Theodore Roosevelt); father of William Sheffield Cowles; second cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; second cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); third cousin twice removed of Thomas Seymour and Moses Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour, Henry Seymour, Charles Upson, Calvin Josiah Cowles, Gad Ely Upson and Addison Beecher Colvin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cowles, William Sheffield (1898-1986) — also known as W. Sheffield Cowles — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 18, 1898. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington; elected 1948, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., May, 1986 (age 87 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Sheffield Cowles and Anna (Roosevelt) Cowles (1855-1931); nephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; third great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch; first cousin of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Eleanor Roosevelt, Corinne Robinson Alsop and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.; first cousin once removed of James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Corinne A. Chubb, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin twice removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; second cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Philip DePeyster; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin and Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr.; third cousin once removed of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Seymour and Moses Seymour.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cowles, William Z. — of Avon, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Avon, 1898. Burial location unknown.


COWLEY (Soundex C400) — See also BOWLEY, CAWLEY, COLEY, COLIE, COLLEY, COLLI, COLLIE, COLLY, COLY, COLYE, COMLEY, COOLEY, COOLLEY, COWL, COWLE, COWLES, COWLIN, COWLING, COWLISHAW, COWLS, CROWLEY, CULLEY, HOWLEY, KEWLEY, KULIE, OWLEY, ROWLEY, YELLOWLEY.

  COWLEY: See also Florence Cowley Petty — Bob Cowley Riley
  Cowley, Anne — of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Cowley, Charles D. — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for mayor of Erie, Pa., 1955. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowley, George B. — of Caldwell County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Caldwell County, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Cowley, Harold — of Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Cowley, James A. — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Cowley, James J. — of Passaic, Passaic County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Cowley, James R. — of Freeport, Stephenson County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Burial location unknown.
Joyce Cowley Cowley, Joyce — Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1957. Female. Still living as of 1957.
  Image source: The Militant, August 27, 1956


COWLIN (Soundex C450) — See also COLEEN, COLEN, COLIN, COLLENE, COLLIN, COOLEN, COUGHLIN, COWIN, COWL, COWLE, COWLES, COWLEY, COWLING, COWLISHAW, COWLS, CULLEN, CULLENE, CULLIN, KULLEN.

  Cowlin, Henry L. — of Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952 (alternate); chair of McHenry County Republican Party, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


COWLING (Soundex C452) — See also BOWLING, COLLING, COLLINGE, COWING, COWL, COWLE, COWLES, COWLEY, COWLIN, COWLISHAW, COWLS, DOWLING, GOWLING, KOELLING, LING, ROWLING, ROWLINGS.

  COWLING: See also Cowling Hilton
  Cowling, John L. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Cowling, William C. — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 1st District; elected 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Cowling, William J. — of Ely, St. Louis County, Minn. Postmaster at Ely, Minn., 1907. Burial location unknown.


COWLISHAW (Soundex C420) — See also ALISHA, COWL, COWLE, COWLES, COWLEY, COWLIN, COWLING, COWLS, DISHAW, ELISHAMA, ELISHAMER, ELLISHA, JALISHA, KALESHIA, ROWLISON.

  Cowlishaw, George E. — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1965. Still living as of 1965.


COWLS (Soundex C420) — See also COOLS, COWL, COWLE, COWLES, COWLEY, COWLIN, COWLING, COWLISHAW, FOWLSTON, KHOWLSON, KNOWLS, KNOWLSON, KOHLS, KOLLS, ROWLSON, SPROWLS.

  Cowls, Walter D. — of Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920. Burial location unknown.


COWNIE (Soundex C500) — See also CONEY, CONNY, CONY, COONEY, COWIE, CUNEO, CUNEY, CUNNEA, DOWNIE, KOANI, KONNYU, KUNEY, KUNI, KUNIA, MCCOWN, SAWNIE.

  Cownie, Frank — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2008. Still living as of 2008.


COWPENS (Soundex C152) — See also COPPENS, COWPER, COWPERTHWAIT, COWPERTHWAITE, COWPLAND, KIPNIS, LAWPE.

  Cowpens, Hero of: See John Eager Howard


COWPER (Soundex C160) — See also COOPER, COPER, COPIER, COUPER, COWGER, COWPENS, COWPERTHWAIT, COWPERTHWAITE, COWPLAND, KUIPER, KUPPER, KUYPER, LAWPE.

  COWPER: See also Sam Fratto — John Cowper Granberry — John Cowper Gray
  Cowper, John — of Norfolk, Va. Mayor of Norfolk, Va., 1801-02. Burial location unknown.
  Cowper, Rose — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1944. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cowper, Steve Camberling (b. 1938) — also known as Steve Cowper; "The High Plains Drifter" — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Petersburg, Va., August 21, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alaska state house of representatives, 1975-78; Governor of Alaska, 1986-90. Episcopalian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Cowper, William W. — of Gates County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate, 1829-32, 1834-37 (Gates County 1829-32, 1834-35, 3rd District 1836-37). Burial location unknown.


COWPERTHWAIT (Soundex C163) — See also COWPENS, COWPER, COWPERTHWAITE, COWPLAND, GARTHWAIT, LAWPE, NORTHWAY, OPPERTHAUSER, SATTERTHWAIT, SATTERTHWAITE, SMURTHWAITE.

  Cowperthwait, Elizabeth R. — of Medford, Burlington County, N.J. Democrat. Delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment from Burlington County; elected 1933; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


COWPERTHWAITE (Soundex C163) — See also BRAITHWAITE, BRATHWAITE, COWPENS, COWPER, COWPERTHWAIT, COWPLAND, CROSTHWAITE, GARTHWAIT, GOLDTHWAITE, HUTHWAITE, LAWPE, LEWTHWAITE, NORTHWAY, OPPERTHAUSER, OUTHWAITE, POSTLETHWAITE, SATTERTHWAIT, SATTERTHWAITE, SMURTHWAITE, THISTLETHWAITE, THWAITES.

  Cowperthwaite, G. W. — of Ocean County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Ocean County, 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Cowperthwaite, James — of Ocean County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state senate from Ocean County, 1854-56. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Toms River, N.J.
  Cowperthwaite, John K. (1787-1873) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., 1787. Democrat. Mayor of Camden, N.J., 1844-45; defeated, 1854; magistrate and judge of Camden County Court. Methodist. Died May 6, 1873 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.


COWPLAND (Soundex C145) — See also APLAND, COPELAND, COPLAND, COUPLAND, COWPENS, COWPER, COWPERTHWAIT, COWPERTHWAITE, LAND, UPLAND.

  Cowpland, C. C. — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Cowpland, Connor — of Marquette County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Marquette County, 1933. Burial location unknown.


COWSER (Soundex C260) — See also BOWSER, BROWSER, CHOISSEUR, COUSER, COWGER, COZIER, DECOWSKY, FUNKHOWSER, HOWSER, KOOSER, KOSER, KOSIER, KOZER, KUSER.

  Cowser, Daniel N. — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Postmaster at Tyler, Tex., 1853-55. Burial location unknown.
  Cowser, Eli E. — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Postmaster at Tyler, Tex., 1851-52. Burial location unknown.
  Cowser, Richard J. — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Postmaster at Tyler, Tex., 1852-53. Burial location unknown.


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