Samuel S. Bowne

Samuel Smith Bowne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byJohn H. Prentiss
Succeeded byOrville Hungerford
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornApril 11, 1800 (1800-04-11)
New Rochelle, New York
DiedJuly 9, 1865 (1865-07-10) (aged 65)
Morris, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Cordelia Shove Bowne
ChildrenSamuel Bowne

Richard Bowne

Cordelia Bowne

Charles A. Bowne



Samuel Smith Bowne (April 11, 1800 – July 9, 1865) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in New Rochelle, New York; Bowne moved to Otsego County with his parents, who settled near Morris, New York, and attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and married Cordelia Shove, daughter of Benjamin and Amy Tabor Shove, on November 26, 1820. The couple had four children, Samuel, Richard, Cordelia, and Charles.[1]


Bowne moved to Laurens, Otsego County, New York in 1825, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Laurens. He moved to Cooperstown, New York, and served as member of the State assembly in 1834.

Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress, Bowne served as United States Representative for the nineteenth district of New York from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1843. Not a candidate for renomination in 1842, he moved to Rochester, New York, in 1846 and continued the practice of his profession. He served as judge of Otsego County from 1851 to 1855, then resumed the practice of law.


Bowne died on his farm near Morris, New York, on July 9, 1865 (age 65 years, 89 days). He is interred at Friends Burying Ground, Morris, New York.


  1. ^ "Samuel S. Bowne". Retrieved 16 September 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John H. Prentiss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
Orville Hungerford

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website