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This collection contains news clippings, advertisements and political memorabilia of Milton Drew Bowers and his daughter Marguerite Bowers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Milton Drew Bowers (1886-1985) was born October 19, 1886 near Pocahontas. He was the son of Milton Drew and Lucinda Pratt Bowers. Bowers graduated from Pocahontas High School and went on to attend both Ouachita-Maynard Academy and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He obtained a teacher’s certificate in 1906 and taught school at Clearview, Randolph County, Arkansas. He read law in the offices of lawyer friends in Pocahontas and was admitted to the bar in 1913. Bowers was the first volunteer from Randolph County and served as a private during World War I. Bowers married Gladys Wilson of Pocahontas and they had two daughters Marguerite and Dorothy Elizabeth. Mr. Bowers was a Republican. He ran for State Representative in 1908 and 1916, for Congress in 1924, and for Governor in 1926 and 1928. He was appointed Assistant United States Attorney in 1925. He resigned in 1936 to enter private practice. In 1953, Mr. Bowers was again appointed Assistant United States Attorney. He retired in 1962 at the age of 76. After his retirement from Federal service, he returned to private practice. He retired from private practice in 1977 at age 90. Drew Bowers died on December 15, 1985, at age 99.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Milton Drew Bowers family papers, SMC.062.032


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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Milton Drew Bowers family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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