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M. Drew Bowers papers

M. Drew Bowers Papers

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Finding aid for the M. Drew Bowers Papers

MSS.98.35

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Bowers, M. Drew (Milton Drew), 1886-1985
Title: M. Drew Bowers Papers
Dates: 1900-1985
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains news articles, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia covering the career of M. Drew Bowers, former Assistant United States Attorney.
Identification: MSS.98.35
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains news articles, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia covering the career of M. Drew Bowers, former Assistant United States Attorney.


Biographical Note

Milton Drew Bowers was born October 19, 1886, near Pocahontas. He was the son of Milton Drew and Lucinda Pratt Bowers. Bowers attended 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 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, 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.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- Politics and government.
Bowers, M. Drew (Milton Drew), 1886-1985
Randolph County (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

M. Drew Bowers Papers, MSS 98-35, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Maugerite Palmer, 1998


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