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BOWMAN, Samuel, P. E. bishop, born in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, 21 May, 1800; died near Butler, Pennsylvania, 3 August, 1861. I/e was educated in private, and studied theology under Bishop White, by whom he was ordained deacon, in Philadelphia, 14 August, 1823, and priest, 19 December, 1824. His first post of duty was in Lancaster County, where he remained until 1825, when he was made rector of Trinity church, Easton. In 1827 he became assistant in St. James's church, Lancaster, and in 1830 rector. In 1847 lie was elected bishop of Indiana, but declined. He was chosen assistant bishop of Pennsylvania, and consecrated in Christ church, Philadelphia, 25 August, 1858. His death occurred while on a visitation in Butler County Bishop Bowman, though an able writer published no contribution to church or secular literature.
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