Jacob Pitzer Cowan

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Jacob Pitzer Cowan
File:Jacob Pitzer Cowan 1890.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded by John Berry
Succeeded by Ebenezer B. Finley
Personal details
Born (1823-03-20)March 20, 1823
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Died July 9, 1895(1895-07-09) (aged 72)
Ashland, Ohio
Resting place Ashland Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Starling Medical College

Jacob Pitzer Cowan (March 20, 1823 – July 9, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in Florence, Washington County, Pennsylvania Cowan attended the common schools. He moved with his parents to Steubenville, Ohio, in 1835. He engaged in the manufacture of woolens until 1843. He studied medicine. In 1846 moved to Ashland County, Ohio, where he commenced the practice of his profession. He was graduated from Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, March 6, 1855. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1855-1857. He resumed the practice of medicine in 1859.

Cowan was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He served as chairman of the Committee on Militia (Forty-fourth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876. He again engaged in the practice of medicine in Ashland, Ohio, where he died July 9, 1895. He was interred in Ashland Cemetery.


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