Otis R. Bowen slides and film
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- 1975-1976, undated
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In 1952, Bowen was elected as coroner of Marshall County. Later, he served 14 years as a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives (1956-1958; 1960-1972). Bowen was elected as the 42nd governor of Indiana in 1972 and was relected in 1976. As governor, he worked to reform the state tax system, raising sales and other taxes in order to reduce property taxes. Beth Bowen died of a long-term illness in January, 1981 just before he left office.
That same year, Bowen went on to become the clinical professor of family medicine at Indiana University Medical School. Several months later, he married Rose May (Crothers) Hochstetler (1923-1992) in September 26, 1981. In 1985, Bowen was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in President Reagan's cabinet before he retired to Bremen, Indiana in 1989. After his wife Rose died in 1992, he married Carol L. (Hahn) Mikesell in February 3, 1993. He died on May 4, 2013 at a nursing home in Donaldson, Indiana and was buried in Bremen Municipal Cemetery in Bremen.
Ancestry.com. "Otis R. Bowen." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 10, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Otis R. Bowen." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 10, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Otis R. Bowen." Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed September 10, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Otis R. Bowen." Indiana, U.S., Marriage Certificates, 1960-2005. Accessed September 10, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Otis R. Bowen." U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-1999. Accessed September 10, 2021. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Findagrave.com. "Otis R. 'Doc' Bowen." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed September 10, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110018880/otis-r-bowen.
Indiana Historical Bureau. "Otis R. Bowen." IN.gov. Accessed September 10, 2021. https://www.in.gov/governorhistory/2336.htm.
Yardley, William. "Otis R. Bowen, Governor and Health Secretary, Dies at 95." New York Times, May 7, 2013. Accessed September 10, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/us/politics/otis-r-bowen-ex-governor-of-indiana-dies-at-95.html.
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- Bowen, Elizabeth Anne Steinmann, 1918-1981
- Bowen, Otis R. (Otis Ray), 1918-2013
- Congresses and conventions
- Congresses and conventions -- Indiana
- Governors -- Indiana
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indiana -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Lugar, Richard Green, 1932-2019
- Marshall County (Ind.)
- Milligan, Thomas S.
- Orr, Robert D. (Robert Dunkerson), 1917-2004
- Photographic slides
- Political campaigns -- 20th century
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politics and government
- Reagan, Ronald W. (Ronald Wilson), 1911-2004
- Republican Party (Ind.)
- Sendak, Theodore, 1918-1999
- Wertzler, Marilou, 1922-2011
- Otis R. Bowen slides and film
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