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Otis R. Bowen

Otis R. BowenAKA Otis Ray Bowen

Born: 26-Feb-1918
Birthplace: Rochester, IN
Died: 4-May-2013
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Indiana, 1973-81

Military service: US Army (1943-46, Captain)

Father: Vernie Bowen (teacher/merchant)
Mother: Pearl Irene Wright
Wife: Elizabeth Ann Steinmann in ("Beth", m. 1939, d. 1981)
Wife: Rose Mary Hochstetler (m. 1981)

    University: AB, Indiana University (1939)
    Medical School: MD, Indiana University (1942)
    Professor: Medicine, Indiana University (1976-85)
    Trustee: Valparaiso University (1978-85)

    US Secretary of Health and Human Services (13-Dec-1985 to 20-Jan-1989)
    Governor of Indiana (9-Jan-1973 to 13-Jan-1981)
    Indiana State House of Representatives (1960-72, with 1967-72 as Speaker)
    Indiana State House of Representatives (1956-58)
    Indiana State Official Coroner, Marshall County, Indiana (1952)
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    American Legion
    American Medical Association
    Delta Chi Fraternity
    Farm Bureau
    Kiwanis Club
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Sued by the ACLU (Oct-1987)

Author of books:
Doc: Memories from a Life in Public Service (2000, memoir)


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