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November 14th 1949
The News — Frederick, Maryland

Gen. Bowie, War Hero, Is Dead At 76
Former Commanding General Of State National Guard; Funeral On Tuesda

Baltimore, Nov. 14 (AP) — General Washington Bowie, Maryland hero of three wars, one-time commanding general of its National Guard and a member of one of the State’s most prominent families, died at his home today.

He would have been 77 on Dec. 20.

He served in the Spanish-American, Mexican border, and World War I Campaigns retiring in 1936 as a major general. In private life he was an attorney, a former general counsel of the Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Baltimore. He lived in suburban Lutherville, in Baltimore county.

General Bowie had been in failing health for about a year.

He was born in Montgomery county, the son of Washington Bowie and the former Nellie Schley. He graduated from the University of Maryland Law School in 1895.

Survivors include the widow, the former Marion Johnson of Chicago: three sons — Johnson Bowie and Washington Bowie, V, of Lutherville, and Maj. Richard Turner Bowie of Fort Sill, Okla. — and a brother David McAlpin Bowie of Montgomery county.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.