1925 Biography - Thomas Cowan

Thomas J. Cowan, Sr. was born in Henry County, Tennessee, 1823. He came to this state in 1851 and was for many years one of the first class farmers of Bloomfield Township. He married first Mary Clayton, she died leaving one daughter, who is now Mrs. Nanny Waters of Bloomfield. Mr. Cowan married second Mary J. (see Worley.) D. J. Cowan, son of Thomas J. was born in this county, is a graduate of the Southern Illinois Normal and Bloomington Law School. He began his career as a teacher in this community, later entering the profession of law and was twice elected States Attorney for this county. He established a practice in Peoria, this state, 1910, where he has continued as a successful member of the firm of Mansfield and Cowan. He married Mrs. Sarah (Duncan) Poor. Thomas J. Cowan, Jr., son of T. J. is a leading farmer of this county residing lour miles east of Vienna on the Metropolis road. For family (see Farris.) J. O. Cowan, another son of T. J. and a native of this county has been in active practice of law in Vienna since 1913. He is a graduate of Vienna High School and the Chicago School of Law. He has been twice elected to the office of County Judge, which position he fills at present. He resides with his mother at the county seat.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 364-365.

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