PG Tricentennial Prince George's County:
Over 300 years of History

Robert Bowie Portrait
Robert Bowie, son of Captain William and Margaret Sprigg Bowie, was born March, 1750, near Nottingham. During the American Revolution, he was commissioned First Lieutenant and then Captain in the County militia, and saw action in the early engagements around New York City and later in the southern campaigns. Bowie was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates for six terms, from 1785 through 1790. He was re-elected to the House of Delegates in 1801, but resigned in November, 1803, when he was elected Governor of Maryland. Bowie was re-elected Governor in 1804 and 1805, and again in 1811. In 1812, Governor Bowie supported Congress' declaration of war against England, but in November of that year was defeated in his effort to retain the governorship. Bowie's subsequent attempts to regain this office were unsuccessful and, in January, 1818, he died at his home in Nottingham.

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These pages were created as a part of the 1996 PG County Tricentennial celebration. Additional history resources are listed on the bibliography page. These pages are not being updated. They are now located on the Prince George's County Historical Society's web site. Contact links: web site manager - Society information. You can search the entire site through this search form.:

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