Ernst Bowen (1903 - 1981)

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Ernst Bowen
1903 - 1981
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November 26, 1903
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November 1981
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503
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Ernst Bowen was born on November 26, 1903. He died in November 1981 at age 77. We know that Ernst Bowen had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ernst Bowen passed away in November 1981 at 77 years old. He was born on November 26, 1903. There is no information about Ernst's family or relationships. We know that Ernst Bowen had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16503.

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In 1903, in the year that Ernst Bowen was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1911, by the time he was only 8 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1920, he was 17 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1977, at the age of 74 years old, Ernst was alive when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1981, in the year of Ernst Bowen's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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