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J. Andrew Bowler

Born: Mar 1, 1862

Death: Oct 7, 1935

Nationality: United States

J. Andrew Bowler

Date of Birth : Mar 1, 1862
Date of Death : Oct 7, 1935

John Andrew Bowler was an African American educator and Baptist minister. He was the first minister of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia and was one of the organizers for the first school for African Americans in Church Hill. He died on October 7, 1935 and is buried in the historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. The former Springfield School on Twenty Six Street in Richmond was renamed in his honor. His former students include Delegate James S. Christian, Jr., who described Bowler as an "outstanding teacher".

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