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S. H. Cowan
A __ not officials, have been
instrumental in securing specialty
laws, but those bearing the stamp
of judge Cowan's work affect the a
entire country and are among the
most famous pieces of legislation of
the era. Mr. Cowan personally drew,
the Hepburn bill as introduced in l
the Senate by Senator Dolliver and
afterwards by Mr. Hepburn in theial
House. It is common knowledge
that he had the ready ear of President
Roosevelt in the railroad rateamp
regulation that marked the Roosevelt
Administration. As general among thetorney
for the Texas Cattle Raiserson of
Association, Mr. Cowan began theally drew
study of railroad rates in which hed in
is recognized as one of the greatest
the Texas Cattle Raisers Association
and the American National Live
Stock Association he has appeared
frequently before the Interstate
Commerce Commission and before
Congressional Committees, and State
Legislatures, his acquaintance with
men in official life being wide. His
success is attested by the fact that
since 1893 he has been unanimously both
the choice of the cattlemen for theirarepresentative.
Though a lifelong -
Democrat an d prominent in national Live
legislation he has had no political red
ambitions and has held but one public
office, that of district attorney
for the Thirty Second Judicial Dis
trict. Mr. Cowammission a in Mar-e
Con County, Tennessee, December
15, 1858, the son of William Cowanusly
and Mrs. Sarah Caroline Cowan,tir
both also natives of Marion County,
Tennessee. He was graduated fromlitical
Sequatchie College and married MisspubAnna
Schoolfield of Galveston, Aprilney
24, 1883. They have two daughters
Mrs. J. W. Scheuber and Miss Helen DisCowan.
Mr. Cowan is senior member
of the law firm of Cowan and
Burney, a partnership formed by
him and Mrs..Sara H. Burney in 1896.
him and Mr. I. Hi. B~urney in 1896. 75
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