Arthur A. Bowman

ARTHUR A. BOWMAN is editor and publisher of the Bettendorf News, the official paper of Scott County and the reliable medium of publicity for Davenport's chief industrial suburb.

Mr. Bowman, who has been in the newspaper business practically all his life, was born on a farm in Clay County, Iowa, December 11, 1880, son of R. C. and Jennie (Lockey) Bowman. His father was born in Pennsylvania and died in Iowa, in 1918, and his mother, who died the same year, was a native of England.

Arthur A. Bowman attended country schools in Clay County and for a time was a student at the Chicago Art Institute. as a boy he served his apprenticeship at the printing trade, and his newspaper experience has taken him to many localities in Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa. He started several papers in Iowa, including newspapers at Prairieburg, Central City, Ionia. He is founder and for four years has been publishing the Bettendorf News, a weekly paper, which tells all the news not only of the locality but is an index of state and national events and carries the official publications of the county government.

Mr. Bowman married, in October, 1905, Pearl De Lancey, who was born at Prairieburg, Linn County, Iowa. They have two children: Lucile M., who assists her father in the newspaper; and Arthur A., Jr., a senior in the Davenport High School. The son, Arthur, is a youth of brilliant promise. He is editor-in-chief of the Blackhawk, the Davenport High School paper, and will continue his education in the school of journalism of the University of Missouri under Dean Walter Williams.

Mr. Bowman is a member of the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, is affiliated with Harbor Lodge No. 554, A. F. and A. M., at Lost Nation in Clinton County, and is a member of Trinity Cathedral of the Episcopal Church. Mrs. Bowman while they lived at Lost Nation was president of the Clinton County Federation of Women's Clubs.