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Cowan, John T.


Biographical Note

John T. Cowan was born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was a member of the original board of trustees for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Polytechnic Institute). He served with the Confederacy in the Civil War and represented Montgomery County, Virginia, in the legislature. He raised shorthorn cattle in Whitehorn, Virginia.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John T. Cowan Papers

Identifier: Ms-1969-005

The collection consists of pages from an account book, bills, notes, and correspondence relating to John T. Cowan's personal and business affairs. 

Dates: 1887 - 1917