Calvin Cowgill

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Calvin Cowgill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded byJames L. Evans
Succeeded byGeorge W. Steele
Personal details
Born(1819-01-07)January 7, 1819
Clinton County, Ohio, U.S.
DiedFebruary 10, 1903(1903-02-10) (aged 84)
Wabash, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican

Calvin Cowgill (January 7, 1819 – February 10, 1903) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1879 to 1881.


Born in Clinton County, Ohio, Cowgill attended the common schools. He moved with his parents to Indiana in 1836. He studied law in Winchester, Randolph County. He moved to Wabash County, Indiana, in 1846. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Wabash. He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1851 and again during the special session of 1865. He served as treasurer of Wabash County 1855-1859, and provost marshal of the eleventh district of Indiana 1862-1865.


Cowgill was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of his profession in Wabash, Indiana, where he died February 10, 1903. He was interred in Falls Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Calvin Cowgill (id: C000824)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by