in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 1686 words.
Bowdoin, James (07 August 1726–06 November 1790), scientist and statesman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of James Bowdoin, a wealthy Boston merchant of French Huguenot origins...