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Some Famous People with the surname of Bowles

Wikipedia Chester Bliss Bowles (April 5, 1901 ? May 25, 1986) was a liberal Democratic American diplomat and politician from Connecticut.
Wikipedia Paul Frederic Bowles (December 30, 1910 ? November 18, 1999) was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator.
Wikipedia Jane Bowles, born Jane Sydney Auer (February 22, 1917 ? May 4, 1973), was an American writer and playwright.
Wikipedia William Lisle Bowles (24 September 1762 ? 7 April 1850) was an English poet and critic.
Wikipedia Richard Spink Bowles (November 16, 1912 ? July 9, 1988) was a lawyer and office holder in Manitoba, Canada.
Wikipedia Sharon Margaret Bowles (b.
Wikipedia Samuel Bowles (III) (February 9, 1826 ? January 16, 1878) was an American journalist born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Wikipedia Ralston Bowles is an American songwriter, producer, musician and singer from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Wikipedia Thomas Henry Charles "Tom" Parker Bowles (born 18 December, 1974 in London, England) is the son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (formerly Camilla Parker Bowles) and Andrew Parker Bowles, OBE.
Wikipedia Lynn M.
Wikipedia William Augustus Bowles (1763?1805), also known as Estajoca, was a Maryland-born English adventurer and organizer of Native American attempts to create their own state outside of Euro-American control.
Wikipedia Stanley Bowles (born 24 December, 1948 in Collyhurst, Manchester, England) was a leading English footballer who gained a reputation as one of the game's greatest mavericks.
Wikipedia Cory Bowles (born August 27 1973) is a Canadian actor and choreographer.
Wikipedia Samuel Bowles (born 1939) is an American economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught courses on microeconomics and the theory of institutions.
Wikipedia John Jesse Bowles (3 April 1890 ? 27 November 1971), known as Jack, was an English cricketer who played 80 first-class games in two spells: he was with Gloucestershire from 1911 to 1920, though he played only 18 times for the county in those years.
Wikipedia Bryant William Bowles Jr.
Wikipedia Todd Robert Bowles (born November 18, 1963 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a retired American football safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Washington Redskins.
Wikipedia Pinckney Downie Bowles (July 17, 1835 ? July 25, 1910) was a lawyer, probate judge, and a Confederate military officer during the American Civil War.
Wikipedia Jovan Jacques Bowles (born 27 June 1983 in Durban, South Africa) is a South African rugby union footballer who is currently playing for the Border Bulldogs.
Wikipedia Willie Dee Worley Bowles (February 4, 1912 ? November 22, 2000) was an American educator and historian.
Wikipedia John Taylor Bowles (born April 11, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland) ran for President of the United States of America in 2008 as the candidate of the National Socialist Order of America.
Wikipedia Eric Bowles is a man from Nashville, Tennessee who lived in Nicaragua and was tried for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Wikipedia Edward Augustus "E.
Wikipedia Brian Christopher Bowles (born August 18, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher, born in Harbor City, California.
Wikipedia Charles J.
Wikipedia Paul Michael Anthony Bowles (born 31 May 1957 in Crumpsall, Manchester) is a former English footballer.
Wikipedia James Bowles (born 1985 in Newtownshandrum, County Cork) is an Irish sportsperson.
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