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William D. Owen

William Dale Owen (September 6, 1846–1906) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Owen attended Indiana University at Bloomington in 1865 and entered upon the study of law. He relinquished law for the ministry, and became pastor of the Logansport (Indiana) Christian Church until 1878.

Owen was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress.

Owen was elected Secretary of State of Indiana and served from January 16, 1895, to January 15, 1899. He engaged in real estate speculation and invested in rubber plantations in Mexico. He traveled to Europe in 1906, where he died.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Jefferson Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1885 – 1891
Succeeded by
David H. Patton

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