T. M. Bowler is a member of the law firm of Bowler and Bowler, his partner being his brother, E. R. Bowler, with whom he came to Sheboygan from Sparta, Wisconsin, in February, 1898. They were both born and reared there, the natal year of T. M. Bowler being 1871. His parents were John and Johanna (Casey) Bowler. The father died in the year 1881 and the mother now makes her home in Sheboygan a greater part of the time.
The youthful days of T. M. Bowler were spent upon a farm and he completed his public-school education by graduation from the high school at Sparta, after which he took up the profession of teaching, which he followed in his native county. He further continued his education, however, by the normal course at Whitewater, Wisconsin, and after teaching for a time was called to the position of superintendent of schools of Monroe county at the early age of twenty-one years. For four years he filled that position. In 1894 he entered the University of Wisconsin, in which he completed the law course with the class of 1896. The same year he was admitted to the bar and for a year and a half thereafter was in the office of D. F. Jones, the United States district attorney for the western district of Wisconsin. In February, 1898, he arrived in Sheboygan, where he has since been located, conducting a general law practice in partnership with his brother. The firm has been connected with the Northwestern Railway Company and the Sheboygan Light and Power Company. They are also attorneys for the Bank of Sheboygan, in which they hold stock.
In 1899 T. M. Bowler was elected city attorney and filled the position for four years. He is an able and learned lawyer, having comprehensive knowledge of the principles of jurisprudence, and in their application he is seldom, if ever, at fault. His thorough preparation is one of the strong elements of his success, to which he adds careful analysis, logical argument and strong reasoning.
In 1899 Mr. Bowler was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ebert, of Tomah, Monroe county, Wisconsin, a daughter of John Ebert, and they now have one child, Dorothy, eleven years of age. Mr, Bowler holds membership with the Knights of Columbus and this is indicative of his adherence to the Catholic faith. He is also a member of the Elks Lodge, No. 299, of which he is a past exalted ruler. He is richly endowed with those social qualities which make for popularity, while his strong mental powers have been put to good account in the practice of law, establishing him in an enviable position as a leading member of the Sheboygan bar.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL