Bowes, Major Edward

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Bowes, Major Edward Gender: M
born on 14 June 1874 at 19:41 (= 7:41 PM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone LMT m122w25 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 23°49' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°57'

Major Edward Bowes (as his "Amateur Hour" became a national radio program, 1935)


American broadcaster, corporate executive and program director who was one of the first to encourage radio commentary. He conducted an Amateur Hour from 1934-1946, which was voted the most popular show on the air in 1935. Bowes gained his name from being a Major in WWI.

Major Bowes died on 13 June 1946 on the eve of his 72nd birthday at his home in Rumson, New Jersey.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

G. Grant quotes his sister for, "late in the afternoon before nighfall," recitified. Church of Light gives 3:00 PM, "from his sister"

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, p. 26 has 1875.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Amateur Hour)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Program director)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW I)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection