McGOWAN, Hiram
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McGOWAN, HIRAM, M. D., was born on the "Octorora," in Lancaster county, Pa., November 6, 1846, and is a son of John and Catherine (Knott) McGowan. He received his education at Unionville, Chester county, and at Lewisburg, Union county, Pa. He then went to Philadelphia and began the study of medicine under Dr. C. P. Tutt, attended the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the medical department of that institution in 1868. On May 21 of that year he located in Harrisburg and began the practice of his profession, and for many years has been recognized as one of the most learned, skillful and successful practitioners of the city. He is a member of the county and State medical societies, and of the American Medical Association. In the organization of the Harrisburg Academy of Medicine, he took an active part, being chairman of the committee to formulate plans, and one of the instigators of the same. He is the first vice-president of that institution. During the Rebellion he served in the Second Pennsylvania militia under Colonel Wright, and in Captain Lambert’s Independent Cavalry company, of Harrisburg. He is a staunch member of the Republican party, and takes an active interest in the welfare of the same.


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For The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –

November 19, 2000

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