Herbert Edmund Bowers, Episcopal Church official, son of John and Elizabeth (Savage) Bowers, was born in Southampton, England, on May 2, 1868. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Hertford College, Oxford, in 1887 and 1889. He moved to America in 1889 and on July 15, 1892, married Emilie Blundell-Blake in Toronto, Ontario. He received a D.D. degree at Rutherford College, North Carolina, and an LL.D. at Chaddock College, Illinois. He taught at St. John's College in Canada in 1892, was rector at St. Paul's Church, Vancouver, in 1895–96, served as general missionary for the Episcopal diocese of Spokane, Washington, in 1896–97, and later was assistant at Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island. In Texas he was rector of the Episcopal churches at Bryan and Navasota, 1898–1901; Marshall, 1901–06; and Grace Church, Galveston, 1906–08. He was dean of the Northern Texas Convention in 1903 and deputy to the General Convention in 1904. After leaving Texas he was rector at All Saints Church, Los Angeles, and dean of Arkansas Theological College. He died at Santa Monica, California, on March 12, 1910, and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery on March 16.