Born near Columbiana, Ohio, Bowersock moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1860 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and grain shipping. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1877 and engaged in banking and in the manufacture of flour, paper, and barbed wire. He served as mayor of Lawrence from 1881 to 1885. Bowersock was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1887. He served as a member of the Kansas State Senate in 1895.
Bowersock was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1906. He was interested in banking and manufactures in Lawrence, Kansas, until his death there on October 27, 1922, and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.
- "Bowersock, Justin De Witt—Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
- United States Congress. "Justin De Witt Bowersock (id: B000693)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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Mason S. Peters
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from Kansas's 2nd congressional district
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Charles F. Scott
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