Bowman, Robert an English Congregational minister, was born at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, July 27, 1818. At the age of seventeen he went to Huddersfield, and shortly afterwards was converted and joined the Independent Church at Highfield. He was educated at Edinburgh University. He preached successively at Sunderland, 1843; Chelmsford, 1846; Fishstreet Chapel, Hull, 1854; Melbourne, Australia, 1858; and at Heckmondwike, England, 1860, where he died, Sept. 4, 1867. Mr. Bowman had clear and correct perceptions of divine truth and wonderful power of imagination, which he carefully cultured. He had great facility of utterance, aptness, with a peculiar force of expression, and an attractive eloquence. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1868, p. 252.