Otis Bowen Dies In Indiana Nursing home

By: Chris Crum - May 6, 2013

Former Indiana Governor Otis Bowen, sometimes known as “Doc,” died in a nursing home in Donaldson, Indiana at the age of 95 from unspecified causes.

As Governor, Bowen served for two terms, from 1973 to 1981. He also served as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1985 to 1989 under Reagan. He also served as Speaker of the House after being elected to the Indiana House of Representatives.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence released a statement saying, “Governor Otis R. Bowen’s contributions to the life of this state and nation are incalculable, and I mark his passing with a sense of personal loss. His story is as inspiring as it is uniquely Hoosier.”

Here’s a report from IndianaNewsCenter.com:

Bowen was born in Rochester, Indiana, and began is career as an intern at Memorial Hospital in South Bend in 1942. He went on to serve in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army in World War II. He set up his own practice in Bremen, which lasted until ’72.

Bowen is survived by a wife, children and grandchildren.

Chris Crum

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  • http://webpronews Linda McDaniel

    I am from a small town in southern Indiana.My family doctor(she delivered all my six children)was great friends with Mrs.and Dr.Bowen.She spoke of them ofen.Just woundering if the family might remember her.She was Dr.Betty Dukes form Dugger In.Her husband was Dr.Joe Dukes —father-in-law was Dr.Fred Dukes and I think she had a son,Michael Dukes who was a doctor in Evensville In.