Elder Albert E. Bowen was born 31 October 1875 in Henderson Creek, Oneida County, Idaho, United States to David J. Bowen (1837-1910) and Annie Shackleton (1840-1929) and died 15 July 1953 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of arteriosclerosis. He married Aletha Ellen Reeder (1875-1905) 4 June 1902 in Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States. He married Emma Lucy Gates (1880-1951) 30 June 1916 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.


Albert Ernest Bowen was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Born in Henderson Creek, Idaho Territory, to David Bowen and Annie Shackleton, Bowen served as an LDS Church missionary in Switzerland and Germany from 1902 to 1904.

Bowen received a law degree from the University of Chicago. He was a lawyer in Logan, Utah, and the county attorney for Cache County, Utah. He later worked in Salt Lake City.

In 1902, Bowen married Aletha Reeder; they had two children. She died in 1906, and in 1916 Bowen married Emma Lucy Gates (1880-1951).

Bowen served on the General Board of the Deseret Sunday School Union and as president of the Sunday School Union for the Cache Stake, based in Logan, Utah. In 1935, Bowen became the Superintendent of the LDS Church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), succeeding George Albert Smith. In 1937, Bowen was chosen by church president Heber J. Grant to fill a spot in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that was left vacant by the death of Alonzo A. Hinckley. At the same time, Bowen was succeeded at the YMMIA by George Q. Morris.

Bowen died of arteriosclerosis in Salt Lake City at the age of 77.[3] He was replaced in the Quorum of the Twelve by Richard L. Evans. Bowen was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.


Offspring of Elder Albert E. Bowen and Aletha Ellen Reeder (1875-1905)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert Reeder Bowen (1905-1972)
Albert Reeder Bowen (1905-1993)



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