Eva Kelly Bowring
(January 9, 1892–January 8,
1985) was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska.
was born in Nevada,
1928, she married Arthur Bowring. They made their home at the Bowring Ranch
near Merriman in Cherry County, Nebraska.
Bowring was active in Republican
Nebraska. She was appointed to the United States Senate
Robert B. Crosby
to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Dwight Griswold
, making her
the first woman to represent Nebraska in the Senate. She served
from April 16, 1954, to November 7, 1954.
After her service in the Senate, Bowring continued ranching near
Merriman. She served part-time on the Board of Parole
of the Department of Justice from 1956 to 1964.
After her death, Bowring
Ranch was donated to the Nebraska Game and Parks
, becoming a state historical park.