the genealogy and history of the Bowdler family
William G. Bowdler was born in on March 27, 1924. He later immigrated to , and served in the from 1944 to 1946. He became a in 1945. He was educated at the , receiving a in in 1948. He then attended , receiving an in 1949.
In 1950, Bowdler joined the as a . In 1951, he became an international administration officer, and from 1952 to 1956, he was an international relations officer in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. He spent 1956 through 1961 as a political and consular officer in .
Bowdler then served as an international relations officer from 1961 to 1963. He spent 1963-64 as the State Department's Deputy Coordinator of Cuban Affairs, and then served as executive liaison officer for Latin American affairs with the from 1964 through 1968.
In 1968, chose Bowdler as , and Bowdler held this post from November 15, 1968 until September 2, 1971. In 1971, President appointed him , and he filled this post from October 19, 1971 through August 26, 1973.
Bowdler returned to the United States in 1973, becoming Deputy ; he served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs in 1974.
President appointed Bowdler as in 1975, with Bowdler filling this post from May 14, 1975 until April 19, 1978.
In 1978, President nominated Bowdler as and Bowdler held this office from April 24, 1978 to December 17, 1979. Carter then named Bowdler , and Bowdler held that office from January 4, 1980 until January 16, 1981.
William (Bill) Bowdler is a founder member of the Bowdler Famly History Society.
Having retired to Virginia, Bill has spent a great deal of time on family research. Bill comes from the Madeley line of Bowdlers and is 6th cousin once removed to Ian Bowdler.