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Dr. Michael Bowen, an assistant professor of history at Westminster College in Lawrence County. Bowen, 37, of University Heights, Ohio, recently received a pair of grants to conduct research for book tentatively titled: “The Watergate Babies and the Transformation of the Democratic Party.”

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Michael Bowen

Noteworthy: Bowen recently won two grants for a book project on Watergate: the Everett Dirksen Congressional Research Award to conduct archival research at the Library of Congress in Washington and AFL-CIO Archives at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Md., and a grant to do research at Carl Albert Congressional Center and Archives at the University of Oklahoma. The book's working title is “The Watergate Babies and the Transformation of the Democratic Party.” Bowen authored “The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party.”

Age: 37

Family: Wife, Susan.

Residence: University Heights, Ohio.

Occupation: Assistant professor of history at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Lawrence County, since 2011. Before joining the Westminster faculty, he taught history at the University of Florida for five years.

Education: Bachelor of arts degree in history from East Tennessee State University in 1997 and a master's degree in history from the university in 1999. He earned a doctorate in history in 2006 from the University of Florida.

Quote: “These are very competitive grants, so receiving them will be very beneficial to the research I'm conducting. Everything I've discovered will be useful for what I believe will be a pretty good book project.”

— Tony LaRussa

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