Theodosia Bowie, 94

Philanthropist

March 05, 2007

Theodosia C. Bowie, a homemaker and former board member of a social service agency, died in her sleep Thursday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 94.

Theodosia Chapman was born and raised in Chestertown and earned her bachelor's degree in English from Washington College in 1933.

After graduation, she moved to Baltimore and worked as a secretary for several years. In the late 1930s, she became librarian of the patients' library and director of visiting clergy services at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She was married in 1944 to Robert R. Bowie, a lawyer, and moved to Cambridge, Mass., in 1946 when her husband joined the faculty of Harvard Law School. He later founded the Center for International Affairs.

Her husband later became assistant secretary of state and director of policy planning in the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He also served as deputy director of the CIA under President Jimmy Carter.

Mrs. Bowie, who lived in Cambridge until 1980, had been a member of the board of Family Counseling. She was a member of the Mothers' Thursday Club, which researched and wrote articles on historical and personal topics.

She was a member of the board of visitors and governors at Washington College from 1984 to 1987. In 2002, she and her husband endowed the Theodosia Chapman Bowie Scholarship Fund at the college.

In 1980, Mrs. Bowie and her husband moved to Easton. They had resided at Blakehurst since 1997.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Old Wye Parish in Wye Mills.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bowie is survived by two sons, Robert R. Bowie Jr. of Monkton and William C. Bowie of Springfield, Mass.; and three grandchildren.

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