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James Bowie (footballer)

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Full nameJames Bowie
Place of birthPartick, Scotland
Place of deathGlasgow, Scotland
Playing positionWing half

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James Bowie (born 9 July 1888 in Partick - died 7 August 1972 in Glasgow) was a Scottish former football player who played for and was chairman of Rangers.

He began his career at Maryhill juniors and joined Rangers in December 1910 from Queen's Park. During his time at the club he won five League championships. Bowie won two Scotland caps in 1920, but also played in three wartime internationals in 1919. He retired in 1922.

After retiring, he became a club director in 1925 and served as chairman from 1934 until 1947. The circumstances for Bowie's departure as chairman were due to a boardroom coup, after he suggested that then manager, Bill Struth retire being that he was 71-years-old.

He was also President of the Scottish Football League from 1939-1946.




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