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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor Bowyer, of Knoxville, Tennessee, became the one­hundred-and-fourteenth president of the Association at the 1977 meeting in Miami Beach. The House of Delegates modi­fied its policy against advertising by dentists, in accord with Supreme Court decisions. Doctor Bowyer, an orthodontist, was speaker of the House of Delegates for four years before he was chosen president­elect. He was a member of the House of Delegates for 17 years. He served as chairman of House of Delegates reference com­mittees and of the Council on International Relations. Doctor Bowyer served as president of the Second District (Tennessee) Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, Southern So­ciety of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodon­tists, American Board of Orthodontics and American College of Dentists. He was a lecturer and clinician at numerous local, state and national dental meetings. Doctor Bowyer served for many years as a member of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. He was born in Florida in 1917.

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Content comprises text (a brief biography and historical highlights), facsimile of autograph and a photographic portrait for each ADA President from 1860 to 1977.