Longest-serving Black congressional staffer, Bertie Bowman, dies at 92
Written by Karolyn Hairston on October 30, 2023
Congress’ longest-serving Black staffer, Herbert “Bertie” Bowman, who worked his way up from sweeping the steps of the Capitol as a teenager to coordinating one of the Senate’s most important committees, died this week. He was 92.
Bowman died on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at a rehabilitation facility in North Bethesda, Maryland, of complications related to recent heart surgeries, Bowman’s stepdaughter LaUanah King-Cassell told The Washington Post.
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