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Catherine Drinker Bowen (January 1, 1897 in Haverford, PA as Catherine Drinker - November 1, 1973 in Haverford) was an American biographer. She won the 1958 National Book Award in nonfiction for The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke. In addition, Bowen received the 1957 Philadelphia Award and the 1962 Women's National Book Association award. She married Ezra Bowen, Chair of Economics at Lehigh University and author of "Social Economics." She was survived by her son, Ezra Bowen (died Westport, CT, 1996), Sports Illustrated & Time-Life writer and editor; grandson, Ezra D. Bowen, and now great-grandchildren, Leslie R. Bowen and Elizabeth D. Bowen. She is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

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