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Gowan, Dr. Amzi

Note: This article first appeared in the Union-Banner, 8 December 1927 and was reprinted in The Chiltonian, the newsletter of the Chilton County Historical Society and Archives, Inc. in Volume 29, Number 1 January 2009.

Standing out conspicuously in the list of Clanton men who have made good in the professional world is the name of Dr. Amzi Gowan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gowan, who was born in Kosciusko, Miss., February 20, 1887.
 
He attended the public schools of that city, and at an early age went to college at Vanderbilt, where he studied dentistry.

Dr. Gowan began his practice of dentistry at Clanton. During his stay in Clanton Dr. Gowan enjoyed a splendid practice. He was prominent in the development of our city, and Gowan Addition, with its modern an attractive homes, is a monument to his untiring efforts.
 
In September, 1911, Dr. Gowan married the charming and talented Miss Nell Mullins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Mullins, one of Clanton's most prominent families.

After a very successful professional and business career in Clanton Dr. Gowan moved to Brewton, Alabama, in 1919, where he and his talented family where enthusiastically received.

Other than maintaining a large practice in dentistry in that city, Dr. Gowan is associated with Mr. John R. Downing in developing real estate.

While Brewton claims him now, we still feel that Dr. Gowan belongs to us, and we are very proud of his success in the dental world.