Harold Bowers was born August 13, 1889, in Filmore county, Minnesota. He was educated in Minnesota schools and the Winona Business College at Winona, Minnesota. In 1922, he moved to Hettinger, North Dakota and later to Regent, North Dakota where he was employed as a cashier at First State Bank starting in 1924.
Bowers was married to Claribel Westaby in 1915. They had two daughters, Mrs. James L. Smith, the wife of an army air corps lieutenant and Miss Wanda Bowers, employed by International Business Machine Company in Denver, Colorado.
Other business interests of Bower included a garage in Regent along with grain and stock farming operations in southwestern North Dakota. He was president of the southwest district of the State Bankers Association in 1942 and was a member of the association’s executive council in 1943. At the time of his appointment to Bank manager, he was the mayor of Regent.
He was an active member of the Lodge of Perfection, Bismarck-Mandan Scottish Rite bodies. The June 3, 1961 reported that the 70 something Bowers still played up to 27 holes of golf in a day.
Bowers passed April 2, 1974 while living in Sun City, Arizona.