Mo Cowan

29th United States Senator from Massachusetts (Class 2)

William Maurice “Mo” Cowan (born April 4, 1969) is an American politician and lawyer. He was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from February 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was legal counsel and chief of staff to Governor Deval Patrick.

Mo Cowan
Mo Cowan, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
February 1, 2013 – July 16, 2013
Appointed byDeval Patrick
Preceded byJohn Kerry
Succeeded byEd Markey
Personal details
Born
William Maurice Cowan

(1969-04-04) April 4, 1969 (age 52)
Yadkinville, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Stacy Cowan
Children2
EducationDuke University (BA)
Northeastern University (JD)
WebsiteSenate website

Patrick appointed him on as an interim Senator to replace fellow Democrat John Kerry, who resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.[1]

He did not want to run in the 2013 special election to complete the remainder of Kerry's term. He was replaced by fellow Democrat Ed Markey.

Cowan was the eighth African-American U.S. Senator and the second from Massachusetts after Edward Brooke.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kerry, John (January 29, 2013). "Letter to Deval Patrick" (PDF). boston.com. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  2. Montanaro, Domenico; Murray, Mark (January 30, 2013). "Patrick appoints former chief of staff interim senator; first time there will be two black senators". NBC News. Retrieved January 30, 2013.