Eugene R. Bowen
Eugene R. Bowen came to the cooperative movement later in
life than most. After a 25-year career as a farm machinery manufacturing executive,
he became executive secretary of the National Cooperative Business Association
at the age of 53. He joined NCBA because he wanted to make a meaningful social
contribution. He was soon convinced that in order to survive, the NCBA needed
to expand. His efforts contributed mightily to the broad-based organization that
exists today. His writings are in major cooperative libraries around the world.