“Doc Bowen Day” Set for Feb. 26 in Bremen


The Bremen community will be celebrating Otis R. (Doc) Bowen Day on Feb. 26.

According to the Pilot News, several special activities will take place that day. Downtown businesses will give out replica black-rimmed glasses, which were Doc Bowen’s trademark. Bremen High School will feature a film on the man who served as Indiana’s Governor for eight years.

Bowen practiced medicine in Bremen for decades and he also served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Ronald Reagan administration. He passed away on May 4 at the age of 95.

The Bremen Town Council recently approved the proclamation declaring Feb. 26 as Doc Bowen Day.