Chairman Passes (community)

Bear River Tribal Chairman Leonard Bowman, 71, dies
The Times-Standard

Posted: 01/25/2013 06:16:44 PM PST
Updated: 01/25/2013 06:23:08 PM PST

Flags are flying at half-staff for Leonard Bowman, chairman of the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, who died today. He was 71. Bowman was starting his third term as chairman, and had served on the council for nine years, said Vice Chairman Dakota McGinnis, Jr.

”He's been the ambassador for the tribe, for us,” McGinnis said. “He made us proud. I respect the man -- he believed in me, even though we had our differences.”

McGinnis said it was too early to say whether a public memorial service for Bowman would be held.