Frank O. Bowman, III

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Frank O. Bowman, III (@FOBowman3) is University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law. He has also taught at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington & Lee University, Gonzaga University, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Wake Forest University, and the University of Denver. In spring 2023, he was Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute and is currently Provost’s Visiting Scholar at Fort Lewis College. He is a former federal and state prosecutor, having served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, and a Deputy District Attorney in Denver, Colorado. He has written extensively about constitutional law, particularly impeachment and the pardon power, and about criminal justice issues, particularly federal sentencing law. Among many other works on sentencing and punishment, he is co-author of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Handbook (Thomson Reuters). His most recent book is High Crimes & Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press), the second edition of which appeared in November 2023. He is also on LinkedIn.

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