Geoffrey Bowers

Deceased Person from United States of America

Geoffrey F. Bowers (1954–1987) was the plaintiff in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases to go to public hearing. Bowers was born in 1954 in Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University where he studied political science. He worked in a factory and as a television news reporter before enrolling at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City in the fall of 1979. During his time at law school, Bowers earned a position on the Cardozo Law Review and worked part-time, first as a proofreader at a law firm and later as a researcher and writer for Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim and Ballon, a New York law firm. After his graduation he joined Phillips, Nizer, et al. as an associate. In August 1984, Bowers joined Baker & McKenzie as a litigation associate. Baker & McKenzie is an international law firm, and Bowers hoped to use his knowledge of Italian, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. The following year, Bowers began to experience throbbing headaches and to see yellow spots. He was diagnosed with meningitis. In April 1986, he was diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma and AIDS. In May 1986 the law firm's partners gave Bowers a satisfactory evaluation. Two  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
United States of America


Institution From To
Brown University
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Date of death

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