An Oklahoma Athlete, Glen "Julie" Bowden (1911-1983)

An Oklahoma Athlete, Glen "Julie" Bowden (1911-1983)


Julie Bowden was a country boy, born and raised in Wetumka, Oklahoma. He was an All-State football player at Wetumka High School among participating in other sports there. He was recruited to Southeastern Teachers College in Durant by Runt Ramsey who was Julie’s coach in both basketball and football during his four year collegiate career. Some sports writers called him the “Human Steam Roller” and the "It" man of sports. He was inducted as a charter member of the Southeastern Athletic Hall of Fame on January 29, 1977.

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The start of Julie Bowden's athletic career

  • Wetumka, Hughes Co., OK

Glen Wadie "Julie" Bowden was born June 25, 1911 in Wetumka, Hughes Co., Oklahoma. He was the son of Marcus Berry Bowden and Ida Maud Cullins.

He is featured here in this photo with the "Wetumka High School Football Team" in 1926. Front row - third from the left. Even at age 15, he was much larger than the guys sitting next to him.

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