Bowyer, Sir George (1811-1883), English writer and public man. He was born at Radley, in 1811, and was called to the Bar in 1839. For some time he edited The Guardian and was a regular contributor to its columns. Being converted to Catholicism in 1850, he became the defender of the establishment in England of the papal hierarchy, and published a pamphlet on The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the New Hierarchy. He sat in Parliament for Dundalk (1852-68), and for Wexford (1874-80). He wrote some works on Civil and Constitutional Law, and a Dissertation on the Institutions of the Italian Republics.