1903 – Born on the 1st of August in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1925 – He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
1928 – His father advised him to study law, and Bower graduated from Harvard Law School.
1930 – Bower then attended Harvard Business School and graduated.
1933 – Bower was hired by James O. McKinsey into the new Chicago firm of James O. McKinsey & Company.
– He managed a newly-acquired branch in New York.
1939 – Following McKinsey’s death, the two offices split up and Bower resurrected the New York firm, with the assistance of New York partners, as McKinsey & Company.
1950-1967 – He served as managing director.
1950-1992 – Remained a leadership figure at McKinsey as director and partner.
2003 – He died on the 22nd of January in Delray Beach, Florida.