Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on the Death of Henry Woods ‘Woody’ Bowman

July 13, 2015

I was saddened to hear of the death of Woods Bowman in a tragic auto accident last weekend. “Woody” was a fixture in Illinois politics and government for decades. He served with integrity in the state House of Representatives and later, as the County’s Chief Financial Officer under Board President Richard Phelan. Even after he left that position, he remained committed to Cook County, serving most recently as a member of my Task Force on unincorporated areas. I offer my deep regrets at Woody’s passing and extend my wishes for a speedy recovery for his wife Michele.