Henry A. Bowman was NCFR's 16th President. He was a professor at the University of Texas. Earlier he had taught at Stephens College, where more than 6,000 student took his marriage course. His textbook, Marriage for Moderns,was used by hundreds of thousands of undergraduate students. He also wrote a Christian Interpretation of Marriage. His articles appeared in numerous scholarly and popular magazines and collection of readings on marriage and the family. Bowman had spent some time in Australia and New Zealand, working with the National Marriage Guidance Councils under a grant from the U.S. State Department. In addition he had a research grant from the University of Texas to study Australia’s federal divorce law and its applicability to the establishment of a uniform, though not necessarily federal law in the United States.