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Mo Cowan
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United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
February 1, 2013 – July 16, 2013
Appointed by Deval Patrick
Preceded by John Kerry
Succeeded by Ed Markey
Personal details
William Maurice Cowan

April 4, 1969 (1969-04-04) (age 51)
Yadkinville, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stacy Cowan
Children 2
Education Duke University (BA)
Northeastern University (JD)

William Maurice “Mo” Cowan (born April 4, 1969) is an American politician and lawyer. He was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from February 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was legal counsel and chief of staff to Governor Deval Patrick.

Patrick appointed him on as an interim Senator to replace fellow Democrat John Kerry, who resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.

He did not want to run in the 2013 special election to complete the remainder of Kerry's term. He was replaced by fellow Democrat Ed Markey.

Cowan was the eighth African-American U.S. Senator and the second from Massachusetts after Edward Brooke.

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