FOWLER, John

1755–1840

Biography

FOWLER, John, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Virginia in 1755; attended the common schools; served as captain in the Revolutionary War; member of the convention held in Danville, Fayette County, Va. (now Kentucky), in 1787; served in the Virginia house of delegates in 1787; member of the Virginia convention which ratified the Constitution; moved to Lexington, Ky.; elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1807); postmaster of Lexington 1814-1822; died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 22, 1840; interment in the Old Episcopal Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Librarian, Alderman Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Briscoe Gerard Baldwin and Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart Papers, 1786-1862, 36 items. Subjects covered include John Fowler. A guide to the papers is available in the repository.
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