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John Edgar FOWLER

(1866-1930)

FOWLER, John Edgar, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Honeycutt’s Township, near Clinton, Sampson County, N.C., September 8, 1866; attended the common schools and Wake Forest (N.C.) College; studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Clinton, N.C.; trustee of State Normal College for Women, Greensboro, N.C., 1895-1903; member of the State senate in 1895 and 1896; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); resumed the practice of law in Clinton, N.C.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1905 and 1906; died in Clinton, N.C., July 4, 1930; interment in Clinton Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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