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John FOWLER

(1755-1840)

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.

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

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