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Samuel FOWLER

(1851-1919)

FOWLER, Samuel, (grandson of Samuel Fowler [1779-1844]), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Port Jervis, Orange County, N.Y., March 22, 1851; attended the Newton (N.J.) Academy, Princeton College, and Columbia College Law School in New York City; was admitted to the bar of New York in 1873 and of New Jersey in 1876 and practiced law in Newark and Newton, N.J.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Fifty-second Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Ogdensburg, N.J.; died in Newark, N.J., March 17, 1919; interment in North Church Cemetery, Hardyston Township, near Hamburg, N.J.

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

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