Samuel Fowler (1851–1919)

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Samuel Fowler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by James N. Pidcock
Succeeded by Johnston Cornish
Personal details
Born March 22, 1851
Port Jervis, New York, USA
Died March 17, 1919 (aged 67)
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

Samuel Fowler (March 22, 1851 in Port Jervis, New York – March 17, 1919 in Newark, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the U.S. Representative from 1889 to 1893.

Fowler was the son of Colonel Samuel Fowler (1818–1863), an officer with the 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War, and grandson of Samuel Fowler (1779–1844), who served in the House of Representatives from 1833 to 1837.

Fowler was born in Port Jervis, New York on March 22, 1851. He attended the Newton (N.J.) Academy, Princeton College, and Columbia Law School in New York City. He was admitted to the bar of New York in 1873 and of New Jersey in 1876 and practiced law in Newark and Newton, New Jersey.

Fowler was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses, and served in office from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893, and was chairman of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Fifty-second Congress). He was not a candidate for reelection to the Fifty-third Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession in Ogdensburg, New Jersey. Fowler died in Newark on March 17, 1919. He was interred in North Church Cemetery in Hardyston Township, near Hamburg, New Jersey.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James N. Pidcock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Johnston Cornish