John Edgar Fowler

John Edgar Fowler ( born September 8, 1866 Clinton, North Carolina, † July 4, 1930 ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1899 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Fowler attended the common schools and graduated after the Wake Forest College. After a subsequent law degree in 1894 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Clinton in this profession. Between 1895 and 1903 he was also curator of the Girls' School State Normal College for Women in Greensboro.

Politically, Fowler finished in the 1890s to the populist party. In 1895 and 1896 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1896, he was the third election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John G. Shaw on March 4, 1897. Until March 3, 1899, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the events of the Spanish-American War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Fowler practiced as a lawyer again. He also worked in agriculture. In the years 1905 and 1906 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. John Fowler died on July 4, 1930 in Clinton.