Joseph S. Fowler

Quill platform ID: p11300.

"(August 31, 1820 -- April 1, 1902) Joseph Smith Fowler was a(n) teacher, professor of mathematics at a college, lawyer, comptroller, and American politician. He was born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio and moved to Tennessee. Joseph studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. He was president of Howard Female College, Gallatin, Tennessee (1856 - 1861) and comptroller of Tennessee (1862-1865). Fowler was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1871) and served as chairman on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (40th Congress). He was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Tennessee Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Tennessee Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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