FOWLER, Charles Newell, (1852 - 1932)


``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen" (detail), Once a Week newspaper,, 1895, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

FOWLER, Charles Newell, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Lena, Stephenson County, Ill., November 2, 1852; attended the public schools in Lena, Ill., and Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.; was graduated from Yale College in 1876 and from Chicago Law School in 1878; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced the practice of law in Beloit, Kans.; moved to Cranford, N.J., in 1883 and to Elizabeth in 1891 and engaged in banking, serving as president of a mortgage company; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1911); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Fifty-seventh through Sixtieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for nomination for election to the United States Senate in 1910; member of the Republican State committee 1898-1907; resumed banking activities at Elizabeth, N.J.; also engaged in literary pursuits and operated a group of marble quarries in Vermont; in 1930 moved to Orange, N.J., where he died May 27, 1932; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, N.J.