FOWLER, Orin, (1791 - 1852)


FOWLER, Orin, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lebanon, Conn., July 29, 1791; pursued classical studies and attended Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; was graduated from Yale College in 1814; studied theology and pursued extensive missionary work in the Valley of the Mississippi; finally settled as a minister in Plainfield, Conn., in 1820; moved to Fall River, Mass., in 1829, where he was installed as pastor of the Congregational Church in 1831; wrote a history of Fall River in 1841; served in the State senate in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1849, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 3, 1852; interment in the North Burial Ground, Fall River, Mass.