FOWLER, Samuel, (1779 - 1844)


FOWLER, Samuel, (grandfather of Samuel Fowler [1851-1919]), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., October 30, 1779; attended the Montgomery Academy; studied medicine at the Pennsylvania Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and commenced practice in Hamburg, N.J., in 1800; moved to Franklin, N.J.; member of the State council in 1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was the discoverer of fowlerite, a rare mineral named in his honor, and of franklinite, named by him; owned and developed the zinc mines at Franklin, Sussex County; owned and conducted the Franklin Furnace Iron Works; was a frequent contributor to numerous scientific publications; died in Franklin, N.J., February 20, 1844; interment in North Church Cemetery, Hardyston Township, near Hamburg, N.J.