FOWLER, Wyche, Jr., (1940 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1987-1993
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

FOWLER, Wyche, Jr., a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Atlanta, Ga., October 6, 1940; attended the public schools; graduated, Davidson College 1962; graduated, Emory University School of Law 1969; served as a United States Army intelligence officer 1963-1964; chief of staff for Representative Charles Weltner 1965-1966; attorney 1969-1977; Atlanta board of aldermen 1970-1973; president, Atlanta city council 1974-1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress on April 5, 1977, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew Young; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (April 6, 1977-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1986, and served from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992; appointed Senate liaison to the Federal Election Commission 1993; resigned as FEC liaison and resumed the practice of law in 1993; U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1997-2001; is a resident of Atlanta, Ga.


Broder, David S., Wyche Fowler, Jr., et al. “What We Ought to Know About Our National Legislature.” In Understanding Congress: Research Perspectives, edited by Roger Davidson and Richard C. Sachs, pp. 35-58. U.S. Congress. House. 101st Cong., 2d sess. H.Doc.100-241. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1991.