FOWLER, Wyche, Jr. (1940-)

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.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1977-1993. Ca. 150 feet. Personal and congressional papers and correspondence. Closed.
Additional Papers: In Helen Bullard papers, 1920-1979; and Martha Wren Gaines papers, 1962-1987.

  • 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, 1991.
  • Fenno, Richard, Jr. Senators on the Campaign Trail: The Politics of Representation. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.