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FOWLER, Charles Newell (1852-1932)

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.

  • Fowler, Charles Newell. Address of Hon. Charles N. Fowler. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1897.
  • ------. Address of Hon. Charles N. Fowler ... on the financial situation, before the Illinois Manufacturers' Association at Chicago. [New York?: N.p., 1908?]
  • ------. Financial and currency legislation. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1908.
  • ------. Memorial address by Hon. Charles N. Fowler at the laying of the corner stone of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Elizabeth, New Jersey, Decoration Day, May thirtieth, 1906. [Elizabeth?: N.p., 1906].
  • ------. Speech on the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to I. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1896.