Fowler, Joseph Smith, 1820-1902

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Joseph Smith Fowler (1820-1902) was a Republican senator from Tennessee, 1866-1867, and Washington, D.C., lawyer thereafter.

From the guide to the Joseph Smith Fowler Papers, ., 1863-1902, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Educator, lawyer, and U.S. senator from Tennessee.

From the description of Joseph Smith Fowler papers, 1863-1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77600180

Republican senator from Tennessee, 1866-1867, and Washington, D.C., lawyer thereafter.

From the description of Joseph Smith Fowler papers, 1863-1902 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 25031653

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, 1862-1865; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1865-1871; attorney.

From the description of Joseph Smith Fowler papers, 1809-1902, bulk 1871-1902. (Tennessee State Library & Archives). WorldCat record id: 26750986

Lawyer, educator; U.S. senator from Tennessee, 1866-1871.

From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to H[enry] C[lay] Whitney, 1867 Dec. 3. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30798424

Biographical Note

  • 1820, Aug. 31: Born, Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1843: Graduated, Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio
  • 1844: Moved to Kentucky Taught school and studied law
  • 1845 - 1849 : Professor of mathematics, Franklin College, Davidson County, Tenn.
  • 1846: Married Maria Louisa Embry
  • 1856 - 1861 : President, Howard Female College, Gallatin, Tenn.
  • 1861: Moved to Springfield, Ill.
  • 1862: Moved to Nashville, Tenn. State comptroller in military government, Tennessee
  • 1866 - 1871 : United States senator from Tennessee
  • 1866: Delegate, Southern Loyalists' Convention, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1871: Retired from the United States Senate Returned to Tennessee
  • 1902, Apr. 1: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Joseph Smith Fowler Papers, 1863-1903, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Fowler, Joseph Smith, 1820-1902. Joseph Smith Fowler papers, 1863-1903. Library of Congress
creatorOf Joseph Smith Fowler Papers, 1863-1903 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870. Letter, 1867 Dec. 27. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Ethan Allen Hitchcock Papers, 1793-1888, (bulk 1830-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fowler, Joseph Smith, 1820-1902. Joseph Smith Fowler papers, 1863-1902 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Shankland family. Papers, 1846-1939. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. Letters, 1850-1887. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Joseph Smith Fowler Papers, ., 1863-1902 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf MS 1322, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith papers 1834-1877 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Fowler, Joseph Smith. Papers : addition, 1878-1899. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Shankland Family Papers, 1846-1939 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Fowler, Joseph Smith, 1820-1902. Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to H[enry] C[lay] Whitney, 1867 Dec. 3. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Fowler, Joseph Smith, 1820-1902. Joseph Smith Fowler papers, 1809-1902, bulk 1871-1902. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ryder, Martin Thomas, 1831-1894. Papers, 1869-1872. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
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associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. person
associatedWith Barber, George. person
associatedWith Clark, Samuel M. (Samuel Mercer), 1842-1900. person
associatedWith Davis, James D. person
associatedWith Doughty, James A. person
associatedWith Embrey family. family
associatedWith Embry, James H. person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Fleming, William R. person
associatedWith Fletcher, A. J. person
associatedWith Fowler family. family
associatedWith Fowler, Henry. person
associatedWith Gillem, Alvan C. (Alvan Cullem), 1830-1875. person
associatedWith Gillem, Alvan Cullom, 1888-1973. person
associatedWith Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. person
correspondedWith Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870 person
associatedWith Howard Female Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 person
associatedWith Meriwether, Minor. person
associatedWith Polk Place (Nashville, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ryder, Martin Thomas, 1831-1894. person
associatedWith Scott, John. person
associatedWith Shankland family. family
associatedWith Shankland Family family
associatedWith Shankland, S. E. S. person
associatedWith Smith, George Albert 1817-1875 person
associatedWith Stokes, William B., 1814-1897. person
associatedWith Tennessee. Comptroller of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870. person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney, Henry Clay, 1831-1905, person
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United States
Arkansas
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Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Johnson, Andrew--1808-1875--Impeachment
Currency question
Unionists (United States Civil War)
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Senators, U.S. Congress--Tennessee
Lawyers
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Birth 1820-08-31

Death 1902-04-01

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