Hiram Robert FOWLER, Congress, IL (1851-1926)


FOWLER, Hiram Robert, a Representative from Illinois; born near Eddyville, Pope County, Ill., February 7, 1851; attended the public schools of his native city, and was graduated from the Illinois Normal University at Normal in 1880; studied law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and was graduated in 1884; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced the practice of his profession in Elizabethtown, Ill.; State’s attorney of Hardin County 1888-1892; served in the State house of representatives 1893-1895; member of the State senate 1900-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914; resumed the practice of law in Elizabethtown, Ill.; moved to Harrisburg, Ill., in 1915 and continued practice until his death on January 5, 1926; interment in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present