Creator

Date Original

1837

Description

This photostat of a letter written by Fowler discusses the possibilities of a nominee of the newly-established Whig Party in Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Absalom Fowler was born in 1806 in Madison County, Kentucky. In 1829, he moved to Little Rock. Hesoon became the Prosecuting Attorney for Arkansas Territory, serving 1829-1830. In 1833, he joinedthe law partnership of Robert Crittenden, who died in 1834 leaving the law practice to Fowler. He waspresident of the Arkansas Bar Association in 1830s. He was a representative for Pulaski County in 1835and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1836. In 1836, he ran as the Whig Party candidatefor governor of the newly-formed state of Arkansas but lost to James Conway by 2000 votes. Fowlerwas appointed the United States District Attorney for Arkansas in 1841 and 1849 and served as a staterepresentative in 1844-1846. He married Frances Lewis on May 25, 1843. He died June 4, 1859.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Kentucky

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Absalom Fowler letter [photostat], SMC.008.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Absalom Fowler letter [photostat], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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