Description

Black and white sketch of Absalom Fowler, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Leader of the early bar

Absalom Fowler

This noted pioneer lawyer was born 1802 in Tennessee.. He came to Arkansas at an early date and rapidly made a place for himself through his legal attainments..

Fowler commanded the state troops against the Cherokeee Indians.. He was a member of the constitutional convention of 1836 and was a candidate for governor..

Fowler was a member of the legislature from Pulaski County 1838 and 1844.. He was stricken with paralysis while arguing a case in the federal court at Little Rock, April, 1859 and died June 4.

He was a brillian lawyer and possessed a practical mind.. He was not an orator having a harsh and grating voice and a disposition "but little turned to conciliation."

"He was one of the greatest lawyers Arkansas ever had" - Hallum

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 29

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Absalom Fowler, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, 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.

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