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Isaac Chapman Fowler
Member From: 1875 - 1882
- Birth Date: September 23, 1831 Birth Place:Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia
- Death Date: April 6, 1904
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
- Spouse: Kezia McDonald Chapman
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- Bio: Born in Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Va., September 23, 1831. Died in Abingdon, Va., April 6, 1904, Buried in East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, Va. Isaac Chapman Fowler of Washington County was the son of Dr. Thomas Fowler of Cooke County, Tennessee, and Tazewell County, Va., and Priscilla Breckenridge (Chapman) Fowler. He was educated at Emory and Henry College. He was a merchant from 1852 to 1860, and was connected with the Commissary Department of the Confederate States of America under General John C. Breckenridge. During the early war years, he lost all of his property. He was a member of the House of Delegates, 1875-79, 1881-83. He was one of the three proprietors of the Great Natural Bridge and Tunnel in Scott County; editor and owner of the Bristol News from August 1868 until February 1884 and five times Mayor of Bristol: appointed Clerk of the U. S. District Court at Abingdon, and resigned in 1904. He was a dyed-in-the-wool Republican. He married, December 4, 1854, Kezia McDonald Chapman, daughter of William and Nancy (McDonald) Chapman of Giles County. There is no known portrait of him. While he was Speaker of the House, the Clerk was PATRICK H. McCAULL.
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Speaker of the House - 1881 - 1882
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