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Godfrey Fowler Godfrey Rees Fowler
Full Name: Godfrey Rees Fowler
Date of birth: January 2, 1876
Date of death: March 24, 1958

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Godfrey Rees Fowler, birth date 1/2/1876, son of Henry Bascom, grandson of Andrew Jackson Fowler. Chapter IX, Descendants of Andrew Jackson Fowler and Martha Susan Glenn, pp. 169-170. Annals of the Fowler Family, with Branches in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, California, and Texas, 1901.
  • Biography, pp. 502-504. Birth date 1/2/1876 in Palestine, Texas. Centennial History of Anderson County Texas, Showing the Development of this Important County. . ., 1936.
  • Godfrey Rees Fowler, birth date 1/2/1876 in Palestine, Anderson County; death date 3/24/1958; biographical sketch from Pioneer Families of Anderson County Prior to 1900; interment in Palestine City Cemetery, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain, Company F, 33rd Infantry Regiment, Spanish-American War; United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, World War I. "In 1897, G.R. Fowler began his law practice in Palestine, but this was short-lived because of the Spanish American War. He became a Captain of Company F, Thirty-third Infantry Regiment and remained in the Philippines until 1901. He returned to Palestine and his law practice, and served in the Texas Legislature in 1903-04. He joined the Army in 1909 in Nicaragua and was made a General. When the Nicaraguan Army of Liberation succeeded in its task in 1910, he returned to Palestine. He served in France during World War I and at the time of his retirement in 1934, he held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel." Biographical sketch from Pioneer Families of Anderson County Prior to 1900; military grave marker, Godfrey Rees Fowler. Find a Grave.
  • Fowler, Godfrey R., Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number: 401-193. Adjutant General circular dated 1/10/1900. Captain, Company G, 3rd Infantry, Texas Volunteer Guard.
    Previous U.S. Volunteer Army experience, question number 8: Captain, Company G, 2nd Texas United States Volunteer Infantry 5/13-11/9/1898; Captain, Company F, 33rd Infantry United States Volunteers 7/22/1899-4/17/1901. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Fowler, Godfrey Rees, United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War, Call Number: 401-230. Captain, Company G, 2nd Texas Volunteer Infantry; First Lieutenant, Company M, 2nd Texas Volunteer Infantry. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Godfrey Fowler, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Rusk Penitentiary  
    Railroad Commission  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    San Jacinto Battle Ground Picture Purchasing  

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