Fowler, Orin

Fowler, Orin a Congregational minister, was born July 29, 1791, in. Lebanon, Conn. 'He graduated at Yale 1815, entered the ministry October 14, 1817, and in June, 1818, started as missionary to the Western States, through which he traveled a year, and was ordained pastor in Plainfield, Connecticut, March 1, 1820, where he remained eleven years, when he was dismissed, and July 7, 1831, became pastor in Fall River. He was elected to the Senate of Rhode Island in 1847, and in 1848 to the U.S. Senate, in. which office he remained until his death, September 3, 1852. Mr. Fowler published a Disquisition on the Evils attending the Use of Tobacco (1833): — Lectures on the Mode and Subjects of Baptism (1835): — History of Fall River (1841): — Papers on the Boundary (1847), a sermon, several speeches in Congress, etc. Sprague, Annals, 2:648.

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