Fowler, Philemon Halsted, Dd
Fowler, Philemon Halsted, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born at Albany, N.Y., February 9, 1814. He received his preparatory education at the academy in his native place; graduated from Hobart College, Geneva, in 1832, and for one year was tutor in that institution; was licensed by the Albany Presbytery, October 15, 1835; graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1836; served as pastor elect the Second Presbyterian Church of Washington, D.C.; and in 1839 was installed in Elmira, N.Y., where he remained until 1850. In 1851 he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Utica, where he labored till 1874. In 1866 he was made a member of the Joint Committee on, Reunion, on the part of the New School General Assembly; in 1869 was elected moderator of the General Assembly. He died December 19, 1879. Dr. Fowler was the author of a number of published sermons and small volumes, his largest work being his History of Presbyterianism in Central New York (1877). He was a member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, a trustee of Hamilton College, and a director of Auburn Theological Seminary. He was widely known and honored for his personal qualities. He preached Christ with great directness and fidelity. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1880, page 23.