Absalom Fowler letter
Absalom Fowler was born in 1806 in Madison County, Kentucky. In 1829, he moved to Little Rock. He soon became the Prosecuting Attorney for Arkansas Territory, serving 1829-1830. In 1833, he joined the law partnership of Robert Crittenden, who died in 1834 leaving the law practice to Fowler. He was president of the Arkansas Bar Association in 1830s. He was a representative for Pulaski County in 1835 and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1836. In 1836, he ran as the Whig Party candidate for governor of the newly-formed state of Arkansas but lost to James Conway by 2000 votes. Fowler was appointed the United States District Attorney for Arkansas in 1841 and 1849 and served as a state representative in 1844-1846. He married Frances Lewis on May 25, 1843. He died June 4, 1859.