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Douglas Fowler

Born: Apr 26, 1906

Death: Jan 29, 1980

Birthplace: Coushatta

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Douglas Fowler

Date of Birth : Apr 26, 1906
Date of Death : Jan 29, 1980
Birth Place : Coushatta

Wiley Douglas Fowler, Sr., known as Doug Fowler, was a politician from rural Red River Parish in northwestern Louisiana, a loyal supporter of Governor Earl Kemp Long, and his state's chief elections officer from 1959, until declining health forced his retirement, effective December 31, 1979. Fowler laid the groundwork for a small-scale family political dynasty in Louisiana. Jerry Marston Fowler succeeded his father as elections commissioner and served until a scandal caused his own defeat, effective in 2000. And one of Fowler's two brothers, Hendrix Marion "Mutt" Fowler, Sr., went into local politics, served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for fourteen years and ended his public career, also amid a scandal, as the executive director of the Sabine River Authority in Many. Fowler was a native of Coushatta, the seat of government of Red River Parish. He was elected three times as the parish clerk of court: 1940, 1944, and 1948. He was briefly the mayor of Coushatta from January 2 to June 12, 1953. "Mutt" Fowler succeeded his brother as mayor.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Mayor Douglas Fowler

Spouse


  • Abbie Fowler

Children


  • Jerry Fowler
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