Jerry Fowler Photo

Jerry Fowler

Born: Apr 26, 1940

Death: Jan 26, 2009

Birthplace: Shreveport

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Jerry Fowler

Date of Birth : Apr 26, 1940
Date of Death : Jan 26, 2009
Birth Place : Shreveport

Jerry Marston Fowler was a Baton Rouge businessman who served as Louisiana's state Elections Commissioner from 1980 until his defeat in the 1999 nonpartisan blanket primary. He was part of the Fowler family Democratic political dynasty. Fowler vacated the position in 2000 and was thereafter indicted, convicted and imprisoned for bribery and income tax evasion in a scandal that grew out of acceptance of kickbacks on the purchase of voting machines. Fowler succeeded his ailing father, Wiley Douglas Fowler, Sr., as Elections Commissioner. Collectively, the Fowlers, who hailed from Coushatta, the parish seat of rural Red River Parish, served forty-one years in the position, originally called the "Custodian of Voting Machines."

Profession


  • Politician
  • Businessperson
  • Athlete

Parents


  • Douglas Fowler

Spouse


  • MariAnn Fowler
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