John Fowler Edit Profile
Educated Phillips Aced., Exeter, N.H., class of ’79.
Entered government service April 1879. In Naval Rendezvous, Washington, until 1881. Then on United States Ship Tallapoosa until that vessel was wrecked, August 1885.
Clerk to captain, to Secretary of the Navy, and to the President. Cruised around the world, 1886-1889. United States consul at Ningpo, China, 1890-1896, at Chefoo, China, 1896-1912, Foochow, China, July 1, 1912-1914, at Rimouski, Canada, December 29, 1914-October 21, 1915.
Resigned. Appointed consul-general, February 2, 1904, reappointed consul, June 10, 1908. Appointed consul at Riviere du Loup, Canada, March 12, 1915, but declined.
Married Lydia Marie Loureiro, March 18, 1891 (died 1901).
Presented with silver loving cup and address by entire native city of Chefoo for services to it in Boxer War. Also with an address and silver punch bowl by foreign community of Chefoo. Also an address from the Chinese authorities for services in the Russo-Japanese War, and thanks of Russian and Japanese authorities, and many resolutions, addresses, etc., Europe, England, Canada and United States for services in Boxer War.
Presented with an address and pair of vases by entire American community of Foochow, China, 1915.