Samuel Fowler Edit Profile
As the owner of zinc and iron mines and an iron works at Franklin, New Jersey, he became a noted mineralogist who discovered several varieties of rare minerals (chiefly various ores of zinc). Born in Newburg, New York on 30 October 1779, Fowler was the son of John Fowler and Glorianna Fowler. He attended the Montgomery Academy and subsequently graduated from Pennsylvania Medical College.
He began to practice medicine in 1800 in Hamburg, New Jersey. Fowler died on 20 February 1844 in Franklin, New Jersey and was interred in the North Church Cemetery in Hardyston Township, New Jersey.
In 1827, Fowler became a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (precursor to the New Jersey Senate), and was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to House of Representatives, serving in the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth United States Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837).