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FOWLER, Henry, clergyman, born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1824; died in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 4 August 1872. He was graduated with honors at Williams in 1847, went to New York, and entered upon a literary career. He was editor of "Holden's Magazine," and a contributor to other journals and periodicals. About 1852 he removed to Chicago, and was editor and part proprietor of the "Tribune" for a year or more. From this place he was called to the professorship of political economy in the University of Rochester, New York, which he filled for nearly five years, studying meanwhile in Rochester theological seminary. In 1858 he was licensed and called to the pastorate of the 2d Presbyterian Church in Auburn, N.Y. He married, in 1858, a daughter of Professor Chester Dewey. His pastorate in Auburn continued till 1871, when he resigned in consequence of failing health. He was the author of "The American Pulpit," a volume of biographical and descriptive sketches of living pulpit celebrities, with p0rtraits (New York, 1856).
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