FANDOM


Wyche Fowler
William Wyche Fowler, Jr. (6 October 1940-) was a member of the US House of Representatives (D) from Georgia's 5th district from 6 April 1977 to 3 January 1987, succeeding Andrew Young and preceding John Lewis, and a member of the US Senate from Georgia from 3 January 1987 to 3 January 1993, succeeding Mack Mattingly and preceding Paul Coverdell.

Biography

William Wyche Fowler, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 6 October 1940, and he served as a US Army intelligence officer before becoming a lawyer. He worked as a congressional aide and a private attorney before serving as an Atlanta city councilman from 1974 to 1977 as a Democratic Party member, and he was elected to the US House of Representatives from the 5th congressional district in 1977, succeeding Civil Rights movement leader Andrew Young. Fowler adhered to social liberalism, but he was moderate on economic and national security issues. Fowler was elected to the US Senate in 1987, and he voted to approve Clarence Thomas to the US Supreme Court. He lost re-election in 1992 to Republican Party politician Paul Coverdell, and he served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 14 September 1996 to 1 March 2001, succeeding Roy Mabus and preceding Robert W. Jordan. He procedeed to work for several corporate and academic boards, including the Carter Center and the Middle East Institute.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.