G.R. Fowler

Godfrey Rees Fowler

Full Name: Godfrey Rees Fowler
Date of birth: January 2, 1876
Date of death: March 24, 1958

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson

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House District 28
Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905
Legislatures: 28th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Palestine / Anderson
Counties in district: Anderson

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Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, Spanish-American War and World War I. Military grave marker, Godfrey Rees Fowler, birth date 1/2/1876, death date 3/24/1958, burial in Palestine City Cemetery, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Captain, Company F, 33rd Infantry Regiment, Spanish-American War; United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, World War I. "In 1897, G.R. Fowler began his law practice in Palestine, but this was short-lived because of the Spanish American War. He became a Captain of Company F, Thirty-third Infantry Regiment and remained in the Philippines until 1901. Returned to Palestine and his law practice, and served in the Texas Legislature in 1903-04. He joined the Army in 1909 in Nicaragua and was made a General. When the Nicaraguan Army of Liberation succeeded in its task in 1910, he returned to Palestine. He served in France during World War I and at the time of his retirement in 1934, he held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel." Pioneer Families of Anderson County Prior to 1900, 1983.
  • Fowler, Godfrey R., Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number: 401-193. Adjutant General circular dated 1/10/1900. Captain, Company G, 3rd Infantry, Texas Volunteer Guard.
    Previous U.S. Volunteer Army experience, question number 8: Captain, Company G, 2nd Texas United States Volunteer Infantry 5/13-11/9/1898; Captain, Company F, 33rd Infantry United States Volunteers 7/22/1899-4/17/1901. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Fowler, Godfrey Rees, United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War, Call Number: 401-230. Captain, Company G, 2nd Texas Volunteer Infantry; First Lieutenant, Company M, 2nd Texas Volunteer Infantry. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.

Other Resources

  • Colonel Godfrey Rees Fowler, birth date 1/2/1876 in Texas; death date 3/24/1958 in Palestine, Anderson County; retired Army officer, U.S. Army; served in World War I. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.


  • Photograph. G.R. Fowler, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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28th R.S. - 1903
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Rusk Penitentiary  
Railroad Commission  
Revenue and Taxation  
San Jacinto Battle Ground Picture Purchasing  

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