Henry Fowler

Henry Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton

Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton, PC (16 May 183025 February 1911), was born in Sunderland. He moved to Wolverhampton and practiced as a solicitor before entering Parliament as Liberal Member of Parliament for his adopted town in 1880. He had been both a local councillor and Mayor of the town. He held various posts in government including Secretary to the Treasury, President of the Local Government Board and Secretary of State for India. He was widely thought of as a future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but his ill health prevented this.

His daughters were the authors Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler and Edith Henrietta Fowler. He was succeeded as Viscount Wolverhampton by his son Henry.


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