12 Facts About Donald Fowler


Donald L Fowler was an American political scientist, professor, and political operative who served as National Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997, alongside Chris Dodd as General Chairman during this same period.


Donald Fowler was born on September 12,1935, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


Donald Fowler earned a degree in psychology from Wofford College in Spartanburg in 1957 where he had his basketball jersey retired, was president of the student body, and became a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.


Donald Fowler taught public administration and American politics at the University of South Carolina since 1964, and taught at Wofford College and The Citadel.


Donald Fowler was a colonel in the US Army Reserve and a graduate of the US Army War College as well.


Donald Fowler served as CEO of the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.


Donald Fowler remained active in Democratic politics as a member of the DNC.


Donald Fowler was the Chairman of the Board of Donald Fowler Communications, Inc.


Donald Fowler had two children from his first wife, Septima Briggs, who died in 1997.


Donald Fowler married Carol Khare in 2005, who worked with him at the DNC and his communications firm.


Two years later, Carol Donald Fowler became the South Carolina Democratic Party chair.


Donald Fowler died on December 15,2020, at his home in Columbia, South Carolina, from leukemia complicated by COVID-19.