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  • Don Fowler in the oval office with Bill Clinton

Tribute to Donald L. Fowler, Ph.D.

In-Person Memorial Service

The Fowler family has scheduled an in-person memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 1401 Washington St, Columbia, S.C..

For those who cannot attend in person, the service will be livestreamed here.


We held a tribute to Don Fowler’s life and legacy on April 16 at noon.  Watch the recording here. 

The tribute slideshow is available here.  

Don Fowler

Donald Fowler was a beloved professor and political leader.

He taught at the University of South Carolina for nearly 50 years while also serving the Democratic Party at the state and national level. He was a champion for bipartisanship, democracy and civil dialogue; winning the respect and admiration of students and politicians from all sides of politics. 
He died on December 15, 2020 at the age of 85. 


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