Rep. Tillie Fowler Dies at 62
Former U.S. Rep. Tillie Fowler, who became prominent on defense issues during her four terms in Congress, died Wednesday, two days after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 62.
Gov. Jeb Bush called Fowler “a great Floridian and committed public service. Congresswoman Fowler was a great leader and was dedicated to making the lives of Floridians better. She will be missed.”
Fowler was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992, campaigning on an “eight is enough” term-limits pledge. She declined to seek re-election in 2000 despite being the most powerful woman in Congress. She was vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, placing her fifth in the GOP hierarchy.
Since 2003, Fowler had been chairwoman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, which advises Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. She was also the chairwoman of the committee that investigated alleged sexual assaults at the U.S. Air Force Academy
via Michelle Malkin