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Warrant issued for arrest of the New York City Postmaster after a $155,500 embezzlement discovered

Isaac V. Fowler, detail
05/14/1860
After days of rumors, a federal warrant was announced for the arrest of Isaac Vanderbeck Fowler, the Postmaster of New York City, on charges he had embezzled $155,554.31 in Post Office revenues.  Fowler was a well connected Democratic local political figure who President Pierce had appointed postmaster in 1853.  He fled to Mexico and Cuba and only returned to the United States after charges were allowed to expire in 1866.  He died in Chicago in 1869.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 408-409.

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