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4/24/13 11:31AM
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Riverwalk’s Historical Monument Trail Honors Cody Fowler

Fowler White Boggs is proud to announce that one of the firm’s founders, Cody Fowler, was honored as one of six Historical Monument Honorees for the Tampa Historical Monument Trail on April 23, 2013.

Tampa, FL – Fowler White Boggs is proud to announce that one of the firm’s founders, Cody Fowler, was honored as one of six Historical Monument Honorees for the Tampa Historical Monument Trail on April 23, 2013.  This honor will be demonstrated with a bronze bust sculpture along the Tampa Riverwalk in December, 2013.  The Historical Monument Trail, in partnership with the Friends of the Riverwalk, uses busts, statues and monuments to educate the public about significant events and noteworthy people that have shaped the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County.

One of two World War I veterans who founded the Fowler White law firm during the Second World War, Cody Fowler was the first Tampa lawyer to serve as president of the American Bar Association and was a founder and twice president of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Fowler was a leader in promoting racial equality and diversity, chairing the Tampa Bi-Racial Committee in the late 1950’s and hiring the first woman lawyer in Florida. 

“We are truly honored that Cody Fowler will have a permanent place in Tampa’s history,” said Rhea F. Law, Chair of the Board and CEO of Fowler White Boggs.  “We want to honor his legacy and be courageous in standing strong for our values and beliefs as a firm.”   

Noteworthy persons chosen for a monument must be deceased for at least 15 years, have made a lasting impact on the history of Tampa, served or influenced the community, left a lasting legacy, and resided in Tampa or Hillsborough County. 

About the Tampa Riverwalk
 
The Friends of the Riverwalk is a 501 (c) (3), not for profit, organized to enhance quality of life and build a stronger sense of community in Tampa by preserving the waterfront for use by our citizens and visitors in a way that inspires a sense of ownership and invites active participation in city life.  To learn more about the Tampa Riverwalk and Friends of the Riverwalk, go to www.TheTampaRiverWalk.com

About Fowler White Boggs
Providing comprehensive legal services to our clients for 70 years, Fowler White Boggs is one of Florida’s most respected law firms.  Our firm is internationally connected with a Florida focus with 130 attorneys in five offices located in Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.

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