Papers, Inclusive (1964-2009)
Fowler West became a staff assistant to Congressman W. R. Poage in 1963. From 1965 to 1969, he was on the professional staff of the House Committee on Agriculture. Then in 1969 and until 1971, he served as Congressman Poage's Chief of Staff.
In 1971, West returned to the House Committee on Agriculture as a staff consultant where he served as a legislative professional. He was promoted to Staff Director of the Committee in 1973 and served under Committee Chairmen W. R. Poage, 1973-1974; Thomas S. Foley, 1975-1980; and Kika de la Garza, 1981-1982.
President Ronald Reagan appointed Fowler West a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in 1982.