Dr. Horald Lees Fowler, 69, a retired dean and history professor at the College of William and Mary, died March 11 in Englewood, Fla., after suffering a heart attack.

He was stricken while on a wedding trip with his second wife, Helen Abbott Fowler, whom he had married on Feb. 14. Their residence was in Williamsburg.

Born in Boston, Dr. Fowler grew up in Maine. He graduated from Dartmouth College and received a master's degree and his doctorate from Harvard University.

He joined the faculty of William and Mary in 1934 where he specialized in history courses on England during the Tudor and Stuart periods and on modern Europe.

Dr. Fowler belonged to the Ameri-department from 1959 until 1964, when he was named dean of the facsors, the Association of University Profeulty of arts and sciences in 1968. While serving as dean, he also continued to teach until retiring in 1974.

In 1969, William and Mary honored him with its Thomas Jefferson Award for his "deep devotion and loyalty" to the college.

After retiring, Dr. Fowler was named to the Williamsburg-James City County School Board. He was a trustee of Bruton Parish Church.

He had served on the council of the Institute of Early American History and Culture and was a former director of the American Studies Program.

Dr. Fowler belonged to the American Historical Association, the American Association of University Professors, the Association of Academic Deans, the Southern Historical Association and Phi Beta Kappa.

In Addition to his wife, he is survived by a stepson, Carlton Abbot, and a stepdaughter, Elaine Abbot Houghland, both of Williamsburg; another stepdaughter, Gale Abbot Roberts of London, and six grandchildren.