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Frederick Ferdinand LOW

(1828-1894)

LOW, Frederick Ferdinand, a Representative from California; born in Frankfort (now Winterport), Waldo County, Maine, June 30, 1828; attended the common schools and Hampden Academy; moved to California, where he engaged in the shipping business in San Francisco in 1849; moved to Marysville, Calif. in 1854 and engaged in banking until 1861; presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Thirty-seventh Congress but was not permitted to take his seat; subsequently qualified under authority of a special act of Congress and served from June 3, 1862, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; appointed collector of the port of San Francisco in 1863; later in that year was elected Governor of California and served until 1867; United States Minister to China 1869-1874; engaged in banking in San Francisco; died in San Francisco, Calif., July 21, 1894; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment in Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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