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William Manning LOWE

(1842-1882)

LOWE, William Manning, a Representative from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., on June 12, 1842; attended the Wesleyan University, Florence, Ala., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as private, lieutenant, captain, and lieutenant colonel; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Huntsville, Ala.; solicitor of the fifth judicial circuit 1865-1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1870; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1875; elected as a National candidate to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); successfully contested the election of Joseph Wheeler to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from June 3, 1882, until his death in “The Grove,” Huntsville, Ala., October 12, 1882; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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

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