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Joshua Adams LOWELL

(1801-1874)

LOWELL, Joshua Adams, a Representative from Maine; born in Thomaston, Maine, March 20, 1801; attended the common schools; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in East Machias, Maine, in 1826; member of the State house of representatives in 1832, 1833, 1835, and 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twenty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; resumed the practice of law; died in East Machias, Maine, March 13, 1874; interment in the Village Cemetery.

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

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