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Thomas LOWNDES

(1766-1843)

LOWNDES, Thomas, (brother of William Lowndes), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., January 22, 1766; educated at home and in grammar schools of Charleston; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1789 and commenced practice in Charleston; member of the State house of representatives 1792-1799; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1804 to the Ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate in 1808 for election to the Eleventh Congress; devoted himself to the management of his estate, with a residence on his Oaklands plantation and also in Charleston, S.C.; died in Charleston, S.C., on July 8, 1843; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard.

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

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