David Perley LOWE, Congress, KS (1823-1882)

LOWE David Perley , a Representative from Kansas; born near Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., August 22, 1823; moved to Ohio; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1851; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; moved to Mound City, Kans., in 1861 and continued the practice of law; member of the State senate in 1863 and 1864; judge of the sixth judicial district 1867-1871; moved to Fort Scott in 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-third Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874; appointed chief justice of Utah Territory by President Grant in 1875; returned to Kansas and settled in Fort Scott, Bourbon County; again elected judge of the sixth judicial district of Kansas in 1879 and served until his death in Fort Scott, Kans., April 10, 1882; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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