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LOWE, William Manning

1842–1882

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Wheeler Family Papers, 1809-1943, 70 cubic feet. Subjects include William Manning Lowe.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Springfield, IL
Papers: In the John Alexander Logan papers, 1859-1907, 8.6 linear feet. The papers include letters sympathizing with John Alexander Logan against accusations by William M. Lowe that he raised troops in Illinois to help the Confederacy.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress (47th, 2nd session: 1882-1883). Memorial addresses on the life and character of William M. Lowe, (a Representative from Alabama), delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Forty-seventh Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883.

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