David Perley Lowe
Politician. Republican. August 22, 1823, Utica, New York. Died: April 10, 1882, Fort Scott, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives: March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1875.
David Lowe, who was born near Utica, Oneida County, New York, on August 22, 1823, served Kansans as an at large representative in the U.S. Congress for two terms, March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1875. Prior to his 1861 move to Kansas, Lowe had attended the Ohio common schools and graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1851. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Mound City, Kansas, where he continued the practice of law. A member of the state senate in 1863 and 1864, Lowe served as judge of the sixth judicial district (1867-1871), moved to Fort Scott in 1870, and captured a seat in Congress in 1870. Congressman Lowe declined to be a candidate for the nomination in 1874 but accepted appointed as chief justice of Utah Territory in 1875. Subsequently he returned to Kansas, settled in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, and was again elected judge of the sixth judicial district of Kansas in 1879, serving in this capacity until his death in Fort Scott, Kansas, on April 10, 1882.
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