Walter Lowrie (politician)

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Walter Lowrie
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United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1825
Preceded by Abner Lacock
Succeeded by William Marks
Personal details
Born (1784-12-10)December 10, 1784
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died December 14, 1868(1868-12-14) (aged 84)
New York City, New York, United States
Political party Democratic-Republican

Walter Lowrie (December 10, 1784 – December 14, 1868) was a teacher, farmer, and politician from Butler County, Pennsylvania. He served in both houses in the state legislature and represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate. Serving as chairman of the Committee on Finance during the 2nd session of the 17th Congress.

After his term as a Senator, Lowrie stayed on as Secretary of the Senate for eleven years. In 1836 he moved to New York City and went to work with the Missionary Board of the Presbyterian Church. He remained with them until his death. Three of his sons, John Cameron, Walter Macon, and Reuben, were prominent as missionaries to India and China. A nephew, Walter H. Lowrie, later served as chief justice of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court.

Lowrie died in New York City on December 14, 1868 (precisely 4 days after his birthday) and is interred in the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Abner Lacock
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Pennsylvania
1819–1825
Served alongside: Jonathan Roberts, William Findlay
Succeeded by
William Marks
Political offices
Preceded by
John Holmes
Maine
Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
1822–1823
Succeeded by
Samuel Smith
Maryland
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Henry Johnson
Most Senior Living U.S. Senator
(Sitting or Former)

September 4, 1864 – December 14, 1868
Succeeded by
Peleg Sprague