Bill G. Lowrey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bill G. Lowrey
Bill G. Lowrey (Mississippi Congressman).jpg
From the September 2, 1947 issue of The Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, MI)
Born May 25, 1862
Kossuth, Mississippi, U.S.
Died September 2, 1947 (aged 85)
Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S.
Resting place Blocker Cemetery
Education Blue Mountain Academy
Alma mater Mississippi College
Tulane University
Occupation Academic politician
Political party Democrat

Bill Green Lowrey (May 25, 1862 – September 2, 1947) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Early life[edit]

Bill Lowrey was born on May 25, 1862 in Kossuth, Mississippi. He attended public school and the Blue Mountain Academy in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, graduating from Mississippi College at Clinton in 1887. During 1888-9 he was a student at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Career[edit]

Lowrey became a professor at Blue Mountain College. In 1898 he was promoted to president of the college, a position he held until 1911 when he moved to Texas to become the president of the Amarillo Military Academy. Leaving that post in 1916, he accepted a posting as field secretary for Hillman College and Blue Mountain College until 1920, when he was appointed vice president of the Blue Mountain College, a position he held until 1921.

Lowrey was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1929), but was not renominated to the Seventy-first Congress (1929). He served as clerk of the United States Court for the Northern District of Mississippi 1929-1935.

Death[edit]

Lowrey died in Olive Branch, Mississippi, September 2, 1947 and was interred in Blocker Cemetery.

References[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hubert D. Stephens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district

1921-1929
Succeeded by
Wall Doxey