Bill G. Lowrey
Bill G. Lowrey
From the September 2, 1947 issue of The Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, MI)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Mississippi's 2nd district
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
|Preceded by||Hubert D. Stephens|
|Succeeded by||Wall Doxey|
Bill Green Lowrey
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|
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.
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.
Lowrey died in Olive Branch, Mississippi, September 2, 1947 and was interred in Blocker Cemetery.