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

Bill G. Lowrey
Bill G. Lowrey (Mississippi Congressman).jpg
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
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byHubert D. Stephens
Succeeded byWall Doxey
Personal details
Born
Bill Green Lowrey

(1862-05-25)May 25, 1862
Kossuth, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedSeptember 2, 1947(1947-09-02) (aged 85)
Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S.
Resting placeBlocker Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBlue Mountain Academy
Alma mater

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Early lifeEdit

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.

CareerEdit

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.

DeathEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Bill G. Lowrey (id: L000484)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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