Bill G. Lowrey

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Bill G. Lowrey
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From the September 2, 1947 issue of The Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, MI)
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Mississippi's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1921 March 3, 1929
Preceded by Hubert D. Stephens
Succeeded by Wall 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 party Democratic
Education Blue Mountain Academy
Alma mater

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

United States House of Representatives Lower house of the United States Congress

The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national legislature of the United States.

Mississippi U.S. state in the United States

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.

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Early life

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.

Kossuth, Mississippi Village in Mississippi, United States

Kossuth is a village in Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 209 at the 2010 census.

Blue Mountain, Mississippi Town in Mississippi, United States

Blue Mountain is a town in Tippah County, Mississippi. The population was 670 at the 2000 census. It is the location of Blue Mountain College, a private Christian liberal arts college.

Mississippi College

Mississippi College (MC) is a private Baptist college in Clinton, Mississippi. Founded in 1826, MC is the second-oldest Baptist-affiliated college in the United States and the oldest college in Mississippi. With more than 5,000 students, Mississippi College is the largest private university in the state.

Career

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.

Hillman College was a women's college in Clinton, Mississippi, that existed from 1853 until 1942. It was originally named the Central Female Institute, and renamed Hillman College in 1891. It was organized by the Central Baptist Association, and remained in operation throughout the American Civil War. Mississippi College purchased and absorbed Hillman in 1942.

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.

Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

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Death

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

Olive Branch, Mississippi City in Mississippi, United States

Olive Branch is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 33,484 at the 2010 census, up from 21,054 in 2000. Olive Branch is part of the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region that consists of three counties in southwest Tennessee, five counties in northwest Mississippi, and two counties in eastern Arkansas. From 1990 to 2010 Olive Branch was the fastest growing city in the United States, with a growth rate of 838%. Along with other rapidly growing suburbs in DeSoto County, Olive Branch attributes most of its growth and development to the exodus of large numbers of middle-class families from central Memphis.

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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