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Collection TitleCL 55 Lowman Family PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button

Lowman Family - Jacob Lowman, his wife, Hilda, and and his younger brother, Martin, first came to Chemung County in 1788. 

Seymour Lowman - Seymour Lowman, son of John and Fanny Lowman, was born October 7, 1868 in the town of Chemung.  On September 7, 1893, he married Katherine Harding Smith.  Their children include Caroline (b. May 31, 1904) and A. Marshall.  Lowman served in the New York State Assembly from 1909 to 1910 and the State Senate from 1918 to 1924.  He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1925 until 1927 when he became Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury.  During prohibition, he was in charge of enforcement until he was forced to resign in 1933.  He retired to Elmira and became president of the Elmira Savings Bank until his death in 1940. 


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Card, Please send response to Miss RandolphCard020233
Letter, The White House, Washington. Mrs. Hoover hopes to see you at luncheon on February 9th, Ruth Fesler Secretary February 3, 1931. Accepted February 6.Letter020234
Invitation, The President and Mrs. Coolidge request the company of Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at a reception at the White House December 6, 1928Invitation020235
Invation, The Secretary of the Treasury request the company of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Lowman at dinner Friday January 30th, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue. Accepted January 17th. In honor of the Vice President.Invitation020236
Invitation, The Secretary of State and Mrs. Stimson request the company of Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at breakfast first of January at the Pan American Union. Invitation020237
Card, The White House . Admit at Southwest Gate, not transferable, February 25, 1933.Card020238
Invitation, The Hungarian Minster and Countess Lzechenyi, Miss. Gladys Lzenchenyi. November 23rd at 2929 Massachustts Avenue. Lowmans.Invitation020240
Invitation, Madame Wu At Home, January 16th. Chinese Legation Mr. and Mrs Lowman.Invitation020241
Invitation, In honor of The Delegates to the Sixth General Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce. The Secretary of State and Mrs. Stimson be at home May 15th. Garden Party. Woodley 3000 Cathedral Avenue.Invitation020242
Card Business, The Italian Ambassador.Card Business020243
Card Business, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur John Carr. Saturday, February 18, Five o'clock in honor of "The Little Cabinet" Husbands. 3200 Wyoming Avenue.Card Business020243
Invitation, Mr. and Mrs. F. Truber Davison request the pleasure of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Lowman at dinner, Friday December 19, to meet General Mac Arthur. 3363 N. Street. Accepted December 11th.Invitation020244
Invitation, The President and Mrs Hoover request the company of Mr. and Mrs. Lowman, August 26, at four thirty o'clock Garden Party.Invitation020245
Invitation, Mrs. Hoover request the company of Mrs. Lowman at dinner February 23.Invitation020246
Card, Strictly not Transferable. Mr. and Mrs. Lowman, will please present this card at the South Portico of The White House, Saturday evening February 25, 1933.Card020247
Invitation,The Egyptian charged Affaires and Madame Ismail Bey, request the company of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Lowman luncheon July 30, to Honor of H. E. M2 Mr. and Mrs. William Yandine (check spelling).Invitation020248
Invitation, The President and Mrs Hoover request the company of Mr. and Mrs. Lowman a reception at The White House, February 25, 1932Invitation020248
Invitation, On the Occasion of The Centenary of the Republic of Uruguary. The Uruguayan Minster request the company of Honorable Seymour Lowman, at luncheon on Friday July 18, 1930. Accepted July 10, 1930.Invitation020249
Letter, From the White House, December 26, 1928. to Mr. and Mrs. Lowman, to inform them that the President and Mrs. Coolidge will be absent from Washington on January 1st they regret cancelling the usual New Year's Reception.Letter020249
Letter, To Mrs. Lowman For Madame Defaco, April 28th. Invitation to Tea at the National ________ Country Club from Mary L. Huse. Check Spelling.Letter020250
Invitation, The Secretary of State and Mrs. Stimson request the company at a Garden Party, May 27, from five to seven, Woodley, 3000 Cathedral Avenue. (Lowman)Invitation 020250
Program, The Bishop of Washington and the Dean and Chapter of Washington Cathedral request your presence at the Annual Meeting to be held at Mount Saint Alban on May 14, 1931. Accepted May 10.Program020251
Invitation, The National Capital Park and Planning Commission, request your presence at the Presentation of the Regional Plan for the National Capital. January 17, 1930. Accepted. Invitation020252
Invitation, The Minster of Venezuela and Senora de Arcaya have the honor to extend to The Assisant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs Lowman an invitation to be present at a Pontifical Mass, to be celebrated at Saint Mathew's church Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, December 17th in memory of Simon Bolivar, the Liberator, the hundredth anniversary of his death.Invitation020253
Letter, The White House, Washington. Mrs. Lowman, The President and Mrs Hoover with much pleasure having you and Mr. Lowman dine with them March 15, Doris Goss, Secretary. accepted March 12, 1932. Letter020254
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