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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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Newspaper clipping, February 27, 28, 1928, Seymour Lowman, Job is Safe. Nomination Of Lowman Is Approved, as assistant Secretary of the Treasury in charge of Prohibition.Newspaper Clipping040920
Newspaper clipping, April 30,1917, He's a born organizer and Leader of men. County Chairman of the Republican Party.Newspaper Clipping040921
Newspaper clipping, Round Town by Matt Richardson. Seymour Lowman Writes and Publishes Genealogy of His Pioneering Family.Newspaper Clipping040922
Newspaper Clipping, Heads Luncheon Committee. Mrs. Seymour Lowman is chairman of the committee in charge of the Wednesday Morning Club Luncheon to be held in the Federation Hall Wednesday noon following the election of officers.Newspaper Clipping040923
News Paper, Chemung Vally Reporter, Horseheads, New York Thursday May 11, 1933. Seymour Lowman Drops "Horatio" from His Name, It Being No Help in Journey To Distinction in Ranks of Republican. Policies of the Reporter Approved. News papers will sell for five cents with emphasis on local and community news, in the next five years was the perdiction of Frank Tripp, general manager.News Paper040924
Photo, The old Lowman Home in Lowman, New York. where Aunt Julia Lowman was taken to her last resting place 1910 the last of eight children. Photo of Rev. Mrs. Annis Ford Eastman, 1910.Photo040925
News Paper, Elmira Advertiser, Elmira , New York October 28, 1926 Hundreds Attend Convention Opening. Elmira Fine Setting For D. A. R. Meeting, Says Seymour Lowman, Delegates are Greeted by Lieutenant Governor, Mrs A. W. Booth and Mrs. Pitcher Gives Address, Mayor Heller Welcome Visitors. Speakers and Hostess. Mrs. Seymour Lowman Is Hostess, Mrs. Samuel J. Karmer State Regent, Dr. A. W. Booth Speaker, and Seymour Lowman Speaker.News Paper040926
News Paper, Extra Utica Observer-Despatch Extra, May 21, 1927. Lindbergh Reported In France Due In Paris This Afternoon. Lincoln Andrews To Quit, Lowman Chosen for Place.News Paper040928
Letter, To Honorable Seymour Lowman, Treasury Department, Washington. FromL. S. Rowe, Pam American Union, Washington D. C. Letter 040929
Letter, December 22, 1929. To Grandson Marshall, from Grandfather, Seymoun Lowman.Letter040930
Photo, Frances (Fanny) Tubbs. Was secretary of the Lowman Construction Corporation, Elmira, New York.Photo040931
Telegram, Western Union Telegram. March 26, 1922 to Mrs. Seymour Lowman from Seymour Lowman.Telegram040932
Letter, Binghamton, New York, April 2, 1934, To Mr. D. W. Berrigan, Ex-Police Commissioner, Elmira, New York. From Adam Good (Democrat) Erie Railroad.Letter040933
News Clipping, Lowman is mentioned in "The F. B. I. Story Written by Dan Whithead, published in 1957. A chapter called "The Roaring Twenties; The Gangers Rise to Power" Lowman was Secretary of the Treasury Calvin Coolige was President. He was retained by Herbert Hoover; and stayed short time for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eva Taylor, Histioical Jounnal, June 1957.News Clipping040935
Recipt, Fay V. Bowen Engine Company, Geneva, New York, May 21, 1908. Kate S. Lowman, Elmira, New York. Paid May 21, 1908.Recipt040936
Document, Clipping of Seymour Lowman 1927 - 1940.Document.040937
Letter, To Honorable Seymour Lowman, March 9, 1929 from Herbert Hoover. Thanking him for his thoughtfulness toward him.Letter040938
Letter, To Honorable Seymour Lowman February 25, 1933 From Herbert Hoover, I cannot leave this office without expressing to you my personal gratitude for the fine friendship you have shown to over these many years.Letter040939
Letter, Governor Lowman, March 14, 1933 from Franklin D. Roosevelt, tendering his resignation as Assistant Secertary of the Treasury, which is hereby accepted to take effect at the close of March fifteenth, nineteen thirity three.Letter040940
Seymour Lowman prohibition scrapbook, 1928-1930.Scrapbook0501
Book - The Whig Almanac, 1851.Book0601
Book - Lowman family Bible, ca. 1800.Book0602
Book - English Grammar in Familiar Lectures, 1832. (School textbook belonging to Jacob Lowman)Book0603
Book - Emerson's North American Arithmetic, Part Third for Advanced Scholars, 1839. (school textbook belonging to Jacob Lowman)Book0604
Book - The Federal Calculator, or American Schoolmaster's Assistant and Young Man's Companion Being a Compendium of Federal Arithmetic Both Practical and Theoretical, 1803. (School Math textbook belonging to George Lowman)Book0605
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