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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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Invitation, To the Inauguration of the President of the United States, March 4, 1929.Invitation020101
Photo, Young Children Gracia and MarshallPhoto020102
Program, Inauguration Ceremonies Program, March 4, 1929.Program020102
Invitation, Dinner in honor of The Honorable Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, to February 12, 1932. The New Willard Hotel March 16, 1932.Invitation020103
Card, Secretary of the Treasury. ComplimentsCard020104
Card, Major General and Mrs. Cheatham, December 24, 2101 Connecticut Avenue.Card020105
Invitation, Their Imperial Highnesses, Prince and Princes Takamatsu, The Japanese Ambassador and Madame Debuchi request the honor of your company, Mr. and Mrs Lowman at the Mayflower April 16.Invitation020106
Card, Royal Italian Embassy February 15, Card020107
Card, The Librarian of Congress. Request your presence December 13, 1930 the exhibit of The Vollbehr Collection of Incumabula, December 13, 1930. Card020108
Invitation, The Assistant Secretary of Treasury and Mrs. Lowman. Concert of Mr. and Mrs. Vandenberg March 1. Invitation020109
Card, The Members of Law Societies, The Secretary of State and Mrs. Stimson request your company at a reception August 27.Card020110
Car ,Invitation, The President of the United States invites Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at a meeting of the White House on Child Health and Protection November 19 - 22, 1930.Card 020111
Card, Invitation from the Gray Ladies, Graduation Exercises, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Unit, American Red Cross, District of Columbia. February 6, 1933.Invitation020112
Invitation from Mrs. Jacob Leander Loose To Mrs. Lowman at a Luncheon, April 10, In Honor of Madame Debuchi at The Mayflower.Invitation020113
Bulletin, The Twentieth Century Club of Washington, D. C. Bulletin for October, 1931. Bulletin020114
Card, Mr. & Mrs, Murron will be home after June 4, 2001 16th Street.Card020115
Card Buiness, Frank E. Paddock.Card Business020116
Invitation, General A. W. Greely, Miss Rose Greely. February 14. 3131 P. Street.Invitation020117
Card, Invitation, The Secretary of Agriculture and Mrs Hyde request the company of The Assistant Secretary of the Treasure and Mrs. Lowman February 6. The Mayflower. In honor of The Vice President and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Evert Gann.Card, Invitation020118
Invitation. On the Occasion of the Cup Regatta, The Committee request the company of The Assantant Secretary of the Treasure and Mrs. Lowman September 13th and 14th.Invitation020119
Invitation. The Minister of Ecuador and Madame Viteri At Home, February 26.Invitation020120
Invitation, In honor of The Vice President The Secretary of Treasure request the company of Mr. and Mrs. Lowman, February 11th.Invitation020121
Invitation, Madame Enrique A. Prieto, Miss Lucia E. Tessada-Guzman, informal Buffit Supper December 1st.Invitation.020122
Invitation. Mrs Lucy Leathenworth Wilder Morris a luncheon In Honor of Mrs Gann, January 15th.Invitation020123
Card Business, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Lowman. Twenty-four hundred Sixteenth Street.Card Business020124
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