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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 Invitation. Your presence is requested at the Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as Governor of the State of New York, State Capital, Albany January 1, 1929.Card Invitation020125
Envelope, to Honorable and Mrs. Seymour Lowman, 24 Sixteenth Street. from The White House.Envelope020126
Business card, The Secretary of the Navy.Business Card020127
Invitation, from Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Todd, Fortieth Anniversary, Reception March 14, 1867.Invitation020128
Invitation, Mr and Mrs. L. Wallace Dempsey, December 20th. To meet Colonal and Mrs. Harry Burgess Governor of Panama Canal Invitation020129
Program, Anniversary Exercises.Program020130
Invitation, New York State W. C. T. U. Banquet October 20, 1936 Albany, New York.Invitation 020131
Invitation.Request your presence October 9th, of His Majesty, King Fouad I. Affaires of Egypt and Madame Aly Ismail Bey.Invitation020132
Invitation, Funeral Services for James William Good, Secretary of War of the United States, at the White House November 20th.Invitation020133
Invitation, To Mr. and Mrs. Lowman from The President and Mrs. Hoover dinner February 1st. Informal The President will wear a tuxedo and black tie. January 27, 1931. Invitation020134
Invitation, Mrs. William Durward Connor requests Mrs. Lowman to Luncheon February 24, The Army War College in Honor of Mrs Cordell Hull. Accepted January 23.Invitation020135
Invitation, Secretary of State and Mrs. Stimson request Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at breakfast January 1st. at the Pan American Union.Invitation020136
Invitation, Mr.and Mrs. Lowman to meet Professor L. A. Mitchell, Director of the Leander, McCormick Observatory who will give an informal talk on the recent eclipse of the sun in the South Seas. February 21st. At the Home of Mrs. McCormick Goodhart. Accepted 19th. Invitation020137
Invitation, Mrs. and Mrs. Ogden L. Mills request Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at dinner February 24th. R. S. V. P. February 1st.Invitation 020138
Invitation, In Honor of The Visiting Members of the Law Societies of Great Britian and France engaged in Judicial and International pursuit. The Federal Bar Association requests your company at dinner August 28th, Terrace Garden Hotel Carlton.Invitation020139
Invitation. Mr. and Mrs. Lowman, Miss. Katherine Lowman, December 20th at The Mayflower. (dancing) Invitation020140
Invitation, Major General and Mrs. Connors at home, December 8th. The Officers Club, The Army War College. In Honor of I. E. The Japanese Ambassador and Madame Debuchi.Invitation020141
Card, Mrs, Taft and the members of her family gratefully acknowledge your kind expression of sympathy.Card 020142
Invitation. Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell Merriam request Mr. and Mrs. Lowman dinner May 1st, 2400 Sixteenth Street. accepted.Invitation020143
Invitation, Major General and Mrs. Connor, February 25th The Officers Club In Honor of the Secretary of War and Mrs. Hurley.Invitation020144
Invitation, The Director General of the Pan American Union. The Session of the Guatemala Honduras Special Boundary Tribunal will be held January 23rd, the at Pan American Union.Invitation020145
Invitation, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin William Fort request Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at dinner January 24th in Honor of The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Hope. R. S. V. P. 1816, 24th Street.Invitation020146
Card, Business, Mrs. Wilbur, Thursday April 9th, The Mayflower.Card, Business020147
Invitation, In honor of Mrs. Edward Everett Gann, Mrs Henry Albers request your company at a Luncheon Tuesday April 19th. Accepted March 30th. Invitation020148
Invitation, Mr. and Mrs. F. Trubee Davison request Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Lowman at dinner May 20th.Invitation020149
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