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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 Celebrate the Anniversary of the Prodamation of the Turkish Republic. The Turkish Ambassador request The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Lowman at a reception October 29th. at the Embassy. Invitation020150
Invitation, The Chinese Minister and Madame Wu request your company a dramatic presentation given Mr. and Mrs. Mei Lan-Fang actor of the Chinese stage February 14th at the Wardman Park Hotel.Invitation020151
Card, Business, Major and Mrs. Cortlandt Parker, To remind them Buffet Supper November 7th.Card, Business020151
Invitation, The National Society Magna Dames will meet at a luncheon Green Hill Farms City Line and Lancaster Avenue, Overbrook, Philadelphia, November 16, 1932.Invitation020152
Invitation, The President and Trustees of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, request your presence of the Annual Exhibition representing current work of the Institution. December 11, 1931.Invitation020153
Letter, to Mrs. Seymour Lowman, February 26, 1931, from Alice Parlett Creyke (corresponding Secretary) to inform her at the request of Mrs. Hugh S. Cumming she elected to a courtesy or guest membership in The Twentieth Century Club, dues are $5.00.Letter020154
Card, The White House Admit at Northwest Gate. Not transferable. July 16, 1930.Card020155
Invitation,Mr. and Mrs Seymour Lowman announce the marriage of their daughter Caroline Ethlyn to Raymond Virgil Marron, Lieutenant United States Coast Guard. May18, 1932.Invitation020156
Invitation, In honor of the ladies accompanying the guests of The American Bar Association. The Ladies Committee of Washington request Mrs Lowman at Lucheon Wardman Park Hotel. August 26th.Invitation020157
Invitation, The National Geographic Society request The Honorable and Mrs. Seymour Lowman at the Presentation to Doctor Hugo Eckener of the Society's special Gold Medal. March 27, 1930. Accepted March 16th.Invitation020158
Card, The Secretary of Commerce and Mrs. Lamont, Miss. Lamont Mondy February 3rd. 2125 Kalorama Road.Card020159
Letter, The White House, Washington July9, 1930. Mr. Lowman: The President and Mrs Hoover request you and Mrs. Lowman come to the Garden Party for the disable veterans, July 16th.Letter020160
Invitation, The Governing Board of the Pan American Union, request your company at the unveiling of a Bust of Andrew Carnegie Presented to the Pan American Union by Mrs. Carnegie, December 15. Invitation 020161
Card, Mrs. Hoover will receive Mr. and Mrs. Lowman and The Mosses Lowman. May 16th.Card020162
Invitation, Mrs. Gifferd request Mr. and Mrs. Lowman at Dinner in Honor of Secretary of the Treasury, March 2, 1928 at 2400 Sixteenth Street.Invitation020162
Invitation, Mr. and Mrs. McNary request The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs Lowman at dinner January 14th, in honor of the Vice President. Accepted November 16, The Mayflower Chinese Room.Invitation020164
Invitation, The United Coast Guard Academy request your Presence at the exercises of Forty-fifth Commeneement Week May tenth to fifteenth nineteen hundred and thirty-one, New London, Connecticut. Invitation020165
Invitation, The National Capital Republican Club invites Honorable and Mrs. Seymour Lowman at the opening of your new Club House December eighteenth, Nineteen Hundred and thirty-one. Sixteenth Street at Scott Circle.Invittion020166
Program, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 1 Street Northwest, May 1929.Program020201
Menu Luncheon, The Willard, Washington, D. C. Luncheon in honor of Madame Cornelia Sorabji.Menu020202
Invination,The Ambassador of Mexico and Lenora de Tellez,request The Assistant Secretary of ths Treasury and Mrs. Seymour Lowman to dinner March 1st, 2829 Sixteenth Street. Accepted February 6th. Invitation020203
Invitation, The Solicitor General and Mrs. Thatcher, May 7th, 1534 Twenty eighth Street.Invitation020204
Western Union, May 20 - 21, 1927. Congratulation to Seymour Lowman upon your Appointment to the Secretaryto the Treasurer in Charge of Prohibition. From W. D. Conner, Harry, George and Cady, Newton and Fanny, Fredrica Gates, Florence E. S. Knapp,Sarah Schuyler Butler, Stanley G. Barnes, Mathew A. Heeran, H. E. Woolever.Western Union020204
Invitation, To Honor President and Mrs. Robertson. The Trustees and Faculty of Goucher College request your Presence at Dinner Friday, April 24, at Lord Balitmore Hotel, Balitmore. Regert April 13.Invitation020205
Invitation, In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Taylor. The Bishop of Washington and Mrs. Freeman and All Hallous Guild The Garden Guild of the National Cathedral request your company at a reception in The Bishop Garden following the Service of Dedication of The Pilgrim Steps.Invitation020206
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