William M. Lowe


William Lowe attended Wesleyan University in Florence ( Alabama) and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, where he most recently held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and then started in Huntsville to practice on. Between 1865 and 1867 he was Solicitor in the 5th Judicial District.

Lowe also pursued a political career. He was in 1870 a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama and took 1875 as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in part. He was then selected for the Greenback Party in the 46th Congress, where he held his position between 4 March 1879 to 3 March 1881. Lowe challenged the subsequent election of Joseph Wheeler at the 47th Congress of successful and served as of June 3, 1882 to his death in the same year on his property The Grove in Huntsville. He was buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.