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Thomas Lowndes
Birth: Jan. 22, 1766
Death: Jul. 8, 1843

US Congressman. He was the son of Rawlins Lowndes, former President and Governor of South Carolina during the Revolution. He studied law and in 1789 was admitted to the bar in South Carolina. He initially spent more time in his planting pursuits involving his vast land holdings. His first public service began with his election to the South Carolina House from St. Philips and St. Michael parish. He would serve in the House through the 12th, and 13th General Assemblies which ended in 1799. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives for the Charleston District in 1801 and served in the 7th and 8th Congresses which ended in 1805. He decided not to seek re-election, however he again became a candidate in 1808, however was defeated in this attempt. As a result he would spend the majority of his time in civic duties including the Charleston Library Society, president of the board of trustees of the College of Charleston and commissioner of the Charleston Orphan House. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Parents:
  Rawlins Lowndes (1720 - 1800)
  Mary Cartwright Lowndes (1736 - 1770)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Bond I'on Lowndes (1777 - 1839)
 
 Children:
  Rawlins Lowndes (1798 - 1800)*
  Mary I'On Lowndes Kinloch (1800 - 1865)*
  Rawlins Lowndes (1801 - 1877)*
  Jacob I'On Lowndes (1806 - 1829)*
  Charles Tidyman Lowndes (1808 - 1884)*
  Harriett Lowndes Aiken (1812 - 1892)*
  Richard Henry Lowndes (1815 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amarinthia Lowndes Champneys (1754 - 1817)*
  Thomas Lowndes (1766 - 1843)
  James Lowndes (1769 - 1839)**
  William Lowndes (1782 - 1822)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and Saint Paul
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
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