Judge Sam D W Low Sr.


Judge Sam D W Low Sr.

Texas, USA
Death 7 May 1939 (aged 65)
Washington County, Texas, USA
Burial Brenham, Washington County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 87741096 View Source
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1st wife - Ruth Morriss, m. Oct 22, 1895, Brenham, Washington Co, TX

2nd wife - Maggie Franklin Swain, m. Mar 10, 1909, Washington Co, TX


Sam D.W. Low, the worthy son of his patriotic father, T.A. Low, was born in Brenham in 1874. He was educated in the public schools and at Daniel Baker College, Brownwood.

When scarcely twenty years of age he was given a co-partnership in the lumber business of his father, the firm being styled T.A. Low & Sons. In addition to the duties at the lumber yard, he superintended the farming and took care of the stock on the farm. These avocations were pursued without interruption until the death of T.A. Low and the sale of the lumber yard. Since that time, he and his brother, T.A. Low (Jr.), have established lumber yards in some of the surrounding towns.

Political affairs have interested Mr. Low since he was sixteen years of age; and, as private citizen and as county and precinct chairman, he has been zealous in the pursuit of measures that had for their end the advancement and improvement of the Democratic party. He declined all offices until his friends, without his solicitation, secured his election to fill the unexpired term of J.P. Buchanan in the 33rd [Texas state] Legislature.

...It remained for Sam D.W. Low, of the 34th Legislature, to honor the spot where...the Republic of Texas was born and the place where the great Republic died.

Mr. Low offered the Washington Park Bill
...providing for the purchase and improvement of certain lands in Washington County, on which was located the first capitol of Texas...where first the birth of a new nation was announced to the world, where met the last Congress that terminated the Lone Star Republic, and merged it into the sisterhood of these United States." Washington Park Bill No. 646 was duly passed...and signed...May 20, 1915.

History of Brenham and Washington County (1915)
by Mrs. R. E. Pennington
pg. 95-98

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