LOWE, WILLIAM MANNING, lawyer, representative in congress, was born January 16, 1842, in Huntsville. and died October 12, 1882, at Huntsville; son of Gen. Bartley M. and Sarah Sophia (Manning) Lowe (q. v.). He attended the public schools at Florence; the law department of the University of Tennessee, from which he was graduated in 1860; and was a student at the University of Virginia in 1861, when he volunteered as a private in the Fourth Alabama infantry, C. S. Army. He was dangerously wounded at the first battle of Manassas, and on his recovery served as lieutenant colonel on the staff of Gen. Clanton, in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, until captured at the battle of Franklin. He was held prisoner at Camp Chase and Fort Delaware until three months after the surrender. He was elected solicitor of the Huntsville circuit in 1865, and held the position until ousted from office by the reconstruction measures in 1868. In 1870, he represented Madison County in the State legislature; was elected a delegate to the state constitutional convention of 1875; was elected as a Greenback Democrat to the Forty-sixth congress, 1879-1881, and successfully contested the election of Joseph Wheeler to the Forty-seventh congress, 1882. in which he served until his death. Last residence: "The Grove," Huntsville.
History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography
Lowe also had a political appointment from Gov. John Gill Shorter --