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LOW, Will Hicok, artist, born in Albany, New York, 31 May, 1853. He supported himself in New York city in 1870-'3 by making illustrations for periodicals, and in 1873-'7 was a pupil of Gerome and Carolus-Duran in Paris. After completing his studies, he returned to the United States and opened a studio in New York. He was one of the founders of the Society of American artists. Among his works are " Nine of the First Empire," exhibited at the Paris salon (1876); "Portrait of Mlle. Albani," "Calling Home the Cows" (1880) ; "Skipper Ireson" (1881); " Arcades" (1882)" and " Telling the Bees" (1884). He has illustrated two volumes of Keats's poems--the " Lamia" (1885) and " Odes and Sonnets" (1887)--and has done some good work in stained-glass and house decoration. LOWE, David Pearly, jurist, born in Oneida county, New York, 22 August, 1823. He was graduated at the law department of Cincinnati college in 1851, practised in that city for ten years, and then removed to Kansas, and took up his residence at Mound City. He declined the nomination of the Union party in 1862 for attorney-general of the state, but was elected a member of the state senate, and served two years. During the raid of General Sterling Price into Kansas he performed military service as a lieutenant-colonel on Governor Thomas Carney's staff. He was defeated as a candidate for chief justice in 1866, was a district judge in 1867-'71, and was twice elected to congress as a Republican, serving from 4 March, 1871, till 3 March, 1875. He was appointed a commissioner of pensions, and declined, but accepted the chief justiceship of Utah territory, and subsequently resumed practice in Fort Scott, Kansas
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