Thomas Lowndes (congressman)

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Thomas Lowndes
Thomas Lowndes-congressman.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1805
Preceded byThomas Pinckney
Succeeded byRobert Marion
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parish
In office
November 26, 1792 – December 21, 1799
Personal details
Born(1766-01-22)January 22, 1766
Charleston, South Carolina
DiedJuly 8, 1843(1843-07-08) (aged 77)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyFederalist

Thomas Lowndes (January 22, 1766 – July 8, 1843) was an American planter, lawyer and politician from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the son of Rawlins Lowndes, governor of South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War and half-brother of William Lowndes (congressman) who helped secure the declaration of the War of 1812. Educated in Charleston, he studied law there and became a practicing lawyer in the city in the late 18th century. He was a member of the state legislature from 1792 to 1799. He represented South Carolina's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. Congress from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1805. He was not re-elected in 1804. He failed to win back his seat in 1808, and retired from public life thereafter. He died in Charleston in 1843.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Pinckney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Marion