LOWRY, Michael Edward, (1939 - 2017)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

LOWRY, Michael Edward, a Representative from Washington; born in St. John, Whitman County, Wash., March 8, 1939; attended the Endicott, Wash., public schools; B.A., Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., 1962; chief fiscal analyst and staff director, Washington state senate ways and means committee, 1969-1973; governmental affairs director, Puget Sound Group Health Cooperative, 1974-1975; member, King County, Wash. Council, 1975-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1989); unsuccessful candidate in 1983 for the United States Senate in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry M. Jackson; was not a candidate for reelection in 1988 to the United States House of Representatives, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; elected governor of Washington in 1992 for the four-year term beginning January 13, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for election for Wash. state commissioner of public lands in 2000; died on May 1, 2017, in Olympia, Wash.