The Road to Civil War

Frederick F. Low

(30 June, 1828 — 21 July, 1894) Low was an American businessman, banker, and politician. Born in Waldo County, Maine, Lowmoved to Maryville Calif. in 1854 and engaged in banking until 1861. Low presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Thirty-seventh Congress but was not permitted to take his seat. Low qualified under authority of a special act of Congress and served from June 3rd, 1862 to March 3rd, 1863. Low was later elected Governor of California and served from 1863 to 1867. Low served as United States Minister to China from 1869 to 1874 and died in 1894. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

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