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John C. Lowe

District Court Judge

Elected in 1921

Judge Lowe was born near Stella, Nebraska, on December 6, 1873. While a student at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, he served as a stenographer in the federal courts. In 1898 he went to New York, and attended night classes in the New York Law School and New York University while working in law offices. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1902. Practiced law for a time in New York, before coming to Minot, North Dakota in June, 1903. He was elected District Judge of the Fifth Judicial District in 1920 and served in that capacity until 1942. Judge Lowe died on May 4, 1950 at Donna, Texas.