“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Harmon Luther Lowman

Seventh President of Sam Houston State University



Harmon Luther Lowman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Harmon Luther Lowman Marker
Inscription. A native Texan, Lowman saw World War I military service before attaining a bachelor's degree at Southwest State Teachers College in 1923, a master's degree at the University of Texas, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Chicago in 1930. Appointed president of Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1942, Lowman emphasized new construction, acquired the Country Campus outside Huntsville, and equipped SHSTC as the country's first completely air-conditioned college.
Erected 2006 by SHSU Alumni Association.
Location. 30° 43.653′ N, 95° 32.5′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Avenue F / Martin Luther King Drive near 9ths Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Grave site is within Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of The Steamboat House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elliott Toulmin Bowers (about 700 feet away); Harry Fishburne Estill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Norton Shaver (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua Houston (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Death of Sam Houston (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sam Houston Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Soldiers Graves (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
Regarding Harmon Luther Lowman. Harmon L. Lowman (1894-1942) served the second longest term as president of SHSU. The Lowman Student Center (1964) was later named in his honor.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Former Presidents of Sam Houston State University.
Also see . . .  About Harmon Luther Lowman. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
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