lowther #2 24 january 1912

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lowther #2 24 january 1912 - - As Appreciation. A correspondent writes : Mr....
- As Appreciation. A correspondent writes : Mr. Lowther had completed b year, which is as much as saying that he had outlived nearly all his contemporaries. Fc people even remember that ho was at one time a diplomat, and that he filled with distinction tho office of Minister at Buenos Aires in 1S67 - 1 868. There are. however, many who remember him m Parliament, when ho sat for land from 1867 to 1885, and for the Northern Division of that county after the Redistributioi Act of 1885 until 1892. when lie retired. He wai ypieal member of the old Conservative Party rbut his diplomatic experience and his extrem fairness of mind kept him from being in any sense an extreme party man. Like many others, he did not like Disra - !i"s reforms, and then - sequel in 1884 - 5 ; - but he accepted them as inevitable and made the - beat of them. Throughout that long period of sen - ice he kept rhe entire confidence of the men of Westmorland, who in voting for him were doing some - ipporting nplicity of character Perhaps he was best known in London as tho builder and owner of Lowther Lodge, one of Mr. Norman Shaw's first attempts to reform architecture of London. Here he and Mrs. Lowther lived for many years, receiving long succession of friends and acquaintances ; id here at various times lived their luchters and their four sons, of whom three are well known the Speaker, Sir nd Lieutenant - Colonel Henry Cecil C.M.G.. D.S.O.. who has been Military Attache at Pari, Madrid, and Lisbon. It will be remembered that Mrs. Lowther died in 1908, being but littlo younger than her husband. She was a daughter of tho eminent lawyer, Lord Wensleydaio, and was a lady ho lor many years exercised considerable ifluence in many directions. Probably, as she herself was fond of saying, no other Speaker ; Speaker's Court. It is rare enough for ther parent to live long enough to see tho post wftion in generally held by long past

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  1. The Times,
  2. 24 Jan 1912, Wed,
  3. Page 11

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