Tim Lowry

American football player and lawyer (1905–1983)
Tim Lowry
Tim Lowry, November 1925
Date of birth(1905-08-04)August 4, 1905
Date of deathFebruary 27, 1983(1983-02-27) (aged 77)
Place of deathEvanston, Illinois, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Center
US collegeNorthwestern University
Career highlights and awards

Timothy G. Lowry (August 4, 1905 – February 27, 1983) was an American football player and lawyer. He played college football as the center for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1923 to 1925 and won the 1925 Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the most valuable player in the Big Ten Conference.

Early years

Lowry was born in Chicago in 1905, the son of Charles D. Lowry, a district superintendentt for the Chicago public school system. He attended Eugene Field grammar school and Nicholas Senn High School, graduating in 1922. He played high school football at the tackle and center positions for Senn.[1][2]

Northwestern

Lowry enrolled at Northwestern University in the fall of 1922 and played for the freshman football team. He played at the center position for the Northwestern Wildcats football teams from 1923 to 1925, captaining the team in his final season. At the conclusion of the 1925 college football season, he defeated Benny Friedman in voting for the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, the trophy preseted to the most valuable player in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

While at Northwestern, Lowry was also president of the senior class, captain of the wrestling team, a member of the Deru honorary senior society, a member of the dramatic club, and played bass. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he remained at Northwestern and attended the law school.[1]

Later years

Lowry had a career as a lawyer. He was also the secretary and treasurer of the Illinois Center Corporation at the time the Illinois Center. He was also an alderman in Evanston, Illinois. Lowry died in 1983 at age 77.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Power! Brains! Leadership! Tribune Trophy Winner First Played Football at Senn High". Chicago Tribune. December 20, 1925. p. II-2.
  2. ^ "Lowry Named Most Valuable Big Ten Player". Chicago Tribune. December 20, 1925. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tim Lowry, 77; NU football star, civic leader". Chicago Tribune. 1983-03-01.
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