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Seth Low

educator , publicist

Seth Low, American educator, publicist.

Background

Low, Seth was born on January 18, 1850 in Brooklyn. Son of Abiel Abbot and Ellen Almira (Dow) Low.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1870. (Doctor of Laws, Amherst, 1889, U. State of New York, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and Trinity, 1890, Princeton, 1896, Yale, 1901, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1910).

Career

Judge Benjamin R. Curtis, December 9, 1880. Clerk, and later partner, in his father’s tea-importing house. Mayor of Brooklyn, 1881-1885, elected on independent ticket.

Unsuccessful candidate for mayor Greater New York, 1897. President Columbia University, 1890-1901 (trustee, 1881-1914). Mayor of Greater New York, January 1, 1902-December 31, 1903.

Delaware Peace Conference at The Hague, 1899. Trustee Carnegie Institution, Washington. Home: New York, New York.

Connections

Married Annie Wroe Scollay, d.

father:
Abiel Abbot Low

mother:
Ellen Almira (Dow) Low

spouse:
Annie Wroe Scollay