Arthur Livingston Lowe
Born: November 11, 1911, Corvallis OR
Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis OR, 1948-1972
Arthur Livingston Lowe was born in Corvallis on November 11, 1911. He attended Corvallis schools, graduating from Corvallis High School in 1929. He attended Oregon State College and was only two credits shy of graduation when the School of Commerce was moved to Eugene.
While attending college, he worked for the Corvallis Gazette-Times, delivering bills and advertising tearsheets to save company postage during the depression years. Lowe returned to Oregon State and completed his degree in secretarial science in 1936. In 1937, Lowe married Shirley Moncur. They have three daughters and a son, and six grandchildren. Their son, John, is a judge in Oregon City.
During the war years, Lowe served as Batallion Commander, 41st Infantry Division in the Southwest Pacific Arena. On return to the states, he was assigned to the headquarters of the Army Ground Forces, S.I.S., Washington, D.C. Following World War II, he served in the Oregon National Guard as Civil Affairs and Military Government Officer on the Headquarters Staff of the 41st Infantry Division.
From delivery carrier for the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Lowe rose to the top as general manager. He served the parent organization, Lee Enterprises, for three years after it bought the paper in 1969.
The Lowes moved their permanent home to Newport, where they had a vacation home for many years. After locating in Newport, Lowe became involved in SCORE (Senior Corps of Retired Executives), advising small businesses in the area.