Willia m P. Lowr y was professor of geography and then of ecology. 1927-199 8 Lowry retired and returned to his beloved Oregon in 1981, where he wrote, worked as a consulting meteo- William Prescott rologist, returned for a visiting stint at The University Lowry of McMinnville, of Pennsylvania, and taught locally at Oregon State Oregon, died peacefully University, Linfield College, and Chemeketa Commu- in Portland on 29 Novem- nity College. In January 1998 the American Meteo- rological Society recognized and honored Lowry's ber 1998. Lowry was lifetime contributions to the field of biometeorology, born on 2 November as a teacher and research scientist, by selecting him for 1927, in Colon, Panama, its infrequently granted Award for Outstanding the son of Col. Porter Achievement in Biometeorology. Prescott Lowry (U.S. Army) of Vermillion, Of Lowry's numerous writings, the best known in- South Dakota, and Cincinnati, Ohio; and Margaret clude a classic Scientific American article, "The Cli- Grosse Lowry, of Cincinnati. He graduated from mate of Cities" (1966) and the first textbook on the Staunton Military Academy, Virginia, in 1943; served subject of biological meteorology, Weather and Life in the U.S. Army in Alaska from 1946 to 1948; briefly (1967). Around
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