Philip M. Lown was born in Farmersburg Township, Clayton County, Ia., on June 22, 1854. He was the recipient of a good education, having attended school in Marion Township, and one year in Fayette County. Mr. Lown has always followed farming, and now owns 140 acres of good land on section 1, this township. He was married on Nov. 27, 1879, to Maggie McKeller, who was born in Farmersburg Township, Clayton County, April 13, 1859. Mr. Lown was educated in the Democratic school of politics and has always adhered to the principles of that party. He has held the office of Township Clerk for the past two years. He has always taken an interest in any enterprise tending to the advancement of Clayton County's interests, and is one of her popular men.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 933-934
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