Lowth was born at Billingborough, Lincolnshire on 4 November 1858. Having received elementary school education, he entered the railway service in 1875 and moved to Manchester. He worked on the railway for 23 years, doing various jobs, then became the general secretary of the General Railway Workers' Union in 1898, a trade union he had helped to establish some years earlier.
Lowth died on 26 May 1931 at the age of 72. He had been ill for several weeks, and died in hospital in London.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Lowth
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