George Lowman Elected Farrell Lines Chairman
Thomas J. Smith, president of Farrell Lines Incorporated, announced the election of George F.
Lowman to the office of chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Lowman succeeds the late James A. Farrell Jr., who died on September 15, 1978.
Mr. Lowman has been a director of Farrell Lines since 1966, and a chairman of the Executive Committee since 1971. He has also chaired Farrell Lines' Audit Committee since its formation this year.
He is a graduate of Harvard College, class of '38, and received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1942. He is presently a senior partner in Cummings and Lockwood, Stamford, Conn., the law firm with which he has been associated since 1946. Mr. Lowman was president of the Connecticut Bar Association, 1976-77; president of the Stamford Bar Association, 1963-64; and chairman of the Federal Bench/Bar Committee, 1969-71. He is a member of many other law associations and committees. During World War II, Mr. Lowman served in the United States 7th Army, rising from the rank of private to lieutenant colonel, eventually selected for the American General Staff Corps and receiving a Mobilization Designation to the Pentagon. He landed in southern France on D-Day, and served throughout the European Theater, receiving five major campaign stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Commander's Commendation Ribbon, the Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit.
Long a participant in athletics, Mr. Lowman was a nationally ranked tennis player, a national champion platform tennis player, as well as a low handicap golfer. He captained his college basketball team, eventually playing professionally with the Boston Goodwins, later the Celtics.
Mr. Smith also announced the appointment of James P. Horn as a member of Farrell Lines' Executive Committee. Mr. Horn, former president of American Export Lines, Inc., joined Farrell Lines as senior vice president in the President's Office in March 1978, when Farrell Lines acquired American Export Lines. He is a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. Mr. Horn is a certified public accountant, formerly associated with Haskins & Sells.
Thomas J. Smith will continue as president and chief executive officer of the company.