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Will Lowdermilk is a name famous among local historians. Will H. Lowdermilk was born in Cumberland, January 7, 1839. He attended college and afterwards learned the art of printing.
After fighting on the Confederate side in the Civil War, he returned to Cumberland, where he became the editor and proprietor of the Civilian and Telegraph, a weekly Republican paper. He also founded the Daily Transcript, the first daily newspaper published in Cumberland.
President Grant appointed him postmaster of Cumberland, which position he filled for eight years. During this period Lowdermilk wrote and published his “‘History of Cumberland.”
About 1878 he went to Washington and joined the publishing firm of James Angliin & Co., and later became head of the business.