Carter Lowance was born in 1910 in Greenville, West Virginia. He graduated from Roanoke College and worked as a reporter for the Roanoke Times and the Associated Press. He served as an Army counter-intelligence officer in World War II. Lowance was Chief of Staff for Virginia governors William M. Tuck, John Stewart Battle, Thomas B. Stanley and J. Lindsay Almond and Albertis S. Harrison. He was Commissioner of Administration in both terms of Mills E. Godwin's governship. Lowance also served as an administrator at Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William and Mary. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Carter Lowance.