Abbie Rowe file photo [25808]

Abbie Rowe

Given NameAbbie
CountryUnited States


ww2dbaseAbbie Rowe was born in Strasburg, Virginia, United States in 1905. Childhood affliction with poliomyelitis left him partly crippled. In 1930, he became a photographer with the US Bureau of Public Roads, and in the late 1930s served in a similar role with the National Park Service of the US Department of the Interior. After the American entry into WW2, he became one of US President Franklin Roosevelt's photographers, initially during his travels around the country, but gradually expanding to cover official White House events as well. He continued to serve in a similar capacity under subsequent presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson. He passed away in Apr 1967.

ww2dbaseSource: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Last Major Revision: Nov 2016

Photographs Taken by Abbie Rowe

US President Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Vice President Henry Wallace in a car, en route from Union Station to Capitol, Washington DC, United States, 10 Nov 1944Harry Truman being sworn in as the President of the United States, White House, Washington DC, United States, 12 Apr 1945Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower in a car, United States, 18 Jun 1945Dwight Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, and George Marshall, Washington DC, United States, 18 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2
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Abbie Rowe Timeline

23 Aug 1905 Abbie Rowe was born in Strasburg, Virginia, United States.

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