Elected intendant September 29, 1788, succeeding John F. Grimké. Succeeded by Thomas Jones, September 1789.
Born 1721, died August 24, 1800, buried in St. Philip's Episcopal churchyard.
Son of Charles Lowndes, married Amarinthia Elliott 1748; married second, Mary Cartwright, 1751; married third Sarah Jones 1773.
Attorney, planter with land on Combahee River and Chechessey Creek in St. Bartholomew's Parish [Colleton County], on Stono River in St. Paul's Parish, at Coosawhatchie [Beaufort County], and in St. James, Goose Creek, Parish.
Represented St. Pauls Parish in Royal Assembly, 1749-1751; elected from St. Batholomew's parish to Royal Assemblies 1751-1775 [did not serve in all of them]; represented St. Bartholomew's in First and Second Provincial Congresses, and Second General Assembly, 1776-1778. Represented St. Philip's and St. Michael's parishes during two General Assemblies, 1787-1790.
Assistant judge for the Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas, 1766-1772. President of South Carolina 1778-1779.

Bailey, N. Louise, Mary L. Morgan, and Carolyn R. Taylor. Biographical Directory of the South Carolina Senate, 1776-1985. Vol. 2. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1986.
Charleston City Gazette, September 30, October 2, 1788.
Massey, Gregory D. "Lowndes, Rawlins." Walter Edgar, ed. The Encyclopedia of South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2006.