David Daniel Lowman was a career intelligence officer for the National Security Agency, retiring as Special Assistant to the Director. During his service he received numerous commendations and honors including the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, NSA’s highest award.

A native of Washington state, he served with the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he attended Stanford University where he met his future wife, Eleanor. After graduation they married and moved to Washington D.C. where he joined the National Security Agency and studied for a doctor of jurisprudence from George Washington University. She joined the CIA while getting a masters degree in Russian history.

During his service with NSA David Lowman rose rapidly through the ranks fielding a wide variety of assignments as a linguist, educator, negotiator, lecturer, and liason with U.S. business, Congress and foreign officials and diplomats.

After retirement from NSA he served as a consultant on the declassification of World War II intelligence documents. He testified as an expert witness on this subject four times before congressional committees and federal courts. He was a popular speaker and writer on the subject of signal intelligence and its role in the Pacific War.