Byron Looper

Byron Looper

Convicted Murderer and Political Assassin
Born Sep 15, 1964

"Lowtax" redirects here. For the founder of the comedy website Something Awful, see Something Awful. En:Byron LooperBorn Byron Anthony Looper Template:Safesubst:September 15, 1964 (age 47) Template:Safesubst:Cookeville, TennesseeDied Template:Safesubst: Template:Safesubst:Charge(s) Murder of his political opponent, Tommy BurksConviction(s) GuiltyStatus Serving life sentence without parole This biographical article needs additional citations for verification.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on September 15, 1964.


1983 18 Years Old Looper attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1983 to 1985, but was given an honorable discharge following what he says was a serious knee injury. … Read More


1988 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988, Looper ran for the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat, losing to Wyc Orr in the Democratic primary. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old In 1992, Looper returned to Tennessee and became a Republican.
1994 29 Years Old He lost a race for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1994, when he ran against incumbent legislator Jere Hargrove.


1996 31 Years Old In 1996, he legally changed his middle name from Anthony to "(Low Tax)" and ran successfully for the post of Putnam County tax assessor, defeating a 14-year incumbent after a campaign in which he did not make public appearances or participate in debates, instead relying heavily on negative campaign ads. … Read More
In March 1998, following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Looper was indicted on 14 counts of official misconduct, theft of services and official oppression for theft, misuse of county property and misuse of county employees. … Read More
1999 34 Years Old The ouster suit led, on January 26, 1999, to Looper's being officially removed from the public office of property assessor.
Looper's jury trial for murder finally occurred in 2000 after several delays as Looper changed attorneys and his attorneys filed motions requesting changes in the judge and trial location. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001 or 2002, Looper sued a TV station and individual station personnel for depicting him unfavorably in a broadcast interview.


2013 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Looper was found dead in his prison cell on June 26, 2013.
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