Search Browse On This Day Map Quotations Timeline Research Free Datasets Remembered About Contact

Closeted mayor elopes with illegal lover

Mon 1 Jun 2009 In: International News

The previously-closeted mayor of a small town in Texas has eloped to Mexico with his illegal immigrant lover just hours before a swearing in ceremony for his fourth term. Joseph Lown, who won the mayoralty of San Angelo with 89 percent of the vote, sent a text message to city administrators saying he was in Mexico City with the man he loved and would not be returning any time soon. Texas is a notoriously conservative state but it is understood Lown left for Mexico because of his partner's illegal status in the USA rather than the pair's homosexuality. It could take some years for legal immigration to be arranged for Lown's lover.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 1st June 2009 - 7:25pm

Rights Information

This page displays a version of a article that was automatically harvested before the website closed. All of the formatting and images have been removed and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly. The article is provided here for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us