Edward HOWELL, Congress, NY (1792-1871)


HOWELL, Edward, a Representative from New York; was born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., October 16, 1792; attended the public schools; moved to Sidney, N.Y., in 1808, and in the following year to Unadilla, N.Y., where he taught school; moved to Bath, N.Y., in 1811; appointed postmaster of Bath December 30, 1817, and served until August 13, 1821; county clerk of Steuben County 1818-1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Bath; district attorney of Steuben County 1829-1834; member of the State assembly in 1832; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for renomination in 1834; again district attorney of Steuben County 1836-1840; resumed the practice of law; died in Bath, N.Y., January 30, 1871; interment in Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present