James Robinson HOWE, Congress, NY (1839-1914)


HOWE, James Robinson, a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 27, 1839; attended the common schools; employed as a clerk in a dry-goods store; moved to Brooklyn in 1870 and engaged in the dry-goods business; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898; register of Kings County 1900-1902; director of several banks; died in North Salem, N.Y., on September 21, 1914; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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