John W. HOWE, Congress, PA (1801-1873)


HOWE, John W., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Maine in 1801; studied law; was admitted to the bar; moved to Smethport, Pa., and then to Franklin, Pa., in 1829 and commenced the practice of law; justice of the peace; elected as a Free Soil candidate to the Thirty-first Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); moved to Meadville, Pa., and later to Rochester, N.Y., where he died December 1, 1873; interment in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pa.

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