Milford Wriarson HOWARD, Congress, AL (1862-1937)


HOWARD, Milford Wriarson, a Representative from Alabama; born near Rome, Floyd County, Ga., December 18, 1862; attended the common schools; studied law in Cedartown, Ga.; moved to Fort Payne, De Kalb County, Ala., in 1880; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Fort Payne; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of law in Fort Payne in 1904; moved to Montrose, near Los Angeles, Calif., in 1918 and engaged in literary pursuits; returned to Fort Payne in 1923; established the Master Schools for underprivileged children; resumed literary pursuits and also engaged in educational work; died in Los Angeles, Calif. December 28, 1937; interment in His Shrine Chapel, atop Lookout Mountain, near Mentone, Ala.


Harris, D. Alan. “Campaigning in the Bloody Seventh: The Election of 1894 in the Seventh Congressional District.” Alabama Review 27 (April 1974): 127-38.

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