Thomas Marshall HOWE, Congress, PA (1808-1877)


HOWE, Thomas Marshall, (father-in-law of James W. Brown), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamstown, Orange County, Vt., April 20, 1808; moved with his parents to Bloomfield, Ohio, in 1817; attended private schools and was graduated from Warren (Ohio) Academy; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1829; served as clerk in a wholesale dry-goods establishment; commenced business for himself in 1833; was cashier and president of the Exchange National Bank of Pittsburgh 1839-1859; engaged in copper mining, copper and steel manufacturing, commercial pursuits, and banking; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed former business pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; assistant adjutant general on the staff of Governor Curtin and chairman of the Allegheny County committee for recruiting Union soldiers during the Civil War; one of the organizers and first president of the Pittsburgh chamber of commerce; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 20, 1877; interment in Allegheny Cemetery.

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