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James Leland Howard

James Leland Howard, American insurance company executive. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, 1918; Croix de Guerre with Palm, 1918. Appointed Chavelier de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur, Decree of President of French Republic, 1919; Order of the Purple Heart, 1932. Served as private, Spanish-American War, 1898; Member Military Order of Foreign Wars, American Society of the French Legion of Honor, American Legion.

Background

  • Howard, James Leland was born on March 21, 1878 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Frank L. and Julia L. (Cutler) Howard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Sheffield Scientific School of Yale, 1898.

    Career

    • Entered employ of The Travelers Insurance Company, 1898, assistant secretary Life department, 1906, assistant secretary, 1911, secretary, 1912, vice president, 1922-1949. Director The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, The Travelers Bank & Trust Company, Landers, Frary & Clark.

    Works

    • Author: The Origin and Fortunes of Troop B. Seth Harding. Mariner.

    Membership

    Served as private, Spanish-American War, 1898. Member Military Order of Foreign Wars, American Society of the French Legion of Honor, American Legion. Clubs: Hartford, Hartford Golf, Farmington Country.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel H. Hume, April.
    • father: Frank L. Howard
    • mother: Julia L. (Cutler) Howard
    • spouse: Mabel H. Hume
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