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.
- 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.