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Timothy Otis Howe

Timothy Otis Howe, senator, United States postmaster general. member United States Senate from Wisconsin, 1861-1877, advocated emancipation, Negro suffrage, voted for impeachment of President Johnson.

Background

  • Howe, Timothy Otis was born on February 24, 1816 in Livermore, Maine, United States. Son of Doctor Timothy and Betsy (Howard) Howe.

  • Education

    • Educated Maine Wesleyan Seminary.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1839. Judge 4th Wisconsin Circuit, also justice Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1850-1853. Member United States Senate from Wisconsin, 1861-1877, advocated emancipation, Negro suffrage, voted for impeachment of President Johnson.

      Appointed commissioner to International Monetary Conference in Paris by President Garfield, 1881. Postmaster general United States, 1882-1883.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate from Wisconsin, 1861-1877, advocated emancipation, Negro suffrage, voted for impeachment of President Johnson.

    Connections

    • Married Linda Ann Haynes, December 21, 1841, 2 children.
    • father: Doctor Timothy Howe
    • mother: Betsy (Howard) Howe
    • spouse: Linda Ann Haynes
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    Born February 24, 1816
    Died March 25, 1883
    (aged 67)
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