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James Bruen Howell

James Bruen Howell, American senator, journalist. member United States Senate from Iowa (filled vacancy), January 18, 1870-1871.

Background

  • Howell, James Bruen was born on July 4, 1816 in Morristown, New Jersey, United States. Son of Elias and Eliza Howell.

  • Education

    • Attended Miami University, Oxford, O., 1837. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Iowa College, 1871.

    Career

    • Admitted to Ohio bar, 1839. Owner Des Moines Valley Whig (Iowa), 1845. Established daily Whig, Keokuk, Iowa, 1854, renamed Gate City, 1855.

      Delegate to 1st Republican National Convention, 1856. Member United States Senate from Iowa (filled vacancy), January 18, 1870-1871. Appointed to Court of Southern Claims, 1871-1880.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate from Iowa (filled vacancy), January 18, 1870-1871.

    Connections

    • Married Isabella Richards, November 1, 1842. Married second, Mary Ann Bowen, October 23, 1850.
    • father: Elias Howell
    • mother: Eliza Howell
    • spouses: Isabella Richards
    • Mary Ann Bowen
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    Died June 17, 1880
    (aged 63)
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