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Charles Bowen Howry, American judge. member Miss; member Dem.


Howry, Charles Bowen was born on May 14, 1844 in Oxford, Mississippi, United States. Son of Judge James M. and Narcissa (Bowen) Howry.


Educated University of Mississippi until war stopped course. Bachelor of Laws, same university, 1867, Doctor of Laws, 1896.


Private 2d and First lieutenant 29th Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A. Engaged in battle of Chickamauga and 8 other battles, also numerous skirmishes. Severely wounded, Battle of Franklin.

Practiced law at Oxford, Mississippi, 1867-1874 and 1878-1893. Member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1880-1884. United States district attorney, 1885-1889.

Declined a mission to a South America country offered by President Cleveland. Trustee University of Mississippi, 1882-1894. Assistant attorney general of the United States, 1893-1897.

Member Democratic National Committee, 1891-1896. Associate judge The United States of America Court of Claims, 1897-1915. Resigned and resumed consultant practice at Washington.

Twice declined President Wilson’s offer of appointment to be chief justice United States Court of Claims. Canvassed, by request of Secretary of the Treasury, for subscriptions to Liberty Loan, without charge to Government. Elected by acclamation Lieutenant general (supreme commander) Army of Northern Virginia, U.C.V. Home: Washington, Distric.


Member Miss; member Dem.


Married Edmonia Beverley Carter, January 14, 1869.; married second, Harriet Holt Harris, July 21, 1880.; married 3d, Sallie Behethaland Bird (widow Buckingham Smith), July 25, 1900.

Children: Lucien Beverley, Willard Carter (deceased), Maude (deceased).

Judge James M. Howry

Narcissa (Bowen) Howry

Edmonia Beverley Carter

Harriet Holt Harris

Sallie Behethaland Bird

Lucien Beverley Howry

Willard Carter Howry (deceased)

Maude Howry (deceased)