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Patent lawyer

George Henry Howard, British patent lawyer.


Howard, George Henry was born on October 5, 1844 in Yorkshire, England. Son of William and Mabel Hornby (Thompson) Howard.


Brought to the United States, 1856. Educated private schools. Studied Maryland. Institute and School of Design, Baltimore, 1858-1863.

Matriculated Trinity College, Connecticut, 1868. Read law in office of James Mason Campbell, Baltimore.


Practiced in the United States Patent Office, title of G. H. & World Trade Howard, 1871-1920. Individually in the United States courts, 1876-1920. Joint editor public American Engineer, 1873-1876.

Exclusive Washington correspondent Western R.R. Association of Chicago, 1879-1920. Appeared in 10 states and Supreme Court of the United States from 1883, also extensive consultation work. Discovered and took evidence, 1878-1879, which destroyed patent monopoly on the hermetically sealed food process.

A founder, 1888, and 1st president Monterey Library, Charmain, Pennsylvania.


Married Roberta Traill Brooke Macgill, December 17, 1874.

William Howard

Mabel Hornby (Thompson) Howard

Roberta Traill Brooke Macgill