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insurance company executive

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.

Background

Howard, James Leland was born on March 21, 1878 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Frank L. and Julia L. (Cutler) Howard.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Sheffield Scientific School of Yale, 1898.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Origin and Fortunes of Troop B. Seth Harding. Mariner.

Membership

Served as private, Spanish-American War, 1898. Member Military Order of Foreign Wars, American Society of the French Legion of Honor, American Legion. Clubs: Hartford, Hartford Golf, Farmington Country.

Connections

Married Mabel H. Hume, April.

father:
Frank L. Howard

mother:
Julia L. (Cutler) Howard

spouse:
Mabel H. Hume