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accountant , Lawyer , Insurance company executive

James Luther Howard, American lawyer, accountant, insurance company executive. Bar: New York 1956, New York (Certified Public Accountant). Named Man of Year, New York Club National Association Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs.; recipient Special Inspiration award, Theatre of Renewal, Inc., 1983.


Howard, James Luther was born on September 12, 1918 in Lexington, Mississippi, United States. Son of Jacob A. and Mollie E. (Jenkins) Howard.


AB, Tougaloo College, 1940. Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1944. Postgrad, New York University.

Doctor of Laws, Brooklyn University, 1954.


Vice president, general counsel Carver Federal Savings & Loan Association, New York City, 1961—1964, vice president, mortgage office, 1964—1969. General partner Sol Masch & Company, 1970—1979. President, chief executive officer United Mutual Life Insurance, Company, since 1979.

Arbitrator Upper Manhattan Small Claims Ct. Guest lecturer Columbia University Treasurer Harlem Business Alliance.


  • Bar: New York 1956, New York (Certified Public Accountant).


Lecturer Black Executive Exchange Program. Board directors National Urban League. General counsel Grace Congressional Church.

Member One Hundred Black Men. Board directors Metropolitan Association United Church Christ. Trustee Malcolm-King College.

Board directors Manhattan Community Center. Advisory board 100 Black Women. Member of American Bar Association (banking committee), New York Tougaloo Alumni Association, Harlem Lawyers Association (past treasurer), American Society Black Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Masons, Alpha Phi Alpha.


Married Gloria King, June 12, 1948. Children: Kyland, Dawn.

Jacob A. Howard

Mollie E. (Jenkins) Howard

Gloria King

Kyland Howard

Dawn Howard