Joseph Howell Edit Profile
He attended the common schools and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.
He taught school, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and served as mayor of Wellsville from 1882 to 1884. Howell served in the territorial house of representatives from 1886 to 1892. He was also regent of the University of Utah from 1896 to 1900.
Howell moved to Logan, Utah, in 1901. Howell was elected as a Republican to House of Representatives for the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1917). Howell engaged in banking and the real estate business.
The town of Howell, Utah, founded about 1910 on land owned by one of his business interests in Box Elder County, was named for him. He died in Logan, Utah, July 18, 1918, and was interred in the Logan City Cemetery.
After Utah gained statehood, Howell served as member of the State senate from 1896 to 1900.
Married Mary Maughan, October 24, 1878.