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Robertson Howard

  • Birth 11 Dec 1847 Brookeville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1899 Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot R39/235
  • Memorial ID 49402363

Robertson Howard was born December 11, 1847, the son of Dr. Flodoardo R. and Lydia Maria (Robertson) Howard, in Brookeville, Maryland.

He graduated from Georgetown University when he was only eighteen years of age with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. His father, a founder and one of the first professors of medicine of that institution, then sent him to the University of Virginia (UVA) for post-graduate work in chemistry, since he was considered too young to begin the practice of medicine. At UVA he was taught by one of his uncles, Henry Howard.

Howard's interest in medicine apparently waned however, and in 1874 he received another degree from Georgetown University, this time the Bachelor of Laws. He then practiced law in Baltimore for about five years. In 1881, he began the practice of law in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota.

He died in that city and his body was taken to his old home in Washington, D.C. for burial. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, of which he was one of the original six founding brothers, has furnished a bronze plaque to mark his resting place.



Inscription


Robertson Howard
1847 -- 1899
One Of The Six Founders Of The
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
At The
University Of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia
March 1, 1868
"For The Promotion Of Brotherly Love"


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  • Originally Created by: Lorie
  • Added: 7 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49402363
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robertson Howard (11 Dec 1847–1 Dec 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49402363, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by JCBVA (contributor 47114647) .