Benjamin Franklin Howey

Benjamin Franklin Howey

Birth
Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Death 6 Feb 1893 (aged 64)
Columbia, Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6904386 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born near Swedesboro, New Jersey, he was a nephew of New Jersey Governor Charles S. Stratton. He rose to prominence as a merchant, and later as a quarryman and slate manufacturer. He join the Union war effort during the Civil War, being commissioned as Captain and commander of Company G, Company G, 31st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, a nine-months service unit, on September 10, 1862. He then served until his enlistment expired on June 24, 1863. In 1882 he ran as a Republican to represent New Jersey's 4th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Democratic Congressman Henry S. Harris for the seat. He served a single term from 1883 to 1885, and chose to not run for re-election. He died in Columbia, Warren County, New Jersey in 1893.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Howey (17 Mar 1828–6 Feb 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6904386, citing Trinity Episcopal Church New Cemetery, Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .