Jacob Merritt Howard

Jacob Merritt Howard

Birth
Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
Death 2 Apr 1871 (aged 65)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section B, Lot 90-91
Memorial ID 7253779 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Williams College, in 1830, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1833 and proceeded to practice in Detroit, Michigan. He was Detroit City Attorney, in 1834, a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1838 and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, serving (1841-43). After leaving Congress, he was Michigan Attorney General, (1855-61), elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kinsley S. Bingham in 1861 and served until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7253779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Merritt Howard (10 Jul 1805–2 Apr 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7253779, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .