Gen Tilghman Ashurst Howard

Gen Tilghman Ashurst Howard

Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
Death 16 Aug 1844 (aged 46)
Washington, Washington County, Texas, USA
Cenotaph Washington, Washington County, Texas, USA
Plot reinterred in Rockville Cemetery in Indiana
Memorial ID 72554506 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Moving to Tennessee, in 1816, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1818, practiced law in Knoxville and was a member of the Tennessee State Senate, in 1824. Moving to Indiana, in 1830, he practiced law in Rockville and was appointed by President Jackson district attorney for Indiana, serving (1833-37). In 1839, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress, serving until his resignation in 1840. Relocating to Texas, he was appointed Chargé d’Affaires minister to the Republic of Texas, with the rank of General in 1844 and served until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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